Search Results: "Piers Bizony"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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SHOOTING STRAIGHT by Piers Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Will provide an enjoyable fix for news junkies but not much substance to others."
Fast-paced, name-dropping memoir, in diary form, from the British journalist (and talent show judge) who replaced American cable news legend Larry King. 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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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 >