Search Results: "Stephen Pagel"


BOOK REVIEW

BENDING THE LANDSCAPE by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 1998

"Annoying, too, how often the phrase 'deliciously sly' crops up in the editorial bits."
A companion volume to 1997's gender-bending BTL: Fantasy with, this time, science fiction themes and ideas given a gay/lesbian perspective—though the contributors include non-gay/lesbians and mainstream writers. Read full book review >

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BENDING THE LANDSCAPE by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2001

"As a whole the anthology really registers. Whether gay, lesbian, or straight, readers may get the haunted feeling that they are reviewing their own lives."
Griffith and Pagel carry on their gay and lesbian series (Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction, 1998) with 18 original horror tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENDING THE LANDSCAPE by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Well and confidently crafted and often sexually challenging, but in other respects neither particularly original nor surprising."
From the Seattle-based Griffith (Slow River, 1995, etc.) and White Wolf publishing executive Pagel, the first of a gender- bending series of anthologies (a volume of sf stories and another of horror are projected) whose purpose is to have ``some queer writers write fantasy for the first time, and for some genre writers to explore queer characters,'' not to mention a table of contents set in a typeface so bizarre as to be almost indecipherable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE by Warren Lapine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"The only problem with it is a common one nowadays: You wish the best stories were novels, while the runners- up tend to fade from view."
Sixteen tales, written between 199397, that first appeared in the eponymous magazine or its predecessor, Harsh Mistress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"An intriguing combination of information on the latest advances in genomics and epigenetics, with an optimistic prediction of a future global society in which inventiveness and cooperation prevail."
Pagel (Evolutionary Biology/Univ. of Reading; Evolutionary Genomics and Proteomics, 2007) examines the human species and the importance of culture and the social environment. Read full book review >

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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
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BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

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BOOK REVIEW

HERE’S THE CHURCH, HERE’S THE STEEPLE by Tempa Pagel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2006

"Pagel hits the bull's-eye in her first attempt with vivid flashbacks to the first murder, intriguing dollops of history and crusty characters in both time frames."
A death in the distant past may be the motive for murder in the present. Read full book review >

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THEY DANCED BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON by Tempa Pagel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"Like Andy's first case (Here's the Church, Here's the Steeple, 2006), this one is studded with flashbacks to the historical past, this time providing provocative insights into the now defunct system of asylums."
A delightful dinner at a posh hotel ends in murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE TUG by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Though this cute-but-mighty tug's strengths are oddly undercut by the syrupy gear-switch at the end, the bright, attractive pictures will appeal to boat-loving toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Graphically spiffy and textually brief, this exploration of an anthropomorphic harbor tugboat's working role tacks on a maudlin shtick in the final quarter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE RED FIRE TRUCK by Stephen Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Although it's tougher than the average pop-up, the book's removable pieces are something to watch out for, but this engine's just too fabulous to pass by. (Informational pop-up. 3-6)"
Little only in comparison to the real thing, this unusually sturdy interactive book features thick cardboard pages held together with a cloth-reinforced tape binding that should last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY’S SNOW ADVENTURE by Stephen Huneck
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The innocent tone of the uncomplicated story is well-matched to Huneck's distinctive woodcuts, showing Sally and friends in striking contrast against the wooden floor of the lodge or cavorting on the snowy mountainside. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Huneck offers another drolly humorous story in his series about Sally, the black Labrador, who this time visits a "dog-friendly lodge" in a wintry mountain setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOAD ON THE ROAD by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A catchy, cautionary tale. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Little toads should never play in the road! Read full book review >