Search Results: "Paul Di Filippo"


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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Ten tales, 198997, including two previously unpublished, in this second collection, following Ribofunk (1996).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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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Thirteen tales, 1989-95, including two previously unpublished, from the author of The Steampunk Trilogy (1995).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 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Three long tales, one previously unpublished, set in the same alternate, tongue-in-cheek Victorian era and featuring mingled historical and imaginary characters, as well as a rather heavy- handed emphasis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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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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JACKIE AND THE SHADOW SNATCHER by Larry Di Fiori
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2006

Strongly influenced by classic comics and underground comix alike, this monochrome, graphic novel-style mini-melodrama pits an anxious everylad against a menacing crook with both a tongue-twisting moniker and a gang of dwarfish, masked minions. Read full book review >

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TRUE HOLLYWOOD NOIR by Dina Di Mambro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"Ably captures the sleaze simmering under Hollywood's stars."
Truth is wilder than fiction in this fast-paced journey through 80 years of Hollywood mayhem. Read full book review >

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ALL SIGNS POINT TO MURDER by Connie di Marco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"It would be great to report that di Marco hits her stride in this sophomore installment. But her failure to connect her plot more closely to her astrological premise leaves her story disappointingly flat."
An astrologer looks to the stars to help her solve the shocking shooting of a friend's sister. Read full book review >

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THE VIRAL SOLUTION by Rino Di Stefano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"A high-paced political mystery, painted in broad, colorful strokes."
A jolting, scientific thriller by Italian journalist, biographer and novelist Di Stefano (The Zanfretta Case, 1984, etc.) Read full book review >

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PRAYERS OF AN ACCIENTAL NATURE by Debra Di Blasi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"MPSLUGetc) are obvious, annoying, and very old-hat."
Twelve stories, mostly depicting life among intellectually and emotionally overwrought young people in present-day America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"A good example of how focused biographical writing, when skillfully executed, can enlighten as well as a full-life biography."
Amid the outpouring of Theodore Roosevelt biographies, National Wildlife senior editor Di Silvestro (In the Shadow of Wounded Knee: The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars, 2007, etc.) provides an examination focused on four years (1884-1888) of the president's early manhood. Read full book review >

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The Artemis Connection by David Di Paolo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 24, 2014

"An imaginative fantasy that has fun weaving together folklore, medicine, and ancient curses, providing a fresh twist on a classic formula."
In Di Paolo's debut fantasy, a family secret and a mysterious curse lead a skeptic on a whirlwind journey into Italy to discover the real truth. Read full book review >