Search Results: "Richard K. Morgan"


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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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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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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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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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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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SUCH A GOOD GIRL by Amanda K. Morgan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"A dark psychological exploration that stumbles at the end. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An affair with her high school French teacher reveals the unpleasant side of Riley's seemingly perfect academic and social facade. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 1999

"Lovers of baseball, detractors of baseball, and even those alienated from it—all will be drawn to this outstanding and outspoken, no-punches-pulled prescription for the ills of the Grand Old Game. (Author tour)"
After a monster 1998 season, baseball is back. Read full book review >

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SECRETS, LIES, AND SCANDALS by Amanda K. Morgan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2015

"A fascinating psychological thriller. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Five very different students hatch a plot to escape justice when one of them kills their obnoxious professor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Offers some insight into the Klan and its most prominent member in the Midwest during the 20's, but a definitive book on the subject remains to be written."
Here, Tucker, formerly with the Indianapolis News and the Baltimore Sun, listlessly tackles the phenomenon of the KKK's popularity in the Midwest in the wake of WW I, charting its rapid rise to social prominence as well as its equally meteoric decline. Read full book review >