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The Door into Summer

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ISBN : 0575112972
Pages : 192 pages
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Download The Door into Summer in PDF by Robert A. Heinlein Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-12-12 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A popular and enduring time travel tale by one of science fiction's all-time greats When Dan Davis is crossed in love and stabbed in the back by his business associates, the immediate future doesn't look too bright for him and Pete, his independent-minded tomcat. Suddenly, the lure of suspended animation, the Long Sleep, becomes irresistible and Dan wakes up 30 years later in the 21st century, a time very much to his liking. The discovery that the robot household appliances he invented have been mass produced is no surprise, but the realization that, far from having been stolen from him, they have, mysteriously, been patented in his name is. There's only one thing for it. Dan somehow has to travel back in time to investigate. He may even find Pete ... and the girl he really loves.


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ISBN : 1499056362
Pages : 48 pages
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Download The Door into Summer in PDF by Arthur Harris Full Book and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2014-12-12 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the story of a beautiful and remarkable dog who thought that he was our second child. He was bright and loving and most of his adventures made us laugh, but the clock kept ticking and eventually brought us to the reality that he would not live as long as we might. We spent fourteen wonderful years together and still remember him as a part of our family. In editing and rereading the ending, tears still came to my eyes.


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The Door Into Summer

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ISBN : 9780575120723
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Download The Door Into Summer in PDF by Robert A. Heinlein Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2013-12-10 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Dan Davis is crossed in love and stabbed in the back by his business associates, the immediate future doesn't look too bright for him and Pete, his independent-minded tomcat. Suddenly, the lure of suspended animation, the Long Sleep, becomes irresistible and Dan wakes up 30 years later in the 21st century, a time very much to his liking. The discovery that the robot household appliances he invented have been mass produced is no surprise, but the realization that, far from having been stolen from him, they have, mysteriously, been patented in his name is. There's only one thing for it. Dan somehow has to travel back in time to investigate. He may even find Pete...and the girl he really loves.


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HSA Books and Manuscripts Dallas Auction Catalog #682

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ISBN : 9781599672175
Pages : 250 pages
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Download HSA Books and Manuscripts Dallas Auction Catalog #682 in PDF by Sandra Palomino Full Book and published by Heritage Capital Corporation. This book was released on 2008 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Sinking Into Summer's Arms

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ISBN : 0595096735
Pages : 158 pages
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Download Sinking Into Summer's Arms in PDF by Tom Slattery Full Book and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2000-08 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: The author is an American who thinks too much, exercises too little, and lived for years in Europe and Asia. Tom Slattery has worked a wide range of jobs, including for a variety or research laboratories, and lives to leave himself open to unconventional ideas and uncommon experiences. BOOK DESCRIPTION: Sinking into Summer’s Arms opens with the discovery of a body of a Neanderthal frozen in a rapidly melting Alpine glacier in a globally warming near-future world. The Neanderthal is secretly spirited off to Holland where a group of postgraduates utilizes state-of-the-art research facilities at the Instituut Leeuwenhoek in Delft. Simultaneously, another group—of plotters—is planning to utilize the Instituut Leeuwenhoek as cover to assassinate the United Nations Emergency Secretary for Global Warming. A third factor enters when a Harvard professor discovers that the warming may have produced conditions to initiate a new Ice Age. And the United Nations Emergency Secretary, unaware of the plot, is struggling to keep the New Ice Age theory super-secret and avoid worldwide panic until more facts support this startling theory. The re-created mind of the Neanderthal, the assassination plot, and the impending ice age become excitingly intertwined around a subtext of scientific ethics—with a surprise ending.


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“All-Electric” Narratives

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ISBN : 1501367374
Pages : 376 pages
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Download “All-Electric” Narratives in PDF by Rachele Dini Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-10-07 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “All-electric” Narratives is the first in-depth study of time-saving electrical appliances in American literature. It examines the literary depiction of refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, oven ranges, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, toasters, blenders, standing and hand-held mixers, and microwave ovens between 1945, when the “all-electric” home came to be associated with the nation's hard-won victory, and 2020, as contemporary writers consider the enduring material and spiritual effects of these objects in the 21st century. The appropriation and subversion of the rhetoric of domestic electrification and time-saving comprises a crucial, but overlooked, element in 20th-century literary forms and genres including Beat literature, Black American literature, second-wave feminist fiction, science fiction, and postmodernist fiction. Through close-readings of dozens of literary texts alongside print and television ads from this period, Dini shows how U.S. writers have unearthed the paradoxes inherent to claims of appliances' capacity to “give back” time to their user, transport them into a technologically-progressive future, or “return” them to some pastoral past. In so doing, she reveals literary appliances' role in raising questions about gender norms and sexuality, racial exclusion and erasure, class anxieties, the ramifications of mechanization, the perils and possibilities of conformity, the limitations of patriotism, and the inevitable fallacy of utopian thinking-while both shaping and radically disrupting the literary forms in which they operated.


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The History of the Science-fiction Magazine

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Publisher : Liverpool University Press
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ISBN : 9780853237792
Pages : 424 pages
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Download The History of the Science-fiction Magazine in PDF by Michael Ashley Full Book and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second of three volumes, this book takes up the story to reveal a turbulent period that was to witness the extraordinary rise and fall and rise again of science. Mike Ashley charts the SF book years in the wake of the nuclear age that was to see the golden age of science fiction.


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The Dark Tower Boxed Set

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ISBN : 1501175637
Pages : 4720 pages
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Download The Dark Tower Boxed Set in PDF by Stephen King Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page 4720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the first time ever as a complete ebook series, all of Stephen King’s eight Dark Tower novels—one of the most acclaimed and popular series of all time. Special bonus: The ebook boxed set now includes The Complete Concordance, a user’s guide to the Dark Tower world. Set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, The Dark Tower series features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations—The Gunslinger—a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend. As Roland crosses a desert of damnation in a treacherous world that is a twisted image of our own, he moves ever closer to the Dark Tower of his dreams—and nightmares. This stunning, must-have collection includes: The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger; The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three; The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands; The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass; The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole; The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla; The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah; and The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower. The perfect keepsake for Stephen King fans, The Dark Tower 8-Book Boxed Set is the most extraordinary and imaginative cycle of tales in the English language from “the reigning King of American popular literature” (Los Angeles Daily News).


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Invisible Planets

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ISBN : 1784978647
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Invisible Planets in PDF by Ken Liu Full Book and published by Head of Zeus Ltd. This book was released on 2016-11-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here are thirteen short stories from the new frontiers of Chinese science fiction, selected and translated by Hugo, Nebula, Locus and World Fantasy Award-winner Ken Liu. Hao Jingfang's Hugo-Award-Winning 'Folding Beijing' takes place in a near-future dystopia where the title city's buildings fold into and out of the earth, allowing three different strata of society to spend part of the day above ground. Xia Jia's 'Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse' describes a post-apocalyptic world where machines have outlived the humans who engineered them. In 'Taking Care of God' by Liu Cixin – author of The Three-Body Problem, the first translated novel to win the Hugo Award – a race of white-haired, white-robed beings arrive on Earth, claiming they are God, creators of everything who now want to spend their retirement years with us... Including an introduction by Ken Liu and three essays exploring Chinese science fiction, this is a phenomenal collection of strange worlds, hypnotic landscapes and unbridled imagination.


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Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 2

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Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN : 1429987960
Pages : 672 pages
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Download Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 2 in PDF by William H. Patterson, Jr. Full Book 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.


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The Door Into Summer

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Pages : 200 pages
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Download The Door Into Summer in PDF by Robert Anson Heinlein Full Book and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 1957 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Daniel Davis, put into a state of suspended animation for 30 years, awakens to a startling discovery


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The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

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ISBN : 1848941137
Pages : 816 pages
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Download The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla in PDF by Stephen King Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2006-01-02 with total page 816 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WOLVES OF THE CALLA is the fifth volume in Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series. The Dark Tower is now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. In the fifth novel in StephenKing's bestselling fantasy series, Roland and his ka-tet are bearing through the forests of the Mid-World on their journey to the Dark Tower. Tracking their every move is a group of farmers from the town of Calla Bryn Sturgis. The trackers have been warned that the Wolves, a band of masked riders, are about to gallop out of the dark land of Thunderclap and raid their town. And they want to enlist the help of the four gunslingers. How can Roland and his tet both protect the innocent community and return to New York to save our world's incarnation of the Dark Tower from the machinations of the evil Sombra Corporation? JOIN THE QUEST FOR THE DARK TOWER... THE DARK TOWER SERIES: THE DARK TOWER I: THE GUNSLINGER THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE THE DARK TOWER III: THE WASTE LANDS THE DARK TOWER IV: WIZARD AND GLASS THE DARK TOWER V: WOLVES OF THE CALLA THE DARK TOWER VI: SONG OF SUSANNAH THE DARK TOWER VII: THE DARK TOWER THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: A DARK TOWER NOVEL


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Making Contact

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ISBN : 1681774917
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Making Contact in PDF by Sarah Scoles Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-07-04 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered, "Are we alone?" A brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan's Contact. Jill Tarter is a pioneer, an innovator, an adventurer, and a controversial force. At a time when women weren’t encouraged to do much outside the home, Tarter ventured as far out as she could—into the three-Kelvin cold of deep space. And she hasn’t stopped investigating a subject that takes and takes without giving much back. Today, her computer's screensaver is just the text “SO…ARE WE ALONE?” This question keeps her up at night. In some ways, this is the question that keep us all up at night. We have all spent dark hours wondering about our place in it all, pondering our "aloneness," both terrestrial and cosmic. Tarter’s life and her work are not just a quest to understand life in the universe: they are a quest to understand our lives within the universe. No one has told that story, her story, until now. It all began with gazing into the night sky. All those stars were just distant suns—were any of them someone else's sun? Diving into the science, philosophy, and politics of SETI—searching for extraterrestrial intelligence—Sarah Scoles reveals the fascinating figure at the center of the final frontier of scientific investigation. This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered if we are alone in the universe.


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All Your Dead Were Civilized and other misheard lyrics

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ISBN : 0978981014
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Download All Your Dead Were Civilized and other misheard lyrics in PDF by Ace Edmonds Full Book and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein

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ISBN : 1783526807
Pages : 480 pages
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Download The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein in PDF by Farah Mendlesohn Full Book and published by Unbound Publishing. This book was released on 2019-03-07 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert A. Heinlein began publishing in the 1940s at the dawn of the Golden Age of science fiction, and today he is considered one of the genre's 'big three' alongside Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. His short stories were instrumental in developing its structure and rhetoric, while novels such as Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers demonstrated that such writing could be a vehicle for political argument. Heinlein’s influence remains strong, but his legacy is fiercely contested. His vision of the future was sometimes radical, sometimes deeply conservative, and arguments have flared up recently about which faction has the most significant claim on his ideas. In this major critical study, Hugo Award-winner Farah Mendlesohn carries out a close reading of Heinlein’s work, including unpublished stories, essays, and speeches. It sets out not to interpret a single book, but to think through the arguments Heinlein made over a lifetime about the nature of science fiction, about American politics, and about himself.


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The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

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ISBN : 0199838844
Pages : 641 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction in PDF by Rob Latham Full Book and published by Oxford Handbooks. This book was released on 2014 with total page 641 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction attempts to descry the historical and cultural contours of SF in the wake of technoculture studies. Rather than treating the genre as an isolated aesthetic formation, it examines SF's many lines of cross-pollination with technocultural realities since itsinception in the nineteenth century, showing how SF's unique history and subcultural identity has been constructed in ongoing dialogue with popular discourses of science and technology.The volume consists of four broadly themed sections, each divided into eleven chapters. Section I, "Science Fiction as Genre," considers the internal history of SF literature, examining its characteristic aesthetic and ideological modalities, its animating social and commercial institutions, and itsrelationship to other fantastic genres. Section II, "Science Fiction as Medium," presents a more diverse and ramified understanding of what constitutes the field as a mode of artistic and pop-cultural expression, canvassing extra-literary manifestations of SF ranging from film and television tovideogames and hypertext to music and theme parks. Section III, "Science Fiction as Culture," examines the genre in relation to cultural issues and contexts that have influenced it and been influenced by it in turn, the goal being to see how SF has helped to constitute and define important(sub)cultural groupings, social movements, and historical developments during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Finally, Section IV, "Science Fiction as Worldview," explores SF as a mode of thought and its intersection with other philosophies and large-scale perspectives on theworld, from the Enlightenment to the present day.


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What Makes This Book So Great

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ISBN : 1472111621
Pages : 448 pages
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Download What Makes This Book So Great in PDF by Jo Walton Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-01-16 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jo Walton is an award-winning author of, inveterate reader of, and chronic re-reader of science fiction and fantasy books. What Makes This Book So Great? is a selection of the best of her musings about her prodigious reading habit. Jo Walton’s many subjects range from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. Among them, the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by ‘mainstream’; the under-appreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field’s many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers.