Search Results: "Timothy Zahn"


BOOK REVIEW

MANTA’S GIFT by Timothy Zahn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Despite the utterly ludicrous explanation for the Qanska's difficulties, Zahn fans and other young impressionables should find this a reasonably entertaining and edifying adventure."
Alien-contact/coming-of-age yarn from the author of Angelmass (2001), various Star Wars novels, etc. A bunch of tightfisted oligarchs known as the Five Hundred run the Solar System. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1992

"Still, it adds nothing of its own to the tradition of media-driven fiction."
Sequel to Heir to the Empire in this continuation of the Star Wars movie saga. Read full book review >

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SCOUNDRELS by Timothy Zahn
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A crisply told Star Wars adventure."
Zahn (Judgment at Proteus, 2012, etc.) returns once again to the Star Wars universe with a heist tale featuring classic characters from the original film series. Read full book review >

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ANGELMASS by Timothy Zahn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Once underway, immensely appealing."
Though the jacket showing a monstrous drill cracking apart huge space-rocks blasts at us like an old Amazing Stories cover, this black-hole saga, by the hugely bestselling author of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991), turns on systems of interplanetary ethics, with every page scrubbed for younger readers who may have a legal bent taming their hormonal drives. Read full book review >

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DRAGON AND THIEF by Timothy Zahn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 12, 2003

"A palatable adventure for a young audience, well paced and smoothly narrated."
Zahn (Angelmass, 2001, etc.) goes after YA readers with the tale of a space-going orphan and his alien companion. Read full book review >

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NIGHT TRAIN TO RIGEL by Timothy Zahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Convoluted and inventive without being especially plausible; with a dead-in-the-water romance and lack of real edge, Zahn once again fails to transcend his YA tendencies."
An alien-conspiracy yarn, wherein faster-than-light travel takes place via a sort of interstellar Amtrak, from the author of Manta's Gift (2002). Read full book review >

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PAWN'S GAMBIT by Timothy Zahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A grab bag of decidedly less-than-amazing stories."
A collection of science-fiction and fantasy short stories from an author best known for his Star Wars expanded-universe novels. Read full book review >

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JUDGMENT AT PROTEUS by Timothy Zahn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 5, 2012

"Finishes with enough loose ends to allow for sequels, but that shouldn't be encouraged."
The fifth installment of Zahn's science fiction thriller series concerning the Quadrail, an interstellar train system, brings the series to a close. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ME AND THE PET SHOW by Timothy Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A silly story with even sillier comic-book-style illustrations for transitioning readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Monkey business continues in this second installment of the Monkey Me series for transitional and early readers. Read full book review >

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RUN FAR, RUN FAST by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A gripping episode, though the plot comes to such an abrupt end that it reads like the opening chapter of a longer work. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
"Every year was the same until her tenth summer. The Pestilence entered the girl's world like a tide." Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN MCFADDEN AND THE ROBOT BABYSITTER by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Order is restored in the nick of time; readers will share Benjamin's relief that the returning parents never suspect the chaos that reigned moments before. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a futuristic tale from Bush (Three at Sea, 1994, etc.), Benjamin's parents go out for a night on the rings of Saturn, leaving him in the care of Babysitter, a robot who is preprogrammed for bedtime at 8:00, with no cookies, no milk, and no sense of humor. Read full book review >