Destination Amaltheia

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky

Publisher: Readers Union / The Science Fiction Book Club via PublishDrive

ISBN: 136576446X

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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A cargo spaceship, propelled by a photon engine with a large reflective mirror ("sail"), visits the Jupiter system to deliver a cargo to a manned science station on Amalthea. Damaged by meteorites, the spaceship falls into Jupiter, but survives the pressure and floats in the dense atmosphere; the crew manage to work around the damaged mirror and start the main engine to escape Jupiter and finally reach Amalthea.

The Second Marxian Invasion

The Fiction of the Strugatsky Brothers

Author: Stephen W. Potts

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 089370279X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 104

View: 9017

Stephen W. Potts presents Arkady and Boris Strugatsky in terms of their dual contributions to the SF genre and to modern Russian literature, placing their work in both its historical and literary context.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Author: R. Reginald,Douglas Menville,Mary A. Burgess

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0941028763

Category: Reference

Page: 800

View: 9045

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

Author: Brian M. Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810849389

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 451

View: 8049

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.

History of Shock Waves, Explosions and Impact

A Chronological and Biographical Reference

Author: Peter O. K. Krehl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540304215

Category: Science

Page: 1288

View: 2763

This unique and encyclopedic reference work describes the evolution of the physics of modern shock wave and detonation from the earlier and classical percussion. The history of this complex process is first reviewed in a general survey. Subsequently, the subject is treated in more detail and the book is richly illustrated in the form of a picture gallery. This book is ideal for everyone professionally interested in shock wave phenomena.

A Contented Man

Author: Zoë Beck

Publisher: CulturBooks

ISBN: 3959880553

Category: Fiction

Page: 55

View: 2250

About this edition A man waiting in a tower to be killed by an Albanian sworn virgin as part of a blood vendetta. A mythical Irish puca who refuses to take no as a response to his presence. A man obsessed with a long-dead woman in an Impressionist painting. A boy haunted by what might have happened to a woman pulled dead from a lake. Everything is sharply observed and tightly woven, with a heavy dash of psychological suspense. The four stories in this mini collection create an undertow that the reader cannot escape. With an acute eye for both the phases of life and varying mental states, Zoë Beck has created an unforgettable array of compelling stories about people who find themselves enmeshed in situations beyond their control. In addition to her thrillers, Zoë Beck is an accomplished master of the short story, with her uncanny knack for compressing shifting interpersonal constellations into small prose jewels. Her cool, direct, unsentimental, and precise language makes Beck's unique contemporary twist on timeless themes all the more apparent.

Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Paintings

German Language Edition

Author: Denise Allen,Dawson Carr,Charlotte Eyeman,Burton Fredericksen,Jennifer Helvey,David Jaffé,Arianne Faber Kolb,Jon L. Seydl,Perrin Stein,Anne Woollett

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892364343

Category: Art

Page: 128

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The J. Paul Getty Museum's paintings collection ranges from the fourteenth to the end of the nineteenth century. Among the finest examples of early Renaissance painting are the Madonna and Child by the Master of Saint Cecilia, Masaccio's Saint Andrew, and Gentile da Fabriano's richly painted Coronation of the Virgin. Typical of the High Renaissance are Andrea Mantegna's splendid Adoration of the Magi and Fra Bartolommeo's Rest on the Flight into Egypt. The art of the Netherlands in its Golden Age is represented by Jan Brueghel's much-loved painting The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark and by The Return from War, which he painted with Peter Paul Rubens, as well as a newly acquired and magnificent landscape by Hobbema, Rembrandt's Abduction of Europa, and Jan Steen's Drawing Lesson. Painting in France ranges from recently acquisitioned works by Poussin, Fragonard, and Lancret, through the Impressionism of Monet's seminal Sunrise and his Rouen Cathedral, while the modern age is exemplified by the Irises of Vincent van Gogh. Fernand Khnopff's Jeanne Kéfer, and Cézanne's Still Life with Apples.

Der Rote Stern

Author: Alexander A. Bogdanow

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3867411972

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4973

Nachdruck der sozialistischen Utopie von 1908. Bogdanow portratiert den Idealzustand einer kommunistischen Gesellschaft auf dem Mars.

Ljod, Das Eis


Author: Vladimir G. Sorokin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833302985


Page: 348

View: 2813