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Book Synopsis Podkayne of Mars by : Robert A. Heinlein
Download or read book Podkayne of Mars written by Robert A. Heinlein and published by . This book was released on 2015-06-08 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A delight."-"New York Herald Tribune" A tale beloved by many fans of Robert A. Heinlein, Podkayne of Mars tells the story of a young Marswoman and her inter-planetary adventures with her uncle and her genius brother. Told largely through Podkayne's diaries, the story details her travel to Earth with her two companions. Podkayne has very definite plans on what to do and how to do it, but not everything is as it seems. She is suddenly thrust into the middle of life and death situations when the liner they are travelling on makes a stop at Venus. The original publisher of this book asked Heinlein to change the controversial ending, which Heinlein did extremely reluctantly. He felt the original ending much better suited the story line and was never satisfied with the modified 'safer ' ending. This edition restores the book to how Heinlein originally wrote it. It also includes a letter to his agent, decrying the changes asked for by his original publisher.
Book Synopsis Podkayne of Mars by : Robert Anson Heinlein
Download or read book Podkayne of Mars written by Robert Anson Heinlein and published by Baen Books. This book was released on 1993 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Poddy Fries, a young Martian, longs to became the first female starship captain, and with her uncle, the Ambassador Plenipotentiary from Mars, she travels to Venus and Earth. Reprint.
Book Synopsis Podkayne of Mars by : Robert A. Heinlein
Download or read book Podkayne of Mars written by Robert A. Heinlein and published by . This book was released on 2005-06-28 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While accompanying their uncle, a wily politician, on a trip from Mars to Earth, Podkayne and her brilliant, but pesky brother are caught in a plot to keep Uncle Tom from an important conference. Reprint.
Book Synopsis Literary Afterlife by : Bernard A. Drew
Download or read book Literary Afterlife written by Bernard A. Drew and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-03-08 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.
Book Synopsis The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein by : Farah Mendlesohn
Download or read book The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein written by Farah Mendlesohn and published by Unbound Publishing. This book was released on 2019-03-07 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert A. Heinlein began publishing in the 1940s at the dawn of the Golden Age of science fiction, and today he is considered one of the genre's 'big three' alongside Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. His short stories were instrumental in developing its structure and rhetoric, while novels such as Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers demonstrated that such writing could be a vehicle for political argument. Heinlein’s influence remains strong, but his legacy is fiercely contested. His vision of the future was sometimes radical, sometimes deeply conservative, and arguments have flared up recently about which faction has the most significant claim on his ideas. In this major critical study, Hugo Award-winner Farah Mendlesohn carries out a close reading of Heinlein’s work, including unpublished stories, essays, and speeches. It sets out not to interpret a single book, but to think through the arguments Heinlein made over a lifetime about the nature of science fiction, about American politics, and about himself.
Book Synopsis A Checklist of Robert A. Heinlein by : C. P. Stephens
Download or read book A Checklist of Robert A. Heinlein written by C. P. Stephens and published by Ultramarine Publishing. This book was released on 1994 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Podkayne of Mars by : Robert Heinlein
Download or read book Podkayne of Mars written by Robert Heinlein and published by Berkley. This book was released on 1970 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Martian Ms. Podkayne Fries thinks that Earth isn't fit for habitation and has one goal--to be the first female starship captain. Paddy jumps at the chance to accompany her uncle on a trip to Earth via Venus in order to pump the brains of starship officers. What Paddy doesn't know is that there's more to her uncle's mission than she sees--including danger for them all.
Book Synopsis Of Bread, Blood and The Hunger Games by : Mary F. Pharr
Download or read book Of Bread, Blood and The Hunger Games written by Mary F. Pharr and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-07-10 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of fresh essays on Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy spans multiple disciplines. The contributors probe the trilogy's meaning using theories grounded in historicism, feminism, humanism, queer theory, as well as cultural, political, and media studies. The essayists demonstrate diverse perspectives regarding Collins's novels but their works have three elements in common: an appreciation of the trilogy as literature, a belief in its permanent value, and a need to share both appreciation and belief with fellow readers. The 21 essays that follow the context-setting introduction are grouped into four parts: Part I "History, Politics, Economics, and Culture," Part II "Ethics, Aesthetics, and Identity," Part III "Resistance, Surveillance, and Simulacra," and Part IV "Thematic Parallels and Literary Traditions." A core bibliography of dystopian and postapocalyptic works is included, with emphasis on the young adult category--itself an increasingly crucial part of postmodern culture. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Download or read book Unbored written by Joshua Glenn and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-07-18 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unbored is the book every modern child needs. Brilliantly walking the line between cool and constructive, it's crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but that also get kids standing on their own two feet. If you're a kid, you can: -- Build a tipi or an igloo -- Learn to knit -- Take stuff apart and fix it -- Find out how to be constructively critical -- Film a stop-action movie or edit your own music -- Do parkour like James Bond -- Make a little house for a mouse from lollipop sticks -- Be independent! Catch a bus solo or cook yourself lunch -- Make a fake exhaust for your bike so it sounds like you're revving up a motorcycle -- Design a board game -- Go camping (or glamping) -- Plan a road trip -- Get proactive and support the causes you care about -- Develop your taste and decorate your own room -- Make a rocket from a coke bottle -- Play farting games There are gross facts and fascinating stories, reports on what stuff is like (home schooling, working in an office...), Q&As with inspiring grown-ups, extracts from classic novels, lists of useful resources and best ever lists like the top clean rap songs, stop-motion movies or books about rebellion. Just as kids begin to disappear into their screens, here is a book that encourages them to use those tech skills to be creative, try new things and change the world. And it gets parents to join in. Unbored is fully illustrated, easy to use and appealing to young and old, girl and boy. Parents will be comforted by its anti-perfectionist spirit and humour. Kids will just think it's brilliant.
Book Synopsis Space Exploration by : Carolyn Collins Petersen
Download or read book Space Exploration written by Carolyn Collins Petersen and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2017-11-15 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This detailed examination of our steps into space is viewed from our potential future there – on Mars to be exact – and considers how we will reach that point.
Book Synopsis Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 2 by : William H. Patterson, Jr.
Download or read book Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 2 written by William H. Patterson, Jr. and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with his Century: 1948-1988 The Man Who Learned Better: The real-life story of Robert A. Heinlein in the second volume of the authorized biography by William H. Patterson! Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988) is generally considered the greatest American science fiction writer of the twentieth century. His most famous and widely influential works include the Future History series (stories and novels collected in The Past Through Tomorrow and continued in later novels), Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress—all published in the years covered by this volume. He was a friend of admirals, bestselling writers, and artists; became committed to defending the United States during the Cold War; and was on the advisory committee that helped Ronald Reagan create the Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative in the 1980s. Heinlein was also devoted to space flight and humanity's future in space, and he was a commanding presence to all around him in his lifetime. Given his desire for privacy in the later decades of his life, the revelations in this biography make for riveting reading. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Book Synopsis From the Corner of His Eye by : Dean Koontz
Download or read book From the Corner of His Eye written by Dean Koontz and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2007-07-20 with total page 768 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A thrilling and emotionally powerful novel from the author of the Jane Hawk series “A literary miracle . . . a tapestry of intrigue and suspense.”—The Boston Globe His birth was marked by wonder and tragedy. He sees beauty and terror beyond our deepest dreams. His story will change the way you see the world. Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him. At the age of three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. As he copes with his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother counsels him that all things happen for a reason and that every person’s life has an effect on every other person’s, in often unknowable ways. At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight. How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his amazing life unfolds and entwines with others results in a breathtaking journey of courage, heart-stopping suspense, and high adventure.
Book Synopsis HSA Books and Manuscripts Dallas Auction Catalog #682 by : Sandra Palomino
Download or read book HSA Books and Manuscripts Dallas Auction Catalog #682 written by Sandra Palomino and published by Heritage Capital Corporation. This book was released on 2008 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar by : Bonnie J. Buratti
Download or read book Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar written by Bonnie J. Buratti and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-02-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Join Bonnie J. Buratti, a leading planetary astronomer, on this personal tour of NASA's latest discoveries. Moving through the Solar System from Mercury, Venus, Mars, past comets and asteroids and the moons of the giant planets, to Pluto, and on to exoplanets, she gives vivid descriptions of landforms that are similar to those found on Earth but that are more fantastic. Sulfur-rich volcanoes and lakes on Io, active gullies on Mars, huge ice plumes and tar-like deposits on the moons of Saturn, hydrocarbon rivers and lakes on Titan, and nitrogen glaciers on Pluto are just some of the marvels that await readers. Discover what it is like to be involved in a major scientific enterprise, with all its pitfalls and excitement, from the perspective of a female scientist. This engaging account of modern space exploration is written for non-specialist readers, from students in high school to enthusiasts of all ages.
Book Synopsis The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Edition by : Richard Grossinger
Download or read book The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Edition written by Richard Grossinger and published by North Atlantic Books. This book was released on 2014-09-30 with total page 1380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed, the stories we told ourselves about the universe and our place in it developed as well. In The Night Sky, Richard Grossinger traces those developments, covering multiple aspects of humanity's complex relationship to the cosmos. Covering not only astronomy but also cosmology, cosmogony, astrology, and science fiction, he offers us a revelatory look at the firmament through his own telescope, fitted with an anthropological lens. Throughout his explorations, Grossinger continually reflects on the deeper meaning of our changing concepts about the universe and creation, offering insight into how each new discovery causes us to redefine the values, moralities, and aesthetics by which we live. He also calls into question the self-aggrandizing notion that humanity can and will conquer all, and injects our strident confidence in science with a healthy dose of humility and wonder. Filled with poetic observation and profound questions, The Night Sky is a brilliant reflection of humanity's relationship with the cosmos--a relationship fed by longing, doubt, and awe.
Download or read book Frederik Pohl written by Michael R Page and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2015-09-30 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of science fiction's undisputed grandmasters, Frederik Pohl built an astonishing career that spanned more than seven decades. Along the way he won millions of readers and seemingly as many awards while producing novels, short stories, and essays that left a profound mark on the genre. In this first-of-its-kind study, Michael R. Page traces Pohl's journey as an author but also uncovers his role as a transformative figure who shaped the genre as a literary agent, book editor, and in Gardner Dozois' words, "quite probably the best SF magazine editor who ever lived."
Book Synopsis Creators of Science Fiction by : Brian Stableford
Download or read book Creators of Science Fiction written by Brian Stableford and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2009-11-01 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Well-known critic and novelist Brian Stableford here discusses the writers, editors, and publishers who helped create the modern genre of science fiction: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Camille Flammarion, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Hugo Gernsback, John W. Campbell Jr., Edward E. "Doc" Smith, Robert A. Heinlein, James Blish, Gregory Benford, and Ian Watson. Complete with bibliography and index.