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.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

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

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0941028763

Category: Reference

Page: 800

View: 4478

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.

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: 8595

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.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

Author: Brian M. Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810849389

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 451

View: 3970

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: 9632

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.

The Best of the Argonauts

The Redefinition of the Epic Hero in Book 1 of Apollonius's Argonautica

Author: James J. Clauss,James Joseph Clauss

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520079250

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 333

This revelatory exploration of Book One of the Argonautica rescues Jason from his status as the ineffectual hero of Apollonius' epic poem. James J. Clauss argues that by posing the question, "Who is the best of the Argonauts?" Apollonius redefines the epic hero and creates, in Jason, a man more realistic and less awesome than his Homeric predecessors, one who is vulnerable, dependent on the help of others, even morally questionable, yet ultimately successful. In bringing Apollonius' "curious and demanding poem" to life, Clauss illuminates two features of the poet's narrative style: his ubiquitous allusions to the poetry of others, especially Homer, and the carefully balanced structural organization of his episodes. The poet's subtextual interplay is explored, as is his propensity for underscoring the manipulation of the poetry of others through ring composition.

Hard to Be a God

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky,Hari Kunzru

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613748310

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3413

This 1963 masterpiece is widely considered one of the best novels of the greatest Russian writers of science fiction. Yet until now the only English version (unavailable for over thirty years) was based on a German translation, and was full of errors, infelicities, and misunderstandings. Now, in a new translation by Olena Bormashenko, whose translation of the authors’ Roadside Picnic has received widespread acclaim, here is the definitive edition of this brilliant work. It tells the story of Don Rumata, who is sent from Earth to the medieval kingdom of Arkanar with instructions to observe and to save what he can. Masquerading as an arrogant nobleman, a dueler and a brawler, Don Rumata is never defeated, but can never kill. With his doubt and compassion, and his deep love for a local girl named Kira, Rumata wants to save the kingdom from the machinations of Don Reba, the first minister to the king. But given his orders, what role can he play? Hard to Be a God has inspired a role-playing video game and two movies, including Aleksei German’s long-awaited swan song. This long overdue translation will reintroduce one of the most profound Soviet-era novels to an eager audience. Arkady and Boris Strugatsky were famous and popular Russian writers of science fiction, with more than 25 novels and novellas to their names. Hari Kunzru is the author of highly praised novels including Gods Without Men and The Impressionist. Olena Bormashenko is the acclaimed translator of the Strugatskys’ Roadside Picnic.

Green Economy in the Western Balkans

Towards a Sustainable Future

Author: Almir Pestek,Sanda Renko

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178714500X


Page: 344

View: 2326

This book presents a multidisciplinary approach to the Western Balkans, addressing topics from the green image of a country, sustainable waste management, the way in which SMEs develop green entrepreneurship, sustainability in tourism and trade, green consumerism, energy efficiency, and conservation projects.

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

Author: Jenny March

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920599

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 5915

The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it’s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite’s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies – Oedipus, Medea, Antigone – are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas’ epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome... These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include ‘Dangerous Women’ and ‘Heroes’), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.

A Dictionary of Literary Symbols

Author: Michael Ferber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131678097X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 1524

This is an expansion of the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than on 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold) and gives thousands of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this third edition, Michael Ferber has included some twenty completely new entries (such as birch, childbirth, grove, mill and railroad) and has added to many of the existing entries. Its rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars but also for all students of literature.

The Discovery of the Mind

Author: Bruno Snell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486143465

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 1113

German classicist's monumental study of the origins of European thought in Greek literature and philosophy. Brilliant, widely influential. Includes "Homer's View of Man," "The Olympian Gods," and "Aristophanes and Aesthetic Criticism."

Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques

Author: Kristina Harris

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320170

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

View: 1283

Vintage guide offered turn-of-the-century seamstresses clear instructions for altering patterns and creating shirt-blouses, skirts, wedding gowns, coats, maternity wear, children's clothing, and other apparel.

Art in the Roman Empire

Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135634114

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 1144

Michael Grant has specially selected some of the most significant examples of painting, portraits, architecture, mosaic, jewellery and silverware, to give a unique insight into the functions and manifestations of art in the Roman Empire. Art in the Roman Empire shows how many of the most impressive masterpieces were produced outside Rome, on the frontiers of its enormous empire.

Rulers of Evil

Useful Knowledge about Governing Bodies

Author: F. Tupper Saussy

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780066210834

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 8651

Provides a look at the role of Roman Catholicism in American history, especially the part played by the Jesuits in promoting the rebellion against England in 1776.