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'Nim's Island' Stays Focused on Its Girl Heronew

Living out many a young person's fantasy, preteen Nim Rusoe occupies a tropic island with her scientist father, Jack, and assorted domesticated beach/forest/sea animals such as lizards, pelicans, and seals, but no monkeys--nor anyone else, since her beloved mother died at sea.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Wendy Ward  |  07-29-2008  |  Reviews

Salman Rushdie Creates an Engrossing East-Meets-West Novelnew

The bridge between these two worlds is the enchantress of the book's title, an Indian princess so beautiful and beguiling, Rushdie keeps her from the reader for more than half of the book--as if we, too, could not bear the full power of her charms.
Weekly Alibi  |  John Freeman  |  07-22-2008  |  Fiction

Director Timur Bekmambetov's Stock Rises with Action Fansnew

Bekmambetov happily agrees that the movie may be the year's fastest, bloodiest and chattiest Hollywood picture, but he denies that it's a celebration of ruthlessness.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  06-27-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Salman Rushdie Dives into Fantasynew

If he wants to write a meandering, 300-plus page historical fantasy novel that features epic battles, pirates, women who are dreamed into existence, and the odd witch's curse or two, who's going to tell him no?
The Portland Mercury  |  Alsion Hallett  |  06-13-2008  |  Fiction

Jon Favreau's 'Iron Man' Has a Heartnew

Rather than cutting directly to the chase, it takes its time to involve us in the characters, who are relatively three-dimensional as comic book movies go, and who are played by the kinds of actors who know how to make a lot out of not very much.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  05-02-2008  |  Reviews

Cyber Sundaynew

Fantasy football is not just for geeks anymore -- it's gone mainstream.
Houston Press  |  Ray Hafner  |  12-29-2005  |  Recreation

Mr. Baker's Neighborhoodnew

He is the mastermind behind the new world of Dungeons and Dragons and author of a new fantasy novel. Keith Baker gives the Boulder Weekly's resident geeks an insider's tour of Eberron.
Boulder Weekly  |  Vince Darcangelo  |  03-17-2005  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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