Search Results: "Sean McMullen"


BOOK REVIEW

SOULS IN THE GREAT MACHINE by Sean McMullen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 22, 1999

"A stunning idea—the Calculor's as real as if McMullen had built it in his backyard—with an utterly convincing setting, breathtaking developments, and a captivating narrative."
Far-future tale from the Australia author of The Centurion's Empire (1998). Read full book review >

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THE CENTURION'S EMPIRE by Sean McMullen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 16, 1998

"An entertaining but vastly improbable jaunt through history as it wasn't."
Time-hopping, episodic first US appearance for Australia resident McMullen. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE OF THE SHADOWMOON by Sean McMullen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Exciting, suspenseful, vividly believable, and great, clever fun: a major fantasy-award contender."
From the author of the Greatwinter Trilogy (Souls in the Great Machine, 1999, etc.), a brilliantly inventive, marvelously plotted sea-faring fantasy that both mocks and surpasses genre expectations. Read full book review >

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VOIDFARER by Sean McMullen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A vibrant, thoughtful, spectacular adventure-drama that sags only a trifle towards the end. McMullen borrows freely, but weaves his own magical comedy of horrors. The result: a blast."
Imagine Alexandre Dumas's account of H.G. Wells's Martians invading Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Read full book review >

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THE MIOCENE ARROW by Sean McMullen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Overlong, overinvolved, and disappointing."
Sequel to McMullen's impressive far-future yarn, Souls in the Great Machine (1999). Read full book review >

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EYES OF THE CALCULOR by Sean McMullen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Beamflash to North American SF fans: Australia Forwarding Huge Fun by Moonwing."
Librarians still rule the world in volume three of the Australian McMullen's Greatwinter trilogy. Read full book review >

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LET'S DANCE, GRANDMA! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"This intergenerational story has an ending sure to satisfy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young fox tries to share her passion for dancing when her grandmother comes to visit. Will she succeed in getting Grandma up on her feet? Read full book review >

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IT’S TOO SOON! by Nigel McMullen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A snuggly last-book-of-the-night read that both adults and children will appreciate. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As any caretaker knows, toddlers hang onto their day with a sticky-fingered grip, and for Anna, who is being looked after by her Gramps, the skill at delaying bedtime is finely honed. Read full book review >

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NOT ME! by Nigel McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A keen look at sibling relations tempered with a generous dose of humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
McMullen's tale of two brothers takes a wry look at sibling bonds. Read full book review >

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MRS. SMITH'S SPY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS by Beth McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A sassy, new spy series with a spunky heroine, multitalented sidekicks, and tense, rapid-fire adventure. (Mystery. 9-13)"
Unexpectedly enrolled in a prestigious boarding school, 12-year-old Abigail suddenly finds herself embroiled in a dangerous mission for a secret spy ring. Read full book review >

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A SMALL COUNTRY LIVING GOES ON by Jeanine McMullen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Even if you don't know a whistle stick from a thistle stick, you'll find this one glows. (Eight pages of full-color illustrations.)"
``It is spring again in the valley,'' and for BBC radio host McMullen, time for further vibrant episodes in her personal and professional quest for the breadth of country lore. ``Little has changed but much has happened'' since My Small Country Living (1984) and Wing in the Ash Tree (1988) were published. Read full book review >

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HANG GLIDER & MUD MASK by Brian McMullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Unusual not so much in its binding (there have been others) as in its willful but engaging opacity. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Geometric shapes, matte colors and agitated line create energy and movement in this surreal kind-of love story that is possibly not aimed at children at all. Read full book review >