Search Results: "Richard K. Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

MORGAN by Jean Strouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Especially at a time when American wealth and monopoly again reign, this life of a notable dollar-diplomat is most welcome. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A superbly researched, well-written biography of a great—and, in the author's view, somewhat misrepresented—figure in American history. J. Pierpont Morgan's (1837—1913) every touch, it seemed, yielded pure gold. Read full book review >

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THE COLD COMMANDS by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A full-immersion experience, uncompromising and bleakly magnificent."
Sequel to Morgan's well-received dark fantasy, or perhaps far-future science fiction, The Steel Remains (2009), following a string of innovative cyberpunk-style sci-fi novels. Read full book review >

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BROKEN ANGELS by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Occasionally overdosing on world-weariness, but nevertheless a thrilling cyberpunk actioner."
The second in what might be a series on the exploits of Takeshi Kovacs. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"Phillip K. Dick did it better. And much more succinctly."
Future thriller noir from the Scotland-resident author of various paperbacks (Market Forces, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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K by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A delicate and exquisite success: Hong infuses real life with the drama and pathos of the best fiction."
A fictionalized account of a love affair Julian Bell conducted with a Chinese woman during the mid-1930s, by London-based novelist Hong (Summer of Betrayal, 1997; a memoir, Daughter of the River, 1999). Read full book review >

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THE DARK DEFILES by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"So, the flab and the contrivances are minor flaws in a finale that displays all the purposefully hard edges and grim magnificence that made the first two volumes stand out."
Final installment of Morgan's bleak fantasy/far-future science-fiction trilogy (The Cold Commands, 2011, etc.).Read full book review >

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ALTERED CARBON by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2003

"The body count is high, the gadgetry pure genius, the sex scenes deliriously overwrought, and the worn cynicism thoroughly distasteful: a welcome return to cyberpunk's badass roots."
A cyberwarrior from another planet is reborn on Earth to do a rich man's bidding and is none too happy about it. Read full book review >

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WOKEN FURIES by Richard K. Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Hammering cyberpunk action, with an occasional detour for a stirring speech against religious fundamentalism."
In Philip K. Dick Award-winner Morgan's latest (Broken Angels, 2004, etc.), Takeshi Kovacs heads home to a pack of bad memories and a battle with himself. Read full book review >

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THORFINN THE NICEST VIKING AND THE TERRIBLE TREASURE by David MacPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Brains trump brawn every time—at least for this horn-helmed peacemaker. (Historical farce. 8-10)"
Being some of the exploits of Thorfinn the Very-Very-Nice-Indeed. Read full book review >

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JOE MORGAN by Joe Morgan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1993

"A winner all the way. (Photographs)"
Acutely intelligent baseball memoir by retired second-baseman Morgan, now a commentator for ESPN, and freelance baseball writer Falkner (The Short Season, 1986). Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >