Search Results: "S.M. Stirling"


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THE SHIP AVENGED by S.M. Stirling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Pretty good ersatz McCaffrey, despite the feebly unconvincing love story."
Another entry in the Brain/Brawn series created by Anne McCaffrey, and a direct sequel to the paperback The City Who Fought (McCaffrey and Stirling); ``brains'' are humans wired directly and immovably into their spaceships, ``brawns'' their mobil human partners. Read full book review >

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THE SKY PEOPLE by S.M. Stirling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"The adventures of these nutty space dudes will surely set off a series of its own."
A fanciful, politically tinged tale from Stirling (The Ship Avenged, 1997, etc.), set on the frontier of Venus circa 1988 as the Eastern Bloc rivals the US Sky People in the great space race. Read full book review >

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TEARS OF THE SUN by S.M. Stirling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Dedicated followers of the series will likely want to see it through, but this installment doesn't bode well for the books still to come."
The eighth book in Stirling's post-apocalyptic Novels of the Change series is a mostly tedious wheel-spinning installment, with repetitive plotting and labored prose. Read full book review >

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LORD OF MOUNTAINS by S.M. Stirling
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A slow-moving chapter in the Change saga."
Stirling (The Tears of the Sun, 2011, etc.) offers up the latest book in his long-running Change series, set in a post-apocalyptic yet distinctly feudal America. Read full book review >

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IN THE COURTS OF THE CRIMSON KINGS by S.M. Stirling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Stirling has hit an unexpectedly rich lode of creative ore, or perhaps finally plumbed a hidden reserve of talent: Either way, after years of happy somewhat-above-mediocrity, it's a wonderful surprise."
The splendid alternate universe Stirling invented in The Sky People (2006) has—quite justifiably—metamorphosed into a series. Read full book review >

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SEA CHANGE by S.M. Wheeler
Released: June 18, 2013

"A weird, operatic coming-of-age fantasy streaked with sexuality, pain and heroism; perhaps the awkward arrival of a new voice."
When her best friend, a talking sea monster, disappears, Lilly must embark on a sequence of self-sacrificing quests to release him, starting with the removal of her reproductive organs. Read full book review >

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LANTERN FOR THE DARK by Jessica Stirling
Released: June 1, 1992

"With occasional bursts of neo-Dickensian observation and a leisurely pace, here's a novel to be savored slowly."
A striking, handsomely staged and peopled court drama and mystery set in the rough-edged city of Glasgow, Scotland, of 1787- 88. Read full book review >

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WHEN MY HEART WAS WICKED by Tricia Stirling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Unexpected, uncanny, unforgettable. (Magical realism. 14 & up)"
A mix of the mundane and the magical permeates this slender portrait of a girl in pain. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2009

"An impeccably organized book that cuts through the jargon to save time, money and frayed nerves."
Stirling tackles corporate babble, bad communication practices and rudeness in the workplace with an eye toward generating communication clarity, courtesy and style. Read full book review >