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The Long Utopia

The Long Utopia

(The Long Earth 4)

  • Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Baxter
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448167647
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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'Rich in an awe-inspiring sense of wonder, with mind-boggling concepts thrown out like sparks from a Catherine Wheel' - INDEPENDENT _________ 2045-2059: Humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth, and society continues to evolve. Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He’s convinced they’re leading a normal life in New Springfield but it seems they have been guided there for a reason. As rumours of strange sightings and hauntings proliferate, it becomes clear that something is very awry with this particular world. Millions of steps away, Joshua is on a personal journey of discovery: learning about the father he never knew and a secret family history. But then he receives a summons from New Springfield. Lobsang now understands the enormity of what’s taking place beneath the surface of his earth – a threat to all the worlds of the Long Earth. To counter this will require the combined efforts of humankind, machine and the super-intelligent Next. And some must make the ultimate sacrifice . . . _________ The Long Utopia is the fourth in The Long Earth series.

The Long Cosmos

The Long Cosmos

  • Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Baxter
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448167655
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day and in the Long Earth, the new Next post-human society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valienté, now in his late sixties, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls. But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars. A signal that is picked up by radio astronomers but also in more abstract ways – by the trolls and by the Great Traversers. Its message is simple but its implications are enormous: JOIN US. The super-smart Next realise that the Message contains instructions on how to develop an immense artificial intelligence but to build it they have to seek help from throughout the industrious worlds of mankind. Bit by bit, byte by byte, they assemble a computer the size of a continent – a device that will alter the Long Earth’s place within the cosmos and reveal the ultimate, life-affirming goal of those who sent the Message. Its impact will be felt by and resonate with all – mankind and other species, young and old, communities and individuals – who inhabit the Long Earths...

Environments in Science Fiction

Environments in Science Fiction

Essays on Alternative Spaces

  • Author: Susan M. Bernardo,Donald E. Palumbo,C.W. Sullivan III
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476615039
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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The all-new essays in this book respond to the question, How do spaces in science fiction, both built and unbuilt, help shape the relationships among humans, other animals and their shared environments? Spaces, as well as a sense of place or belonging, play major roles in many science fiction works. This book focuses especially on depictions of the future that include, but move beyond, dystopias and offer us ways to imagine reinventing ourselves and our perspectives; especially our links to and views of new environments. There are ecocritical texts that deal with space/place and science fiction criticism that deals with dystopias but there is no other collection that focuses on the intersection of the two.

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

8,888 Questions in 365 Days

  • Author: Ken Jennings
  • Publisher: Villard
  • ISBN: 9780345504722
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 544
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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.

The Medusa Chronicles

The Medusa Chronicles

  • Author: Stephen Baxter,Alastair Reynolds
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1481479679
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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"A sequel to Arthur C. Clarke's 'A meeting with Meduda'"--Jacket.

Violence, Utopia, and the Kingdom of God

Violence, Utopia, and the Kingdom of God

Fantasy and Ideology in the Bible

  • Author: Tina Pippin,George Aichele
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415156684
  • Category: History
  • Page: 157
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This controversial book explores the presence of the fantastic in Biblical and related texts, and the influence of Biblical traditions on contemporary fantasy writing, cinema, music and art. The contributors apply a variety of critical concepts and methods from the field of fantasy studies, including the theories of Tolkien, Todorov, Rosemary Jackson and Jack Zipes, to Biblical texts and challenge theological suppositions regarding the texts which take refuge in science or historiography. Violence, Utopia and the Kingdom of God presents a provocative and arresting new analysis of Biblical texts which draws on the most recent critical approaches to provide a unique study of the Biblical narrative.

Contributions of Space Geodesy to Geodynamics

Contributions of Space Geodesy to Geodynamics

Earth Dynamics

  • Author: David E. Smith,Donald L. Turcotte
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union
  • ISBN: 0875905242
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 219
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geodynamics Series, Volume 24. There are times in the history of a science when the evolving technology has been combined with a singleness of purpose to make possible the next great step. For space geodesy the decade of the 1980s was one of those times. Initiated in the early 1980s, the NASA Crustal Dynamics Project (CDP), a global venture of unprecedented proportions, exploited new technologies to confirm and refine tectonic theories and to advance geodynamics. The highlights of the efforts of scientists and engineers from some 30 countries are contained in the 54 papers collected in three volumes which are dedicated to the memory of Edward A. (Ted) Flinn, the former Chief Scientist of the NASA Geodynamics Program.

Utopia and the Village in South Asian Literatures

Utopia and the Village in South Asian Literatures

  • Author: A. Mohan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137031891
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 234
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Shifting the postcolonial focus away from the city and towards the village, this book examines the rural as a trope in twentieth-century South Asian literatures to propose a new literary history based on notions of utopia, dystopia, and heterotopia and how these ideas have circulated in the literary and the cultural imaginaries of the subcontinent.

Gringolandia

Gringolandia

Mexican Identity and Perceptions of the United States

  • Author: Stephen D. Morris
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842051477
  • Category: History
  • Page: 311
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Mexico's views of the United States have been characterized as stridently anti-American, but recent policy changes in Mexico mark a fundamental transformation in the relationship. This thoughtful and original work answers questions about the impact of these policy shifts on Mexican nationalism and perceptions of the United States. As the only developing country to have entered into a free trade agreement (NAFTA) with a developed country, Mexico offers a unique and invaluable case study of the impact of globalization on a nation and its national identity. Exploring Mexico's experience also allows us to consider how other countries perceive the United States, especially in the post-9/11 climate. Analyzing the diversity of Mexican views of the United States, Gringolandia contributes a rich and nuanced dimension to our understanding of contemporary Mexico and Mexicans' feelings about the vital cross-border relationship.

Android

Android

Earth Book One of the Android Saga

  • Author: Paul J. Ward
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
  • ISBN: 1618971247
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 446
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Humans and androids are learning to co-exist as equals, but there are many opposers who seek to subvert their own creations and rule with absolute power ...Humans, with their android creations loyally at their side, have colonised the Moon and Mars. The Earth and Colonies Defence Service (ECDS) keeps the colonies and space lanes safe. On Earth, the Android Protectorate League, led by the enigmatic android leader Traviod Selius, campaign for android rights legislation. However, they are strongly opposed by the Anti-Android Faction (AAF). Following the approval of the Human and Android Cohabitation Act, ECDS Chief of Operations Nakaar Bacvor and co-conspirators form the military wing of the AAF. The AAF attack the Moon and Mars colonies, but are repulsed by ECDS forces. On Earth, with the AAF seemingly defeated, humans and androids unite to create the city of Utopia. Threats from a reformed, more powerful AAF emerges and the crew of the ECDS flagship Harmonia must formulate a defence. The mysterious Evolved Androids appear on Earth with a sytoid child called Eirini, who has strange powers. Utopian Enforcement officer Rul Calibra becomes her unlikely guardian and protector.Humankind's destiny hangs in the balance in the first series installment ANDROID: Earth - Book One of the ANDROID Saga. Paul J. Ward was born in 1969 in Lincolnshire, England, on the day of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. He has been fascinated by space exploration and technological developments his whole life. This is his first novel. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/PaulJWar