Definitely Maybe

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Strugatsky Boris

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612192823

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1502

In its first-ever unexpurgated edition, a sci-fi landmark that's a comic and suspenseful tour-de-force, and puts distraction in a whole new light: It's not you, it's the universe! Boris and Arkady Strugatsky were the greatest science fiction writers of the Soviet era: their books were intellectually provocative and riotously funny, full of boldly imagined scenarios and veiled—but clear—social criticism. Which may be why Definitely Maybe has never before been available in an uncensored edition, let alone in English. It tells the story of astrophysicist Dmitri Malianov, who has sent his wife and son off to her mother’s house in Odessa so that he can work, free from distractions, on the project he’s sure will win him the Nobel Prize. But he’d have an easier time making progress if he wasn’t being interrupted all the time: First, it’s the unexpected delivery of a crate of vodka and caviar. Then a beautiful young woman in an unnervingly short skirt shows up at his door. Then several of his friends—also scientists—drop by, saying they all felt they were on the verge of a major discovery when they got . . . distracted . . . Is there an ominous force that doesn’t want knowledge to progress? Or could it be something more . . . natural? In this nail-bitingly suspenseful book, the Strugatsky brothers bravely and brilliantly question authority: an authority that starts with crates of vodka, but has lightning bolts in store for humans who refuse to be cowed. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Definitely, Maybe in Love

Author: Ophelia London

Publisher: Entangled: Embrace

ISBN: 1622661834

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 4846

Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she'll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens. "Whatever it takes," however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly. Henry is Spring's only hope at publication, but he's also the über-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring's polar opposite—though she can't help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. Spring finds there's more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters...but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in. Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride.

Oasis' Definitely Maybe

Author: Alex Niven

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623564239

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 4557

A brilliant study of Oasis' debut album, highlighting the band's massive cultural impact and the raw, positive power of those early songs.

Definitely maybe

a manuscript discovered under unusual circumstances

Author: Arkadiĭ Natanovich Strugat͡s͡kiĭ,Boris Natanovich Strugat︠s︡kiĭ

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 143

View: 879


Oasis: Definitely Maybe

Author: Oasis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793569625

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 8190

(Guitar Recorded Versions). Matching folio, including: Bring It On Down * Cigarettes & Alcohol * Live Forever * Rock 'N' Roll Star * Shakermaker * Slide Away * Supersonic * and more.

Definitely Maybe

A Manuscript Discovered Under Unusual Circumstances

Author: Arkadiĭ Natanovich Strugat︠s︡kiĭ,Boris Natanovich Strugat︠s︡kiĭ,Antonina W. Bouis

Publisher: NY Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Russian fiction

Page: 143

View: 6286

Definitely Maybe is a slightly alcohol tinged story of conflict between a group of Soviet scientists who are all working on pet projects to different ends, and some unknown enemy who wants to stop them from making further scientific discoveries in any field. The main character, Malianov, is a physicist who is working on a paper concerning the effect of stellar bodies on near by gas clouds, and though we are never told this, it seems that he is on the verge of making an enormous discovery that could change the way we use physics. Malianov works out of an apartment he shares with his wife and son who have both gone off on a vacation to his mother-in-law's home in the South. As Malianov sets down to working, which seems difficult to do because of the incredible heat wave that has struck the city, he is set upon by one distraction after another. First a merchant accidentally delivers boxes and boxes of food and alcohol. Then a stunning looking woman shows up who claims to be a long-lost friend of his wife's. Then neighbors begin visiting randomly. Eventually one of his neighbors is found dead in a way that is suggestive of suicide, though because of some signs of foul play, and the police begin to investigate Malianov as a suspect. During brief bouts of sobriety Malianov discusses what is going on in his life with friends of his who are scientists too, and learns that some experiencing the same phenomena. Some even have been visited by a mysterious red-haired man, very similar to the investigator who has been hounding Malianov over the murder. The red haired man tries to strong arm them to stop working on their various scientific projects.

Definitely, Maybe, Yours

Author: Lissa Reed

Publisher: Interlude Press

ISBN: 9781941530405

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5656

Baker Craig Oliver leads a life that is happily routine, and has a weakness for damaged people. Habitual playboy Alex Scheff is about to discover he has a weakness for Englishmen who carry cookies in their pockets. Can a seemingly incompatible pair find the recipe for love in a relationship they claim is casual?

Oasis

Definitely Maybe; Here We Are But There We Were

Author: Andy Reilly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781499332247

Category: Music

Page: 142

View: 4390

In the rush to commemorate anniversaries and the forgotten days of our youth, it seems that everything and anything is worthy of recall and acknowledgement. Twenty years on from 1994, there are a range of moments that people can remember as if they took place yesterday. Roberto Baggio's penalty kick may still be in orbit while Loaded magazine has long since bitten the dust but one thing stands out bigger and stronger than the rest of the memories of the years combined.1994 was the year Oasis burst into public view and their debut album 'Definitely Maybe' is still lauded as one of the greatest debut albums, and indeed guitar albums, of all time. The stories of the battling brothers from Burnage in Manchester may have grabbed the headlines but it was the songs and tunes that grabbed the hearts and minds of the fans who followed on behind the Gallaghers and the rest of the group.Andy Reilly was just one the millions who were swept up in the crescendo of Oasis becoming the biggest band in Britain. This book is the story of where we were at the start of the ride that would take on us further ups and downs either side of the millennium. The Oasis story was a long one, and one that may not have reached its natural conclusion, but 1994 was the year that it all started coming together as they grabbed hold of new followers on a daily basis.1993 saw unemployment figures in the UK crash through the 3 million barrier and many were of the opinion that it wasn't worth the aggravation to find a job when there was nothing worth working for. The UK chart music scene was as soul-destroying as the job market. The book looks at how Oasis found themselves in the right place at the right time, exactly who they were railing against, and what the band meant to their adoring public. In the story of Oasis, 1994 deserves to be told in its own right.

Definitely Maybe

A Manuscript Discovered Under Unusual Circumstances

Author: Аркадий Натанович Стругацкий,Борис Натанович Стругацкий

Publisher: Ottawa

ISBN: N.A

Category: Russian fiction

Page: 143

View: 6384

Definitely Maybe is a slightly alcohol tinged story of conflict between a group of Soviet scientists who are all working on pet projects to different ends, and some unknown enemy who wants to stop them from making further scientific discoveries in any field. The main character, Malianov, is a physicist who is working on a paper concerning the effect of stellar bodies on near by gas clouds, and though we are never told this, it seems that he is on the verge of making an enormous discovery that could change the way we use physics. Malianov works out of an apartment he shares with his wife and son who have both gone off on a vacation to his mother-in-law's home in the South. As Malianov sets down to working, which seems difficult to do because of the incredible heat wave that has struck the city, he is set upon by one distraction after another. First a merchant accidentally delivers boxes and boxes of food and alcohol. Then a stunning looking woman shows up who claims to be a long-lost friend of his wife's. Then neighbors begin visiting randomly. Eventually one of his neighbors is found dead in a way that is suggestive of suicide, though because of some signs of foul play, and the police begin to investigate Malianov as a suspect. During brief bouts of sobriety Malianov discusses what is going on in his life with friends of his who are scientists too, and learns that some experiencing the same phenomena. Some even have been visited by a mysterious red-haired man, very similar to the investigator who has been hounding Malianov over the murder. The red haired man tries to strong arm them to stop working on their various scientific projects.

Die 20 besten Liebesfilme der Kino Geschichte

Aus dem Leben eines Kino, TV und Film Fan

Author: Sybille von Goysern

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3847683160

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 129

View: 5239

Gehören Sie auch zu den Menschen die bei Liebesfilmen die Tränen vor Mitgefühl nicht zurückhalten können? Dann wünschen wir Ihnen viel Spaß auf der Reise durch die 20 besten Liebesfilme der Kinogeschichte. Haben Sie auch in "P.S. Ich liebe dich" die Tränen nicht zurückhalten können? Oder in "Vom Winde verweht" mit Scarlett O'Hara mitgelitten? Sind sie zusammen mit Jack Dawson in "Titanic" in Southampton zur Jungfernfahrt in See gestochen? Diesen und anderen Filmen begegnen Sie in der Rangliste der 20 besten Liebesfilme der Kinogeschichte. Das ideale Buch für Kinofans

Definitely Maybe

A Manuscript Discovered Under Unusual Circumstances

Author: Аркадий Натанович Стругацкий,Борис Натанович Стругацкий

Publisher: Ottawa

ISBN: N.A

Category: Russian fiction

Page: 143

View: 2750

Definitely Maybe is a slightly alcohol tinged story of conflict between a group of Soviet scientists who are all working on pet projects to different ends, and some unknown enemy who wants to stop them from making further scientific discoveries in any field. The main character, Malianov, is a physicist who is working on a paper concerning the effect of stellar bodies on near by gas clouds, and though we are never told this, it seems that he is on the verge of making an enormous discovery that could change the way we use physics. Malianov works out of an apartment he shares with his wife and son who have both gone off on a vacation to his mother-in-law's home in the South. As Malianov sets down to working, which seems difficult to do because of the incredible heat wave that has struck the city, he is set upon by one distraction after another. First a merchant accidentally delivers boxes and boxes of food and alcohol. Then a stunning looking woman shows up who claims to be a long-lost friend of his wife's. Then neighbors begin visiting randomly. Eventually one of his neighbors is found dead in a way that is suggestive of suicide, though because of some signs of foul play, and the police begin to investigate Malianov as a suspect. During brief bouts of sobriety Malianov discusses what is going on in his life with friends of his who are scientists too, and learns that some experiencing the same phenomena. Some even have been visited by a mysterious red-haired man, very similar to the investigator who has been hounding Malianov over the murder. The red haired man tries to strong arm them to stop working on their various scientific projects.

Phraseology and Culture in English

Author: Paul Skandera

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110197863

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

View: 3743

The proposition that there is a correlation between language and culture or culture-specific ways of thinking can be traced back to the views of Herder and von Humboldt in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is generally accepted today that a language, especially its lexicon, influences its speakers' cultural patterns of thought and perception in various ways, for example through a culture-specific segmentation of the extralinguistic reality, the frequency of occurrence of particular lexical items, or the existence of keywords or key word combinations revealing core cultural values. The aim of this volume is to explore the cultural dimension of a wide range of preconstructed or semi-preconstructed word combinations in English. The 17 papers of the volume are divided into four sections, focusing on particular lexemes (e.g. enjoy and its collocates), types of word combinations (e.g. proverbs and similes), use-related varieties (such as the language of tourism or answering-machine messages), and user-related varieties (such as Aboriginal English or African English). The sections are preceded by a prologue, tracing the development of the study of formulaic language, and followed by an epilogue, which draws together the threads laid out in the various papers. The relation between language and culture in general has been explored in a number of important works over the past ten years. However, the study of the relation between English phraseology and culture in particular has been largely neglected. This volume is the first book-length publication devoted entirely to this topic.

Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck

Author: Martin Power

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783233869

Category: Music

Page: 522

View: 469

This new, revised edition of Hot Wired Guitar brings Beck's story bang up to date, from his adventures at The White House in December 2012 with Mick Jagger and US President Barack Obama, to touring the world with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and the 2014 release of Jeff's latest solo disc.The definitive account of Jeff Beck's journey from his childhood in 1940s South London to the world-wide success of 2010's album Emotion and Commotion and beyond. Author Martin Power has talked to former Yardbirds members Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty as well as manager Simon Napier-Bell and fellow musicians including Max Middleton, Stanley Clarke, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Hall, Mo Foster, Doug Wimbish and many others. Supported by full album reviews, rare photographs and an up-to-date discography, Hot Wired Guitar is the most complete and comprehensive account of the life and times of Jeff Beck, the man who took the electric guitar and showed the world just what could be done with just six strings and 'one hell of an attitude'.

Lieber jetzt als irgendwann

Roman

Author: Lauren Graham

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104029350

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8394

LAUREN GRAHAM, BEKANNT AUS „GILMORE GIRLS“, erzählt eine Geschichte, die ihre eigene sein könnte. Franny Banks ist zwar ein bisschen chaotisch, aber vor allem witzig, charmant und klug – eigentlich müsste sie alle ihre Ziele erreichen können: - Schauspielerin werden - den Durchbruch schaffen - Mann fürs Leben finden Für den Notfall hat sie trotzdem einen Plan B: - langjährigen Freund Clark heiraten - Englisch-Lehrerin werden - in einen Vorort ziehen Doch ihr „Ultimatum zur Traumverwirklichung“ von drei Jahren läuft bald ab. Als sich herausstellt, dass sogar Plan B geplatzt ist, lautet Frannys Motto deshalb: Lieber jetzt als irgendwann.

Chuck Klosterman on Rock

A Collection of Previously Published Essays

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451624492

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 9275

From Fargo Rock City; Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Chuck Klosterman IV; and Eating the Dinosaur, these essays are now available in this ebook collection for fans of Klosterman’s writing on rock music.

Dude Rocks Like a Lady

An Essay from Chuck Klosterman IV

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451624565

Category: Social Science

Page: 11

View: 4248

Originally collected in Chuck Klosterman IV and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Rock, this essay is about tribute bands.

About a Boy

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101147368

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7717

A wise, hilarious novel from the beloved, award-winning author of Funny Girl, High Fidelity and A Long Way Down. Will Freeman may have discovered the key to dating success: If the simple fact that they were single mothers meant that gorgeous women – women who would not ordinarily look twice a Will – might not only be willing, but enthusiastic about dating him, then he was really onto something. Single mothers – bright, attractive, available women – thousands of them, were all over London. He just had to find them. SPAT: Single Parents – Alone Together. It was a brilliant plan. And Will wasn’t going to let the fact that he didn’t have a child himself hold him back. A fictional two-year-old named Ned wouldn’t be the first thing he’d invented. And it seems to go quite well at first, until he meets an actual twelve-year-old named Marcus, who is more than Will bargained for… From the Trade Paperback edition.