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This is a brief discussion of Daniel Pinkwater and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Pinkwater.
This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Pinkwater: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)
I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Pinkwater tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Pinkwater worthy; in sum, to help you rank Daniel Pinkwater (and the works by Pinkwater listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.
This page has not been updated in a long while; consequently, external links (if any) may lead to dead or moribund pages. I am now cleaning up these pages as fast as I can, but I am one man and it may take me a while to get to every page needing link checking (or even the “Other Resources” section added). Sorry. Please be patient.
A Few Words About Daniel Pinkwater
Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the "Other Resources" section below will lead you to some information about the "Notable Books" listed
farther down this page.
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Other Daniel Pinkwater Resources
Daniel Pinkwater Resources on the Web
There is an "unofficial" dedicated Pinkwater site, The P-Zone. There is also Pinkwater.com, his "official" site (but friendly to the unofficial one), a resource that contains The
Hoboken Chicken Emergencyclopedia, another useful Pinkwater resource. NPR, for whom he does commentaries, has a brief blurb about him.
Beyond those, there are quite a few articles about Pinkwater, of which these are a few of the more substantial: "Welcome to Planet Pinkwater" at Salon's "Mothers Who
Think" feature; "Deliciously Demented Daniel Pinkwater "
at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library site; Daniel
Pinkwater in About Town; "Who Wrote That?" in California
Kids! magazine; and "Daniel Pinkwater" at Everything2.
There are also a number of interviews with Pinkwater
available, not listed individually here--click the link.
And, with over a hundred books, there are numerous one-off reviews of particular books: Google Is Your Friend; still, to give you a brief overview, there are a couple of reviews of a Pinkwater omnibus (one of several), Five Novels,
one from The Green Man Review and the other from Sebastian Banker.
Daniel Pinkwater Resources in Print
There are at least these:
Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Daniel Pinkwater **
(For more possible titles by this author, see the “Unrated Books by Rated Authors” page.)
- 5 Novels
- Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars
- Slaves of Spiegel
- The Snarkout Boys & the Avocado of Death
- The Last Guru
- Young Adult Novel
- 4 Fantastic Novels
- The Worms of Kukumlima
- The Snarkout Boys & the Baconburg Horror
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