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The Cicada Prophecy

The Cicada Prophecy Author J. R. McLeay
ISBN-10 9781503042636
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 400
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MANKIND'S GREATEST DREAM: THE CONQUEST OF DEATH IS FINALLY REALIZED... BUT IT COMES WITH A CATCH. In the near future, medical science discovers the secret to achieving immortality and eternal youth. But in order to preserve everyone's youthful vitality they must undergo an operation before passing into adulthood that locks their body in the form of a pre-adolescent eleven year old. Under the auspices of the United Nations Global Longevity Initiative led by brilliant neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Ross, the program promises a peaceful utopian society where emotionally and intellectually mature juveniles rule the world. But not everyone is happy with the new arrangement. A small but passionate group of rebels from the Garden of Eden church, led by the mercurial Calvin James, plots to overthrow the new regime and return the world to its natural order. Starting with a shocking revelation at the end of the first chapter, the idyllic setting is quickly overturned through a series of sinister schemes and escalating medical complications, where suddenly the world finds itself on the brink of imminent extinction. Building to an exciting climax, Dr. Ross and his endocrinologist girlfriend must save the one remaining adult female queen, whose mature eggs represent the final link to the continuity of the human race. Search words: future, utopia, dystopia, genetic engineering, eugenics, longevity, immortal, immortals, medical thriller, medical, thriller, science fiction, sci-fi, michael crichton, aldous huxley, michael heinlein



Schismatrix

Schismatrix Author Bruce Sterling
ISBN-10 0441754007
Release 1986
Pages 288
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Shaper-trained Abelard Lindsay, a failed and exiled revolutionary against Mech domination, becomes a pawn in the interstellar intrigue of a human and alien power struggle for control of humanity's future.



Biopunk Dystopias

Biopunk Dystopias Author Lars Schmeink
ISBN-10 9781781383322
Release 2017-01-01
Pages 288
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Biopunk Dystopias contends that we find ourselves at a historical nexus, defined by the rise of biology as the driving force of scientific progress, a strongly grown mainstream attention given to genetic engineering in the wake of the Human Genome Project (1990-2003), the changing sociological view of a liquid modern society, and shifting discourses on the posthuman, including a critical posthumanism that decenters the privileged subject of humanism. The book argues that this historical nexus produces a specific cultural formation in the form of "biopunk", a subgenre evolved from the cyberpunk of the 1980s. The analysis deals with dystopian science fiction artifacts of different media from the year 2000 onwards that project a posthuman intervention into contemporary socio-political discourse based in liquid modernity in the cultural formation of biopunk. Biopunk makes use of current posthumanist conceptions in order to criticize contemporary reality as already dystopian, warning that a future will only get worse, and that society needs to reverse its path, or else destroy all life on this planet. As Rosi Braidotti argues, "there is a posthuman agreement that contemporary science and biotechnologies affect the very fibre and structure of the living and have altered dramatically our understanding of what counts as the basic frame of reference for the human today". The proposed book analyzes this alteration as directors, creators, authors, and artists from the field of science fiction extrapolate it from current trends.



The Rough Guide to Comedy Movies

The Rough Guide to Comedy Movies Author Bob McCabe
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105122156131
Release 2005
Pages 303
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This guide explores cinema's fascination with space exploration, time travel, and fantastical worlds and tells the stories behind the movies that have been expanding our universe since film began.



The Middle Included

The Middle Included Author Ömer Aygün
ISBN-10 9780810134027
Release 2016-12-15
Pages 288
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The Middle Included is the first comprehensive account of the Ancient Greek word logos in Aristotelian philosophy. Logos means many things in the Aristotelian corpus: essential formula, proportion, reason, and language. Surveying these meanings in Aristotle’s logic, physics, and ethics, Ömer Aygün persuasively demonstrates that these divers meanings of logos all refer to a basic sense of “gathering” or “inclusiveness.” In this sense, logos functions as a counterpart to a formal version of the principles of non-contradiction and of the excluded middle in his corpus. Aygün thus shifts Aristotle’s traditional image from that of the father of formal logic, classificatory thinking, and exclusion to a more nuanced image of him as a thinker of inclusion. The Middle Included also explores human language in Aristotelian philosophy. After an account of acoustic phenomena and animal communication, Aygün argues that human language for Aristotle is the ability to understand and relay both first-hand experiences and non-first-hand experiences. This definition is key to understanding many core human experiences such as science, history, news media, education, sophistry, and indeed philosophy itself. Logos is thus never associated with any other animal nor with anything divine—it remains strictly and rigorously secular, humane, and yet full of the wonder.



Deserted Cities of the Heart

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Archaeologies of the Future

Archaeologies of the Future Author Fredric Jameson
ISBN-10 1844670333
Release 2005
Pages 431
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In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful? Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson's most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, investigates the development of this form since Thomas More, and interrogates the functions of utopian thinking in a post-Communist age. The relationship between utopia and science fiction is explored through the representations of othernessalien life and alien worldsand a study of the works of Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Kim Stanley Robinson and more. Jameson's essential essays, including "The Desire Called Utopia," conclude with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value today.Archaeologies of the Future is the third volume, after Postmodernism and A Singular Modernity, of Jameson's project on the Poetics of Social Forms.



Genesis

Genesis Author Frederick Turner
ISBN-10 9780983300229
Release 2012-01
Pages 366
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Originally published in 1988, Genesis was the first major work of fiction that addressed the idea of terraforming Mars. It not only suggested the idea, but provided a feasible solution for doing so. During its initial publication, Genesis was on the list of recommended reading at NASA, and has since gone on to enjoy cult status. Its acknowledged list of admirers includes such literary luminaries as Brian Aldiss, Amy Clampitt, Arthur C. Clarke, Thomas M. Disch, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Pulitzer Prize winning poet, James Merrill. It is with great pride that Ilium Press brings this influential and prescient work back into print.



Cyberstorm

Cyberstorm Author Matthew Mather
ISBN-10 9781443432276
Release 2013-10-29
Pages 416
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In this prescient thriller about an all-too-possible scenario, a man fights to keep his family alive when a cyberworld meltdown and fierce storms cut New York City off from the world. Mike Mitchell is an average New Yorker living in an apartment in Chelsea, struggling to keep his family together. When the Internet goes down, he suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive. The electricity and power supplies fade in and out, and the explanations offered by the authorities are vague and untrustworthy. A string of increasingly bizarre disasters starts appearing on the world’s news networks, and a monster snowstorm hits New York City before Christmas. Mike and his close friends and family hunker down in their apartment building for safety, organizing and rationing food and water. Outside, the boundaries between lawful and criminal behaviour break down as resources become scarce. With the threat to their safety growing, Mike and his family pin their hopes on fleeing the city for the countryside. But as the world and cyberworld come crashing down, New York is suddenly cut off, turning the city into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems, and where no one can be trusted . . .



The Laptev Virus

The Laptev Virus Author Christy Esmahan
ISBN-10 1507581955
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 246
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"Once thought to be pure academic legend, scientists recently found proof of the existence of viruses thousands of times larger than ordinary viruses. So far all have been innocuous, but what if one was a human pathogen? While drilling for oil in the desolate reaches of the Arctic, an unsuspecting company extracts a permafrost ice core that has been frozen for 30,000 years, accidentally releasing 'megavirus.' Top investigator Sarah Spallanzani and her team must race against the ticking clock of the short Arctic summer to discover a way to protect workers from the virus before competitors drain the basin of its rich resources, and before anyone else succumbs to the deadly fever of the Laptev virus."--Back cover.



Speaking Science Fiction

Speaking Science Fiction Author Andy Sawyer
ISBN-10 0853238448
Release 2000
Pages 248
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This wide-ranging volume explores the various dialogues that flourish between different aspects of science fiction: academics and fans, writers and readers; ideological stances and national styles; different interpretations of the genre; and how language and "voices" are used in constructing SF. Introduced by the acclaimed novelist Brian W. Aldiss, the essays range from studies of writers such as Robert A. Heinlein, who are considered as the "heart" of the genre, to more contemporary writers such as Jack Womack and J. G. Ballard.



The Atlantis World

The Atlantis World Author A. G. Riddle
ISBN-10 1940026083
Release 2014-05-15
Pages 302
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A GLOBAL CATACLYSM BEYOND IMAGINATION...A MYSTERIOUS SIGNAL FROM SPACE...AND ONE LAST HOPE TO SAVE THE HUMAN RACE:THE ATLANTIS WORLD.As the clock ticks down to humanity's extinction, a team of scientists will risk everything to unravel the secrets of the past._________________________________________________________Northern Morocco: Dr. Kate Warner cured a global pandemic, and she thought she could cure herself. She was wrong. And she was wrong about the scope of the Atlantis conspiracy. Humanity faces a new threat, an enemy beyond imagination. With her own time running out and the utter collapse of human civilization looming, a new hope arrives: a coded message from a potential ally.Arecibo Observatory: Mary Caldwell has spent her life waiting, watching the stars, looking for signs of intelligent life beyond our world. When that day comes, Mary is thrust into a struggle older than the human race, with far greater stakes. She must decide who to trust, because there's nowhere to hide.Antarctica: In the wake of the Atlantis Plague, Dorian Sloane finds himself a puppet to Ares' mysterious agenda. When Dorian moves to take control of the situation, Ares unleashes a cataclysm that changes everything. As the catastrophe circles the globe, Ares reveals the true nature of the threat to humanity, and Dorian agrees to one last mission: find and kill David Vale and Kate Warner. There will be no prisoners this time. The orders are seek and destroy, and Dorian has been promised that his own answers and salvation lie on the other side.With Dorian in pursuit, Kate, David, and their team race through the ruins of the Atlantean ship left on Earth, across Atlantean science stations throughout the galaxy, and into the past of a mysterious culture whose secrets could save humanity in its darkest hour. With their own lives on the line and time slipping away, Kate, David and Dorian are put to the ultimate test.



Ethnographica Moralia

Ethnographica Moralia Author George E. Marcus
ISBN-10 9780823228874
Release 2008
Pages 280
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Clifford Geertz, in his 1973 'Inspection of Cultures', brought about an epistemological revolution. This book maps the circuits of cross-fertilisations among disciplines in the humanities and social sciences that have developed from Geertz's 'interpretive turn'.



Vampires

 Vampires Author Jalal Toufic
ISBN-10 UOM:39015028927872
Release 1993-06
Pages 235
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Vampires has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Vampires also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Vampires book for free.



Pandemic

Pandemic Author A. G. Riddle
ISBN-10 1788541294
Release 2018-05
Pages 706
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DAY 01. MANDERA COUNTY, KENYA. A young man arrives at a remote hospital. He's burning with fever and barely conscious. He's also bleeding from his eyes. Fearing an Ebola-like outbreak, the World Health Organisation scrambles a rapid response team headed by leading epidemiologist Dr. Peyton Shaw. But what she finds in Kenya is beyond her worst fears. The world is facing an outbreak quite unlike anything previously documented. In just two weeks' time a disease with a 95 percent fatality rate will infect every corner of the planet. To find a cure, Dr. Shaw must trace the origin of the pathogen. But with each passing hour, her suspicions grow: this outbreak is no natural catastrophe. Pandemic will take you inside the world's response to a deadly epidemic, blending meticulously researched science and history with the pulse-pounding fiction that has made A.G. Riddle an international bestseller.



Ultimate Power

Ultimate Power Author Stephen Frey
ISBN-10 1503954080
Release 2018-02-13
Pages 304
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American financial and political powers collide and conspire in a breakneck thriller from New York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey. Andrew Falcon Jr. is the youngest hedge-fund manager to make partner at a powerful investment bank on Wall Street. His career is soaring, and his financial future is secured. But with fortune comes a high price. Just as Falcon thought life couldn't get better, his niece Claire is kidnapped--yet her abductors have no interest in money. They want information. In exchange for Claire's safe return, Falcon must dig deep into his firm's affairs, uncovering secrets worse than he could ever imagine. He discovers a conspiracy tied to the US government--a rogue faction is manipulating the American people to establish a new order. Now facing impossible odds and a plot that goes all the way up to the nation's leaders, Falcon must find a way to save not only his family but also his country.



Night of the Fireflies

Night of the Fireflies Author Michael Raeburn
ISBN-10 0864866860
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 366
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With a story full of twists and turns, 'Night of the Fireflies' follows in the great tradition of African culture in which real and unreal are merely two sides of the same coin.