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 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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HOW PRECIOUS WAS THAT WHILE by Piers Anthony
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"This unsparingly forthright second memoir should ruffle some feathers that badly need ruffling."
Sequel to the prolific fantasy writer's previous autobiography, Bio of an Ogre (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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DoOoN MODE by Piers Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2001

"As previously, the adventure's the baggage, teenager self-help's the point of it all—and if any of it really does help, who are mere reviewers to cavil?"
Fourth and—probably—final installment of Anthony's reality-hopping Mode series (Chaos Mode, 1994, etc.) combining alternate-world adventures with advice on hang-ups and personal growth. Read full book review >

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MUSE OF ART by Piers Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Over to you."
Addition to the Geodyssey series (Hope of Earth, 1997, etc.) wherein Anthony hopes to present the true essence of history, as opposed to boring old facts. Read full book review >

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BALOOK by Piers Anthony
Released: Feb. 7, 1991

"Woodroffe's illustrations, many of them in color, are elaborate and affectionate, but even they don't save it as a novel."
Thanks to genetic reconstruction, Baluchitherium—an enormous, rhino-like creature of the Miocene epoch—lives again. Read full book review >

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FIREFLY by Piers Anthony
Released: Sept. 26, 1990

"Fair enough—though the copious, almost pornographic, sex nearly overwhelms his inventive storytelling, rich with surprising characters and Chinese puzzle-box plotting."
A rare horror novel from the prolific and popular fantasist—and one that is really an adult fantasy at heart, gaudily celebrating the magic and terror of lust and love. Read full book review >