Search Results: "Tracy Hickman"


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UNWEPT by Tracy Hickman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Hickman & Hickman fans will jump right in."
The beginning of a new fantasy mystery trilogy, from the authors of Swept Up by the Sea (2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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SPENCER TRACY by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A monumental, definitive biography of one the finest film actors in the history of the medium."
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), warts and all. Read full book review >

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STARSHIELD: SENTINELS by Margaret Weis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Ambitious hogwash, guaranteed to become a huge success. (150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Kicking off a new series from the bestselling duo (the Death Gate cycle, most recently The Seventh Gate, 1994, etc.), Galactic affairs—involving dozens of contending empires, both human and alien—are coordinated by the Omnet, an organization dedicated to gathering and disseminating information and to recovering the Nine Oracles, a set of omniscient synthetic intelligences (``synths''), missing since the fall of an ancient empire. Read full book review >

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WAYNE OF GOTHAM by Tracy Hickman
Released: June 26, 2012

"Neither as grim as its cinematic counterpart nor as byzantine as the current comics, but casual readers and fanboys alike may be caught off guard by this divergent adventure."
Bruce Wayne, Gotham City's dark knight, discovers that the primeval event of his life—the murder of his parents, Thomas and Martha—may hold clues to the nature of his worst enemies. Read full book review >

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THE IMMORTALS by Tracy Hickman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1996

"A praiseworthy attempt at consciousness-raising, but with same gross flaws—in plotting, characterization, backdrop, and development—as Hickman's previous offerings."
Solo venture for the coauthor (with Margaret Weis) of the fantasy Deathgate Cycle, etc. By 2010, a new and deadly viral epidemic, V-CIDS, threatens the US, and a beleaguered President has ordained the creation of isolated camps to quarantine those infected—anyone suspected of contact with a victim is also rounded up whether he or she is sick or not. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH GATE by Margaret Weis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"Alfred, Haplo, and Marit are in so deep that they have to resort to some pretty desperate measures, some of which have large consequences along the lines of precipitating the ultimate battle between Good and Evil."
Like the last day of the week or the final sign before the apocalypse, the seventh, and final, book of the crazily popular Death Gate Cycle (Into the Labyrinth, 1993, etc.) has arrived. Read full book review >

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EVENTIDE by Tracy Hickman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2012

"Amiable and charming, but the earnest moral that the most valiant deeds and valuable treasures can be found in mundane domesticity is unlikely to resonate with readers looking for more adventurous fare."
In the first of a projected trilogy, a cozy village in an epic fantasy world manages to stand nearly every heroic trope on its head. Read full book review >

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RAGE OF THE DRAGON by Margaret Weis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 2012

"A middling fantasy adventure that will appeal mainly to the authors' longtime fans."
Weis and Hickman (Secret of the Dragon, 2010, etc.), co-authors of more than a dozen fantasy novels in the popular Dragonlance series and the seven-part Death Gate Cycle, among other works, again team up for the third book in their Dragonships of Vindras series. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"A straightforward quest tale that loses its way under the annoying intricacies of the larger conflict among good, evil and the adroitly confused."
From a pair of prolific fantasy writers, a massive and for the most part monotonous continuation of events first seen in Well of Darkness (2000). Read full book review >

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LEGACY OF THE DARKSWORD by Margaret Weis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1997

"A loopy farrago of motiveless doings, gruesomely mingled magic and technology, fitful plot contortions, smoke and mirrors: another smash hit from the monarchs of no-brainer fantasy."
Sequel to the duo's vastly popular paperback Darksword trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE HAND OF CHAOS by Margaret Weis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 15, 1993

"Which, being translated into Fannish, means: another smash hit. (First printing of 60,000)"
Volume five of the apparently interminable Death Gate Cycle (Serpent Mage, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

"Better-than-average fantasy retread that offers few surprises but tells the familiar quest story with a dash of wit and verve."
Rousing, action-heavy, well-plotted conclusion to the prolific fantasy duo's sprawling, derivative sword-and-sorcery trilogy. Read full book review >