Search Results: "Sean Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

CRASHLAND by Sean Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Despite confusing pacing, the implications and moral questions raised by the technology give the story weight. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The fallout from Twinmaker (2013) and Clair's role in the hugely disruptive shutdown of teleportation technology put her in even more danger than before.Read full book review >

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THE RESURRECTED MAN by Sean Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2005

"Convincingly realized, with the vigorous narrative whizzing along—too long—at hyperspeed, and frenetic plot twists that can't quite disguise the holes."
An Australian award-winning F/SF author strikes new sparks from an old flint: What if matter transmitters ("Beam me up, Scotty") really worked? Read full book review >

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HOLLOWGIRL by Sean Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A philosophical marathon. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The conclusion of the teleportation-based science-fiction Twinmaker trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWINMAKER by Sean Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Williams marries accessibly explored moral ramifications of future technologies—a hallmark of mature science fiction—with a strong, capable teen heroine and heart-pounding action (just flip past the romance). (author's note) (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
To save her best friend, Clair must uncover a terrible conspiracy in this futuristic thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAVE SWORD, WILL TRAVEL by Garth Nix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"En garde for an implied sequel that is already too bloody far away. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Two best friends with opposing appetites for adventure are thrust into a crucial quest by a gregarious sword. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONSTER by Garth Nix
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"This gripping fantasy for the middle-grade set delivers magic and delightful dollops of ick. (Urban fantasy. 8-12)"
Beginning where Troubletwisters (2011) left off, twins Jaide and Jack Shield struggle to harness their magical powers while tracking a rat-regurgitating monster and battling dark forces. Read full book review >

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ANDREW SEAN GREER
by Megan Labrise

For bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Less represents a grand departure in more ways than one.

“I was writing another book that was my typical style,” says the author of five preceding fictions, including The Path of Minor Planets and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, “sort of poignant, sort of wistful. And I was getting nowhere with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A WOODPECKER'S TALE by Sean Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his first solo expedition to find food, a woodpecker named Pierce figures out how to evict a skunk from a log full of juicy bugs. Read full book review >

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FADE TO BLUE by Sean Beaudoin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"This lack of convention is not necessarily a bad thing, but will definitely require patient readers who are content to be left with more questions than answers. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Stellar wit and a thrilling pace become mired in complicated plotting in this promising but at times frustrating effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLOPPY WANTS A HUG by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Short, simple, sweet—and more than likely to spur some similarly slobbery affection between parent and child. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dewdrop the fairy is willing to give every forest creature a hug—except for Sloppy the tree dragon. What has Sloppy done? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An uneven but very workable guide. (resources, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
A tutorial lesson book on programming in Scratch, along with a Web-design primer. Read full book review >