Tag: reviews

Does this count as a review?

From Andrea Miccaver‘s LiveJournal All Guts, No Glory: Dropped the dud like a spud and am now reading Lost in Translation by Edward Willett. A much better read. For one thing, there are flying monkey dog alien things. For another, someone gets skinned on page 10 and heads explode on page 18. There’s also this …

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A blogger reviews Genetics Demystified

JinxIdoru (a blog) has reviewed Genetics Demystified, and rather favorably, too: I have to say that if all of the Demystified books are as good as this one, then I am sold. It was very clear and explained complicated concepts in an understandable form. The quizzes were a great way to check my grasp of …

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A nice little review of Magnesium

My editor at Rosen Publishing passed along this review of my children’s science book Magnesium yesterday: “This is the second book in this series that I have reviewed and again, the author has done a fine job of explaining what can be a complex and confusing subject. Although not a scientist, I enjoyed the anecdotal …

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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

I’ve been asked a couple of times over the last day or so, presumably because people know I write science fiction, about my thoughts on the death of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Fact is, I don’t have any. I think I hit Vonnegut at the wrong point in my reading life–maybe tried to read him too …

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Another review of Lost in Translation…

…this time at SF Site, and, alas, rather lukewarm. But at least she thought it was “capably written,” “brisk-paced”, had a “neatly-constructed plot,” and that “many readers will enjoy it.” So it isn’t all bad.

Another review of Lost in Translation…

…though not technically a “new” review, since it’s a review of the hardcover edition. Nevertheless, I missed it until now. It’s by Don D’Ammassa: The only previous work I’ve read by this author was some young adult fantasy, so I was curious about this science fiction novel for more mature audiences. Humanity and an alien …

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Another nice blog comment about Lost in Translation

While self-Googling today (something I like to do periodically, and no, I’m not ashamed of it!) I ran across a nice mention of the paperback of Lost in Translation at a new-to-me blog called Blog Happy. Writes Nicole: Why I picked up this book: Liked the cover, then the back blurb sounded interesting. Do I …

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A review of my bio of Jimi Hendrix

I found this on Amazon today: the first review I’ve seen of my children’s biography Jimi Hendrix: Kiss the Sky(Enslow Publishers), from Booklist: From the American Rebels series, this biography introduces electric-guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix. Readers may be tempted to skim the opening pages, which explore Hendrix’s family tree back to the 1800s and chronicle …

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A review of the filmed-in-Saskatchewan Tideland

Here’s the first review I’ve seen of Terry Gillam’s Tideland, shot in Saskatchewan (as you can see in the photo that accompanies the article, which was clearly taken in the Qu’Appelle Valley). In fact, a great deal of it was shot across the street from the condo we lived in until last October, at the …

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A review of my bio of Orson Scott Card

I came across the first review I’ve seen so far of my children’s biography Orson Scott Card: Architect of Alternate Worlds today at Barnes & Noble. It’s by Kristin Anderson and comes from School Libary Journal: This solid and well-researched biography does an able job of balancing information on the subject’s numerous publications with the …

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A nice mini-review of my book A Safe and Prosperous Future…

…is in Will Chabun’s column in today’s Regina LeaderPost. To whit: A Safe and Prosperous Future — 100 Years of Engineering and Geoscience Achievements in Saskatchewan — (has) a title that makes this book sound much duller than it really is. The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) decided to mark its …

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Another nice review for Lost in Translation

Dr. Robert Runte, an Aurora Award-winning Canadian SF critic and commentator and former editor, has written a glowing review of Lost in Translation for Issue 11 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, and was kind enough to send it along to me. Highlights: Edward Willett has been publishing nonfiction and award-winning SF for young adults through …

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