Search Results: "Stephen Renneberg"


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The Antaran Codex by Stephen Renneberg

"Fast and furious fun in humankind's distant future."
Set more than 2,500 years in the future and reminiscent of classic pulp space operas from the 1950s, this high-octane sci-fi novel is powered by grand-scale action and adventure, larger-than-life characters, a richly described backdrop and, above all else, relentless pacing. Read full book review >

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The Mothersea by Stephen Renneberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"Everything a great sci-fi novel should be: visionary, immersive, and thematically profound."
Renneberg's (In Earth's Service, 2015, etc.) stellar sci-fi sequel to 2013's The Mothership tells a story of alien contact and conflict and serves as a prequel of sorts to his epic Mapped Space series.Read full book review >

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The Mothership by Stephen Renneberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2013

"A compelling, visionary must-read for literary sci-fi fans that recalls genre classics by Frederik Pohl and Arthur C. Clarke."
In Australian author Renneberg's (The Siren Project, 2012) blockbuster science-fiction thriller, humanity comes in contact with a vastly advanced alien race. Read full book review >

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In Earth's Service by Stephen Renneberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2015

"A sci-fi novel that offers a relentlessly paced, action-packed, and undeniably epic-in-scope adventure."
This second installment in the Mapped Space saga continues the exploits of Sirius Kade, captain of a merchant starship and deep-cover agent for the Earth Intelligence Service. Read full book review >

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THE KREMLIN PHOENIX by Stephen Renneberg

"An action-packed thriller with careful doses of sci-fi and family drama."
In Renneberg's (The Mothership, 2013) new thriller, a corporate financier seeks the truth about his long-lost father and finds himself caught up in an international time-traveling conspiracy. Read full book review >

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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

BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK NIGHTS by Stephen Emond
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"There are no easy answers to the issues at play in this story, and fittingly, there is much that is left open-ended. Readers will be left with plenty on their minds and in their hearts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
First love, racism, family strife, and the Internet's culture of anonymous cruelty are some of the many themes explored in this illustrated novel by Happyface (2010) author Emond.Read full book review >

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MOZART FINDS A MELODY by Stephen Costanza
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"But either tale makes a thought-provoking study of the creative process. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Costanza spins an upbeat tale from a wisp of fact in his solo debut. Read full book review >

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MAX SPEED by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Great gadzooks! This book is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a black boy with a big imagination! Read full book review >

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BIG CHOO by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Little train enthusiasts will be ready for an 'All aboard!' for storytime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
How will a little engine fare on his first trip on the main line? Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >