Search Results: "Robert Holdstock"


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GATE OF IVORY, GATE OF HORN by Robert Holdstock
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Holdstock's remarkable creation, drawing skillfully upon such rich, resonant background material, exerts an endless fascination."
Another of Holdstock's Mythago Wood series (The Hollowing, 1994, etc.) about a primeval woodland where space and time are distorted and where ``mythagos,'' figures from myth, legend, or dream, become real. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT ECHOES by Robert Holdstock
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1996

"Despite the choppy narrative and mediocre characters, Holdstock's remarkable ideas resonate to their own highly unusual, suggestive rhythms."
Another original combination of archetypal myth and magic realism, from the author of The Hollowing (1994), etc. Jack Chatwin has the ability to see into another world, where the shaman-figure, Grayface, and his mercurial sister-wife, Greenface, must constantly flee from some unknown horror. Read full book review >

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THE HOLLOWING by Robert Holdstock
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1994

"Holdstock evokes all the wonder and human significance of the myths from which he borrows—this is surely one of the best fantasy novels of the year."
The third in Holdstock's Mythago Wood series about a primeval woodland that generates ``mythagos''—living manifestations of figures out of myth and legend—from the psyches of those who enter it. Read full book review >

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CELTIKA by Robert Holdstock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Maybe not, but it astonishes nonetheless: stay tuned."
First in a new fantasy venture, from the British author of the Mythago Wood series (Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE IRON GRAIL by Robert Holdstock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Churning, nightmarish, baffling, rich with mesmerizing detail: amazing but pointless."
Second installment of Holdstock's latest fantasy venture (Celtika, 2003): an erudite and colorful but less than fully convincing whirl of Greek, Celtic, Norse, and what-all mythologies. Read full book review >

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A RARE AND CURIOUS GIFT by Pauline Holdstock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An incoherent treatment of a potentially fascinating theme. Strictly for those who want putrefying flesh on every page."
Plugged as an art historical novel in the style of Girl with a Pearl Earring, Holdstock's debut about the Italian Renaissance is more Bosch than Botticelli. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT CROWTHER'S POP-UP DINOSAUR ABC by Robert Crowther
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"From Allosaurus to Zuniceratops, a mix of familiar standbys and new or rare finds with bite-sized facts for confirmed dinomanes. (Informational pop-up book. 6-8)"
Twenty-six dinos rear up, unfold or slide into view in a pop-up prehistoric procession. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE HOUSE by Robert Sabuda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"A selective but resplendent tour. (Informational pop-up. 6-9)"
White House high spots, presented with 3-D flair by the archon of paper architects. Read full book review >

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A BUNNY IN THE BALLET by Robert Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Alas, not the stuff of dreams for balletomane readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Toe shoes and tutus are the stuff of dreams for a rabbit. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON & THE KNIGHT by Robert Sabuda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"With Sabuda, it's hard to set expectations too high or wide, but here he rides triumphantly roughshod over them anyway. (Pop-up picture book. 5-9)"
Sabuda gives the usual relationship between story and picture a hefty tweak in this pop-up romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Sleep, Cher Ami, sleep!' (Picture book. 5-9)"
During World War I, the U.S. Army relied on a flock of 600 carrier pigeons to send messages back to headquarters from troops in the field, and one, Cher Ami, became famous for saving the "Lost Battalion," which had been trapped behind enemy lines. Read full book review >