Ice Planet Holiday

Autor: Ruby Dixon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539557456
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All this snow and no holidays? What's a stranded human to do? Create a new holiday, of course. Georgie and the other women decide to bring some new traditions and cheer to the sa-khui. More babies are born, presents are exchanged, and a new romance blossoms between a human woman desperate for a change, and the alien determined to protect her.

The Rapture Of The Nerds

Autor: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765329107
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A tale set at the end of the twenty-first century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery metaconsciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a grueling decision.

Planet X

Autor: Evangeline Anderson
Publisher: Elloras Cave Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781419953859
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Jonathan Hunter finally has his woman. It's been a hard fight, but Joanna Hopkins is by his side, where she belongs. If only the battle were over. Alpha Corp wants both of them back. Jonathan and Joanna are top agents, trained to kill, invaluable to the covert agency that knows no international boundaries. Even more valuable to Alpha Corp is their son. And Alpha Corp won't give up without a fight. Even after Jonathan brings down Alpha Corp, destroying their computer system with a virulent virus, the remaining commanders seek to wipe out him and his family. What Alpha Corp doesn't realize is that the love Jonathan and Joanna have for each other is a stronger bond than any weapon can destroy. Jonathan won't stop until every remaining commander is destroyed-or dead. He and Joanna are on a mission, and they are taking it all!

Ice Planet Barbarians

Autor: Ruby Dixon
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511871396
File Size: 64,25 MB
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LOST You'd think being abducted by aliens would be the worst thing that could happen to me. And you'd be wrong. Because now, the aliens are having ship trouble, and they've left their cargo of human women - including me - on an ice planet. FOUND And the only native inhabitant I've met? He's big, horned, blue, and really, really has a thing for me...

Science Fiction Quotations

Autor: Gary Westfahl
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300127642
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In this unprecedented collection of science fiction and fantasy quotations, the reader revisits the stunning moment when Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein monster first comes to life; witnesses the transformation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde; is present when Bruce Wayne resolves to become Batman; and overhears the cosmic conclusions of The Incredible Shrinking Man. Drawing upon two centuries of the vast and provocative literature of science fiction and fantasy, this comprehensive book presents more than 2,900 quotations from wide-ranging sources, including science fiction and fantasy stories, novels, films, and television programs. The quotations are organized by topic—alien worlds; darkness and light; robots, androids, and cyborgs; machines and technology; weapons; and more than one hundred others. The reader will encounter the wit and wisdom of renowned authors (H. G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin) along with definitive versions of such important statements as Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics and Star Trek’s Prime Directive. With its thorough index, this book is both an invaluable resource for the writer or scholar and an irresistible page-turner for the curious browser.

Dragon S Egg

Autor: Robert L. Forward
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0307779300
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"Forward's book is a knockout. In science fiction there is only a handful of books that stretch the mind--and this is one of them"--Arthur C. Clarke From the Paperback edition.

The Interpretation Of Cultures

Autor: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
File Size: 32,56 MB
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

With A Little Help

Autor: Cory Doctorow
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780557943050
File Size: 50,29 MB
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Anyone who grooved to the counterculture vibe of Doctorow's young-adult novels Little Brother (2008) and For the Win (2010) will embrace these stories heartily-no one can dole out technological cautionary tales while simultaneously celebrating technology as cunningly as Doctorow. This volume's single never-before-published story, "Epoch," is the standout, an ethically thorny but heartfelt update on the classic sf conceit of an AI that becomes too self-aware. Never one to avoid the jugular, Doctorow doesn't bother to assign Google an alias in "Scroogled"; the depiction of a world where we're all "Googlestalked" until we're "guilty of something" feels chillingly immediate. It's not always easy to warm up to Doctorow's purposeful characters, but it's easy to be swept up in their just-barely-futuristic travails of surveillance gone wrong and privacy shattered. Reading this on your iPhone? Then these stories are probably for you. -- Booklist

Nikhil

Autor: M. K. Eidem
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781519006288
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As the Squad Leader of the Elite Warriors, Nikhil Kozar was the largest warrior in the Kaliszian Empire. When a shuttle crashes on one of their planets the search and rescue mission turns into something much more complicated. Mackenzie 'Mac' Wharton had agreed to guide a group that had wanted an adventure on her mountain. They got more than they bargained for when they were all abducted by a group of aliens called the Ganglians. Badly beaten and barely alive Mac finds herself in the arms of the largest male she's ever seen. She should fear him, should be fighting to get away from him, but there was something about the massive male that called to her. A traitor threatens the Empire... Someone wants Nikhil dead.... The Zaludians want Mackenzie back... And then there was the secret she's keeping.... Would it be the one thing that finally brought down the Kaliszian Empire? Or would it be the first step in its rebirth?

Empire Of Magic

Autor: Geraldine Heng
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231125260
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Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. Although one was a Russian and the other a Czech, they were both ardent supporters of communism and socialism. One took part in laying the groundwork for and carrying out the Prague spring; the other opened a new political era in Soviet world politics. In 1993 they decided that their conversations might be of interest to others and so they began to tape-record them. This book is the product of that "thinking out loud" process. It is an absorbing record of two friends trying to explain to one another their views on the problems and events that determined their destinies. From reminiscences of their starry-eyed university days to reflections on the use of force to "save socialism" to contemplation of the end of the cold war, here is a far more candid picture of Gorbachev than we have ever seen before.