Search Results: "Piers Anthony"


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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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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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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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ON A PALE HORSE by Piers Anthony
Released: Oct. 1, 1983

"Rather more seriously intended than most Anthony offerings, with satirical patches and lots of death-ly ruminations: a hardworking but lumpy and not-very-appealing stew—mostly for loyal fans."
The first of another five-book fantasy series from the prolific, YA-ish, popular Anthony—centered on five "Incarnations of Immortality" (Time, War, Fate, Nature, Death) in a messy and illogical science/magic setting. Read full book review >

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UNICORN POINT by Piers Anthony
Released: Jan. 1, 1990

"Mostly plot; however, Anthony has put forth genuine effort, the formula returns to workability, and Adept fans will snap this one up."
Final entry in the second Apprentice Adept trilogy (Robot Adept, 1988), much the best of the three and approaching the standard of the first trilogy—in energy and complexity if not inventiveness. Read full book review >

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SPIDER LEGS by Piers Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Some promising characters blundering around in a madhouse: a showcase of what goes wrong when writers, editors, and publishers sleepwalk through production."
Man-made monster yarn written by nonfiction author Pickover and rewritten by Anthony (Faun and Games, p. 1167, etc.) into a school-of-absurdism ecological rant. 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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BALOOK by Piers Anthony
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Released: Feb. 7, 1990

Thanks to genetic reconstruction, Baluchitherium—an enormous, rhino-like creature of the Miocene epoch—lives again. Read full book review >

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AND ETERNITY by Piers Anthony
Released: Jan. 24, 1989

"All in all, not a strong finish."
Wrapping up the seven-book Incarnations of Immortality series (most recently For Love of Evil) with the Incarnation of Good, better known as God—who, uninterested in, and unable to comprehend, evil, has spent the last half-millenium or so in His highest heaven, contemplating eternity, while things go to hell in a handbasket down on Earth. Read full book review >