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Barefoot in the Head (Panther science fiction)

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published on 23-02-2020 - 23 просмотр
The Utopian Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Twentieth International Conference on the Fantastic

Utopia forms a major aspect of human desire, one that is as important as religion. Understanding utopia and the ways in which it can collapse into dystopia is crucial in many disciplines. Fantastic literature (including science fiction and fantasy) is the only form of literature that takes utopia/dystopia seriously. Therefore, analysis of these works provides a basis for serious experimentation in social science.In this volume, critics analyze contemporary literary thought experiments such as 1984 and We. They show how utopian experiments can easily slide into dystopia. Exploring these fictional sociocultural, political experiments gives us new ways to think about our lives and culture. While literature, history, and political science professors may find this book useful, it can also serve as a call to arms to anyone dedicated to maintaining freedom and humane living in the world today.

published on 23-02-2020 - 24 просмотр
Slan (Garland Library of Science Fiction)

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published on 23-02-2020 - 24 просмотр
Science Fiction: An Introduction (Cliffs Notes)

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published on 23-02-2020 - 23 просмотр
Aliens R Us: The Other in Science Fiction Cinema

Aliens R Us explores the global culture of science fiction cinema, and in particular its presentation of contemporary images of the Other. Taking as a starting point the popularity of international forms such as Japanese Manga and Hong Kong sci-fi, in addition to the success of films such as The Matrix and television series such as Deep Space Nine, the contributors examine the science fiction genre as an international, populist form of social analysis. In doing so, they discuss issues such as Orientalism, technology, apocalyptic futures, xenophobia, militarism and the role of women. Most contemporary studies look at the generic characteristics of science fiction,with its allegorical rendering of contemporary life, usually in relation to America. This book moves beyond a purely generic study, assessing European and Asian film work, discussing their varying representations of the Other, and what this reveals about popular perceptions of global culture and society. Case studies include Independence Day, Star Trek: First Contact and Until the End of the World, in addition to chapters on Eco-Apocalypse and new French sci-fi and New Manchester Ecstasy sci-fi.

published on 23-02-2020 - 31 просмотр
Channeling the Future: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

Though science fiction certainly existed prior to the surge of television in the 1950s, the genre quickly established roots in the new medium and flourished in subsequent decades. In Channeling the Future: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy Television, Lincoln Geraghty has assembled a collection of essays that focuses on the disparate visions of the past, present, and future offered by science fiction and fantasy television since the 1950s and that continue into the present day.

published on 23-02-2020 - 27 просмотр
Vandals of the Void (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series)

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published on 23-02-2020 - 20 просмотр
Science Fiction and Organization

Science fiction can be seen as a diagnosis of the present, and a vision of possible futures. It therefore provides an excellent resource with which to interrogate both contemporary organizing processes and organizations as institutions. The marginal activity of science fiction has, however, been largely ignored in writing on organization theory. This international collection is the first book of its kind to explore how science fiction can enrich studies of organization by drawing on perspectives across the arts and social sciences.

published on 23-02-2020 - 6 просмотр
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 2003 (Volume CXXIII, No. 6)

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published on 23-02-2020 - 6 просмотр
Robots - Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction #9

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published on 23-02-2020 - 5 просмотр
Practicing Science Fiction: Critical Essays on Writing, Reading and Teaching the Genre

Drawn from the Science Fiction Research Association conference held in Lawrence, Kansas, in 2008, the essays in this volume address intersections among the reading, writing, and teaching of science fiction. Part 1 studies the teaching of SF, placing analytical and pedagogical research next to each other to reveal how SF can be both an object of study as well as a teaching tool for other disciplines. Part 2 examines SF as a genre of mediation between the sciences and the humanities, using close readings and analyses of the literary-scientific nexus. Part 3 examines SF in the media, using specific television programs, graphic novels, and films as examples of how SF successfully transcends the medium of transmission. Finally, Part 4 features close readings of SF texts by women, including Joanna Russ, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Octavia E. Butler.

published on 23-02-2020 - 2 просмотр
Indian'' Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction: First Nations' Voices Speak Out

These shows made me sad, reminding me of all my people have lost due to forced or voluntary assimilation into white society. Our language, our traditions, our history, our stories, our identity, they have all been diminished." --A study participant According to an early 1990s study, 95 percent of what college students know about Native Americans was acquired through the media, leading to widespread misunderstandings of First Nations peoples. Sierra Adare contends that negative "Indian" stereotypes do physical, mental, emotional, and financial harm to First Nations individuals. At its core, this book is a social study whose purpose is to explore the responses of First Nations peoples to representative "Indian" stereotypes portrayed within the TV science fiction genre. Participants in Adare's study viewed episodes from My Favorite Martian, Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager, Quantum Leap, The Adventures of Superman, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Reactions by viewers range from optimism to a deep-rooted sadness. The strongest responses came after viewing a Superman episode's depiction of an "evil medicine man" who uses a ceremonial pipe to kill a warrior. The significance of First Nations peoples' responses and reactions are both surprising and profound. After publication of "Indian" Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction, ignorance can no longer be used as an excuse for Hollywood's irresponsible depiction of First Nations peoples' culture, traditions, elders, religious beliefs, and sacred objects.

published on 23-02-2020 - 3 просмотр
Social And Virtual Space: Science Fiction, Transnationalism, And the American New Right

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published on 23-02-2020 - 11 просмотр
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction

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published on 23-02-2020 - 10 просмотр
The Best Science Fiction Stories

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published on 23-02-2020 - 8 просмотр
Archaeology as Science Fiction: a Microarchaeology of the Unknown

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published on 23-02-2020 - 8 просмотр
The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Sixteen Original Works by Speculative Fiction's Fin

Ellen Datlow is the queen of anthology editors in America.”–Peter StraubWith original stories by Jeffrey Ford, Pat Cadigan, Elizabeth Bear, Margo Lanagan, and othersFrom Del Rey Books and award-winning editor Ellen Datlow, two of the most respected names in science fiction and fantasy, comes a collection of fifteen all-new short stories, plus a science fiction novella, that could count as a virtual “best of the year” anthology. Here you will find slyly twisted alternate histories, fractured fairy tales, topical science fiction, and edgy urban fantasy. In “Daltharee,” World Fantasy Award-winning author Jeffrey Ford spins a chilling tale of a city in a bottle–and the demented genius who put it there. In “Sonny Liston Takes the Fall,” John W. Campbell Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear pens a poignant and eerie requiem for the heavyweight forever associated with his controversial loss to Cassius Clay. From hot new writer Margo Lanagan comes “The Goosle,” a dark, astonishing take on Hansel and Gretel. In the novella “Prisoners of the Action,” Paul MccAuley and Kim Newman take a trip down a rabbit hole that leads to a Guantanamo-like prison whose inmates are not just illegal but extraterrestrial. Many of the writers you’ll recognize. Others you may not. But one thing is certain: These stars of today and tomorrow demonstrate that the field of speculative fiction is not only alive and well–it’s better than ever.

published on 23-02-2020 - 10 просмотр
Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction

In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien’s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien’s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien’s own.In many ways, Lewis’s influence has been even wider than Tolkien’s. For in addition to the Narnia series, Lewis wrote groundbreaking works of science fiction, urban fantasy, and religious allegory, and he came to be regarded as among the most important Christian writers of the twentieth century. It will come as no surprise, then, that such a wide-ranging talent drew inspiration from a variety of sources. Here are twenty of the tributaries that fed Lewis’s unique talent, among them:“The Wood That Time Forgot: The Enchanted Wood,” taken from a never-before-published fantasy by Lewis’s biographer and friend, Roger Lancelyn Green, that directly inspired The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; E. Nesbit’s charming “The Aunt and Amabel,” in which a young girl enters another world by means of a wardrobe; “The Snow Queen,” by Hans Christian Andersen, featuring the abduction of a young boy by a woman as cruel as she is beautiful; and many more, including works by Charles Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, of whom Lewis would write, “I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master.” Full of fascinating insights into Lewis’s life and fiction, Tales Before Narnia is the kind of book that will be treasured by children and adults alike and passed down lovingly from generation to generation.

published on 23-02-2020 - 12 просмотр
Earthmen & Strangers: Nine Stories of Science Fiction

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published on 23-02-2020 - 10 просмотр
From complexity to life: on the emergence of life and meaning

This book brings together an impressive group of leading scholars in the sciences of complexity, and a few workers on the interface of science and religion, to explore the wider implications of complexity studies. It includes an introduction to complexity studies and explores the concept of information in physics and biology and various philosophical and religious perspectives. Chapter authors include Paul Davies, Greg Chaitin, Charles Bennett, Werner Loewenstein, Paul Dembski, Ian Stewart, Stuart Kauffman, Harold Morowitz, Arthur Peacocke, and Niels H. Gregersen.

published on 20-02-2020 - 37 просмотр
Introduction to parallel computing: [a practical guide with examples in C]

In the last few years, courses on parallel computation have been developed and offered in many institutions in the UK, Europe and US as a recognition of the growing significance of this topic in mathematics and computer science. There is a clear need for texts that meet the needs of students and lecturers and this book, based on the author's lecture at ETH Zurich is an ideal practical student guide to scientific computing on parallel computers working up from a hardware instruction level, to shared memory machines and finally to distributed memory machines. Aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in applied mathematics, computer science and engineering, subjects covered include linear algebra, fast Fourier transform, and Monte-Carlo simulations, including examples in C and in some cases Fortran. This book is also ideal for practitioners and programmers.

published on 19-02-2020 - 32 просмотр
7 Tips To Declutter Your Life

Discover How To Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity, and Enjoy Your Clutter-Free Life! You'll Discover... The Science Behind Minimalism - Living More With Less, Tips On How To Declutter Your Life And Environment - How To Boost Your Overall Productivity and Secrets To Cope With Daily Hurdles And Live A Stress-Free Existence.

published on 18-02-2020 - 20 просмотр
التفاعلات الكميائية

تعلم كيف تكتب المعادلات وتعرف علي التفاعلات الكميائية و كذلك حساب ميزان المعادلات وشرح للمعادلات باسلوب سهل يسهل فهمه

published on 18-02-2020 - 15 просмотр
The Inferno: A Biblical Survey of Plagues

This free booklet begins with a Biblical discussion of the Hebrew and Greek terms for plagues. It then moves on to apply these ideas to an exposition of the book of Numbers, chapter 16. Having done this, modern culture is discussed via the genres of politics, science, and the Christian religion

published on 18-02-2020 - 35 просмотр
Information theory and statistics: a tutorial

Information Theory and Statistics: A Tutorial is concerned with applications of information theory concepts in statistics, in the finite alphabet setting. The topics covered include large deviations, hypothesis testing, maximum likelihood estimation in exponential families, analysis of contingency tables, and iterative algorithms with an "information geometry" background. Also, an introduction is provided to the theory of universal coding, and to statistical inference via the minimum description length principle motivated by that theory. The tutorial does not assume the reader has an in-depth knowledge of Information Theory or statistics. As such, Information Theory and Statistics: A Tutorial, is an excellent introductory text to this highly-important topic in mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering. It provides both students and researchers with an invaluable resource to quickly get up to speed in the field.

published on 17-02-2020 - 29 просмотр
Oracle/SQL Tutorial

Database and Information Systems Group Department of Computer Science University of California Davis This Oracle/SQL tutorial provides a detailed introduction to the SQL querylanguage and the OracleRelational Database ManagementSystem.Furtherinformation about Oracle andSQL canbefound on thewebsitewww.db.cs.ucdavis.edu/dbs. Comments corrections oradditionsto these notesarewelcome. Manythanks to Christina Chungfor commentson thepreviousversion.

published on 16-02-2020 - 39 просмотр
Les questions qui se pose le chimiste

Science de la transformation de la matière, la chimie est dans tout ! Elle intervient dans la fabrication de produits de notre quotidien, mais aussi dans celle de produits pour l'industrie, le bâtiment, l'agriculture, la santé... La chimie est à la fois la science de la compréhension de la structure de la matière et la science de la création de toute nouvelle matière.

published on 15-02-2020 - 36 просмотр
Les questions qui se pose le chimiste

Les activités du chimiste sont nombreuses et diversifiées car la chimie est une branche de la science qui étudie la composition de la matière et ses transformations, elle a un grand rôle dans plusieurs secteurs, elle intervient dans la fabrication plusieurs produits (médicaments, dentifrice, parfums, peintures, huiles alimentaires, savon, crèmes, colles, angrais ...etc) II-Les questions

published on 15-02-2020 - 33 просмотр