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.
Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Strugatsky Boris
Publisher: Melville House
Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride. Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her thesis and save the environment. Easy, right? Uh. No. When her professor suggests with a few changes the thesis could be published, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. Except––that means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly. He’s her polar opposite and pushes all her buttons. When she finds there's more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters...it’s hard not to like him––a lot. Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in.
Author: Ophelia London
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
a manuscript discovered under unusual circumstances
Author: Arkadiĭ Natanovich Strugat͡s͡kiĭ,Boris Natanovich Strugat︠s︡kiĭ
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
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.
A Manuscript Discovered Under Unusual Circumstances
Author: Arkadiĭ Natanovich Strugat︠s︡kiĭ,Boris Natanovich Strugat︠s︡kiĭ,Antonina W. Bouis
Publisher: NY Books
Category: Russian fiction
(Guitar Recorded Versions). Matching folio, including: Bring It On Down * Cigarettes & Alcohol * Live Forever * Rock 'N' Roll Star * Shakermaker * Slide Away * Supersonic * and more.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Author: Oasis (Musical group),Arthur Dick,Noel Gallagher
Category: Rock music
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?
Author: Lissa Reed
Publisher: Interlude Press
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Aus dem Leben eines Kino, TV und Film Fan
Author: Sybille von Goysern
Category: Performing Arts
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; Here We Are But There We Were
Author: Andy Reilly
Crazy, sexy love Ein Auslandsjahr in Schottland mit dem Ziel, das Leben (und die Jungs) zu genießen. Darauf freut sich Jordan. Ihre letzte Beziehung ist schon eine Ewigkeit her. Jordan will nicht mehr auf Mr. Right warten, sondern mit Mr. Right Now einfach und unkompliziert Spaß haben. Doch dann begegnen ihr gleich zwei Jungs, die sie dazu bringen, noch einmal über die Liebe nachzudenken. Wie weit würde Jordan für Mr. Right gehen?
Author: A. J. Pine
Publisher: cbt Verlag
Category: Young Adult Fiction
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.
Author: Paul Skandera
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Drawing on research into the dynamics of healthy relationships, a study of the basic principles that make up a long-lasting marriage shares advice on how to cope with such issues as work, children, money, sex, and stress.
Author: John Mordechai Gottman,Nan Silver
Category: Family & Relationships
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.
A Collection of Previously Published Essays
Author: Chuck Klosterman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
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.
An Essay from Chuck Klosterman IV
Author: Chuck Klosterman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science