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Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge - Hugo and Nebula Winner

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ISBN 10 : 1612421172
Pages : 46 pages
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Download Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge - Hugo and Nebula Winner in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Resnick and published by Phoenix Pick. This book was released on 2012-11-01 with total page 46 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge is one of the most celebrated novellas ever written. It not only won both the Hugo and Nebula, but also the HOMer award and the SF Chronicle Poll and was a nominee for the Locus Award and the Sturgeon Award. It was also nominated for a number of international awards, winning the Ignotus and the Universitat Polytechnica Awards in Spain, the Prix Ozone Award in France and the Futura Award in Croatia. **** In the far future, eons after the demise of Humanity and its far-flung galactic empire, a group of alien archeologists visits Earth to uncover the secret of the dead race's initial overwhelming success and its ultimate death. **** Digging through layers of archeological strata at Olduvai Gorge, they discover seven unique artifacts, each related to a different era of humanity's history and each telling a unique story about humankind's strengths and weaknesses. **** But are they prepared for their final discovery, which will change their worlds forever?

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A Safari of the Mind

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Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN 10 : 9781587150074
Pages : 194 pages
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Download A Safari of the Mind in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Resnick and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anthology of science-fiction stories written by award-winner Mike Resnick, who is by far the best (anthologies) editor in the business (Kristine Kathryn Rusch, from the Introduction).

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Science Fiction and the Two Cultures

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9780786442973
Pages : 291 pages
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Download Science Fiction and the Two Cultures in PDF Full Online Free by Gary Westfahl and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2009-05-18 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays in this volume demonstrate how science fiction can serve as a bridge between the sciences and the humanities. The essays show how early writers like Dante and Mary Shelley revealed a gradual shift toward a genuine understanding of science; how H.G. Wells first showed the possibilities of combining scientific and humanistic perspectives; how writers influenced by Gernsback's ideas, like Isaac Asimov, illustrated the ways that literature could interact with science and assist in its progress; and how more recent writers offer critiques of science and its practitioners.

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Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781438140629
Pages : 1697 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of Science Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by Don D'Ammassa and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 1697 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents articles on the science fiction genre of literature, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.

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The Buntline Special

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Publisher : Pyr
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ISBN 10 : 9781616142995
Pages : 321 pages
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Download The Buntline Special in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Resnick and published by Pyr. This book was released on 2010-12-10 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Welcome to a West like you've never seen before, where electric lights shine down on the streets of Tombstone, while horseless stagecoaches carry passengers to and fro, and where death is no obstacle to The Thing That Was Once Johnny Ringo. Think you know the story of the O.K. Corral? Think again, as five-time Hugo winner Mike Resnick takes on his first steampunk western tale, and the West will never be the same.

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Resnick at Large

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ISBN 10 : 9781592241606
Pages : 284 pages
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Download Resnick at Large in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Resnick and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2003-08-01 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These 61 essays and articles include Mike Resnick's work for galaxyonline.com, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, book introductions, and much, much more! Features an introduction by Robert J. Sawyer

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Starship: Mercenary

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ISBN 10 : 9781591028277
Pages : 323 pages
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Download Starship: Mercenary in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Resnick and published by Pyr. This book was released on 2010-03-19 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The date is 1968 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all-out war with the Teroni Federation. Captain Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding orders but getting results, found himself the victim of a media feeding frenzy, a political scapegoat despite years of dedicated military service. Faced with a court martial, he was rescued by the loyal crew of his ship, the Theodore Roosevelt. Branded mutineers, the Teddy R. has quit the Republic, never to return. Seeking to find a new life, Wilson Cole first remade the Teddy R. as a pirate ship plying the spaceways of the lawless Inner Frontier. But military discipline and honor were a poor match for a life of pillaging and plundering, and Cole's principles naturally limited his targets. Taking on a new role, the Teddy R. becomes a mercenary ship, hiring out to the highest bidder. Whether it's evacuating a hospital before war can reach it, freeing a client from an alien prison, or stopping a criminal cartel from extorting money from a terrified planet, the crew of the Teddy R. proves equal to the task. Along the way they form a partnership with the once human Platinum Duke, team up with a former enemy, and make the unique Singapore Station their headquarters. But the life of a mercenary is not always predictable, and eventually circumstance pits Cole and the Teddy R. against his right-hand woman, the former Pirate Queen known as the Valkyrie. Soon the fragile trust that has grown between these two legends is put to the test as they find themselves on opposite sides of a job.

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Science Fiction After 1900

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ISBN 10 : 9781136761195
Pages : 286 pages
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Download Science Fiction After 1900 in PDF Full Online Free by Brooks Landon and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-05 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Starship: Rebel

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ISBN 10 : 9781591028383
Pages : 327 pages
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Download Starship: Rebel in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Resnick and published by Pyr. This book was released on 2009-09-25 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The date is 1968 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, dominated by the human race, is in the midst of an all-out war with the Teroni Federation. Almost a year has passed since the events of Starship: Mercenary. Captain Wilson Cole now commands a fleet of almost fifty ships, and he has become the single greatest military force on the Inner Frontier. With one exception. The Republic still comes and goes as it pleases, taking what it wants, conscripting men, and extorting taxes, even though the Frontier worlds receive nothing in exchange. And, of course, the government still wants Wilson Cole and the starship Theodore Roosevelt. He has no interest in confronting such an overwhelming force, and constantly steers clear of them. Then an incident occurs that changes everything, and Cole declares war on the Republic. Outnumbered and always outgunned, his fleet is no match for the Republic's millions of military vessels, even after he forges alliances with the warlords he previously hunted down. It's a hopeless cause...but that's just what Wilson Cole and the Teddy R. are best at.

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Starship: Flagship

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Publisher : Pyr
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ISBN 10 : 9781591028529
Pages : 335 pages
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Download Starship: Flagship in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Resnick and published by Pyr. This book was released on 2010-08-05 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The date is 1970 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now, and the Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, finds itself in an all-out war against the Teroni Federation, an alliance of races that resent Man’s growing military and economic power. The rebel starship, the Theodore Roosevelt, under the command of Wilson Cole, is preparing to lead Cole’s ragtag armada into the Republic, even though he is outnumbered thousands to one. Cole is convinced that the government has become an arrogant and unfeeling political entity and must be overthrown. The trick is to avoid armed conflict with the vast array of ships, numbering in the millions, in the Republic’s Navy. For a time Cole’s forces strike from cover and race off to safety, but he soon sees that is no way to conquer the mightiest political and military machine in the history of the galaxy. He realizes that he must reach Deluros VIII, the headquarters world of the Republic (and of the race of Man), in order to have any effect on the government at all – but Deluros VIII is the best-protected world in the Republic. But a new threat looms on the horizon. Cole, the Valkyrie, David Copperfield, Sharon Blacksmith, Jacovic, and the rest of the crew of the Teddy R face their greatest challenge yet, and the outcome will determine the fate of the entire galaxy. From the Hardcover edition.

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Science Fact and Science Fiction

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781135923730
Pages : 576 pages
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Download Science Fact and Science Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by Brian Stableford and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-09-06 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.

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Stalking the Vampire

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Publisher : Prometheus Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781591028345
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Stalking the Vampire in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Resnick and published by Prometheus Books. This book was released on 2009-09-18 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It’s Halloween, and John Justin Mallory’s partner, Winnifred Carruthers, has been so busy preparing for the biggest holiday of the year (in his Manhattan, anyway) that she seems short of energy and pale. Mallory is worried that she’s been working too hard. Then he notices the two puncture marks on her neck… On this night when ghosts and goblins are out celebrating, detective Mallory must stalk the vampire who has threatened his assistant, Winnifred Carruthers, and killed her nephew. With the aid of Felina, the catgirl, Mallory and Carruthers investigate clubs and lairs that only seem to exist on this one night of the year. His hunt takes him to Creepy Conrad's Cut-Rate All-Night Mortuary, where he questions the living and the dead; to the Annual Zombies' Ball, to learn more about the undead; to the Hills of Home Cemetery, where the vampire sleeps by day; and to Battery Park, where all of Manhattan's bats come to feed and sleep. Along the way he meets a few old friends and enemies, and a host of strange new inhabitants of this otherworldly Manhattan. Locked in an intriguing battle of wits with the millennia-old vampire, Mallory has until dawn if he is to save his trusted partner.

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Stalking the Dragon

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ISBN 10 : 9781591028437
Pages : 247 pages
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Download Stalking the Dragon in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Resnick and published by Prometheus Books. This book was released on 2010-04-06 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It’s Valentine's Day and private detective John Justin Mallory is planning on closing up the office early and taking his partner, Col. Winnifred Carruthers, out to dinner, since he's sure no one else will do so. But before he can turn off the lights and lock the door, a panic-stricken Buffalo Bill Brody visits them. It seems that the Eastminster pet show is being held the next day, and his dragon, Fluffy, the heavy favorite, has been kidnapped. Mallory's nocturnal hunt for the miniature dragon takes him to some of the stranger sections of this Manhattan—Greenwitch Village (which is right around the corner from Greenwich Village and is populated by witches and covens); a wax museum where figures of Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre come alive; Gracie Mansion (which is haunted by the ghosts of former mayors); and the Bureau of Missing Creatures, a movie set where they're filming a PBS documentary on zombies and various other denizens of the Manhattan night. As Mallory follows the leads and hunts for clues, he comes up against one dead end after another. Along the way he meets a few old friends and enemies, and a host of strange new inhabitants of this otherworldly Manhattan. Aided by a strange goblin named Jeeves, Mallory has only one night to find a tiny dragon that's hidden somewhere in a city of seven million.

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Starship: Pirate

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Publisher : Pyr
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ISBN 10 : 9781591028192
Pages : 344 pages
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Download Starship: Pirate in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Resnick and published by Pyr. This book was released on 2009-09-18 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The date is 1967 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all-out war with the Teroni Federation. After his latest exploit saved millions of lives but embarrassed his superiors, Captain Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding orders but getting results, found himself the victim of the media feeding frenzy, a political scapegoat despite years of dedicated military service. Faced with a court martial, he was rescued by the loyal crew of his ship, the Theodore Roosevelt. Now branded mutineers, the crew of the Teddy R. has quit the Republic, never to return. Seeking to find a new life for themselves, Wilson Cole and comrades remake the Teddy R. as a pirate ship and set sail for the lawless Inner Frontier. Here, powerful warlords, cut-throat pirates, and struggling colonies compete for survival in a game where you rarely get a second chance to learn the rules. But military discipline is poor preparation for a life of pillaging and plundering, and Cole's principles naturally limit his targets. Seeking an education on the nature of piracy, Cole hunts more knowledgeable players. Enter the beautiful but deadly Valkyrie, Val for short, and the enigmatic alien fence known as David Copperfield. But hanging over everything is the fearsome alien pirate — the Hammerhead Shark. With Starship: Pirate, five-time Hugo winner Mike Resnick continues the story begun in his very first military SF. Will the galaxy ever be the same? This second book in the Starship series includes diagrams of the Teddy R., plus rules for two Starship board games.

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Science Fiction and Philosophy

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ISBN 10 : 9781118922613
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Science Fiction and Philosophy in PDF Full Online Free by Susan Schneider and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2016-03-07 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring numerous updates and enhancements, Science Fiction and Philosophy, 2nd Edition, presents a collection of readings that utilize concepts developed from science fiction to explore a variety of classic and contemporary philosophical issues. Uses science fiction to address a series of classic and contemporary philosophical issues, including many raised by recent scientific developments Explores questions relating to transhumanism, brain enhancement, time travel, the nature of the self, and the ethics of artificial intelligence Features numerous updates to the popular and highly acclaimed first edition, including new chapters addressing the cutting-edge topic of the technological singularity Draws on a broad range of science fiction’s more familiar novels, films, and TV series, including I, Robot, The Hunger Games, The Matrix, Star Trek, Blade Runner, and Brave New World Provides a gateway into classic philosophical puzzles and topics informed by the latest technology

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Starship: Mutiny

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Publisher : Pyr
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ISBN 10 : 9781591028048
Pages : 286 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (43 downloads)

Download Starship: Mutiny in PDF Full Online Free by Mike Resnick and published by Pyr. This book was released on 2009-12-04 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The starship Theodore Roosevelt is fighting on the far outskirts of a galactic war, its crew made up of retreads and raw recruits. A new first officer reports, Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding his orders (but getting results). He's been banished to the Teddy R. for his actions, but once there he again ignores his orders. ... This is the first of five novels about the starship Theodore Roosevelt. The next four will be, in order, Pirate, Mercenary, Rebel, and Flagship.

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“Masters” and “Natives”

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 10 : 9783110599466
Pages : 394 pages
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Download “Masters” and “Natives” in PDF Full Online Free by Svetlana Gorshenina and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2019-10-08 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book focuses on the relational dynamic between “masters” and “natives” in the construction of scholarly narratives about the past, in the fields of archeology, history or the study of religions. Reconsidering the role of subaltern actors that recent postcolonial studies have tended to ignore, the present book emphasizes the complex relations between representatives of the imperial power and local actors, and analyzes how masters and natives (and their respective cultures) have shaped each other in the course of the interaction. Through various vectors of intercultural transfer and knowledge exchange, through the circulation of ideas, techniques and human beings, new visions of the past of extra-European regions emerged, as did collective memories resulting from various kinds of appropriations. In this framework, the most important question is how these dynamic processes determined collective memories of the past in plural (post-)colonial – in particular, Asian – worlds, participating to the construction of national/imperial/local identities and to the reinvention of traditions.