The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN: 9780316229265
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obelisk Gate Book Excerpt:

"Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season Continuing the trilogy that began with the award-winning The Fifth Season Winner of the Hugo Award Shortlisted for the Nebula, Audie, and Locus Awards The inaugural Wired.com book club book New York Times Notable Book of 2015 This is the way the world ends, for the last time. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world. For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun The Broken Earth The Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky

The Broken Earth Trilogy

The Broken Earth Trilogy
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 1424
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 9780316527194
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broken Earth Trilogy Book Excerpt:

This special boxed set includes the New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin's complete, two-time Hugo award-winning Broken Earth Trilogy. This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. The Broken Earth trilogyThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky

The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN: 0356504891
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obelisk Gate Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel The second book in the record-breaking triple Hugo Award-winning trilogy The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant. Praise for this trilogy: 'Amazing' Ann Leckie 'Breaks uncharted ground' Library Journal 'Beautiful' Nnedi Okorafor 'Astounding' NPR 'Brilliant' Washington Post 'Heartbreaking, wholly unexpected' Brian Staveley 'Awesome' Book Smugglers 'A powerful story of hope and survival' The Root The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky - out now. Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun

Obelisk Gate

Obelisk Gate
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9781663625731
Category: End of the world
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obelisk Gate Book Excerpt:

"Essun--once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger--has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power--and her choices will break the world"--

The Stone Sky

The Stone Sky
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 9780356508689
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stone Sky Book Excerpt:

The incredible conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo Award-winning The Fifth Season � Shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, Kitschies, Audie and Locus Awards � A New York Times Notable Book � The inaugural Wired.com book club pick The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed. Praise for this trilogy: 'Amazing' Ann Leckie 'Breaks uncharted ground' Library Journal 'Beautiful' Nnedi Okorafor 'Astounding' NPR 'Brilliant' Washington Post

No Other Planet

No Other Planet
Author: Mathias Thaler
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2022-09-30
ISBN: 1009034553
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Other Planet Book Excerpt:

Visions of utopia – some hopeful, others fearful – have become increasingly prevalent in recent times. This groundbreaking, timely book examines expressions of the utopian imagination with a focus on the pressing challenge of how to inhabit a climate-changed world. Forms of social dreaming are tracked across two domains: political theory and speculative fiction. The analysis aims to both uncover the key utopian and dystopian tendencies in contemporary debates around the Anthropocene; as well as to develop a political theory of radical transformation that avoids not only debilitating fatalism but also wishful thinking. This book juxtaposes theoretical interventions, from Bruno Latour to the members of the Dark Mountain collective, with fantasy and science fiction texts by N. K. Jemisin, Kim Stanley Robinson and Margaret Atwood, debating viable futures for a world that will look and feel very different from the one we live in right now.

Kinship in the Fiction of N K Jemisin

Kinship in the Fiction of N  K  Jemisin
Author: Berit Åström,Jenny Bonnevier
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1666910465
Category: Families in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kinship in the Fiction of N K Jemisin Book Excerpt:

This edited collection examines the central role that webs of kinship and families play in the fiction of N.K. Jemisin, arguing that they ca function as centers of resistance, means of oppression, or both. In doing so, Jemisin's work challenges readers to re-imagine the intimate relations of their present.

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction
Author: Jonathan Elmore
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN: 1793619204
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction Book Excerpt:

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction is one of the first works to focus specifically on fiction’s engagements with human driven extinction. Drawing together a diverse group of scholars and approaches, this volume pairs established voices in the field with emerging scholars and traditionally recognized climate fiction ('cli-fi') with texts and media typically not associated with Anthropocene fictions. The result is a volume that both engages with and furthers existing work on Anthropocene fiction as well as laying groundwork for the budding subfield of extinction fiction. This volume takes up the collective insistence on the centrality of story to extinction studies. In various and disparate ways, each chapter engages with the stories we tell about extinction, about the extinction of animal and plant life, and about the extinction of human life itself. Answering the call to action of extinction studies, these chapters explore what kinds of humanity caused this event and what kinds may live through it; what cultural assumptions and values led to this event and which ones could lead out of it; what relationships between human life and this planet allowed the sixth mass extinction and what alternative relationships could be possible.

The Stone Sky

The Stone Sky
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 0356504905
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stone Sky Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY An Amazon Best Book of the Year The incredible conclusion to the record-breaking triple Hugo award-winning trilogy that began with the The Fifth Season The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed. Praise for this trilogy: 'Amazing' Ann Leckie 'Breaks uncharted ground' Library Journal 'Beautiful' Nnedi Okorafor 'Astounding' NPR 'Brilliant' Washington Post The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky - out now. Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun

Alternative Masculinities in Feminist Speculative Fiction

Alternative Masculinities in Feminist Speculative Fiction
Author: Michael Pitts
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2021-06
ISBN: 1793636613
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Masculinities in Feminist Speculative Fiction Book Excerpt:

This book demonstrates how feminist utopias are united by an interest in replacing patriarchal masculinities with an improved, egalitarian alternative. It analyzes the centrality of such alternative masculinities to the ideal society and the ways feminist fiction contributes to discussions surrounding the ongoing crisis of American masculinity.

Sir John Vanbrugh

Sir John Vanbrugh
Author: Vaughan Hart
Publsiher: Association of Human Rights Institutes series
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sir John Vanbrugh Book Excerpt:

"In explaining why Vanbrugh's buildings look the way they do, Hart allows his novel architectural forms to be understood for the first time as expressions of the visual and psychological theories of his friend and fellow Whig Joseph Addison."--BOOK JACKET.

Ireland part I

Ireland  part I
Author: Mountford John Byrde Baddeley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ireland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ireland part I Book Excerpt:

The Goddess Myth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

The Goddess Myth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture
Author: Mary J. Magoulick
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN: 149683707X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Goddess Myth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

Goddess characters are revered as feminist heroes in the popular media of many cultures. However, these goddess characters often prove to be less promising and more regressive than most people initially perceive. Goddesses in film, television, and fiction project worldviews and messages that reflect mostly patriarchal culture (included essentialized gender assumptions), in contrast to the feminist, empowering levels many fans and critics observe. Building on critiques of other skeptical scholars, this feminist, folkloristic approach deepens how our remythologizing of the ancient past reflects a contemporary worldview and rhetoric. Structures of contemporary goddess myths often fit typical extremes as either vilified, destructive, dark, and chaotic (typical in film or television); or romanticized, positive, even utopian (typical in women’s speculative fiction). This goddess spectrum persistently essentializes gender, stereotyping women as emotional, intuitive, sexual, motherly beings (good or bad), precluded from complex potential and fuller natures. Within apparent good-over-evil, pop-culture narrative frames, these goddesses all suffer significantly. However, a few recent intersectional writers, like N. K. Jemisin, break through these dark reflections of contemporary power dynamics to offer complex characters who evince “hopepunk.” They resist typical simplified, reductionist absolutes to offer messages that resonate with potential for today’s world. Mythic narratives featuring goddesses often do, but need not, serve merely as ideological mirrors of our culture’s still problematically reductionist approach to women and all humanity.

The Tourist s Picturesque Guide to Wicklow and Dublin With Map and Other Illustrations

The Tourist s Picturesque Guide to Wicklow and Dublin     With Map     and Other Illustrations
Author: George Rennie POWELL
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tourist s Picturesque Guide to Wicklow and Dublin With Map and Other Illustrations Book Excerpt:

Ward and Lock s late Shaw s Tourist s Picturesque Guide to Dublin and Wicklow

Ward and Lock s  late Shaw s  Tourist s Picturesque Guide to Dublin and Wicklow
Author: G. R. Powell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dublin (Ireland)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ward and Lock s late Shaw s Tourist s Picturesque Guide to Dublin and Wicklow Book Excerpt:

Well Read Black Girl

Well Read Black Girl
Author: Glory Edim
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 052561978X
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Well Read Black Girl Book Excerpt:

NOMINATED FOR AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD • An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. “Yes, Well-Read Black Girl is as good as it sounds. . . . [Glory Edim] gathers an all-star cast of contributors—among them Lynn Nottage, Jesmyn Ward, and Gabourey Sidibe.”—O: The Oprah Magazine Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives—but not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book. In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all—regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability—have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature. Contributors include Jesmyn Ward (Sing, Unburied, Sing), Lynn Nottage (Sweat), Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn), Gabourey Sidibe (This Is Just My Face), Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage), Rebecca Walker (Black, White and Jewish), and Barbara Smith (Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology) Whether it’s learning about the complexities of femalehood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, the subjects of each essay remind us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation. As she has done with her book club–turned–online community Well-Read Black Girl, in this anthology Glory Edim has created a space in which black women’s writing and knowledge and life experiences are lifted up, to be shared with all readers who value the power of a story to help us understand the world and ourselves. Praise for Well-Read Black Girl “Each essay can be read as a dispatch from the vast and wonderfully complex location that is black girlhood and womanhood. . . . They present literary encounters that may at times seem private and ordinary—hours spent in the children’s section of a public library or in a college classroom—but are no less monumental in their impact.”—The Washington Post “A wonderful collection of essays.”—Essence

The Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Obelisk crab in the Metropolitan Museum New York a Monograph

The Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Obelisk crab in the Metropolitan Museum  New York  a Monograph
Author: Augustus Chapman Merriam
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 62
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bronzes, Ancient
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Obelisk crab in the Metropolitan Museum New York a Monograph Book Excerpt:

The Obelisk

The Obelisk
Author: Richard Barnes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Obelisks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obelisk Book Excerpt:

Richard Barnes' book celebrates the long history and variety of Britain's obelisks, and pursues the absorbing question of why this feature of art and architecture has survived and thrived through the centuries.

The Best American Science Fiction And Fantasy 2018

The Best American Science Fiction And Fantasy 2018
Author: John Joseph Adams
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 1328834530
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Science Fiction And Fantasy 2018 Book Excerpt:

Today’s readers of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to read about space ships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever—to illuminate what it means to be human. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor N. K. Jemisin, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today, with Jemisin bringing her lyrical, endlessly curious point of view to the series’ latest edition.

Paris and Environs with Routes from London to Paris

Paris and Environs with Routes from London to Paris
Author: Karl Baedeker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Paris (France)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris and Environs with Routes from London to Paris Book Excerpt: