Search Results: "Piers Anthony"


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VIRTUAL MODE by Piers Anthony
Released: Feb. 13, 1990

"Rewarding if you can get past her and Darius's never-ending internal monologues."
In an interesting mix of sf and fantasy, Anthony examines the effects of parental neglect and sexual abuse against a fantastic backdrop. Read full book review >

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BEING A GREEN MOTHER by Piers Anthony
Released: Dec. 1, 1987

"Overall: agreeable enough—and bound to be very popular."
Fifth and final fantasy in the Incarnations of Immortality series—Death, Time, Fate, and, most recently, War (Wielding a Red Sword). Read full book review >

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OUT OF PHAZE by Piers Anthony
Released: June 12, 1987

"Still, don't underestimate Anthony's popularity."
A continuation of Anthony's Apprentice Adept series about science-world Proton (whose surface is polluted and uninhabitable; rich, powerful Citizens and their serfs live in airtight domes) and its dimensionally connected counterpart, magic-world Phaze (ruled by Adepts and populated by shape-shifting unicorns, werewolves, vampires, and so forth). Read full book review >

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BLUE ADEPT by Piers Anthony
Released: May 18, 1981

"Tirelessly inventive, action-packed entertainment—with a mild comic strain and no claim to seriousness."
The second installment in the lightweight, Zelazny-ish fantasy trilogy begun with Split Infinity (1980). Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BEST by Davene Fahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A worthy topic but no more than a discussion starter, as it's too bland to make much of an impression on its own. (afterword, with URLs) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An earnestly lifeless infodump featuring a child with a spectrum disorder who occasionally misbehaves but, mirabile dictu, can play piano like a pro. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BLUNT by Miranda Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many books recount Blunt's espionage; this one is a complete biography that does him justice. (16 illustrations)"
British journalist Carter limns the complex life and fascinating times of the eminent art historian best known for being exposed in 1979 as a former Soviet spy. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"For those who read Trollope for pleasure or from curiosity, in comfortable chairs without taking notes. (Fifty photographs.)"
English literary biographer Glendinning (Rebecca West, 1987, etc.) claims here that she has ``never been so happy researching and writing any book''—a pleasure she conveys to the reader in this first life of Trollope by a woman, and first popular biography of the recent, primarily scholarly, Trollope revival (e.g., N. John Hall's Trollope, 1991—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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CLIMATE OF CHANGE by Piers Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"For diehard fans only."
Anthony (Jumper Cable, 2009, etc.), best known for his popular Xanth fantasy novels, delivers the final volume in his historical-fiction Geodyssey series. Read full book review >

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SWELL FOOP by Piers Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"As for Foop's cosmically demonic plot, the very flabber of the words leaves us poggled as pigs aghast on the roofs of barns."
Twenty-fifth gravitational sinkhole in Anthony's heroically unbalanced Xanth series, with Swell Foop just as dreadfully glum as Roc and a Hard Place, Harpy Thyme, and the stoic Faun and Games (1997), graveyard items all, girding us with Hamlet's "I do not set my life at a pun's fee." Read full book review >

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ZOMBIE LOVER by Piers Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Remember to brush after meals, kids, and visit your dentist regularly."
Another Xanth adventure featuring the Florida-shaped fantasy land where anything goes and the puns pack every page—though the author admits attempting to restrain their proliferation. Read full book review >