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A Maze Of Death

By Philip K. Dick
  • ISBN Code: : 0544018494
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 224
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From Hugo Award–winning author Philip K. Dick, A Maze of Death is a sci-fi murder mystery set on a mysterious planet where colonists experience unexplained shifts in reality and perception. Delmak-O is a dangerous planet. Though there are only fourteen citizens, no one can trust anyone else and death can strike at any moment. The planet is vast and largely unexplored, populated mostly by gelatinous cube-shaped beings that give cryptic advice in the form of anagrams. Deities can be spoken to directly via a series of prayer amplifiers and transmitters, but they may not be happy about it. And the mysterious building in the distance draws all the colonists to it, but when they get there each sees a different motto on the front. The mystery of this structure and the secrets contained within drive this mind-bending novel.

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Philip K. Dick was a writer who drew upon his own life to address the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia and transcendental experiences of all kinds. More than 10 major Hollywood movies are based on his work including Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, Minority Report and The Adjustment Bureau. Born in 1929 just before the Great Crash, Dick's twin sister died when she was a month old and his parents were divorced by the time he was three. In his teens, he began to show the first signs of mental instability, but by then he was already producing fiction writing of a visionary nature.

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Widely recognized as one of the most imaginative writers of the 20th century, Philip K. Dick helped to shape science fiction into the popular genre it is today. His stories, renowned for their sophisticated philosophical themes and startling portrayals of simulated realities, inspired numerous television and film adaptations, including the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner. Dick's personal life took on an otherwordly quality when, in 1974, he famously had a series of bizarre visions. According to Dick, a pink light beamed psychic information into his brain, awakening memories of a past life as an ancient Christian revolutionary and granting him contact with time-traveling extraterrestrials. He witnessed scenes from ancient Rome superimposed over his California neighborhood, and warned local police he was a dangerous machine programmed to self-destruct. After the visions faded, Philip K. Dick spent the rest of his life trying to fathom the meaning of what he called his "divine madness." Was it schizophrenia? Or a genuine religious experience? In The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick, clinical psychologist Kyle Arnold probes the fascinating mystery of Dick's heart and mind, and shows readers how early traumas opened Dick to profound spiritual experiences while also predisposing him toward drug dependency and violence. Disputing the myth that Dick had schizophrenia, Arnold contends that Dick's well-known paranoia was caused by his addiction to speed. Despite Dick's paranoia, his divine madness was not a sign of mental illness, but a powerful spiritual experience conveyed in the images of science fiction.

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The papers assembled in this volume explore a relatively new area in scholarship on the ancient novel: the relationship between an ostensibly non-philosophical genre and philosophy. This approach opens up several original themes for further research and debate. Platonising fiction was popular in the Second Sophistic and it took a variety of forms, ranging from the intertextual to the allegorical, and discussions of the origins of the novel-genre in antiquity have centred on the role of Socratic dialogue in general and Plato’s dialogues in particular as important precursors. The papers in this collection cover a variety of genres, ranging from the Greek and Roman novels to utopian narratives and fictional biographies, and seek by diverse methods to detect philosophical resonances in these texts.

The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

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"A great and calamitous sequence of arguments with the universe: poignant, terrifying, ludicrous, and brilliant. The Exegesis is the sort of book associated with legends and madmen, but Dick wasn’t a legend and he wasn’t mad. He lived among us, and was a genius."—Jonathan LethemBased on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick’s brilliant, and epic, final work. In The Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called "2-3-74," a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe "transformed into information." In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, adding to, revising, and discarding theory after theory, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy. In this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick’s life and work.The e-book includes a sample chapter from A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.

The Gospel according to Science Fiction

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  • Total of Pages : 291
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In this thorough and engaging book, Gabriel McKee explores the inherent theological nature of science fiction, using illustrations from television shows, literature, and films. Science fiction, he believes, helps us understand not only who we are but who we will become. McKee organizes his chapters around theological themes, using illustrations from authors such as Isaac Asimov and H. G. Wells, television shows such as Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, and films such as The Matrix and Star Wars. With its extensive bibliography and index, this is a book that all serious science fiction fans--not just those with a theological interest--will appreciate.

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The essays, collected by Berleant in this volume all express the impulse to reject the received wisdom of modern aesthetics: that art demands a mode of experience sharply different from others and unique to the aesthetic situation, and that the identity of the aesthetic lies in keeping it distinct from other kinds of human experience, such as the moral, the practical, and the social. Berleant shows, on the contrary, that the value, the insight, the force of art and the aesthetic are all enhanced and enlarged by recognizing their social and human role, and that this recognition contributes both to the significance of art and to its humanizing influence on what we like to call civilization.

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  • Pdf File: underworld-detective-lu-xiang.pdf

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Lu Xiang, a freshman. Because of his negligence, his girlfriend was easily met with an accident. When he was regretting his decision, a mysterious trench coat wearing man appeared and told Lu Xiang that as long as he agreed to become a "Underworld Detective", Yi Lu could be "resurrected". Lu Xiang accepted. The man in the windbreaker placed a clock on Yi Lu's body, but the clock was turned upside down. As the clock turned, Yi Lu recovered. The man in the windbreaker promised that as long as he could keep track of the things that had been passed on in the underworld, he would be able to provide him with special energy. For the sake of his girlfriend, Lu Xiang had no choice but to agree to track down items from the Underworld. For the sake of "handling cases", he had been bestowed with a special sensing ability by the mysterious trench coat wearing man. Moreover, only after the case has been resolved can the professional "Soul Devouring Orb" be used to retrieve the items from the underworld.

John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama

By Rupert Brooke
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1447483286
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: john-webster-and-the-elizabethan-drama.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This early work on English Jacobean dramatist John Webster was originally published in 1916 and is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Rupert Brooke here provides a comprehensive and informative look at his oeuvre that is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of any dramatist of historian of the art. Contents Include: Preface; The Theatre, The Origins of Elizabethan Drama; The Elizabethan Drama; John Webster; Some Characteristics of Webster; Appendices; Bibliography. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Steven Moffat's Doctor Who 2010: the Critical Fan's Guide to Matt Smith's First Series (Unauthorized)

By Steven Cooper
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  • Publisher : Punked Books
  • Book Code : 1908375051
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Doctor Who (Television program : 2005- )
  • Members : 881
  • Pdf File: steven-moffat-s-doctor-who-2010.pdf

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At over 75,000 words, this is the most comprehensive analysis of Doctor Who series 5 produced so far. Steven Moffat's first series as showrunner for Doctor Who deserves such a thorough examination, as it is arguably the most intricate ever produced. Indeed, there were many innovations in 2010, with the successful introduction of the youngest Doctor ever (Matt Smith), and the contentious redesign of both the Daleks and the TARDIS. Steven Cooper and Kevin Mahoney discuss both these developments and the complex plotting in depth, drawing on their many years of Doctor Who knowledge. Their aim has been to provide constructive criticism of the 2010 series, giving praise where it is due while also pointing out the less successful aspects of the production. In addition to this, they examine the controversies surrounding the series, such as the complaints about the 'sexiness' of the Doctor's new companion, Amy Pond, in the British media. They also critique 'A Christmas Carol', and Russell T Davies' take on the Eleventh Doctor in The Sarah Jane Adventures. So much happened during series 5, with the overall threat posed by the cracks in the universe, that you really do need this indispensable guide to fully grasp the implications of all the events, and to discover the many obscure details that the authors bring to light.

Outside the Human Aquarium

By Brian M. Stableford
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 9780893704575
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 282
  • Pdf File: outside-the-human-aquarium.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Brian Stableford's essays cover Edmond Hamilton, Leigh Brackett, Kurt Vonnegut, Barry Malzberg, Robert Silveberg, Mack Reynolds, Clark Ashton Smith, Philip K. Dick, David H. Keller, Theodore Sturgeon, and Stanley G. Weinbaum.

The Science Fiction Handbook

By Nick Hubble,Aris Mousoutzanis
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 147253896X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 830
  • Pdf File: the-science-fiction-handbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As we move through the 21st century, the importance of science fiction to the study of English Literature is becoming increasingly apparent. The Science Fiction Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the genre and how to study it for students new to the field. In particular, it provides detailed entries on major writers in the SF field who might be encountered on university-level English Literature courses, ranging from H.G. Wells and Philip K. Dick, to Doris Lessing and Geoff Ryman. Other features include an historical timeline, sections on key writers, critics and critical terms, and case studies of both literary and critical works. In the later sections of the book, the changing nature of the science fiction canon and its growing role in relation to the wider categories of English Literature are discussed in depth introducing the reader to the latest critical thinking on the field.

Katherine Parr

By Katherine Parr
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226647269
  • Total of Pages : 648
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 468
  • Pdf File: katherine-parr.pdf

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To the extent that she is popularly known, Katherine Parr (1512–48) is the woman who survived King Henry VIII as his sixth and last wife. She merits far greater recognition, however, on several other fronts. Fluent in French, Italian, and Latin, Parr also began, out of necessity, to learn Spanish when she ascended to the throne in 1543. As Henry’s wife and queen of England, she was a noted patron of the arts and music and took a personal interest in the education of her stepchildren, Princesses Mary and Elizabeth and Prince Edward. Above all, Parr commands interest for her literary labors: she was the first woman to publish under her own name in English in England. For this new edition, Janel Mueller has assembled the four publications attributed to Parr—Psalms or Prayers, Prayers or Meditations, The Lamentation of a Sinner, and a compilation of prayers and Biblical excerpts written in her hand—as well as her extensive correspondence, which is collected here for the first time. Mueller brings to this volume a wealth of knowledge of sixteenth-century English culture. She marshals the impeccable skills of a textual scholar in rendering Parr’s sixteenth-century English for modern readers and provides useful background on the circumstances of and references in Parr’s letters and compositions. Given its scope and ambition, Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence will be an event for the English publishing world and will make an immediate contribution to the fields of sixteenth-century literature, reformation studies, women’s writing, and Tudor politics.

Unwilling

By Sean Schubert
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  • Publisher : Permuted Press+ORM
  • Book Code : 1682618749
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: unwilling.pdf

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Having learned to survive the zombie apocalypse in the wilderness of Alaska, a battle-weary cohort is called upon for help in this horror series finale. A year into the undead apocalypse which has spread across North America and beyond, a group of survivors led by Neil Jordan are still alive against all the odds. Having escaped the horrors of Anchorage, they are still persisting on the Last Frontier, carving out a life for themselves far away from the legions of the dead. Now they’re asked to plunge back into the tempest following a distress call from Anchorage. Having finally established a refuge for themselves, Neil and the others must decide what sacrifice they are willing to make for complete strangers. Will they now return to the very place where they once waited for help in vain?

Invincible War God

By Li Du
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 164677373X
  • Total of Pages : 507
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: invincible-war-god.pdf

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Vampires were reborn in a different world. They used their twin heavenly souls to shock the world. From then on, they began to rise to greatness. They went from useless trash to the top of the world, rising step by step to the pinnacle of martial arts.

Sky Woman Falling

By Kirk Mitchell
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 9781101143582
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 975
  • Pdf File: sky-woman-falling.pdf

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She’s an FBI Special Agent and Modoc Indian. He’s a Bureau of Indian Affairs Investigator and Comanche. Together, Anna Turnipseed and Emmett Parker have proven to be “a memorable literary pair” (Publishers Weekly). Now, they’re called upon to tackle a case thousands of miles from their home-sweet-home on the range... On the New York reservation of the Oneida, the team finds the broken body of Brenda Two Kettles, a community elder, in a cornfield. From what Turnipseed and Parker can see, she wasn’t attacked. Instead, it seems Ms. Two Kettles—much like the woman in the Oneida creation myth—simply fell out of sky. But it’s a land dispute that has claimed Ms. Two Kettles’ life—one that threatens to ground Turnipseed and Parker in facts far stranger than fiction...

The Philosophy of Science Fiction

By James Edward Burton
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474227678
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 116
  • Pdf File: the-philosophy-of-science-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Philosophy of Science Fiction: Henri Bergson and the Fabulations of Philip K. Dick explores the deep affinity between two seemingly quite different thinkers, in their attempts to address the need for salvation in (and from) an era of accelerated mechanization, in which humans' capacity for destroying or subjugating the living has attained a planetary scale. The philosopher and the science fiction writer come together to meet the contradictory imperatives of a realist outlook-a task which, arguably, philosophy and science fiction could only ever adequately undertake in collaboration. Their respective approaches meet in a focus on the ambiguous status of fictionalizing, or fabulation, as simultaneously one of mechanization's most devastating tools, and the possibility of its undoing. When they are read together, the complexities and paradoxes thrown up by this ambiguity, with which both Bergson and Dick struggle on their own, open up new ways to navigate ideas of mechanism and mysticism, immanence and transcendence, and the possibility and meaning of salvation. The result is at once an original reading of both thinkers, a new critical theory of the socio–cultural, political and ethical function of fictionalizing, and a case study in the strange affinity, at times the uncanny similarity, between philosophy and science fiction.

The Last Show on Earth

By Tim Galbraith
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1039106838
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 149
  • Pdf File: the-last-show-on-earth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nearly ten years since the rapture and humanity is no longer the top of the food chain. God has taken his followers to heaven and left demons to rule earth in his wake. Those left behind seek to find either redemption in the eyes of their creator or revenge against him. An amnesiac awakens amongst those who are seeking redemption. They offer to help him find out who or what he is as he discovers an unexplainable ability in his attempts to protect them. A set of brothers have an item that they believe can bring them face to face with God to make him answer for crimes against humanity. Shining through the darkness, a group of survivors has come together under the lights of the last piece of entertainment left on this world, a traveling carnival, led by a mysterious and enigmatic man who has dubbed himself “The Queen.” These stories interweave with each other on their individual journeys through post-rapture Earth before they find their way to the City of God and face down their creator.