SF Reviews and Articles in General Publications
§ American Heritage May/June 1999
...whose first, serpent-wise novel, The Fifth Head of Cerberus, came out in 1972. Between 1980 and 1982 he published The Book of the New Sun, a tetralogy of couth, intelligence, and suavity that is also written in VistaVision with Dolby sound. Imagine a Star Wars–style space opera penned by G. K. Chesterton in the throes of a religious conversion. Wolfe has continued in full diapason ever since, and a crossover success is long overdue.
Other interesting categories, all on this page: Stephen King on Rock Bands (The Beatles and Creedence Clearwater Revival, respectively); Phil Patton on Inventions (atomic power; the telegraph); John Lukacs on Ideas (progress; the British origins of American liberties).
§ Village Voice July 7 - 13
§ New York Times Book Review July 4th
§ Washington Post Book World July 4th
Another Dirda article gives advice on summer reading for kids: science fiction, Agatha Christie, classic romances, even novelizations!
For readers unfamiliar with McLuhan, Levinson performs a useful service. ... Levinson, who shares McLuhan's weaknesses for bad puns and hyperbole, does have a few disagreements with the master, particularly over what he calls media determinism -- McLuhan's belief that technology shapes people and not the other way around. But for the most part, Levinson eagerly applies McLuhanism to almost every facet of modern communications.§ CNN June 30th
L.D. Meagher reviews Far Horizons (Avon Eos).
(Wed 7 July 1999)
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