Seveneves A Novel by Neal Stephenson Trivia On Books

Seveneves  A Novel by Neal Stephenson  Trivia On Books
Author: Trivion Books
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2016-09-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seveneves A Novel by Neal Stephenson Trivia On Books Book Excerpt:

Trivia-on-Book: Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! In Stephenson's speculative fiction novel, humanity learns that life on Earth as they know it will soon come to an end. They must decide how and who gets to survive. After two years of planning, they finally build a Cloud Ark, which is made of several small rockets, that is capable of sustaining human life while orbiting space. Once there, survivors face confrontations with each other, disease, and doubt, all while carrying humanity's fate in their hands. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Seveneves by Neal Stephenson that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Seveneves free sampler

Seveneves  free sampler
Author: Neal Stephenson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN: 0008148104
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seveneves free sampler Book Excerpt:

The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction President Barack Obama’s summer reading choice

The End of the Anthropocene

The End of the Anthropocene
Author: Michael J. Gormley
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2021-06-28
ISBN: 1498594069
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of the Anthropocene Book Excerpt:

In The End of the Anthropocene, Michael J. Gormley examines late-stage Anthropocene literature and the imagining of the Astropocene. Focusing on science fiction literature, Gormley frames a changing ecoethic for the end of the Anthropocene.

Seveneves

Seveneves
Author: Neal Stephenson
Publsiher: Borough Press
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN: 9780008132545
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seveneves Book Excerpt:

The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction. Recently optioned by Ron Howard and IMAGINE to be made into a major motion picture. THE EARTH WAS A TICKING TIME BOMB. To ensure the survival they had to look beyond its atmosphere. So they became pioneers. Five thousand years later and their progeny form seven distinct races and they must journey to an alien: Earth. A magnificent, visionary work of speculative fiction from a true visionary that will dazzle you with its depth, psychology and awesome imagination.

Stages of Transmutation

Stages of Transmutation
Author: Tom Idema
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-10-31
ISBN: 135184699X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stages of Transmutation Book Excerpt:

Stages of Transmutation: Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism develops the theoretical perspective of environmental posthumanism through analyses of acclaimed science fiction novels by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Jeff VanderMeer, in which the human species suddenly transforms in response to new or changing environments. Narrating dramatic ecological events of human-to-nonhuman encounter, invasion, and transmutation, these novels allow the reader to understand the planet as an unstable stage for evolution and the human body as a home for bacteria and viruses. Idema argues that by drawing tension from biological theories of interaction and emergence (e.g. symbiogenesis, epigenetics), these works unsettle conventional relations among characters, technologies, story-worlds, and emplotment, refiguring the psychosocial work of the novel as always already biophysical. Problematizing a desire to compartmentalize and control life as the property of human subjects, these novels imagine life as an environmentally mediated, staged event that enlists human and nonhuman actors. Idema demonstrates how literary narratives of transmutation render biological lessons of environmental instability and ecological interdependence both meaningful and urgent—a vital task in a time of mass extinction, hyperpollution, and climate change. This volume is an important intervention for scholars of the environmental humanities, posthumanism, literature and science, and science and technology studies.

Robotization of Work

Robotization of Work
Author: Barbara Czarniawska,Bernward Joerges
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-04-24
ISBN: 1839100958
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotization of Work Book Excerpt:

In this timely book, Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges examine the hopes and fears around work and job security inspired by automation, from the original coining of the term ‘robot’ to the present day media fascination. Have these hopes and fears changed or do they remain the same? This discerning book investigates whether these changes in perception correlate to actual changes taking place in the field of robotics.

Fifty Key Figures in Cyberpunk Culture

Fifty Key Figures in Cyberpunk Culture
Author: Anna McFarlane,Graham J. Murphy,Lars Schmeink
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2022-05-13
ISBN: 1000578615
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Key Figures in Cyberpunk Culture Book Excerpt:

A collection of engaging essays on some of the most significant figures in cyberpunk culture, this outstanding guide charts the rich and varied landscape of cyberpunk from the 1970s to present day. The collection features key figures from a variety of disciplines, from novelists, critical and cultural theorists, philosophers, and scholars, to filmmakers, comic book artists, game creators, and television writers. Important and influential names discussed include: J. G. Ballard, Jean Baudrillard, Rosi Braidotti, Charlie Brooker, Pat Cadigan, William Gibson, Donna J. Haraway, Nalo Hopkinson, Janelle Monáe, Annalee Newitz, Katsuhiro Ōtomo, Sadie Plant, Mike Pondsmith, Ridley Scott, Bruce Sterling, and the Wachowskis. The editors also include an afterword of ‘Honorable Mentions’ to highlight additional figures and groups of note that have played a role in shaping cyberpunk. This accessible guide will be of interest to students and scholars of cultural studies, film studies, literature, media studies, as well as anyone with an interest in cyberpunk culture and science fiction.

Cosmos 1999 The Third Year of Space 1999

Cosmos 1999   The Third Year of Space 1999
Author: John K. Balor
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2019-07-10
ISBN: 0359780679
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmos 1999 The Third Year of Space 1999 Book Excerpt:

What does Gerry Anderson's television series SPACE 1999 have in common with Carl Sagan's award-winning television documentary COSMOS? Not very much, one might expect, but this book documents an Online Alpha discussion where fans of the science fiction series discuss and debate differences and similarities from a wide range of perspectives, some of them arguing that two series may be so closely connected that it might be natural to think of COSMOS as the third year of SPACE 1999. This book is written on an idealistic basis. It is sold at the lowest price the publisher was willing to accept. A free e-book version can be downloaded at www.lulu.com.

Bibliophile

Bibliophile
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN: 145216827X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliophile Book Excerpt:

Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club Book lovers rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers of Jane Mount's Bibliophile will delight in: Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books Sampling the most famous fictional meals Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers. If you have read or own: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.

Rooted and Rising

Rooted and Rising
Author: Leah D. Schade,Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 1538127776
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rooted and Rising Book Excerpt:

Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew their capacity for compassionate, purposeful, and joyful action. Leah Schade and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas gather twenty-one faith leaders, scientists, community organizers, theologians, and grassroots climate activists to offer wisdom for fellow pilgrims grappling with the weight of climate change. Acknowledging the unprecedented nature of our predicament—the fact that climate disruption is unraveling the web of life and threatening the end of human civilization—the authors share their stories of grief and hope, fear and faith. Together, the essays, introductory sections, and discussion questions reveal that our present crisis can elicit a depth of wisdom, insight, and motivation with power to guide us toward a more peaceful, just, and Earth-honoring future. With a foreword by Mary Evelyn Tucker and a special introduction by Bill McKibben, the book presents an interfaith perspective that welcomes and challenges readers of all backgrounds.

Traversals

Traversals
Author: Stuart Moulthrop,Dene Grigar
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 0262339021
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traversals Book Excerpt:

An exercise in reclaiming electronic literary works on inaccessible platforms, examining four works as both artifacts and operations. Many pioneering works of electronic literature are now largely inaccessible because of changes in hardware, software, and platforms. The virtual disappearance of these works—created on floppy disks, in Apple's defunct HyperCard, and on other early systems and platforms—not only puts important electronic literary work out of reach but also signals the fragility of most works of culture in the digital age. In response, Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop have been working to document and preserve electronic literature, work that has culminated in the Pathfinders project and its series of “Traversals”—video and audio recordings of demonstrations performed on historically appropriate platforms, with participation and commentary by the authors of the works. In Traversals, Moulthrop and Grigar mine this material to examine four influential early works: Judy Malloy's Uncle Roger (1986), John McDaid's Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse (1993), Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl (1995) and Bill Bly's We Descend (1997), offering “deep readings” that consider the works as both literary artifacts and computational constructs. For each work, Moulthrop and Grigar explore the interplay between the text's material circumstances and the patterns of meaning it engages and creates, paying attention both to specificities of media and purposes of expression.

Seveneves

Seveneves
Author: Neal Stephenson
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN: 9780062190376
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seveneves Book Excerpt:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . . Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth. A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature
Author: W. Michelle Wang,Daniel K. Jernigan,Neil Murphy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2020-12-07
ISBN: 1000220745
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature seeks to understand the ways in which literature has engaged deeply with the ever-evolving relationship humanity has with its ultimate demise. It is the most comprehensive collection in this growing field of study and includes essays by Brian McHale, Catherine Belling, Ronald Schleifer, Helen Swift, and Ira Nadel, as well as the work of a generation of younger scholars from around the globe, who bring valuable transnational insights. Encompassing a diverse range of mediums and genres – including biography and autobiography, documentary, drama, elegy, film, the novel and graphic novel, opera, picturebooks, poetry, television, and more – the contributors offer a dynamic mix of approaches that range from expansive perspectives on particular periods and genres to extended analyses of select case studies. Essays are included from every major Western period, including Classical, Middle Ages, Renaissance, and so on, right up to the contemporary. This collection provides a telling demonstration of the myriad ways that humanity has learned to live with the inevitability of death, where “live with” itself might mean any number of things: from consoling, to memorializing, to rationalizing, to fending off, to evading, and, perhaps most compellingly of all, to escaping. Engagingly written and drawing on examples from around the world, this volume is indispensable to both students and scholars working in the fields of medical humanities, thanatography (death studies), life writing, Victorian studies, modernist studies, narrative, contemporary fiction, popular culture, and more.

Seveneves Seveneves

Seveneves   Seveneves
Author: Neal Stephenson
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 8466658955
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seveneves Seveneves Book Excerpt:

Debido a la colisión con un meteorito, la Luna estalla en siete pedazos y el cielo de la Tierra deja de ser tal y como lo conocemos. Al contrario de lo que se podría pensar, las mareas no son el principal problema de la ausencia de la Luna, sino los restos de ella que siguen orbitando alrededor de nuestro planeta. Los científicos calculan dos años antes de que una incesante lluvia de meteoritos que durará unos 5000 años caiga sobre la Tierra y haga que la vida en ella sea imposible. La humanidad marcha hacia el espacio, se crea una colonia alrededor de la Estación Espacial Internacional con la idea de esperar a que el planeta vuelva a ser habitable. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. Nations around the globe band together to feverishly devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers.

Our Secret War

Our Secret War
Author: Thomas Marvin Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1929
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Secret War Book Excerpt:

Seveneves eBook Sampler pages 3 108

Seveneves eBook Sampler   pages 3 108
Author: Neal Stephenson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 0062457780
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seveneves eBook Sampler pages 3 108 Book Excerpt:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . . Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth. A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.

The Reality Trust

The Reality Trust
Author: Lydia Marcell
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN: 0359752136
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reality Trust Book Excerpt:

Toria Gensai, a terminally-ill assassin, is determined to use her blade to cut the world free in the time she has left, but can she start a revolution before her disease claims her? In summer of 2086, dissent brews in Vancouver, home to both the Helios megacorporation headquarters and the Pity Market, a tented slum for economic refugees. Helios' de-facto world government has created a vast divide between their own wealthy employees and the rest of society. The Vanguard, a special corporate police force, tirelessly pursues Toria and her employers, the Reality Trust. Toria's team, Eclipse, has been tasked with the critical job of eliminating the opposition. Only a few executives stand between the Trust and their goal: the subversion of Helios from within and the release of the corporation's secret research project to the world.

The Moon

The Moon
Author: Oliver Morton
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-05-16
ISBN: 1782835466
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moon Book Excerpt:

A Sunday Times must read book of 2019 'An out-of-this-world read ... brilliant and compelling. Morton is a high-octane British science journalist, and every chapter is littered with material that strikes, amazes or haunts ... this is a book filled not just with a lifetime's knowledge of its subject but with a lifetime's suppressed excitement.' James McConnachie, Sunday Times Every generation has looked up from the Earth and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. 50 years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse - with the whole world watching through their eyes. In this short but wide-ranging book, Oliver Morton explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with the Moon. A counterpoint in the sky, it has shaped our understanding of the Earth from Galileo to Apollo. Its gentle light has spoken of love and loneliness; its battered surface of death and the cosmic. For some, it is a future on which humankind has turned its back. For others, an adventure yet to begin. Advanced technologies, new ambitions and old dreams mean that men, women and robots now seem certain to return to the Moon. What will they learn there about the universe, the Earth-and themselves? And, this time, will they stay?

Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows
Author: David Brin,Stephen W. Potts
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN: 1466888253
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Shadows Book Excerpt:

A science fiction and tech-vision anthology about the coming era of transparency in the Information Age David Brin, Hugo award-winning author of The Uplift War, presents Chasing Shadows, a collection of short stories and essays by other science fiction luminaries. As we debate Internet privacy, revenge porn, the NSA, and Edward Snowden, cameras get smaller, faster, and more numerous. Has Orwell's Big Brother finally come to pass? Or have we become a global society of thousands of Little Brothers—watching, judging, and reporting on one another? Partnering with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, and inspired by Brin's nonfiction book The Transparent Society, noted author and futurist David Brin and scholar Stephen Potts have compiled essays and short stories from writers such as Robert J. Sawyer, James Morrow, William Gibson, Damon Knight, Jack McDevitt, and many others to examine the benefits and pitfalls of technologic transparency in all its permutations. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Origins of Creativity

The Origins of Creativity
Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 1631493191
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Creativity Book Excerpt:

“Brimming with ideas. . . . The Origins of Creativity approach[es] creativity scientifically but sensitively, feeling its roots without pulling them out.”—Economist In a stirring exploration of human nature recalling his foundational work Consilience, Edward O. Wilson offers a “luminous” (Kirkus Reviews) reflection on the humanities and their integral relationship to science. Both endeavors, Wilson argues, have their roots in human creativity—the defining trait of our species. By studying fields as diverse as paleontology, evolution, and neurobiology, Wilson demonstrates that creative expression began not 10,000 years ago, as we have long assumed, but more than 100,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age. A provocative investigation into what it means to be human, The Origins of Creativity reveals how the humanities have played an unexamined role in defining our species. With the eloquence, optimism, and pioneering inquiry we have come to expect from our leading biologist, Wilson proposes a transformational “Third Enlightenment” in which the blending of science and humanities will enable a deeper understanding of our human condition, and how it ultimately originated.