Nemesis Games

Nemesis Games
Author: James S. A. Corey
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN: 0356504247
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nemesis Games Book Excerpt:

NOW A PRIME ORIGINAL TV SERIES Nemesis Games is the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling and Hugo-award winning Expanse series. A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land-rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle. Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price. And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left. 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)

Nemesis Games

Nemesis Games
Author: James S.A. Corey
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN: 9780316217583
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nemesis Games Book Excerpt:

The fifth novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series--now being produced for television by the Syfy Channel! A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle. Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price. And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left. The Expanse (soon to be a major Syfy Channel television series)Leviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis Games The Expanse Short Fiction The Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe Churn

The Expanse and Philosophy

The Expanse and Philosophy
Author: Jeffery L Nicholas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 1119755603
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.

Between Literature and Science

Between Literature and Science
Author: Peter Swirski
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2000-09-11
ISBN: 0773568379
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Literature and Science Book Excerpt:

Through close analysis of Eureka and The Purloined Letter, Swirski evaluates Poe's epistemological theses in the light of contemporary philosophy of science and presents literary interpretation as a cooperative game played by the author and reader, thereby illuminating how we read fiction. The analysis of Poe's little-studied Eureka provides the basis for his discussion of Lem's critique of scientific reductionism and futurological forecasts. Drawing on his own interviews with Lem as well as analysis of his works, Swirski considers the author's scenarios involving computers capable of creative acts and discusses their socio-cultural implications. His analysis leads to bold arguments about the nature of literature and its relation to a broad range of other disciplines.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author: Library of Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library of Congress Subject Headings Book Excerpt:

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library of Congress Subject Headings Book Excerpt:

Strategy Game Programming with DirectX 9 0

Strategy Game Programming with DirectX 9 0
Author: Todd Barron
Publsiher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1556229224
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategy Game Programming with DirectX 9 0 Book Excerpt:

This book gives hobbyists and professional programmers the knowledge necessary to create a real time strategy game of their own.

Naming Your Little Geek

Naming Your Little Geek
Author: Scott Rubin
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 164170344X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naming Your Little Geek Book Excerpt:

The ultimate book of baby names for comic book nerds, sci-fi fans and more—with the meanings and stories behind more than 1,000 names! Having trouble finding a baby name that celebrates your favorite fandom? Whether you want your child’s name to stand out in a crowd or fit in on the playground, Naming Your Little Geek is here to save the day! This ultimate guidebook is complete with every name a geek could want to give their baby—from Anakin and Frodo to Indiana and Clark; and from Gwen and Wanda to Buffy and Xena—plus their meanings, and a list of all the legends who have borne them. Naming Your Little Geek covers everything from comic book superheroes to role-playing game icons, Starfleet officers to sword and sorcery legends with characters who have appeared on film and TV, in novels and comic books, on the tabletop, and beyond. With nearly 1,100 names referencing more than 4,400 characters from over 1,800 unique sources, it's the perfect resource for parents naming a child or anyone looking for a super cool and meaningful new name.

Science Fiction and the Dismal Science

Science Fiction and the Dismal Science
Author: Gary Westfahl,,Gregory Benford
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2019-11-18
ISBN: 1476677387
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction and the Dismal Science Book Excerpt:

Despite the growing importance of economics in our lives, literary scholars have long been reluctant to consider economic issues as they examine key texts. This volume seeks to fill one of these conspicuous gaps in the critical literature by focusing on various connections between science fiction and economics, with some attention to related fields such as politics and government. Its seventeen contributors include five award-winning scholars, five science fiction writers, and a widely published economist. Three topics are covered: what noted science fiction writers like Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, and Kim Stanley Robinson have had to say about our economic and political future; how the competitive and ever-changing publishing marketplace has affected the growth and development of science fiction from the nineteenth century to today; and how the scholars who examine science fiction have themselves been influenced by the economics of academia. Although the essays focus primarily on American science fiction, the traditions of Russian and Chinese science fiction are also examined. A comprehensive bibliography of works related to science fiction and economics will assist other readers and critics who are interested in this subject.

Starship Therapise

Starship Therapise
Author: Larisa A. Garski, LMFT,Justine Mastin, LMFT
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 1623175658
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starship Therapise Book Excerpt:

Harnessing the power of fandom--from Game of Thrones to The Legend of Zelda--to conquer anxiety, heal from depression, and reclaim balance in mental and emotional health. Modern mythologies are everywhere--from the Avengers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the dragons of Game of Thrones. Where once geek culture was niche and hidden, fandom characters and stories have blasted their way into our cineplexes, bookstores, and streaming systems. They help us make sense of our daily lives--and they can also help us heal. Mental health therapists and Starship Therapise podcast hosts Larisa A. Garski and Justine Mastin offer a self-help guide to the mental health galaxy for those who have been left out in more traditional therapy spaces: geeks, nerds, gamers, cosplayers, introverts, and all of their friends. Starship Therapise explores the ways in which narratives and play inform the shape of our lives, inviting readers to embrace radical self-care with lessons from Westworld's Maeve and Dolores, explore anxiety with Miyazaki, and understand narrative therapy with Arya Stark. Spanning fandom from Star Wars to Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda to Steven Universe, and everywhere in between, Starship Therapise is an invitation to explore mental health and emotional wellness without conforming to mainstream social constructions. Insights from comics like Uncanny X-Men, Black Panther, Akira, Bitch Planet, The Wicked + Divine, and Batman offer avenues to growth and self-discovery alongside explorations of the triumphs and trials of heroes, heroines, and beloved characters from Star Wars, Wuthering Heights, The Lord of the Rings, The Broken Earth trilogy, Mass Effect, Fortnite, Minecraft, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Star Trek. Each chapter closes with a hands-on mindfulness, meditation, or yoga exercise to inspire reflection, growth, and the mind-body-fandom connection.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirty Third Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Thirty Third Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN: 1466892668
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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-Third 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. With an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation of short stories has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

Quality Telefantasy

Quality Telefantasy
Author: Andrew Lynch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2022-03-29
ISBN: 1000554635
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality Telefantasy Book Excerpt:

This book explores the relatively new genre of ‘Quality Telefantasy’ and how it has broadened TV taste cultures by legitimating and mainstreaming fantastical content. It also shows how the rising popularity of this genre marks a distinct and significant development in what kinds of TV are culturally dominant and critically regarded. By expanding and building on the definition of US Quality TV, this book brings together a number of popular science fiction, fantasy and horror TV series, including Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Westworld, as case studies which demonstrate the emergence of the Quality Telefantasy genre. It looks at the role of technology, including internet recap culture and subscription video on demand distribution, in Quality Telefantasy’s swift emergence, and analyses its success internationally by considering series created outside the US like Kingdom (South Korea, Netflix) and Dark (Germany, Netflix). The book argues that Quality Telefantasy series should be considered a part of the larger Quality TV super-genre, and that the impact they are having on the global TV landscape warrants further investigation as it continues to evolve. This is a valuable text for students and scholars studying or undertaking research in the areas of television studies, new media and pop-cultural studies.

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 29

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 29
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN: 1472137698
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 29 Book Excerpt:

For well over a quarter of a century, Gardner Dozois has been defining the field with his annual selection of the very best of recently published science fiction. Every year he showcases truly exceptional contemporary writing, both by undisputed masters of the genre and outstanding up-and-coming writers. Comprising thirty-three fantastic stories by authors of the calibre of Paolo Bacigalupi, James S. A. Corey, Ann Leckie, Paul McAuley and Ian McDonald, and including, as ever, Dozois' illuminating summation of the year in science fiction and his extensive recommended reading guide, this year's collection is better than ever. Voted Year's Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine an unparalleled eighteen times, Dozois's annual selection has become the definitive must-read anthology for both devoted sci-fi fans and newcomers to SF.

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.

After She Wrote Him

After She Wrote Him
Author: Sulari Gentill
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 1728209161
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After She Wrote Him Book Excerpt:

The captivating thriller Dean Koontz calls "pure delight, a swift yet psychologically complex read." If you get lost in a book, be sure you can find your way back... Madeleine d'Leon doesn't know where Edward came from. He is simply a character in her next book. But as she writes, he becomes all she can think about. His charm, his dark hair, his pen scratching out his latest literary novel... Edward McGinnity can't get Madeleine out of his mind softly smiling, infectiously enthusiastic, and perfectly damaged. She will be the ideal heroine for his next book. But who is the author and who is the creation? And as the lines start to blur, who is affected when a killer finally takes flesh? After She Wrote Him is a wildly inventive twist on the murder mystery that takes readers on a journey filled with passion, obsession, and the emptiness left behind when the real world starts to fall away. (Previously published as Crossing the Lines)

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, James S. A. Corey's Hugo Award-winning Expanse series has redefined modern space opera. Now, available in print for the first time comes the complete collection of short fiction set in the Expanse universe, including both a brand-new novella set after the events of Leviathan Falls and author’s notes on each story. 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 of short fiction 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 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

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 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.