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A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future

By John Jacob Astor
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A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future is a science fiction novel by John Jacob Astor IV, published in 1894.

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Dystopia: A Natural History is the first monograph devoted to the concept of dystopia. Taking the term to encompass both a literary tradition of satirical works, mostly on totalitarianism, as well as real despotisms and societies in a state of disastrous collapse, this volume redefines the central concepts and the chronology of the genre and offers a paradigm-shifting understanding of the subject. Part One assesses the theory and prehistory of 'dystopia'. By contrast to utopia, conceived as promoting an ideal of friendship defined as 'enhanced sociability', dystopia is defined by estrangement, fear, and the proliferation of 'enemy' categories. A 'natural history' of dystopia thus concentrates upon the centrality of the passion or emotion of fear and hatred in modern despotisms. The work of Le Bon, Freud, and others is used to show how dystopian groups use such emotions. Utopia and dystopia are portrayed not as opposites, but as extremes on a spectrum of sociability, defined by a heightened form of group identity. The prehistory of the process whereby 'enemies' are demonised is explored from early conceptions of monstrosity through Christian conceptions of the devil and witchcraft, and the persecution of heresy. Part Two surveys the major dystopian moments in twentieth century despotisms, focussing in particular upon Nazi Germany, Stalinism, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and Cambodia under Pol Pot. The concentration here is upon the political religion hypothesis as a key explanation for the chief excesses of communism in particular. Part Three examines literary dystopias. It commences well before the usual starting-point in the secondary literature, in anti-Jacobin writings of the 1790s. Two chapters address the main twentieth-century texts usually studied as representative of the genre, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The remainder of the section examines the evolution of the genre in the second half of the twentieth century down to the present.

The Long Space Age

By Alexander MacDonald
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300227884
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Science
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An economic historian traces uncovers the story of privately funded space exploration from early 19th century astronomical observatories to SpaceX. The standard historical narrative of American space exploration begins during the Cold War, with the federal government’s efforts to beat the Soviet Union in the Space Race. Given this framing, the more recent emergence of private sector space exploration appears to be a new and controversial phenomenon. But as Alexander MacDonald argues in The Long Space Age, privately funded space exploration had been happening in the United States long before we tried to put a man on the moon. Since the early 19th century, private observatories had been making discoveries and developing technologies that led directly to NASA’s epochal 20th century achievements. And their efforts were no less ambitious for their time than SpaceX and Blue Origin are in today’s resurgent space industry.The Long Space Age examines the economic history of this centuries-long development, from those first American observatories to the International Space Station.

Tesla

By W. Bernard Carlson
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400846552
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America's first celebrity scientists, enjoying the company of New York high society and dazzling the likes of Mark Twain with his electrical demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius. Even at the end of his life when he was living in poverty, Tesla still attracted reporters to his annual birthday interview, regaling them with claims that he had invented a particle-beam weapon capable of bringing down enemy aircraft. Plenty of biographies glamorize Tesla and his eccentricities, but until now none has carefully examined what, how, and why he invented. In this groundbreaking book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time, and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. Drawing on original documents from Tesla's private and public life, Carlson shows how he was an "idealist" inventor who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or principle, and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public through mythmaking and illusion. This major biography sheds new light on Tesla's visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs.

Science Fiction - The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future

By Thomas Lombardo
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  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Book Code : 1785358545
  • Total of Pages : 632
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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An evolutionary and transformative journey through the history of science fiction from the innermost passions and dreams of the human spirit to the farthest reaches of the universe, human imagination, and beyond. '...a grand vision of the role of science fiction in the progress of human consciousness.' Dr. Karlheinz Steinmüller, Winner of the Kurd Lasswitz Award

Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles

By Fran Leadon
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393285456
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : History
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“Part lively social history, part architectural survey, here is the story of Broadway—from 17th-century cow path to Great White Way.”—Geoff Wisner, Wall Street Journal From Bowling Green all the way to Marble Hill, Fran Leadon takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America’s most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan. Broadway traces the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has been both the “Path of Progress” and a “street of broken dreams,” home to both parades and riots, startling wealth and appalling destitution. Glamorous, complex, and sometimes troubling, the evolution of an oft-flooded dead end to a canyon of steel and glass is the story of American progress.

The Shot into Infinity

By Otto Willi Gail
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625790198
  • Total of Pages : 139
  • Category : Fiction
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Now with an Historical Afterword by Ron MillerIncludes the original illustrations by Frank R. Paul Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó First published in English in 1929, Otto Willi Gail's little-known space travel novel is almost documentary in its realism. Based on the latest research by such pioneers in astronautics as Hermann Oberth and Max Valier, "The Shot Into Infinity" is not only an exciting and suspenseful novel but also an accurate mirror of the state of the art of space travel three-quarters of a century ago. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Penguin Island

By Anatole France
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1618249967
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Fiction
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Now with an Historical Afterword by Ron MillerIncludes the original illustrations by Frank C. Pape Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó Anatole France's satiric classic, opens with a Christian missionary monk who accidentally lands on the island and mistakes the native penguins for people and baptizes them. This mistake causes a problem for God who normally only allows people to be baptized, so he resolves it by converting the penguins to people and giving them a soul. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Utopian Novel in America, 1886–1896

By Jean Pfaelzer
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Book Code : 0822974428
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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In the late 1800s, Americans flocked to cities, immigration, slums, and unemployment burgeoned, and America's role in foreign affairs grew. This period also spawned a number of fictional glimpses into the future. After the publication of Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward in 1888, there was an outpouring of utopian fantasy, many of which promoted socialism, while others presented refined versions of capitalism. Jean Pfaelzer's study traces the impact of the utopian novel and the narrative structures of these sentimental romances. She discusses progressive, pastoral, feminist, and apocalyptic utopias, as well as the genre's parodic counterpart, the dystopia.

Believe in the Magic of Your Dreams

By D.R. Kryz
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1640821937
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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This is a tale of three cousins with a very special magical secret that takes us to strange and awesome adventures in worlds far beyond our reach.Grandfather's GoldEddie lives on a ranch in the Arizona desert. The ranch sits under the Superstition Mountain. One day while Eddie's dad and uncles were in the mountain searching for gold, Eddie found a gold nugget. Too excited to wait for them to return home, Eddie went looking for them.Eddie got lost and fell into

A Christmas Dinner with the Man in the Moon

By Washington Gladden
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625790325
  • Total of Pages : 34
  • Category : Fiction
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Now with an Historical Afterword by Ron MillerIncludes the original illustrations Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó Washington Gladden was a noted clergyman, theologian and social reformer whose many books on these subjects were highly respected. It may have come as a surprise to his admirers to find this delightful fantasy, first published in a children's magazine in 1880. And although Gladden was writing with tongue clearly in cheek, he displays a good knowledge of and appreciation for technology, science and astronomy. Indeed, this story contains one of the first mentions of the need of a life support system for lunar explorers. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).