Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism offers a typology of alien encounters and addresses a range of texts including classic novels of alien encounter by H.G. Wells and Robert Heinlein; recent blockbusters by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler and Sheri Tepper; and experimental science fiction by Peter Watts and Housuke Nojiri.
Beyond the Golden Rule
Author: E. Gomel
Category: Literary Criticism
The third book in the Tanarian Chronicles The Tanarian nation has its back against the wall as the wolves close in for the kill. Under siege they hold out with their hopes invested in a trusted few. Athene, a young woman with a special gift holds the answer, unfortunately everyone in the seat of power knows this and she is faced with a dangerous choice – release her friends or unleash a greater danger into the world. The lines of good and evil are forgotten in their fight for survival and the magicians of the world play a dangerous game of manipulation. Yet there is always hope.
Book 3 - The Tanarian Chronicles
Publisher: Wayne Schreiber
Graffigny's bold and original novel tells the story of Zilia, an Inca Virgin, rescued from the Spanish and brought to France. Separated from her lover and her culture, she recounts her experiences and personal growth. To this fine new translation are appended extracts from Graffigny's chief source and other writers' fictional responses.
Author: Grafigny (Mme de, Françoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourt),Jonathan Mallinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A Historical Romance
Author: William Harrison Ainsworth
Category: Great Britain
With a Journal of Travels from London Through Russia Into Persia; and Back Through Russia, Germany and Holland. To which are Added, the Revolutions of Persia During the Present Century, with the Particular History of the Great Usurper Nadir Kouli ...
Author: Jonas Hanway
Publisher: London : sold by Dodsley ; Cornhill [Eng. : sold by] Willock
This volume presents the proceedings of the eighth workshop of the international network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire and brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, classicists and specialists in Roman law from some thirty European and North American universities. The eighth volume focuses on the impact of the Roman Empire on religious behaviour, with a special focus on the dynamics of ritual. The volume is divided into three sections: ritualising the empire, performing civic community in the empire and performing religion in the empire.
Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Heidelberg, July 5-7, 2007)
Author: Impact of Empire (Organization). Workshop
Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 2 include: . selections from the works of Hans Christian Andersen . a survey of Anglo-Saxon literature, including Beowulf and The Wanderer . selections from Gabriele d'Annunzio's The Triumph of Death . poems by Anacreon (562-477 Be . Arabic ballads . verse by Aristophanes . poems by Matthew Arnold . nature writing John James Audubon . and much, much more.
Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Category: Literary Collections
Category: American periodicals
Gary Jackson is raised to hate. Hate the United States, its people, and everything they have ever stood for. His mission since childhood is to destroy the United States from within, allying himself with the worst of America's enemies, and one very powerful and malevolent trillionaire, to accomplish the deed. Once elected to the highest position in the land, Gary puts his lifelong goals to work and puts the USA onto the path of ultimate destruction. Keywords: political thriller, christian fiction, manchurian candidate, soviet union, terrorism, united states of america
A Political Thriller
Author: Cliff Ball
Publisher: Cliff Ball Books
Author: Saint Thomas More
Category: Great Britain
Author: J. L.,William Whiston
"The meaning of life is the most urgent of questions," said the existentiallist thinker Albert Camus. And no less a philosopher than Woody Allen has wondered:"How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?" "Movies and the Meaning of Life" looks at popular and cult movies, examining their assumptions and insights on meaning-of-life questions: What is reality and how can I know it? (The Truman Show, Contact, Waking Life); How do I find myself and my true identity? (Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, Boys Don't Cry, Memento); How do I find meaning from my interactions with others? (Pulp Fiction, Shadowlands, Chasing Amy); What is the chief purpose in life? (American Beauty, Life is Beautiful, The Shawshank Redemption); and How ought I live my life? (Pleasantville, Spiderman, Minority Report, Groundhog Day).
Philosophers Take on Hollywood
Author: Kimberly A. Blessing,Paul Tudico
Publisher: Open Court
Author: John Earl I Russell
Author: Alexander Shields
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
While many acknowledge that Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault have redefined our notions of time and history, few recognize the crucial role that 'the infinite relation' between seeing and saying plays in their work. Shapiro reveals the full extent of Nietzsche and Foucault's concern with the visual.
Foucault and Nietzsche on Seeing and Saying
Author: Gary Shapiro
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the full scope of the original, but in a breadth comparable to a novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon’s narrative, while instructors and students have a volume that can be read in a single term. This unique edition emphasizes elements ignored in all other abridgments—in particular the role of religion in the empire and the rise of Islam.
Author: Edward Gibbon
Publisher: Modern Library