Search Results: "Willem Frederik Hermans"


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BEYOND SLEEP by Willem Frederik Hermans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2007

"An unusual and intriguing book, and a welcome introduction to the work of a neglected 20th-century master."
Scholarly ambition encounters unforgiving factuality in this previously untranslated 1966 novel from the Dutch author (1921-95) whose edgy experimental fiction includes The Tears of the Acacias and The Dark Room of Damocles. Read full book review >

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THE SFWA GRAND MASTERS by Frederik Pohl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Creaky and squeaky though they may be, these tales, considered the crème de la crème in their day, retain their value as memorials to an earlier generation's fears, hopes, and joys."
The third volume of stories by writers—according to editor Pohl's introduction—officially designated grandmasters of SFWA. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WOULD LIVE FOREVER by Frederik Pohl
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An astonishing eyeful, rich and absorbing, albeit undramatic, leaving scope for at least one more installment: a feast for Gateway travelers."
After an absence of 14 years, Pohl returns to his Heechee universe (The Gateway Trip, 1990, etc.) with a grab-bag yarn that updates many of the previous themes and ideas and adds a few new ones. Read full book review >

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THE GATEWAY TRIP by Frederik Pohl
Released: Nov. 24, 1990

In this collection of "tales and vignettes," Pohl returns to his Heechee universe (Gateway, Blue Event Horizon, etc.). Read full book review >

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PLATINUM POHL by Frederik Pohl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"A fine sampler."
A thrilling collection of stories spanning Pohl's 50-year career. Read full book review >

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CHEESE by Willem Elsschot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"A 1933 masterpiece, published here for the first time, and one that's enormous fun to read."
"Elsschot" (1882-1960), whose real name was Alfons de Ridder, was the Dutch Italo Svevo: an advertising executive whose rueful comic novels dramatized the plight of the "little man" in a busy world with a rare combination of comedy and pathos. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LIVES HE LED by Frederik Pohl
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2011

"Always a pleasure to welcome a new Pohl, even when, as here, he's transmitting a decidedly ambiguous message."
In sci-fi grandmaster Pohl's latest venture (The Last Theorem, 2008, etc.), terrorists threaten the bimillennial celebration of Pompeii's destruction by Vesuvius. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER END OF TIME by Frederik Pohl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An impeccably crafted, absorbing, and enjoyable reworking of mostly familiar material that, while satisfyingly self-contained, seems perfectly poised for sequels."
Award-winning veteran writer-editor Pohl (The Voices of Heaven, 1994, etc.) takes a hoary science fiction clichÇ—alien abduction—and turns it on its head. Read full book review >

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O PIONEER! by Frederik Pohl
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 20, 1998

"Pure pleasure: Pohl in top form."
In Wichita, Kansas, 34-year-old career computer thief and con man Evesham Giyt decides to emigrate to the colony world Tupelo with his girlfriend Rina. Read full book review >

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THE SFWA GRAND MASTERS by Frederik Pohl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

A second shipment of stories showcasing another batch of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award recipients. Read full book review >

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THE VOICES OF HEAVEN by Frederik Pohl
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1994

"Not a Pohl classic like Man Plus (1976), but a solid and engaging read from one of the genre's surest hands."
In Pohl's latest (after Mining the Oort, 1992, etc.), small colonies on alien worlds struggle to survive with intermittent aid from resource-strapped Earth. Read full book review >