Search Results: "Piers Bizony"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2006

"Fascinating look at how politics and science intersected in the glory years of NASA."
The story of the space race, from an angle only insiders knew until now. Read full book review >

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CHECKMATE AT CHESS CITY by Piers Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Although it doesn't deliver all it promises in strategy and excitement, this is an enjoyable game book. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Harper (Snakes and Ladders, 1997) has produced an intense and eye-catching puzzle book intended to teach basic strategies of chess. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The journey's the thing in this game whose format ensures that there will be no lost pieces. (Picture book. 4-10)"
This interactive book follows the ladders-go-up, snakes-go-down rules of the traditional board game. Read full book review >

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THE DARK WILD by Piers Torday
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Somber and urgent eco-fantasy, understated and tender. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a darkening city, with only a few human, animal and insect allies, Kester toils to avert corporate violence and an animal uprising. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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HARPY THYME by Piers Anthony
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Milkweed fluff for Xanth-happy punsters."
Another installment in Anthony's long-running Xanth fantasy series (Demons Don't Dream, 1993, etc). 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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 2005

"A worthy companion to V. K. Arseniev's Dersu the Trapper, Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams and other landmark books of the Far North."
Extraordinary fieldnotes from the remotest fringes of the reindeer economy. Read full book review >