Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes
Author: James S. A. Corey
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-06-02
ISBN: 0748122966
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leviathan Wakes Book Excerpt:

NOW A PRIME ORIGINAL SERIES Leviathan Wakes is the first book in the New York Times bestselling and Hugo-award winning Expanse series - over 4 million copies sold worldwide. 'Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be' George R. R. Martin Humanity has colonised the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is an officer on an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew discover a derelict ship called the Scopuli, they suddenly find themselves in possession of a deadly secret. A secret that someone is willing to kill for, and on an unimaginable scale. War is coming to the system, unless Jim can find out who abandoned the ship and why. Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money - and money talks. When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and Holden, they both realise this girl may hold the key to everything. Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries and secret corporations, and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe. The Expanse is the biggest science fiction series of the last decade and is now a major TV series. Praise for the Expanse: 'The science fictional equivalent of A Song of Ice and Fire' NPR Books 'As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form' io9.com 'Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights' wired.com 'High adventure equalling the best space opera has to offer, cutting-edge technology and a group of unforgettable characters . . . Perhaps one of the best tales the genre has yet to produce' Library Journal 'This is the future the way it's supposed to be' Wall Street Journal 'Tense and thrilling' SciFiNow The Expanse series: Leviathan Wakes Caliban's War Abaddon's Gate Cibola Burn Nemesis Games Babylon's Ashes Persepolis Rising Tiamat's Wrath Leviathan Falls (coming 2021)

Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes
Author: James S. A. Corey
Publsiher: Orbit Books
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2021-09
ISBN: 9780316333429
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leviathan Wakes Book Excerpt:

From a New York Times bestselling and Hugo award-winning author comes a modern masterwork of science fiction, introducing a captain, his crew, and a detective as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl. Humanity has colonized the solar system--Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond--but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for--and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why. Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything. Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations--and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe. "Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written." --George R. R. Martin The Expanse Leviathan Wakes Caliban's War Abaddon's Gate Cibola Burn Nemesis Games Babylon's Ashes Persepolis Rising Tiamat's Wrath Leviathan Falls The Expanse Short Fiction The Butcher of Anderson Station Gods of Risk The Churn The Vital Abyss Strange Dogs Auberon

Kinship and Collective Action

Kinship and Collective Action
Author: Gero Bauer,Anya Heise-von der Lippe,Nicole Hirschfelder,Katharina Luther
Publsiher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN: 3823302299
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kinship and Collective Action Book Excerpt:

"Make kin, not babies!", Donna Haraway demands in an attempt to offer new and creative ways of thinking what kinship might mean in an age of ecological devastation. At the same time, the emergence of a seemingly new culture of public protest and political opinion have provoked scholars such as Judith Butler to address the contexts and dynamics of public collective action. This volume explores the dynamic relationship between structures of kinship and the (material) conditions under which collective action emerges from a literary and cultural studies perspective. How are kinship and collective action negotiated in literature, the arts, or in specific historical moments, and how does this affect the role of representation? How have conceptualizations of both concepts developed over time, and what can we infer from this for questions of kinship and collective action today?

The Expanse and Philosophy

The Expanse and Philosophy
Author: Jeffery L. Nicholas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN: 111975562X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Expanse and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Enter The Expanse to explore questions of the meaning of human life, the concept of justice, and the nature of humanity, featuring a foreword from author James S.A. Corey The Expanse and Philosophy investigates the philosophical universe of the critically acclaimed television show and Hugo Award-winning series of novels. Original essays by a diverse international panel of experts illuminate how essential philosophical concepts relate to the meticulously crafted world of The Expanse, engaging with topics such as transhumanism, belief, culture, environmental ethics, identity, colonialism, diaspora, racism, reality, and rhetoric. Conceiving a near-future solar system colonized by humanity, The Expanse provokes a multitude of moral, ethical, and philosophical queries: Are Martians, Outer Planets inhabitants, and Earthers different races? Is Marco Inaros a terrorist? Can people who look and sound different, like Earthers and Belters, ever peacefully co-exist? Should science be subject to moral rules? Who is sovereign in space? What is the relationship between human progress and aggression? The Expanse and Philosophy helps you answer these questions—and many more. Covers the first six novels in The Expanse series and five seasons of the television adaptation Addresses the philosophical issues that emerge from socio-economics and geopolitics of Earth, Mars, and the Outer Planets Alliance Offers fresh perspectives on the themes, characters, and storylines of The Expanse Explores the connections between The Expanse and thinkers such as Aristotle, Kant, Locke, Hannah Arendt, Wittgenstein, Descartes, and Nietzsche Part of the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, The Expanse and Philosophy is a must-have companion for avid readers of James S.A. Corey’s novels and devotees of the television series alike.

Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes
Author: James S.A. Corey
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 9780316390682
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leviathan Wakes Book Excerpt:

This book is the basis for the first season of The Expanse, a Syfy Original series coming December 14th 2015! Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic series the Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction where humanity has colonized the solar system. Two hundred years after migrating into space, mankind is in turmoil. When a reluctant ship's captain and washed-up detective find themselves involved in the case of a missing girl, what they discover brings our solar system to the brink of civil war, and exposes the greatest conspiracy in human history. The ExpanseLeviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis Games The Expanse Short FictionThe Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnDrive

Leviathan Falls

Leviathan Falls
Author: James S. A. Corey
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 0356510379
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leviathan Falls Book Excerpt:

The biggest SF series of the decade comes to an incredible conclusion in the ninth and final novel in James S. A. Corey's Hugo Award-winning Expanse series. NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES FROM AMAZON PRIME HUGO AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SERIES 'Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written' George R. R. Martin The Laconian Empire has fallen, setting the thirteen hundred solar systems free from the rule of Winston Duarte. But the ancient enemy that killed the gate builders is awake, and the war against our universe has begun again. In the dead system of Adro, Elvi Okoye leads a desperate scientific mission to understand what the gate builders were and what destroyed them, even if it means compromising herself and the half-alien children who bear the weight of her investigation. Through the wide-flung systems of humanity, Colonel Aliana Tanaka hunts for Duarte's missing daughter. . . and the shattered emperor himself. And on the Rocinante, James Holden and his crew struggle to build a future for humanity out of the shards and ruins of all that has come before. As nearly unimaginable forces prepare to annihilate all human life, Holden and a group of unlikely allies discover a last, desperate chance to unite all of humanity, with the promise of a vast galactic civilization free from wars, factions, lies, and secrets if they win. But the price of victory may be worse than the cost of defeat. 'A thrill ride of a tale . . . This is a deeply satisfying and fitting conclusion to one of the best space opera series in many years' Booklist (starred review) The Expanse series: Leviathan Wakes Caliban's War Abaddon's Gate Cibola Burn Nemesis Games Babylon's Ashes Persepolis Rising Tiamat's Wrath Leviathan Falls Praise for the Expanse: 'The science fictional equivalent of A Song of Ice and Fire' NPR Books 'As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form' io9.com 'Great characters, excellent dialogue, memorable fights' wired.com 'High adventure equalling the best space opera has to offer, cutting-edge technology and a group of unforgettable characters . . . Perhaps one of the best tales the genre has yet to produce' Library Journal 'This is the future the way it's supposed to be' Wall Street Journal 'Tense and thrilling' SciFiNow

El Despertar de Leviatan Leviathan Wakes

El Despertar de Leviatan   Leviathan Wakes
Author: James Corey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 601
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN: 9788466660150
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

El Despertar de Leviatan Leviathan Wakes Book Excerpt:

Holden and Miller must try to bring together Earth's government, the outer planets' rebels and the secret business interests with everything working against them. But in the Belt there are other rules, and a small ship can change the destiny of the universe.

The Limitations of the Law of Armed Conflicts New Means and Methods of Warfare

The Limitations of the Law of Armed Conflicts  New Means and Methods of Warfare
Author: Pablo Antonio Fernández-Sánchez
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2022-05-09
ISBN: 9004468862
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Limitations of the Law of Armed Conflicts New Means and Methods of Warfare Book Excerpt:

The new means and methods of warfare challenge the law of armed conflict. For this reason, a deep legal and operational study was required to detect the existing gaps and deregulation.

Genreflecting

Genreflecting
Author: Cynthia Orr
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN: 1610694619
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genreflecting Book Excerpt:

The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

Critical Mass

Critical Mass
Author: Philip Ball
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2014-07-31
ISBN: 1448185416
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Mass Book Excerpt:

Is there a 'physics of society'? Philip Ball's investigation into human nature ranges from Hobbes and Adam Smith to modern work on traffic flow and market trading, across economics, sociology and psychology. Ball shows how much of human behaviour we can understand when we cease trying to predict and analyse the behaviour of individuals and look to the impact of hundreds, thousands or millions of individual human decisions, in circumstances in which human beings both co-operate and conflict, when their aggregate behaviour is constructive and when it is destructive. By perhaps Britain's leading young science writer, this is a deeply thought-provoking book, causing us to examine our own behaviour, whether in buying the new Harry Potter book, voting for a particular party or responding to the lures of advertisers.

Collateral

Collateral
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN: 145162638X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collateral Book Excerpt:

Ashley is torn between her love for sensitive yet dedicated Marine Cole and her resentment of the war that is tearing their lives apart. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.

Minecraft The Shipwreck

Minecraft  The Shipwreck
Author: C.B. Lee
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-11-05
ISBN: 1473544424
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The Shipwreck Book Excerpt:

Unravel the mysteries of an extraordinary underwater world in this official Minecraft novel! When three kids discover a mystery in an abandoned Minecraft server, they must race against the clock to uncover its secrets. Jake Thomas is always the new kid. His family moves so much for his dad's work that it's easier to keep his head down and not get attached to anyone. He'll be gone in a few months anyway. But when they end up in Los Angeles, Dad promises this will be the last time they move. The Pacific Crest Apartments are home now . . . which means it's time for Jake to finally make friends. Jake isn't sure he should count the two kids he meets at the apartment's community center as friends, though. Tank Vuong is a large and intimidating boy who hangs with a tough crowd, and Emily Quesada is a fashionista who's quick with a sarcastic remark. But when he discovers an old computer lab in a forgotten corner of the community center, with a strange Minecraft server containing cryptic riddles, he realizes he's going to need help cracking the code-because at the end of the summer, the community center will be demolished, and all hope of solving the mystery will go with it. Following the hints left by an enigmatic figure known as The Wizard, the trio journeys into the dangerous depths of the ocean, where uncanny creatures lurk and untold treasure awaits. . . .

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirty Fifth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Thirty Fifth Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN: 1250164648
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirty Fifth Annual Collection Book Excerpt:

The multiple Locus Award-winning annual collection of the year's best science fiction stories. In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self-evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection, the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field. Featuring short stories from acclaimed authors such as Indrapramit Das, Nancy Kress, Alastair Reynolds, Eleanor Arnason, James S.A. Corey & Lavie Tidhar, an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition

Genreflecting  A Guide to Popular Reading Interests  8th Edition
Author: Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN: 1440858489
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition Book Excerpt:

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

The Very Best of the Best

The Very Best of the Best
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN: 1250296218
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Very Best of the Best Book Excerpt:

For the first time in a decade, a compilation of the very best in science fiction, from a world authority on the genre. For decades, the Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction anthology of its kind. Now, after thirty-five annual collections comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies. In The Very Best of the Best, legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the finest short stories for this landmark collection, including short fiction from authors such as Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Stephen Baxter, Pat Cadigan, and many many more.

Memory s Legion

Memory s Legion
Author: James S. A. Corey
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN: 0316669148
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory s Legion Book Excerpt:

From Leviathan Wakes to Leviathan Falls, the nine novels in James S. A. Corey's Hugo Award-winning Expanse series have redefined modern space opera. Now, available as a collection for the first time and including a brand-new novella set after the events of Leviathan Falls and author's notes on each story, comes the complete collection of stories and novellas set in the Expanse universe. On Mars, a scientist experiments with a new engine that will one day become the drive that fuels humanity's journey into the stars. On an asteroid station, a group of prisoners are oblivious to the catastrophe that awaits them. On a future Earth beset by overpopulation, pollution, and poverty, a crime boss desperately seeks to find a way off planet. On an alien world, a human family struggles to establish a colony and make a new home. All these stories and more are featured in this unmissable collection set in the hardscrabble world of The Expanse. Contents: The Expanse Short Fiction Drive The Butcher of Anderson Station The Churn Gods of Risk The Vital Abyss Strange Dogs Auberon Memory's Legion The Sins of our Fathers --- For more from James S. A. Corey, check out: The Expanse Leviathan Wakes Caliban's War Abaddon's Gate Cibola Burn Nemesis Games Babylon's Ashes Persepolis Rising Tiamat's Wrath Leviathan Falls

The Book of Swords

The Book of Swords
Author: George R. R. Martin,Robin Hobb,Scott Lynch,Garth Nix
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 0399593772
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Swords Book Excerpt:

New epic fantasy in the grand tradition—including a never-before-published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin! Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction—and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure. Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters—many of them set in their authors’ best-loved worlds. Join today’s finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel. FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES: “The Best Man Wins” by K. J. Parker “Her Father’s Sword” by Robin Hobb “The Hidden Girl” by Ken Liu “The Sword of Destiny” by Matthew Hughes “‘I Am a Handsome Man,’ Said Apollo Crow” by Kate Elliott “The Triumph of Virtue” by Walter Jon Williams “The Mocking Tower” by Daniel Abraham “Hrunting” by C. J. Cherryh “A Long, Cold Trail” by Garth Nix “When I Was a Highwayman” by Ellen Kushner “The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by Scott Lynch “The Colgrid Conundrum” by Rich Larson “The King’s Evil” by Elizabeth Bear “Waterfalling” by Lavie Tidhar “The Sword Tyraste” by Cecelia Holland “The Sons of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin And an introduction by Gardner Dozois “When fine writer and expert editor [Gardner] Dozois beckons, authors deliver—and this surely will be one of the year’s essential anthologies.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Year s Best Science Fiction Fourth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Fourth Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 678
Release: 1987-04-15
ISBN: 1466829923
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year s Best Science Fiction Fourth Annual Collection Book Excerpt:

This latest volume of The Year's Best Science Fiction carries on the proud tradition, with stories by Lucius Shepard, Orson Scott Card, Damon Knight, Pat Cadigan, Robert Silverberg, Somtown Sucharitkul, Tanith Lee, Scott Baker, Michael Swanwick, John Kessel, Richard Kearns, Greg Bear, Bruce Sterling, Jack Dann, Tim Powers, James Patrick Kelly, Connie Willis, Harry Turtledove, Howard Waldrop, Walter Jon Williams, Neal Barret, Jr., Lewis Shiner, Judith Moffett, Kim Stanley Robinson, Tom Maddox, Karen Joy Fowler, William Gibson. More than any other anthology, this volume truly is the best science fiction of the year--the single book no SF fan can be without.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Seventh Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Seventh Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 598
Release: 1990-05-15
ISBN: 146682946X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year s Best Science Fiction Seventh Annual Collection Book Excerpt:

Reaching from the sky to the edge of the world, science fiction is the literature of the imagination, and this year's collection gathers into one volume the most imaginative, exciting, and intelligent fiction of 1989. This year's collection features works by many of science fiction's greatest writers--both veterans and newcomers--including: Neal Barret, Jr., Gregory Benford, Alan Brennert, John Crowley, Avram Davidson, Alexander Jablokov, Janet Kagan, William King, Kathe Koja, Nancy Kress, Megan Lindholm, Judith Moffett, Steven Popkes, Mike Resnick, Robert Sampson, Charles Sheffield, Lucius Shepard, Robert Silverberg, S.P. Somtow, Brian Stableford, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, John Varley, Connie Willis.

Crossover Readers Advisory Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction

Crossover Readers  Advisory  Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction
Author: Jessica E. Moyer
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN: 144083847X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossover Readers Advisory Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction Book Excerpt:

Help maximize your existing collection with this browsable volume containing titles that serve double-duty with their appeal to both teens and adults and cover genres spanning crime novels, romance, horror, science fiction, and more. • Features annotations that focus on reader appeal factors • Provides lists of titles as well as tips for using them with readers • Considers the appeal of various genres to adults and young adults • Acknowledges format availability, including various digital formats