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THIS BOOK IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE by R.A. Mildren
written and illustrated by R.A. Mildren, developed by RAMDreams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2012

"Not much for storyline, but engagingly silly and tricky. Not to mention: bombs! (iPad game app. 5-8)"
In this challenging set of visual puzzles, a dozen user-activated "bombs" blow a hapless robot from Hydropolope to Planet Kakalooki, leaving behind scrambled scenes to reassemble. Read full book review >

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THE LOOM by R.A. Sasaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1991

"Quiet, elegiac writing that movingly celebrates the immigrant rite of passage—along with all its implicit heartaches and triumphs."
An accomplished first collection by a third-generation San Franciscan. Read full book review >

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LUTHIEN'S GAMBLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 1996

"Wretchedly derivative twaddle, aimed at readers who want maximum agitation with minimum cogitation."
Salvatore's second in a fantasy series begun with 1995's The Sword of Bedwyr (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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PROMISE OF THE WITCH-KING by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"A formulaic, trite and derivative swords-and-sorcery fantasy that reads like a novelized Dungeons & Dragons adventure."
Dark elf Jarlaxle and human assassin Artemis Entreri are back with more inane banter and ostentatious swordplay in this sequel to Servant of the Shard (2000). Read full book review >

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THE DEMON APOSTLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1999

"A solid conclusion to this popular trilogy, even though, disappointingly, Salvatore chooses a trite and rather obvious method of setting up yet more sequels. (Author tour)"
Third part of Salvatore's trilogy following The Demon Awakens (1997) and The Demon Spirit (1998). Read full book review >

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Released: June 19, 2006

"In Scotti's capable hands, the story of St. Peter's becomes a riveting portrait of the papacy, complete with its triumphs, intrigue and excesses."
Fascinating history reveals how the world's most glorious house of worship emerged from decades of trial and scandal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A decent history, but about as exciting as watching a turbine do its thing. (Forty b&w photos, 13 line illustrations.)"
A basic introduction to how technology has transformed human society and the earth. ``Technology is the study of human techniques for making and doing things,'' opens Buchanan (History of Technology/Univ. of Bath), setting the flat, factual tone for what is to follow. Read full book review >

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THE BELLY OF THE WOLF by R.A. MacAvoy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 25, 1994

"Quiet, unpretentious, vivid, understated, succinct: an object lesson for other, more verbose fantasists in how to produce more from less, and how to write an appealing and gratifying trilogy by offering a self-contained story each time out."
The multi-talented lensmaker Nazhuret, now living in exile in Canton with his daughter Nahvah, learns that his old friend King Rudof of Velonya is dead—perhaps murdered. Read full book review >

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IMMORTALIS by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"Fans will dance with joy."
Last chorus in the second trilogy of the Demon Wars Saga, capping Mortalis (2000), Ascendance (2001) and Transcendence (2002), making this a four-part trilogy, with Mortalis a separate volume joining the two trilogies—or so we think. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON AWAKENS by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1997

"This safe, cozy yarn with its thoroughly predictable plot, stock characters, and derivative backdrop will satisfy only the most juvenile and least demanding audience. (Author tour)"
Bulky new fantasy from the author The Dragon King (1996). Read full book review >