Search Results: "Rob Sheffield"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2010

"Those who loved the author's debut should enjoy this follow-up."
Prequel to Rolling Stone contributing editor Sheffield's Love Is a Mix Tape (2007). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Witty and wise; a true candidate for the All-Time Desert Island Top 5 Books About Pop Music."
A rock critic tells about the love of life via a series of 15 mix tapes full to bursting with songs of passion, regret and bad rhyme schemes. Read full book review >

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TURN AROUND BRIGHT EYES by Rob Sheffield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"It's only rock 'n' roll writing, but Sheffield nails it."
Rolling Stone contributing editor Sheffield (Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut, 2010, etc.) muses on love, loss, life, Rod Stewart, female Rush fans and much more in an homage to the art and attitude of karaoke. Read full book review >

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ON BOWIE by Rob Sheffield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016

"Sheffield is the right writer for this book, but its hasty production is evident on nearly every page."
A critic's earnest elegy for the late rock star's influence on music, fashion, sexuality, and personal transformation. Read full book review >

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COLD AS ICE by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1992

"Watch for sequels."
Buzzing, expansive medium-future space drama from the physicist-author (see below). Read full book review >

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GEORGIA ON MY MIND by Charles Sheffield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Constrained by the discipline necessary to write convincingly at a shorter length, Sheffield here is better—considerably better- -than in his often precariously plotted or uninterestingly peopled novels."
Fourteen tales, written between 1987 and 1994, from physicist and author Sheffield (Godspeed, 1993, etc.), showcasing an impressive range of themes, ranging from near-mainstream historical to hard SF. ``Millennium,'' a short-short, is Sheffield's wryly effective retort to religious extremism. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW AND TOMORROW by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Mind-boggling cosmological extrapolations from the author of The Ganymede Club (1995), etc., but nothing much else here adds up."
Expansion of a novella, ``At the Eschaton'' (in Far Futures, ed. Read full book review >

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HELEN KELLER REALLY LIVED by Elisabeth Sheffield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A complex but ultimately disjointed novel that fails to live up to the intriguing premise."
Stories within stories and lives and afterlives make up Sheffield's (Fort Da: A Report, 2009, etc.) third novel—a metafictional experiment that's as much about the author's literary decisions as it is about her characters. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD by Charles Sheffield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Entertaining pipe dreams, with one or two practical nuggets."
Thirteen new tales meant to solvescience fictionally, at any ratesome of the chronic and increasingly desperate problems that afflict our world (or reasonable facsimiles thereof). Read full book review >

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BORDERLANDS OF SCIENCE by Charles Sheffield
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"As Mr. Spock would say: fascinating."
A tour through the borderlands where today's science turns into tomorrow's science fiction, from the physicist and Nebula- and Hugo Award—winning novelist (Aftermath, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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GODSPEED by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Passably diverting and involving—if you don't mind precarious plots and chirpy 16-year-old narrators."
Far-future piratical quest/coming-of-age yarn by the author of Cold As Ice and Transcendence (both 1992), etc. Hundreds of years ago, all ships equipped with the faster- than-light Godspeed drive suddenly and mysteriously vanished, leaving planet Erin isolated and doomed to a slow decline. Read full book review >