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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
|Author||: Gardner Dozois|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Griffin|
Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.
|Author||: Jessica K. Sklar,Elizabeth S. Sklar|
Mathematics has maintained a surprising presence in popular media for over a century. In recent years, the movies Good Will Hunting, A Beautiful Mind, and Stand and Deliver, the stage plays Breaking the Code and Proof, the novella Flatland and the hugely successful television crime series NUMB3RS all weave mathematics prominently into their storylines. Less obvious but pivotal references to the subject appear in the blockbuster TV show Lost, the cult movie The Princess Bride, and even Tolstoy’s War and Peace. In this collection of new essays, contributors consider the role of math in everything from films, baseball, crossword puzzles, fantasy role-playing games, and television shows to science fiction tales, award-winning plays and classic works of literature. Revealing the broad range of intersections between mathematics and mainstream culture, this collection demonstrates that even “mass entertainment” can have a hidden depth.
|Author||: Gardner Dozois|
Michael Swanwick, Geoff Ryman, Allen Steele, Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Michael Cassott, Charles Stross are just some of the high-profile names that feature in this volume of what is now regarded as essential reading for every science-fiction fan. This year's edition includes not just the biggest names in science-fiction writing but also many of its other brightest young talents too, as well as even more stories than ever before. All this, and the usual thorough summations of the year, plus a list of recommended reading, more than upholds an established tradition of value and excellence.
|Author||: John Thomas Gillespie,Catherine Barr|
|Editor||: Libraries Unltd Incorporated|
Provides an annotated listing of recommended reading material for students in grades nine through twelve, or ages fifteen through eighteen.
|Author||: Brian Stableford|
Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.
|Author||: Neil Barron,Gale Group|
|Editor||: Gale / Cengage Learning|
Contains descriptions of 1,201 books in nine fiction genres published in late 2001 and 2002, each including the author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, subject, plot summary, and lists of reviews and other books by the same writer; arranged alphabetically by author in each genre section.
|Author||: Gale Group|
|Editor||: Book Review Index Cumulation|
'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
|Author||: Robert Sheckley|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
This collection focuses on Sheckley’s horror stories. The sixteen stories included are “A Trick Worth Two of That,” “The Mind-Slaves of Manitori,” “Pandora’s Box—Open with Care,” “The Dream of Misunderstanding,” “Magic, Maples, and Maryanne,” “The New Horla,” “The City of the Dead,” “The Quijote Robot,” “Emissary from a Green and Yellow World,” “The Universal Karmic Clearing House,” “Deep Blue Sleep,” “The Day the Aliens Came,” “Dukakis and the Aliens,” “Mirror Games,” “Sightseeing, 2179,” and “Agamemnon’s Run.” From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.”
|Author||: Michael Bergey|
|Editor||: Five Star (ME)|
The creatures of legend have come upon hard times. Their power stems from human belief, but humans believe in "Science" now. We have little use for magic. Even Coyote - shiftiest and most adaptable of them all - can't quite comprehend this new view of reality. He refuses to accept defeat, however, and devises a plan to have himself reborn without memories so that he can grow up within our contemporary culture, and fully understand our way of thinking. And where would Coyote go for formative guidance, anyway? Why, a commune, of course. Sunbow Farms, to be precise. It's peaceful, wild, and very private. Very private indeed. Marijuana plantations are like that. So the Narks have come and raided his new home - Coyote can deal with that. And there's the flood, of course, and trigger-happy coyote-blasting neighbors, and troublemaking by Coyote's magical Spirit Pups . . . all no problem. Even local prejudice against his all-too-coyotish appearance can be dealt with, somehow. It's those death threats from Fox that are hard to take. How can Fox say that Coyote needs to be killed for his own good? That just doesn't make sense.Michael Bergey is a veterinarian who lives in the Wynoochee Valley in Washington.
|Author||: Florence Hartley|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
In preparing a book of etiquette for ladies, I would lay down as the first rule, "Do unto others as you would others should do to you." You can never be rude if you bear the rule always in mind, for what lady likes to be treated rudely? True Christian politeness will always be the result of an unselfish regard for the feelings of others, and though you may err in the ceremonious points of etiquette, you will never be impolite. Politeness, founded upon such a rule, becomes the expression, in graceful manner, of social virtues. The spirit of politeness consists in a certain attention to forms and ceremonies, which are meant both to please others and ourselves, and to make others pleased with us; a still clearer definition may be given by saying that politeness is goodness of heart put into daily practice; there can be no _true_ politeness without kindness, purity, singleness of heart, and sensibility.
|Author||: David Murphy|
|Editor||: Five Star Trade|
Sometime in the twenty-first century the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, infiltrated by corrupt politicians and the military, assumes control of global politics. The company develops a drug that splits the human embryo in two, creating identical twins that are mirrors of each other - right down to voice patterns, fingerprints and personality. Longevity City depicts Lee, a young man who becomes involved in the revolution against the most important man in the world - Ronald Carver III - along with the cultural/socio-political background of the futuristic Earth they inhabit. Switching back and forth between Lee (and his twin, Max) and Carver's degenerate leadership of their twenty-second century world, it touches on contemporary issues such as the environment, the third world, and stem cell research. Ronald Carver III will do anything to maintain his hold over the masses, and Lee will do anything to stop him. Their personal battle ranges from earth to outer space, and as they come closer to a final, all-encompassing showdown, the fate of society - and of the entire planet itself - hangs in the balance.Irish author David Murphy lives with his wife, son and daughter near Dublin where he writes, gives workshops and publishes the magazine Albedo One, of which he is a founding editor.
|Author||: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampanò|
A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries
|Author||: Chris Colfer|
|Editor||: Little Brown Bks Young Readers|
Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.
|Author||: Jessica Reisman|
|Editor||: Five Star (ME)|
From first-time author Jessica Reisman comes The Z Radiant, a novel about a far-future culture where illusion and reality can both be tailored to individual tastes, and a city where each inhabitant must make their own decisions about their lives and futures.The planet Nentesh is located in an isolated, wormhole-accessed pocket of space known as the Deeps. Once each generation, the wormhole opens and the rest of the civilized universe come to visit. As it opens, the outsystem descends t the Nenteshi's tech-poor world in a celebration known as Ingress.The Ingress Festival is a time of change, bringing new technology, visits from family and friends who left during the last opening of the wormhole, and the departure of others. As Nentesh awaits the latest opening of the wormhole, four Nenteshi must confront and come to grips with revelations and events that challenge everything they know about themselves and their relationships - and threaten their very lives. Amid the color and spectacle of Festival, as secrets and betrayals are disclosed, all of their lives will be transformed.Born near Philadelphia in the summer of 1963, Jessica Reisman now lives in Austin, Texas.
|Author||: Tyler Blackwood|
|Editor||: Five Star (ME)|
A wizard is coming. His plan to change the face of the planet has been foretold as the last of the seven ancient Dragon prophecies. After two hundred years of fighting, battle-weary Christopher Bartholomew discovers his perfect mate is a demon wolf, yet another threat to humankind. His duty is to remove the threat, but the dark-haired beauty speaks to him on a level he thought long dead. Now that he's found her, he'll do whatever is necessary to keep her at his side. But the dark wizard, Uleah, has other plans for Mackenzie. She is the last female in his lineage, and crucial to his plan for a new world. A great and powerful sorcerer of the black arts, he commands the Triad, wizards of extraordinary skill and strength. Through them, Uleah will claim Mackenzie in ways she'd never imagined possible. The spell to bring Mackenzie under Uleah's control is killing her. Christopher must find and defeat Uleah before he loses Mackenzie, and a great dark power is unleashed upon an unsuspecting planet.Tyler Blackwood grew up riding horses in the Arizona desert and lounging in the family swimming pool. Most often, though, she spent free time writing short romantic fantasies. She lives in Seattle with four cats and a husband.