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Miles, Mutants and Microbes

Miles, Mutants and Microbes

  • Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Publisher: Baen
  • ISBN: 9781416556008
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 832
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1. Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most popular writers in science fiction and the Vorkosigan saga is one of the best-selling space opera series of all time. 2. Her books for Baen total nearly one and a half million books in print. 3. Four of her novels have made the New York Times extended best seller list. 4. She has won six Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. Only Robert A. Heinlein has won as many Hugo Awards for Best Novel. 5. Features a new introduction by Bujold. 6. Advertising in Locus 7. Four-color flyer for the Vorkosigan series featuring new covers 8. Contains teaser for The Vorkosigan Companion Two complete novels and a short novel in one large volume: Falling Free—The Nebula Award-winning novel. Leo Graf was just your typical efficient engineer: mind your own business and do the job. But all that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat, where children had been bio-engineered to have four arms (and no legs) to function in zero gravity. Now that they’re no longer needed, a heartless mega corporation is getting rid of them before they eat into the profit margin. Leo Graf adopted 1000 quaddies—now he had to teach them to be free. “Labyrinth”—When Miles Vorkosigan is captured while on a secret mission to a lawless world, his only hope of escape is an unlikely pair of allies: a quaddie and a teenage werewolf. Diplomatic Immunity— Miles Vorkosigan and his wife were heading home for the births of their first children, but a major diplomatic disaster is looming at Graf Station, colonized by the descendants of the original quaddies, and duty calls. Unfortunately, diplomatic immunity doesn’t carry over to immunity from a very nasty biological weapon. The downside of being a troubleshooter comes when trouble starts shooting back. . . .

Of Sex and Faerie: further essays on Genre Fiction

Of Sex and Faerie: further essays on Genre Fiction

  • Author: John Lennard
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1847601731
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 393
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Taking up where Of Modern Dragons (2007) left off, these essays continue Lennard's investigation of the praxis of serial reading and the best genre fi ction of recent decades, including work by Bill James, Walter Mosley, Lois Mcmaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin. There are groundbreaking studies of contemporary paranormal romance, and of Hornblower's transition to space, while the fi nal essay deals with the phenomenon and explosive growth of fanfi ction, and with the increasingly empowered status of the reader in a digital world. There is an extensive bibliography of genre and critical work, with eight illustrations.

Shakespearean Echoes

Shakespearean Echoes

  • Author: Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137380020
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 218
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Shakespearean Echoes assembles a global cast of established and emerging scholars to explore new connections between Shakespeare and contemporary culture, reflecting the complexities and conflicts of Shakespeare's current international afterlife.

The Vorkosigan Companion

The Vorkosigan Companion

  • Author: Lillian Stewart Carl
  • Publisher: Baen
  • ISBN: 9781416556039
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 480
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1. Lois McMaster Bujold, author of the Vorkosigan series, is a New York Times best-selling author. 2. The Vorkosigan saga is one of the best-selling space opera series of all time, as well as one of the most award-winning, with a Nebula Award and four Hugo Awards to its credit. 3. The hero of the series, Miles Vorkosigan, is one of the most popular and beloved characters in science fiction. 4. Advertising in Locus, more 5. Wide distribution of ARCs 6. Four-color flyer for the entire Vorkosigan series, featuring NEW COVERS 7. Discount on Bujold's backlist titles 8. Teaser excerpt in mass market if Miles, Mutants and Microbes 9. Co-op available Lois McMaster Bujold’s best-selling Vorkosigan series is a publishing phenomenon, winning record-breaking sales, critical praise, four Hugo Awards and a Nebula award. And the thousands of devotees of the series now have a book that will be a goldmine of information, background details, and little-known facts about the Vorkosigan saga. Included are an all-new interview with Bujold as well as essays by her on crafting the Vorkosigan universe, articles on the biology, technology and sociology of the planet Barrayar, appreciations of the individual novels by experts, maps, a complete timeline of the series, and more. Readers can’t get enough of the Vorkosigan series and they’ll jump at the chance to read this story behind the stories. Baen has a new novel in the Vorkosigan series under contract.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors

100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors

Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

  • Author: Maura Heaphy
  • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 565
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This biographical guide introduces readers to the writers behind the most popular, influential, and provocative work in the field of science fiction.

Science Fiction Authors

Science Fiction Authors

A Research Guide

  • Author: Maura Heaphy
  • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 318
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Start here, when doing author research on the science fiction genre--you'll find directions on how to research the genre, lists of standard print and online resources, and a wealth of quality websites and blogs for 100 popular authors.

Monsters, Mutants & Missing Links

Monsters, Mutants & Missing Links

The Real Science Behind the X-Files

  • Author: Anne Simon
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448116945
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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Anne Simon is a world-renowned biologist and expert on plant viruses. She has also been scientific advisor to the X-Files since the series began. In this fascinating book she explores the extraordinary realities that lie behind the strange discoveries made in each episode by agents Mulder and Scully, weird and threatening life forms, mutations and alien creatures. Despite the achievements of modern science and technology, she points out, it is estimated that less than 1 per cent of our fellow living creatures have yet been identified. Unknown plants, animals and microbes still inhabit our planet, and new and astonishing discoveries are made every year - like the giant interconnected fungus Amilaria Ostoyae, which spans an area of 2. 5 miles and is thus the largest organism on earth, found recently in the state of Washington. Dr Simon goes on to discuss such hot scientific topics as cloning, genetic engineering, hybrid organisms and genetics, cancer and ageing, cyrogenics, killer viruses and much else - and throughout she refers constantly to the X-Files episodes relevant to her subject, and gives the inside story of how the story-line was developed.