Download or read Young Rissa PDF, written by F. M. Busby and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “blockbuster” first novel in the action-packed Rissa Kerguelen space opera (Seattle Times). Rissa breathes a sigh of relief as the ship lifts off. It seems she has escaped danger, and no one has recognized the scientifically altered being as the beautiful young heir to the Hilzein Establishment—or so it seems. Possessing the only force capable of challenging the tyranny that devastated the Earth and universe, Rissa can do almost anything—then again, almost anything can happen to her while she is doing it too.
Download or read Rissa and Tregare PDF, written by F. M. Busby and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of Young Rissa continues the orphan girl’s saga as she teams up with a space pirate who could be trouble—or just the partner she needs. Living a desperate life in the Total Welfare Center, the orphan Rissa discovers she has won the lottery and takes a chance to shape her own destiny. After she escapes from Earth with the help of a space pirate who may be more trouble than she expected, she soon discovers that together they might have a chance to shape Earth’s destiny as well.
Download or read Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 1975 1991 PDF, written by R. Reginald and published by Detroit : Gale Research. This book was released on 1992 with total page 1512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science fiction constitutes one of the largest and most widely read genres in literature, and this reference provides bibliographical data on some 20,000 science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books, as well as nonfiction monographs about the literature. A companion to Reginald's Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1700-1974 (Gale, 1979), the present volume is alphabetically arranged by approximately 10,000 author names. The entry for each individual work includes title, publisher, date and place published, number of pages, hardbound or paperback format, and type of book (novel, anthology, etc.). Where appropriate, entries also provide translation notes, series information, pseudonyms, and remarks on special features (such as celebrity introductions). Includes indexes of titles, series, awards, and "doubles" (for locating volumes containing two novels). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Download or read Library of Congress Subject Headings PDF, written by Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 1596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Library of Congress Subject Headings PDF, written by Library of Congress and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature PDF, written by Brian M. Stableford and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a wonderful foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The extensive bibliography that includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites demonstrates that science fiction literature commands a massive following.
Download or read Uranian Worlds PDF, written by Andrew Holleran and published by G K Hall. This book was released on 1990 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference has been updated and expanded to include some 100 new listings, and the addition of films and videos. It gives detailed annotations that document the representation of alternative sexuality in novels and stories as well as films; evaluates the writers' overall representation of gay and lesbian issues; and reveals changing popular attitudes toward sexual variance over several centuries. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Download or read Beautiful Teams PDF, written by Andrew Stellman and published by "O'Reilly Media, Inc.". This book was released on 2009-03-21 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What's it like to work on a great software development team facing an impossible problem? How do you build an effective team? Can a group of people who don't get along still build good software? How does a team leader keep everyone on track when the stakes are high and the schedule is tight? Beautiful Teams takes you behind the scenes with some of the most interesting teams in software engineering history. You'll learn from veteran team leaders' successes and failures, told through a series of engaging personal stories -- and interviews -- by leading programmers, architects, project managers, and thought leaders. This book includes contributions from: Tim O'Reilly Scott Berkun Mark Healey Bill DiPierre Andy Lester Keoki Andrus Tom Tarka Auke Jilderda Grady Booch Jennifer Greene Mike Cohn Cory Doctorow Neil Siegel Trevor Field James Grenning Steve McConnell Barry Boehm and Maria H. Penedo Peter Gluck Karl E. Wiegers Alex Martelli Karl Fogel Michael Collins Karl Rehmer Andrew Stellman Ned Robinson Scott Ambler Johanna Rothman Mark Denovich and Eric Renkey Patricia Ensworth Andy Oram Tony Visconti Beautiful Teams is edited by Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene, veteran software engineers and project managers who have been writing bestselling books for O'Reilly since 2005, including Applied Software Project Management, Head First PMP, and Head First C#.
Download or read No Future for You PDF, written by John Summers and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2014-08-29 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new collection on carnival hokum and magical thinking in post-apocalypse America—brought to you by The Baffler. There's never been a better time to be outside the consensus—and if you don't believe it, then peer into these genre-defining essays from The Baffler, the magazine that's been blunting the cutting edge of American culture and politics for a quarter of a century. Here's Thomas Frank on the upward-falling cult of expertise in Washington, D.C., where belonging means getting the major events of our era wrong. Here's Rick Perlstein on direct mail scams, multilevel marketing, and the roots of right-wing lying. Here's John Summers on the illiberal uses of innovation in liberal Cambridge, Massachusetts. And here's David Graeber sensing our disappointment in new technology. (We expected teleportation pods, antigravity sleds, and immortality drugs. We got LinkedIn, which, as Ann Friedman writes here, is an Escher staircase masquerading as a career ladder.) Packed with hilarious, scabrous, up to-the-minute criticism of the American comedy, No Future for You debunks “positive thinking” bromides and business idols. Susan Faludi debunks Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's phony feminist handbook, Lean In. Evgeny Morozov wrestles “open source” and “Web 2.0” and other pseudorevolutionary meme-making down to the ground. Chris Lehmann writes the obituary of the Washington Post, Barbara Ehrenreich goes searching for the ungood God in Ridley Scott's film Prometheus, Heather Havrilesky reads Fifty Shades of Grey, and Jim Newell investigates the strange and typical case of Adam Wheeler, the student fraud who fooled Harvard and, unlike the real culprits, went to jail. No Future for You offers the counternarrative you've been missing, proof that dissent is alive and well in America. Please be warned, however. The writing that follows is polemical in nature. It may seek to persuade you of something. Copublished with The Baffler. Contributors Chris Bray, Mark Dancey, Barbara Ehrenreich, Susan Faludi, Thomas Frank, Ann Friedman, James Griffioen, David Graeber, A. S. Hamrah, Heather Havrilesky, Chris Lehmann, Rhonda Lieberman, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Evgeny Morozov, Jim Newell, Rick Perlstein, John Summers, Maureen Tkacik
Download or read Starcombing PDF, written by David Langford and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2009-05-01 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Starcombing contains eighty-five newly collected pieces of David Langford's witty commentary on the SF/fantasy scene - columns, articles, reviews, essays, even a few short-short stories from the famous 'Futures' page in Nature. Compulsive reading, crammed with insights and laughs.
Download or read Robert A Heinlein In Dialogue with His Century Volume 2 PDF, written by William H. Patterson, Jr. and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with his Century: 1948-1988 The Man Who Learned Better: The real-life story of Robert A. Heinlein in the second volume of the authorized biography by William H. Patterson! Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988) is generally considered the greatest American science fiction writer of the twentieth century. His most famous and widely influential works include the Future History series (stories and novels collected in The Past Through Tomorrow and continued in later novels), Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress—all published in the years covered by this volume. He was a friend of admirals, bestselling writers, and artists; became committed to defending the United States during the Cold War; and was on the advisory committee that helped Ronald Reagan create the Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative in the 1980s. Heinlein was also devoted to space flight and humanity's future in space, and he was a commanding presence to all around him in his lifetime. Given his desire for privacy in the later decades of his life, the revelations in this biography make for riveting reading. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read Tribe of Mentors PDF, written by Timothy Ferriss and published by Random House. This book was released on 2017-11-21 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book—a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life's most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life. From the author: In 2017, several of my close friends died in rapid succession. It was a very hard year, as it was for many people. It was also a stark reminder that time is our scarcest, non-renewable resource. With a renewed sense of urgency, I began asking myself many questions: Were my goals my own, or simply what I thought I should want? How much of life had I missed from underplanning or overplanning? How could I be kinder to myself? How could I better say “no” to the trivial many to better say “yes” to the critical few? How could I best reassess my priorities and my purpose in this world? To find answers, I reached out to the most impressive world-class performers in the world, ranging from wunderkinds in their 20s to icons in their 70s and 80s. No stone was left unturned. This book contains their answers—practical and tactical advice from mentors who have found solutions. Whether you want to 10x your results, get unstuck, or reinvent yourself, someone else has traveled a similar path and taken notes. This book, Tribe of Mentors, includes many of the people I grew up viewing as idols or demi-gods. Less than 10% have been on my podcast (The Tim Ferriss Show, more than 200 million downloads), making this a brand-new playbook of playbooks. No matter your challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help. Among other things, you will learn: More than 50 morning routines—both for the early riser and those who struggle to get out of bed. How TED curator Chris Anderson realized that the best way to get things done is to let go. The best purchases of $100 or less (you'll never have to think about the right gift again). How to overcome failure and bounce back towards success. Why Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton believes that the best art will always be the riskiest. How to meditate and be more mindful (and not just for those that find it easy). Why tennis champion Maria Sharapova believe that “losing makes you think in ways victories can’t.” How to truly achieve work-life balance (and why most people tell you it isn’t realistic). How billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz transformed the way he engages with difficult situations to reduce suffering. Ways to thrive (and survive) the overwhelming amount of information you process every day. How to achieve clarity on your purpose and assess your priorities. And much more. This reference book, which I wrote for myself, has already changed my life. I certainly hope the same for you. I wish you luck as you forge your own path. All the best, Tim Ferriss
Download or read The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty Second Annual Collection PDF, written by Gardner Dozois and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2005-07-01 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2004 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.
Download or read Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series PDF, written by Library of Congress. Copyright Office and published by Copyright Office, Library of Congress. This book was released on 1978 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read St James Guide to Science Fiction Writers PDF, written by Jay P. Pederson and published by Detroit, MI : St. James Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 1212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of prominent science-fiction authors, written by subject experts.
Download or read The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction PDF, written by David Pringle and published by Aldershot, Hants, England : Scolar Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edition offers short, evaluative descriptions of around 3500 novels, brief statements and reviews by critics and a guide to sequels, related titles and film versions. New to this edition is expanded coverage of books of the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Also new is the category novelizations and spin-off fiction, a section which reflects the tremendous growth in these publications since the 1980s. All science fiction movie novelizations are covered, as well as a selection of radio and television science fiction novelizations.
Download or read Twentieth century Science fiction Writers PDF, written by Curtis C. Smith and published by Saint James Press. This book was released on 1986 with total page 960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: