Search Results: "Silicon Beach Software"


BOOK REVIEW

SNOW WHITE by Silicon Beach Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2012

"Good for a few chortles, particularly from fans of cheesier video games. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Elaborately crafted pans, zooms and touch-controlled dialogue trick out this tale of the origins of the magic mirror and the evil queen's enmity. Read full book review >

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN HD by Silicon Beach Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"The graphics, animation and interaction are fine, but they fail to turn a hollow, unimaginative narrative into gold. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
An adaptation of the fairy tale features panoramic 3-D interaction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEACH by Elisha Cooper
Kirkus Star
by Elisha Cooper, illustrated by Elisha Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"As daylight ebbs, the beach empties but leaves behind 'a day to remember when the beach is far away.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another charmer from Cooper, who, with his signature impressionistic, diminutive figures and scenes, delivers a perfect day at the beach, observing people, paraphernalia and nature. Read full book review >

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THE SOFTWARE SOCIETY by William Meisel
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"A useful analysis of developments in human-technology relationships, combining research and personal reflections."
An entrepreneur and voice-technology expert reflects on growing human-computer connections and the implications for cultural evolution, the economy and what it means to be human. Read full book review >

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SILICON FOLLIES by Thomas Scoville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2001

"Air is said to be leaking from the dot.com balloon, but, important as that may be, a novel about stocks can't rely on stock characters. Even dot.comedies need real humor, not overdoses of cuteness."
Subtitled "a dot.comedy," Scoville's formula-beset debut concerns romantic, social, and office politics in the boom economy of California's Silicon Valley. Read full book review >

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SILICON EMBRACE by John Shirley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The drawback is that Shirley's more concerned with putting across his own private theology than getting the narrative details to mesh."
A sort of companion volume to Shirley's fine alien-contact yarn, A Splendid Chaos (1988), with many of the ideas recurring or undergoing redevelopment. Read full book review >

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SILICON SNAKE OIL by Clifford Stoll
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A staunch defender of library books and card catalogs, Stoll takes noble ideas and swamps them in a morass of overzealous grouching. (Author tour)"
A message for avid computer users from the author of The Cuckoo's Egg (1989): Get a life. Read full book review >

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THE SILICON DAGGER by Jack Williamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 1999

"Energetic, but confused and contradictory."
From a veteran author (The Black Sun, 1997, etc.), a near-future rant involving the Internet, drug laws, privacy, independence, governmental secrecy, corrupt politicos, and whatnot. Read full book review >

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THE SOFTWARE BOMB by Steven Womack
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 1993

"For fans and relatives only."
A wormer, not a hacker, has broken into the mainframe at the First Interstate Bank of Louisiana and planted a program that will wipe out all the bank's files unless a ransom of $5 million is paid. Read full book review >