Search Results: "Robert Weinberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TERMINATION NODE by Lois H. Gresh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Well-worn, breathless Net-scapade of feisty, socially challenged computer adepts. (Author tour)"
Storywriter Gresh, a computer-security specialist, teams up with science-fiction author Weinberg (Lovecraft's Legacy, 1990, etc.) for a cautionary tale of computer hackers who are saving the next century from greedy, homicidal suits. Read full book review >

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GREAT WRITERS AND KIDS WRITE MYSTERY STORIES by Martin H. Greenberg
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Whether readers go through these contributions front-to-back or pick and choose among them, the collection provides both an opportunity and a motive for diversion. (Short stories. 8+)"
Sleuths eager for less formulaic company than Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys will enjoy this pulse-quickening second collection of collaborations between writers and children (Great Writers and Kids Write Spooky Stories, 1995, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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BOOK REVIEW

YOU MUST BE THIS TALL by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Humorously speaks to kids' frustrations but doesn't support rule-following. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tongue-in-cheek humor explores that age-old conundrum facing every child who is too short to ride some exciting attraction. Read full book review >

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FRED & THE LUMBERJACK by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Something for the lumber and lumberjack lovers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Fred has built his perfect den—but something's missing. Read full book review >

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REX FINDS AN EGG! EGG! EGG! by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Young dinosaur fans will like this solo debut for Weinberg a bunch, bunch, bunch. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An exploding volcano, an unseen cliff, flying predators and other hazards challenge a dimwitted young T. Rex with a precious burden and a monosyllabic vocabulary. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2001

"A compassionate, creative and well-intentioned memoir."
A memoir and treatise on faith, love, and life after death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2003

"Deeply satisfying account of a rotten crime solved by chemical sleuthing."
The expertly told story of a murder and a molecule. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Rockefeller remains a sketchy figure, but Tarbell emerges as a remarkably intelligent, diligent and principled woman with great independence of spirit."
Pointed contrasting portraits of the pioneering investigative journalist and the titan of industry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Uneven, but pleasurable overall for the stimulation of being in the presence of a nimble mind."
In 23 previously published articles and miscellaneous speeches, which span 15 years, the Nobel Prize-winning particle physicist takes up arms against a sea of post-modernists, religionists, mystics, and even some liberal critics of modern science. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Scientific history at its most compelling—strongly recommended."
Here's a fascinating look at cutting-edge scientific research—the identification of cancer's origins—from a man who has been near its center for nearly three decades. Read full book review >