Search Results: "R. Garcia y Robertson"


BOOK REVIEW

WHITE ROSE by R. Garcia y Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Sexy, witty adventure against a well-drawn historical background."
Time-travel romance about a high-powered Hollywood exec who moves back to the Wars of the Roses. Read full book review >

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FIREBIRD by R. Garcia y Robertson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 16, 2006

"A consummate blend of folklore, magic, history and storytelling, this book is sensual, culturally literate and perfectly pitched."
Toothsome fantasy set in a medieval Russia analogue, from Robertson (White Rose, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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LADY ROBYN by R. Garcia y Robertson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Good, clean entertainment, with plenty of period detail and a healthy dose of modern irony."
Garcia y Robertson's latest historical (after Knight Errant, 2001, etc.), this set in 1460s England during the War of the Roses. Read full book review >

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KNIGHT ERRANT by R. Garcia y Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Robyn winds up making history instead of movies, and RGyR's time-travelers will be all the happier for it."
This historical fantasist has taken readers to the spirit world of Native Americans to Atlantis in the Bronze Age to Mesozoic dinosaurs (The Moon Maid: and Other Fantastic Adventures, 1998), and to witchcraft in 16th-century Scotland (The Spiral Dance, 1991). Now. . . . Read full book review >

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THE SPIRAL DANCE by R. Garcia y Robertson
Released: Oct. 22, 1991

"A fine novel for anyone interested in history or fantasy, and surely the most promising debut of the year."
An exemplary historical fantasy, re-creating the colorful landscape of 16th-century Scotland with dashes of witchcraft and lycanthropy. Read full book review >

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THE MOON MAID by R. Garcia y Robertson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 23, 1998

"Impressively diverse and impeccably crafted, but also blandly unmemorable, with little significance beyond what's immediately obvious."
A first collection from the author of The Spiral Dance (1991) gathers eight substantial tales, 198996, ranging from historical fantasy to far-future science fiction. Read full book review >

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GARCIA by Blair Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 1999

"Fine reading on a most curious American life. (Author tour)"
Veteran music writer Blair has fashioned a moving and insightful biography of Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia by focusing on the most important and enduring part of his legacy: his music. Read full book review >

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Y by Marjorie Celona
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Celona writes movingly about basic questions of identity, questions exacerbated by the unhappy circumstances of Shannon's birth."
As a newborn, Shannon is abandoned at the local "Y"—and then spends much of her young life asking "Why?" Read full book review >

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Y by Steve Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2003

"Informative but off-putting unless you agree that 'ascent of women' implies 'descent of men.'"
Maleness as survival strategy seems increasingly unwise in this elaboration on the Y chromosome. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"But Davies's many fans will find themselves well sated by the portraiture, the detail, and the richness shared here. (32 pages b&w photos)"
An amiable, discursive ramble through the several lives of Canada's octogenarian novelist. ``Sometimes I quake and grow pale, for it looks as if the Twilight Years, when I ought to be growing roses and sucking my dentures in peace, are going to be passed in back-breaking toil,'' once quipped the then 64-year-old author. Read full book review >

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Y NEGATIVE by Kelly Haworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2015

"A clunky dystopian novel that tries to tell a story about love defying prejudice but fails to imagine it with any believability."
In her debut novel, Haworth creates a post-apocalyptic America where gender prejudice rules society. Read full book review >