Search Results: "Piers Anthony"


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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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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 >

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DEMONS DON'T DREAM by Piers Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Series fans will find themselves right at home."
Anthony's popular fantasy series set in the world of Xanth moves into hardcover; this, entry #16, kicks off a new cycle of yarns based on interactive computer games (cf. Read full book review >

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FAUN AND GAMES by Piers Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"And, meantime, in the author's afterword, you can catch up on the latest news about Anthony's teeth."
What can a hapless reviewer possibly find to say about Anthony's Xanth yarns—here the 21st of that ilk—that hasn't been said before? Read full book review >

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TATHAM MOUND by Piers Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"An interesting idea, but Anthony's dull, flat, uninvolving narrative—despite bolstering by Native tales and myths, and long descriptions of ceremonials and rituals—displays little real insight and offers, at best, average appeal."
Anthony, author of innumerable bestselling light fantasies, weighs in with a more seriously intended Native American/Spanish Conquest saga based on excavations made at Florida's Tatham Mound. Read full book review >

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SHAME OF MAN by Piers Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Edutainment' for sound-bite mentalities."
The second of Anthony's uncircumscribed rants against humanity's plundering of the Earth's resources is structured, like its predecessor (Isle of Woman, 1993), as a succession of story-chapters propped up by expository paragraphs in which Anthony's tsk-tsking is all but audible. Read full book review >

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KILLOBYTE by Piers Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 5, 1993

"Overall, far from reassuring."
Near-future jaunt into virtual reality: that is, a computer-derived total-immersion fantasy experience—a simulation that, while it lasts, is indistinguishable from reality. Read full book review >

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WIELDING A RED SWORD by Piers Anthony
Released: Oct. 1, 1986

"A technically solid installment, then, creamy-smooth and agreeable if more than a trifle bland."
Book Four of Anthony's "Incarnations of Immortality" following With a Tangled Skein (1985). Read full book review >

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FOR LOVE OF EVIL by Piers Anthony
Released: Nov. 18, 1998

"One of the most appealing entries so far—Party's about as lovable a Satan as you'll find—with God still to come for the series finale."
Sixth installment in Anthony's popular Incarnations of Immortality series: here, the motives behind Satan's vast and cunning plots in books one through five are revealed. 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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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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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 >