Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror
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Author: Barton Gellman
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780698153394
Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: Penguin

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From the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Angler, who unearthed the deepest secrets of Edward Snowden's NSA archive, the first master narrative of the surveillance state that emerged after 9/11 and why it matters, based on scores of hours of conversation with Snowden and groundbreaking reportage in Washington, London, Moscow and Silicon Valley Edward Snowden chose three journalists to tell the stories in his Top Secret trove of NSA documents: Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian and filmmaker Laura Poitras, all of whom would share the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Poitras went on to direct the Oscar-winning Citizen Four. Greenwald wrote an instant memoir and cast himself as a pugilist on Snowden's behalf. Barton Gellman took his own path. Snowden and his documents were the beginning, not the end, of a story he had prepared his whole life to tell. More than 20 years as a top investigative journalist armed him with deep sources in national security and high technology. New sources reached out from government and industry, making contact on the same kinds of secret, anonymous channels that Snowden used. Gellman's old reporting notes unlocked new puzzles in the NSA archive. Long days and evenings with Snowden in Moscow revealed a complex character who fit none of the stock images imposed on him by others. Gellman now brings his unique access and storytelling gifts to a true-life spy tale that touches us all. Snowden captured the public imagination but left millions of people unsure what to think. Who is the man, really? How did he beat the world's most advanced surveillance agency at its own game? Is government and corporate spying as bad as he says? Dark Mirror is the master narrative we have waited for, told with authority and an inside view of extraordinary events. Within it is a personal account of the obstacles facing the author, beginning with Gellman's discovery of his own name in the NSA document trove. Google notifies him that a foreign government is trying to compromise his account. A trusted technical adviser finds anomalies on his laptop. Sophisticated impostors approach Gellman with counterfeit documents, attempting to divert or discredit his work. Throughout Dark Mirror, the author describes an escalating battle against unknown digital adversaries, forcing him to mimic their tradecraft in self-defense. Written in the vivid scenes and insights that marked Gellman's bestselling Angler, Dark Mirror is an inside account of the surveillance-industrial revolution and its discontents, fighting back against state and corporate intrusions into our most private spheres. Along the way it tells the story of a government leak unrivaled in drama since All the President's Men.

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror
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Author: M. J. Putney
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1429965452
Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status. Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory's blood is tainted . . . by magic. When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she's fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she's one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society. But Tory's life is about to change forever. All that she's ever known or considered important will be challenged. What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of character are the only things that determine a young girl's worth. Dark Mirror is M.J. Putney's first young adult novel, and it's enthralling—an historical fantasy that's both fast-paced and deeply moving.

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror
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Author: Diane Duane
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781471109447
Release: 2012-12-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One hundred years ago, four crewmembers of the "U.S.S EnterpriseTM crossed the dimensional barrier and found a mirror image of their own universe, populated by nightmare duplicates of their shipmates. Barely able to escape with their lives, they returned, thankful that the accident which had brought them there could not be duplicated, or so they thought. But now the scientists of that empire have found a doorway into our universe. Their plan is to destroy from within, to replace a Federation Starships with one of their own. Their victims are the crew of the "U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, who now find themselves engaged in combat against the most savage enemies they have ever encountered, themselves.

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror
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Author: Sara Lipton
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780805096019
Release: 2014-11-04
Editor: Metropolitan Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Dark Mirror, Sara Lipton offers a fascinating examination of the emergence of anti-Semitic iconography in the Middle Ages The straggly beard, the hooked nose, the bag of coins, and gaudy apparel—the religious artists of medieval Christendom had no shortage of virulent symbols for identifying Jews. Yet, hateful as these depictions were, the story they tell is not as simple as it first appears. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, Lipton argues that these visual stereotypes were neither an inevitable outgrowth of Christian theology nor a simple reflection of medieval prejudices. Instead, she maps out the complex relationship between medieval Christians' religious ideas, social experience, and developing artistic practices that drove their depiction of Jews from benign, if exoticized, figures connoting ancient wisdom to increasingly vicious portrayals inspired by (and designed to provoke) fear and hostility. At the heart of this lushly illustrated and meticulously researched work are questions that have occupied scholars for ages—why did Jews becomes such powerful and poisonous symbols in medieval art? Why were Jews associated with certain objects, symbols, actions, and deficiencies? And what were the effects of such portrayals—not only in medieval society, but throughout Western history? What we find is that the image of the Jew in medieval art was not a portrait of actual neighbors or even imagined others, but a cloudy glass into which Christendom gazed to find a distorted, phantasmagoric rendering of itself.

Inside Black Mirror

Inside Black Mirror
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Author: Charlie Brooker,Annabel Jones,Jason Arnopp
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781984823489
Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: Crown Archetype

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix cult-hit sci-fi television series that's fascinated millions of fans worldwide, with stunning visuals and never before seen behind-the-scenes content What becomes of humanity when it's fed into the jaws of a hungry new digital machine? Discover the world of Black Mirror in this immersive, illustrated, oral history. This first official book logs the entire Black Mirror journey, from its origins in creator Charlie Brooker's mind to its current status as one of the biggest cult TV shows to emerge from the UK. Alongside a collection of astonishing behind-the-scenes imagery and ephemera, Brooker and producer Annabel Jones will detail the creative genesis, inspiration, and thought process behind each film for the first time, while key actors, directors and other creative talents relive their own involvement.

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror
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Author: Marjorie M. Liu
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781416510635
Release: 2005-12-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Jean Grey and her teammates--Cyclops, Wolverine, Rogue, and Nightcrawler--awaken as prisoners, stripped of their mutant powers, with their minds held hostage in the bodies of others, and must risk everything to stop the dark forces that are conspiring to destroy all mutants. Original.

Black Mirror and Philosophy

Black Mirror and Philosophy
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Author: David Kyle Johnson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781119578239
Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A philosophical look at the twisted, high-tech near-future of the sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror, offering a glimpse of the darkest reflections of the human condition in digital technology Black Mirror―the Emmy-winning Netflix series that holds up a dark, digital mirror of speculative technologies to modern society—shows us a high-tech world where it is all too easy to fall victim to ever-evolving forms of social control.In Black Mirror and Philosophy, original essays written by a diverse group of scholars invite you to peer into the void and explore the philosophical, ethical, and existential dimensions of Charlie Brooker’s sinister stories. The collection reflects Black Mirror’s anthology structure by pairing a chapter with every episode in the show’s five seasons—including an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure analysis of Bandersnatch—and concludes with general essays that explore the series’ broader themes. Chapters address questions about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, surveillance, privacy, love, death, criminal behavior, and politics, including: Have we given social media too much power over our lives? Could heaven really, one day, be a place on Earth? Should criminal justice and punishment be crowdsourced? What rights should a “cookie” have? Immersive, engaging, and experimental, Black Mirror and Philosophy navigates the intellectual landscape of Brooker’s morality plays for the modern world, where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Dark Passage

Dark Passage
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Author: M. J. Putney
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781429984423
Release: 2011-09-13
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Irregulars return home to 1803 England safely, but their worldview has changed. Not only have their heroic efforts at Dunkirk given them pride and confidence but their dangerous mission has increased their magical powers. Tory delights in the ever deepening bond she shares with Allarde until she discovers how powerfully he is connected to his ancient family estate—the lands he will not inherit unless he denies his magical powers and chooses a nonmagical mate. If Tory really loves him, she must walk away—but does she have the strength to leave the love of her life? Cynthia's heroic efforts at Dunkirk have won her the respect of the Irregulars, but her sharp tongue keeps everyone at a distance. Isolated and very alone at Lackland Abbey over the Christmas holidays, she reluctantly agrees to join Jack Rainford and his family for their celebration even though they're commoners, far below her own noble rank. The warm welcome of the Rainfords makes her feel happier and more accepted than she has ever been. But she can't possibly be falling in love with flirtatious Jack! Can she? Then the Irregulars are drawn into a dangerous attempt to rescue a vitally important French scientist from Nazi-occupied France. Tory and Allarde must work together because countless lives are at stake. Disaster strikes and not only is their mission threatened, but their very lives. Can magic and their loyalty to each other help them survive to return home? Find out in Dark Passage--M.J. Putney's thrilling follow-up to Dark Mirror.

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror
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Author: Diane Duane
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780743420648
Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One hundred years ago, four crewmembers of the U.S.S EnterpriseTM crossed the dimensional barrier and found a mirror image of their own universe, populated by nightmare duplicates of their shipmates. Barely able to escape with their lives, they returned, thankful that the accident which had brought them there could not be duplicated, or so they thought. But now the scientists of that empire have found a doorway into our universe. Their plan is to destroy from within, to replace a Federation Starships with one of their own. Their victims are the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, who now find themselves engaged in combat against the most savage enemies they have ever encountered, themselves.

The Dark Mirror

The Dark Mirror
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Author: Juliet Marillier
Pages: 512
ISBN: 1429913584
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Tor Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE DARK MIRROR is the first book in Juliet Marillier's Bridei Chronicles. Bridei is a young nobleman fostered at the home of Broichan, one of the most powerful druids in the land. His earliest memories are not of hearth and kin but of this dark stranger who while not unkind is mysterious in his ways. The tasks that he sets Bridei appear to have one goal--to make him a vessel for some distant purpose. What that purpose is Bridei cannot fathom but he trusts the man and is content to learn all he can about the ways of the world. But something happens that will change Bridei's world forever...and possible wreck all of Broichan's plans. For Bridei finds a child on their doorstep on a bitter MidWinter Eve, a child seemingly abandoned by the fairie folk. It is uncommonly bad luck to have truck with the Fair Folk and all counsel the babe's death. But Bridei sees an old and precious magic at work here and heedless of the danger fights to save the child. Broichan relents but is wary. The two grow up together and as Bridei comes to manhood he sees the shy girl Tuala blossom into a beautiful woman. Broichan sees the same process and feels only danger...for Tuala could be a key part in Bridei's future...or could spell his doom. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror
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Author: Barton Gellman
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1847926401
Release: 2020-05-21
Editor: Bodley Head

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The Dark Mirror

The Dark Mirror
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Author: Lutz Koepnick
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0520233115
Release: 2002-10-03
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Lutz Koepnick's The Dark Mirror provides one of the finest, most compelling and suggestive accounts to date of the multiple locations of German cinema between Hitler and Hollywood. Charting the shifting relationships between institutional contexts and individual acts of reception, Koepnick persuasively shows how the German cinema and its filmmakers—both in exile and in Nazi Germany—contributed to a fragile, stratified, indeed, "nonsynchronous" public sphere."—Patrice Petro, author of Aftershocks of the New: Feminism and Film History "Lutz Koepnick's brilliant study debunks the received wisdom concerning Nazi German and Hollywood film of the 1930s and 40s. Using detailed analyses of 8 films, with special focus on sound and music, he insists upon the disjointed contexts and uneven relationships of American and German filmmaking. Historically nuanced and theoretically savvy, this remarkable book offers something for everyone: Americanists, Germanists, historians, students of cinema sound and music, those interested in debates between art and popular forms, and European and Hollywood production."—Caryl Flinn, author of Strains of Utopia

Dark Mirror the inner work of witchcraft

Dark Mirror  the inner work of witchcraft
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Author: Yvonne Aburrow
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780244967390
Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com

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Black Mirror

Black Mirror
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Author: Nancy Werlin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101640142
Release: 2003-04-14
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A compelling thriller from a National Book Award Finalist author Frances Leventhal refuses to look in the mirror; she can't bear to face her reflection. She has hidden from herself and everyone around her for such a long time, and now that her brother Daniel has committed suicide, she can't help thinking that it's somehow her fault. If she hadn't been so caught up in her own pain, maybe she would have noticed her brother's. It's time to stop hiding—to reach out to Daniel's friends at their private school. Daniel had been deeply involved in Unity Service, the charitable group on campus, and Frances is determined to join the group and to make amends. But something's not quite right about Unity, and soon Frances finds herself in the middle of a puzzle too ominous to ignore. Exactly what are the Unity members trying so hard to hide? And why does no one else on campus, adult or teen, seem suspicious of them? This time Frances won't scurry away to hide. The memory of her brother is at stake.

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror
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Author: Daphne Clair
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781459284234
Release: 2012-07-16
Editor: Harlequin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reflections of Desire… Fler was stunned at her eighteen-year-old daughter's attempt to take her own life…and guilt-ridden at not having foreseen the possibility of such a drastic response to a broken love affair. But mostly Fler felt enraged at the man who had so carelessly taken Tansy to the brink of self-destruction. Not that Kyle Ranburn was about to let Fler walk off believing the worst—there were two sides to every story and she was going to hear his. But at what point had Fler begun to think less of Kyle's relationship with Tansy…and more about his feelings for her?

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror
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Author: Shannon Tripp
Pages: 312
ISBN: 1076173233
Release: 2019-07-21
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sometimes people play with fate: The Meddling Wizard It's not every day that someone from your past comes back to haunt you. But I can't just let that witch claim another spirit. There's only so much magic in the world and she already has too much. But I certainly didn't mean to let my mirror have it either. Oops. Now what? Sometimes fate plays with people: The Foul Witch Creativity is a spark that just doesn't light everyone's soul anymore. As a result, it's getting harder and harder to find people with power I can steal. Discovering all that juicy power just sitting untapped in that boy, well why should he keep something he doesn't even know he has? When I claim all that power, nothing will stop me! Wait...where is that cackling coming from?And sometimes fate gets a helping hand: The Unsung Hero I'm up to my neck in trouble. Well, quite a bit beyond. It started with a dinner party and ended with... my death? Really? I died? And I'm stuck in this mirror? Can't a guy catch a break? Apparently not. So now I have a couple of new tasks: explore a new world, and get life back to as normal as possible. There's just one problem. Seems the witch is still after me. Well, my magic. Wait... I have magic? Can my life get any crazie

Leonard Cohen Untold Stories The Early Years

Leonard Cohen  Untold Stories  The Early Years
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Author: Michael Posner
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781982152628
Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Simon & Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The extraordinary life of one of the world’s greatest music and literary icons, in the words of those who knew him best. Poet, novelist, singer-songwriter, artist, prophet, icon—there has never been a figure like Leonard Cohen. He was a true giant in contemporary western culture, entertaining and inspiring people everywhere with his work. From his groundbreaking and bestselling novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, to timeless songs such as “Suzanne,” “Dance Me to the End of Love,” and “Hallelujah,” Cohen is a cherished artist. His death in 2016 was felt around the world by the many fans and followers who would miss his warmth, humour, intellect, and piercing insights. Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories chronicles the full breadth of his extraordinary life. The first of three volumes—The Early Years—follows him from his boyhood in Montreal to university, and his burgeoning literary career to the world of music, culminating with his first international tour in 1970. Through the voices of those who knew him best—family and friends, colleagues and contemporaries, rivals, business partners, and his many lovers—the book probes deeply into both Cohen’s public and private life. It also paints a portrait of an era, the social, cultural, and political revolutions that shook the 1960s. In this revealing and entertaining first volume, bestselling author and biographer Michael Posner draws on hundreds of interviews to reach beyond the Cohen of myth and reveal the unique, complex, and compelling figure of the real man.

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror
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Author: Craig Shaw Gardner
Pages: 262
ISBN: 0689867018
Release: 2004
Editor: Simon Spotlight Entertainment

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Angel, Fred, Wesley, and their friends must defeat their own murderous duplicates before the doubles wreck havoc on the city, but their copies know everything they do and react the way they would.

Borges and Black Mirror

Borges and Black Mirror
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Author: David Laraway
Pages: 119
ISBN: 9783030442385
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Springer Nature

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Borges and Black Mirror convenes a dialogue between one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, the philosophical fabulist Jorge Luis Borges, and one of the most important writers and producers of the twenty-first century, Charlie Brooker, whose Black Mirror series has become a milestone in an age of “post-television” programming. The book’s introduction provides a detailed examination of the terms of engagement of Borges and Brooker and each of the chapters explores in a sustained way the resonances and affinities between one particular story by Borges and one particular episode of Black Mirror. The result is a series of essays that locate Brooker’s work with respect to a rich literary and philosophical tradition on the one hand and, on the other, demonstrate the relevance of Borges’s work for anyone who wishes to understand one of our most emblematic cultural artifacts in the age of Netflix.

Black Mirror and Philosophy

Black Mirror and Philosophy
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Author: David Kyle Johnson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781119578260
Release: 2019-12-12
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A philosophical look at the twisted, high-tech near-future of the sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror, offering a glimpse of the darkest reflections of the human condition in digital technology Black Mirror―the Emmy-winning Netflix series that holds up a dark, digital mirror of speculative technologies to modern society—shows us a high-tech world where it is all too easy to fall victim to ever-evolving forms of social control.In Black Mirror and Philosophy, original essays written by a diverse group of scholars invite you to peer into the void and explore the philosophical, ethical, and existential dimensions of Charlie Brooker’s sinister stories. The collection reflects Black Mirror’s anthology structure by pairing a chapter with every episode in the show’s five seasons—including an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure analysis of Bandersnatch—and concludes with general essays that explore the series’ broader themes. Chapters address questions about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, surveillance, privacy, love, death, criminal behavior, and politics, including: Have we given social media too much power over our lives? Could heaven really, one day, be a place on Earth? Should criminal justice and punishment be crowdsourced? What rights should a “cookie” have? Immersive, engaging, and experimental, Black Mirror and Philosophy navigates the intellectual landscape of Brooker’s morality plays for the modern world, where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.