Search Results: "Tony Daniel"


BOOK REVIEW

EARTHLING by Tony Daniel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Daniel's stimulating ideas deserved a rethink and rewrite, not this lumpy fix-up treatment with its all-but-irrelevant robot."
Disjointed non-novel cobbled together from three long stories, by the author of Warpath (1993). Read full book review >

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METAPLANETARY by Tony Daniel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2001

"Awesome, thrilling, spellbinding, and infuriating in equal measure."
Astounding interplanetary-war saga from the author of Earthling (1997), etc. Several hundred years from now, in an era of sophisticated "grist" (nanotechnology), computer-enhanced minds ("converts"), Large Arrays of Personalities (LAPs), and intelligent spaceships ("cloudships"), complex sentient cables link the inner planets into the Met. Read full book review >

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WARPATH by Tony Daniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Fizzing with ideas (not all convincing), gloriously diverse, bizarrely uncontrolled: Daniel has plenty of work still to do, but his debut holds forth immense promise."
Half a millennium from now, when humans discover the chilly planet Candle, they are astonished to find it already inhabited—by Mississippian Indians! Read full book review >

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SUPERLUMINAL by Tony Daniel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 4, 2004

"A thumb-twiddler of an installment, swollen to absurd dimensions by repetition and reportage, with none of the individual struggles resolved or even fully engaged."
Second part of Daniel's far-future space opera, following the astonishing Metaplanetary (2001). Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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7 STANDALONE SF/F SEQUELS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO READ THE WHOLE SERIES
by John DeNardo

Book series are a hallmark of science fiction and fantasy for a simple reason: readers love coming back to imaginative worlds they've enjoyed. At the same time, books that are part of a series could be a tough sell for readers who are new to the story. Here's a handful of new science fiction and fantasy sequels that ...


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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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SUMMER RERUNS
by Julie Danielson

It may be that, here at my weekly Kirkus column, I’ve sung the praises many times before of French author Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader, originally published in 1992. This is to say that, if I’m being redundant, I apologize, but it is a wonderful book. To call it a guide to reading, which it actually is, makes ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A HERO FOR WONDLA by Tony DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Inventive in detail if predictable in plot, this should please fans of the first volume. (Science fiction/fantasy. 10-13)"
Long on action and atmosphere, with detailed descriptions and illustrations of the odd world of Orbona, Eva Nine's adventures pick up just where they ended (The Search forWondLa, 2010).Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF BOYS by Tony Blundell
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1992

"The long-nosed, snaggledtoothed wolf adopts an increasingly beleaguered expression as he rushes about gathering mounds of staples and produce, while Blundell's energetic line and pop-eyed, cartoony characters keep the tale moving at a manic pace. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Once again, the wolf gets the worst of it: the boy he brings home for dinner tempts him with a recipe for ``Boy Soup,'' but first the wolf must gather a plethora of ingredients, including a ton of potatoes, a cartload of carrots, and a barrel of bricks. Read full book review >