Search Results: "Paul Di Filippo"


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RIBOFUNK by Paul Di Filippo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Clever, brash, hardworking, lightweight: There's much to admire here, even if the tales don't always engage the emotions."
Thirteen tales, 1989-95, including two previously unpublished, from the author of The Steampunk Trilogy (1995). Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR OF GONDWANALAND by Paul Di Filippo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2005

"Satisfying though it is, the collection makes one wish Di Filippo would go full out and give us a novel every now and again."
A polymath artist of the fantastic throws out some whiz-bang ideas conjured with virtuosic skill. Read full book review >

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FRACTAL PAISLEYS by Paul Di Filippo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1997

"Di Filippo is often adept at twanging the heartstrings of nostalgia, but his brand of humor too often manifests itself as no more than a glassy grin."
Ten tales, 198997, including two previously unpublished, in this second collection, following Ribofunk (1996). Read full book review >

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LITTLE DOORS by Paul Di Filippo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 4, 2002

"Somewhere south of the science fiction that Di Filippo is always accused of writing and a touch more elevated than your average horror collection: Little Doors doesn't surprise but does open up a number of odd, new places."
Minds are expanded while a few souls come to unfortunate ends in this grotesquely funny collection from Di Filippo (Fractal Paisleys, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE STEAMPUNK TRILOGY by Paul Di Filippo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 11, 1995

"While a certain frivolity is evident, readers pleased by historical-literary games should find much to entertain them; others will find Di Filippo's debut clever and impressive, but ultimately without consequence."
Three long tales, one previously unpublished, set in the same alternate, tongue-in-cheek Victorian era and featuring mingled historical and imaginary characters, as well as a rather heavy- handed emphasis on sex. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR FILIPPO by Michael Bender
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"An outstanding debut. (diagrams, map) (Picture book/biography. 10+)"
Subtitled ``The Life Of Renaissance Architect Filippo Brunelleschi,'' Bender's first book makes wonderfully inventive use of multilevel tableaux and pop-up structures in this look at the Renaissance's first great architect. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >