Search Results: "Robert Reed"


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SISTER ALICE by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"An extravagant, surprising, often astonishing odyssey from the author of Marrow (2000), etc.: challenging and bewildering in equal measure."
Fix-up (concatenation and rewrite) of five long stories, 1993-2000. Read full book review >

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AN EXALTATION OF LARKS by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A persuasive small-town purlieu tilting away into a hypertrophied flight-of-fancy impossible to believe in or care about—which is Reed's usual outcome."
As in Beyond the Veil of Stars (1994), Reed takes a familiar setting and then introduces pan-cosmic complications, to initially stunning but ultimately self-defeating effect. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE VEIL OF STARS by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1994

One night, after years of more or less confirmed UFO activity, the stars vanish—replaced by a mirror image of the Earth. Read full book review >

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THE WELL OF STARS by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Again, hypercomplicated, dense with ideas and a plot that works itself into a fine old lather: amazing and satisfying both, with the promise of a third volume to conclude the proceedings."
Sequel to Marrow (2000), Reed's astonishing saga set inside a spaceship so huge that an entire planet nestled, undetected, at its center. Read full book review >

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BLACK MILK by Robert Reed
Released: March 30, 1989

Humdrum medium-future yarn, from the author of The Hormone Jungle, about a group of gene-tailored children coming to terms with each other, their environment, and the grandiose aspirations of their creator. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE GATED SKY by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Anticipate at least one more volume in the same vein."
Part sequel to, part expansion of Beyond the Veil of Stars (1994). Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONS OF SPRINGPLACE by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 5, 1999

"Ingenious yet disciplined, as too often Reed's novels aren't, and resolutely inquisitive, providing no easy answers—or easy questions, either."
Eleven substantial stories, spanning the years 1990—97, from the author of Beneath the Gated Sky (1997), etc. In the imaginative, striking, improbable title piece, a nuclear waste repository that's been turned into the Lost World of a steamy jungle swarming with huge, genetically engineered reptilian predators, proves an irresistible magnet for the unscrupulous. Read full book review >

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MARROW by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The plot may not entirely hang together, but this is a wonderful adventure, with idea piled upon splendid idea in a continually fascinating narrative."
Reed has previously written stories (included in The Dragons of Springplace, 1999) about a galaxy-cruising, supercolossal spaceship: this is the novel. Read full book review >

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SWEET COMPETITION by Liz Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Bit of a sticky mess.(Picture book. 3-5)"
A linked pair of cherries is the star of this fable with a familiar theme: cooperation is better than competition. Read full book review >

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DAMAGED by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Haunting, in more ways than one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Efficient, practical Kinsey finds herself haunted after her best and only friend, Camille, dies in a car accident Kinsey survives. Read full book review >

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OVER YOU by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Teen girls who have experienced similar friendships will find this resonates; other readers probably won't. (Fiction. 14-17)"
In Max and Sadie's friendship, wild Sadie is the one who has all the fun, while responsible Max deals with the consequences. Read full book review >

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FADING AMBER by Jaime Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"The last act rewards patient readers, but the rest probably should have been condensed. (preview chapters from earlier books in the series) (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
Pacing problems hamper the third installment of the Cambion Chronicles. Read full book review >