Search Results: "Stephen Baxter"


BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT BAXTER by Nicola Edwards
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2004

"Cheerful. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bright colors in blunt shapes illustrate a new dog's charming insistence that he can't sleep alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRON WINTER by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Impressive and worthwhile, but even committed readers will be tempted to skim at times."
Final entry in the alternate-world Northland trilogy (Bronze Summer, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COALESCENT by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Baxter (Evolution, Feb. 2003, etc.) will never win prizes for style, but he's much more convincing when he writes about physical science and engineering (the Manifold series) than biology: Tepid."
First of a new three-book series, Destiny's Children, imagining the future course of human evolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEPHEN SPENDER by John Sutherland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Pays fitting tribute to a man who was as admirable as he was gifted."
An excellent account of the British poet's life, particularly strong on his personality, literary friendships, and political activism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEPHEN FAIR by Tim Wynne-Jones
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An intense study in friendship and troubled family relations, in which the steadiest characters are the teenagers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Recurrent nightmares and a strong feeling that his mother is hiding something haunt a teenager in this ethereal novel from Wynne-Jones (The Maestro, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEPHEN CRANE by Mark Sufrin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1992

"Bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
An intelligent, beautifully written portrait of ``the first great pyro-technician of the novel, [who] probably wrote more trash than any other serious novelist of his time'' (Alfred Kazin): a strait-laced Methodist minister's rebellious son, who died in 1900, at 28, after a remarkably eventful life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MASSACRE OF MANKIND by Stephen Baxter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A richly described and action-packed, albeit forgettable, glimpse into the near future of a science-fiction classic."
After writing an award-winning sequel to H.G. Wells' The Time Machine (The Time Ships, 1995), Baxter revisits another Wells classic, War of the Worlds, with a sequel to the seminal 1898 tale of alien invasion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVOLUTION by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Infotainment: glum, dyspeptic, and depressing."
Bulky assemblage—it's a stretch to call this a novel—of animated dioramas endeavoring to illustrate the story of primate evolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICEBONES by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2001

"Impossible not to cheer for Baxter's plucky pachyderms: a saga that, even at its most improbable, engages the reader's heart and mind."
Final installment of Baxter's trilogy (it previously appeared in Britain) featuring intelligent mammoths—although, unaccountably, the publishers released the first two volumes here in the wrong order (Silverhair, 1999; Longtusk, 2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANIFOLD: SPACE by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2001

"Forget such conventional novelistic virtues as characters, linear plotting, or continuous narrative; instead, Baxter offers challenging puzzles and mind-boggling extrapolations in a sweeping yarn that explodes with ideas."
This second part of Baxter's spectacular hard-science trilogy has nothing in common with Manifold: Time (2000) except the protagonist, astronaut Reid Malenfant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONSEED by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"But the padding (too many minor characters and unnecessary scenes) slows the pace to a crawl. (Movie rights to The Bridge Production Company)"
Another massive near-future, near-space yarn from the author of Voyage (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRONZE SUMMER by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Gripping, well researched and sharply intelligent."
The saga of Northland, a sophisticated hunter-gatherer civilization thriving behind a vast wall shielding it from the invading waters of the North Sea (Stone Spring, 2011), continues in a tumultuous alternate 1159 B.C. Read full book review >