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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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 >

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HOPE OF EARTH by Piers Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

Third in Anthony's series of ecological message novels (Shame of Man, 1994, etc.), each structured as a succession of (this time, 20) story-chapters that follow the fortunes of a single family while illustrating millions of years of genetic and cultural evolution. Read full book review >

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ISLE OF WOMAN by Piers Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Amiable twaddle, then, intended for a wider audience than usual."
Start of a new series—maybe (Anthony isn't sure)—entitled Geodyssey, attempting to frame, in ecological terms, no less than the entire history of the human species: Now that's ambition. Read full book review >

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FRACTAL MODE by Piers Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 9, 1992

"Not too much more than a fantasy Time Tunnel—our heroes fall away into a new adventure at the end of each episode—displaying the usual Anthony rewards and drawbacks."
Anthony's latest series (beginning with Virtual Mode, 1990) started life as a fantasy involving parental neglect and child abuse, but here it meanders off into standard reality-hopping adventure. Read full book review >