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Revelation Space

By Alastair Reynolds
  • ISBN Code: : 0316462438
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
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This highly acclaimed first novel in the Revelation Space universe has redefined the space opera with a staggering journey across vast gulfs of time and space to confront the very nature of reality itself . . . Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him. Because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason, and if that reason is uncovered, the universe and reality itself could be irrevocably altered . . . "[A] tour de force... Ravishingly inventive." -- Publishers Weekly

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A fascinating, philosophical approach to the concept of divine revelation, exploring the implications this theory may have for generating a new concept of religious truth.

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  • Pdf File: space-in-america.pdf

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America's sense of space has always been tied to what Hayden White called the narrativization of real events. If the awe-inspiring manifestations of nature in America (Niagara Falls, Virginia's Natural Bridge, the Grand Canyon, etc.) were often used as a foil for projecting utopian visions and idealizations of the nation's exceptional place among the nations of the world, the rapid technological progress and its concomitant appropriation of natural spaces served equally well, as David Nye argues, to promote the dominant cultural idiom of exploration and conquest. From the beginning, American attitudes towards space were thus utterly contradictory if not paradoxical; a paradox that scholars tried to capture in such hybrid concepts as the middle landscape (Leo Marx), an engineered New Earth (Cecelia Tichi), or the technological sublime (David Nye). Not only was America's concept of space paradoxical, it has always also been a contested terrain, a site of continuous social and cultural conflict. Many foundational issues in American history (the dislocation of Native and African Americans, the geo-political implications of nation-building, immigration and transmigration, the increasing division and clustering of contemporary American society, etc.) involve differing ideals and notions of space. Quite literally, space and its various ideological appropriations formed the arena where America's search for identity (national, political, cultural) has been staged. If American democracy, as Frederick Jackson Turner claimed, is born of free land, then its history may well be defined as the history of the fierce struggles to gain and maintain power over both the geographical, social and political spaces of America and its concomitant narratives. The number and range of topics, interests, and critical approaches of the essays gathered here open up exciting new avenues of inquiry into the tangled, contentious relations of space in America. Topics include: Theories of Space - Landscape / Nature - Technoscape / Architecture / Urban Utopia - Literature - Performance / Film / Visual Arts.

Space Leadership

By Sergey Ryazanskiy,Pierre Casse,Andrey Shapenko
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1728346312
  • Total of Pages : 134
  • Category : Education
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Who has ever dreamed of becoming an Astronaut? This book is about the challenging experience of leading an international team of astronauts, most of them scientists, living and working together in a highly confined environment, i.e. the International Space Station (ISS). It explores the kind of knowledge and skills that are required to lead a group of leaders without any kind of formal authority. It also enquires on the kind of team leadership you need to succeed in a multitask mission, that is basically controlled by various institutions based outside the station. The main question raised in this book is: What can leaders in organizations located on earth learn from such a unique, outer-space experience? Preparation for leadership in “space-coping” along with space challenges that the leader has to face and managing the return to earth. The report and reflections of the Russian Space leader, Sergey Ryazanskiy, are presented in three parts: • How do you prepare yourself for such a mission? • How do you cope with the challenges in the space station? • How do you manage your re-entry on earth? In earthly leadership terms, these questions are asking: • How do you prepare yourself for a new leadership assignment or role? • How do you deal with the unknown and the unexpected in your organization? • How do you cope with a re-assignment which is much less exciting and challenging than the one you just completed Each part of the book includes some key learnings and practical leadership guidelines. Even more, the readers can find a comprehensive leadership model developed around this unique space adventure by a team of academics and consultants working closely with Sergey.

Military Space Force and Modern Defence

By Dr. M N Sirohi
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  • Publisher : Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9385505742
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Political Science
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Space warfare is combat that takes place in outer space, i.e. outside the atmosphere. Technically, as a distinct classification , it refers to battles where the targets themselves are in space. Space warfare therefore includes ground-to-space warfare, such as attacking satellites from the Earth, as well as space-to-space warfare, such as satellites attacking satellites. In 2020 military satellites and, to a lesser degree, commercial satellites that perform functions critical to civilians, governments and militaries are now increasingly capable of performing active and passive defence, offensive interdiction and rendezvous operations, and covert and overt attacks, while simultaneously carrying out their primary missions. Space systems consist of three elements: a space element, a terrestrial element, and a link element. The space element consists of the platform in which astrodynamics is the primary principle governing its movement through its environment. This book provides deep insight into various dimensions of issues relating to the subject.

The Space Opera Renaissance

By Kathryn Cramer,David G. Hartwell
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 146680825X
  • Total of Pages : 944
  • Category : Fiction
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"Space opera", once a derisive term for cheap pulp adventure, has come to mean something more in modern SF: compelling adventure stories told against a broad canvas, and written to the highest level of skill. Indeed, it can be argued that the "new space opera" is one of the defining streams of modern SF. Now, World Fantasy Award-winning anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have compiled a definitive overview of this subgenre, both as it was in the days of the pulp magazines, and as it has become in 2005. Included are major works from genre progenitors like Jack Williamson and Leigh Brackett, stylish midcentury voices like Cordwainer Smith and Samuel R. Delany, popular favorites like David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin, and modern-day pioneers such as Iain M. Banks, Steven Baxter, Scott Westerfeld, and Charles Stross. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Revenger

By Alastair Reynolds
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316555622
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
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Revenger is a rocket-fueled tale of space pirates, buried treasure, and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism. . . and of vengeance. . . Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest crew members of the legendary Captain Rackamore's ship, using their mysterious powers as Bone Readers to find clues about their next score. But there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen, in particular. The galaxy is filled with treasures. . . if you have the courage to find them.

Bone Silence

By Alastair Reynolds
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 031646273X
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
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The thrilling finale to the Revenger Trilogy tells a desperate tale of greed, piracy, shadow governments, and ancient secrets that could unravel all of civilization The Ness sisters ran away from home to become the most fearsome pirates in the twenty thousand worlds of the Congregation. They've plundered treasures untold, taken command of their own ship, and made plenty of enemies. But now they're being hunted for crimes they didn't commit by a fleet whose crimes are worse than their own. To stay one step ahead of their pursuers and answer the questions that have plagued them, they'll have to employ every dirty, piratical trick in the book.... Read more by Alastair Reynolds! The Revenger Trilogy:RevengerShadow CaptainBone Silence

Space Soldiers

By Gardner Dozois,Jack Dann
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625791534
  • Total of Pages : 146
  • Category : Fiction
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Nine visions of the future of warã In this explosive anthology, ten of science fiction's best new and classic writers imagine the soldiers who will one day fight and die on distant worlds. _The Gardens of SaturnÓ by Paul J. McAuley _Soldiers HomeÓ by William Barton _LegaciesÓ by Tom Purdom _Mood DuelÓ by Fritz Leiber _SaviorÓ by Robert Reed _ Galactic NorthÓ by Alastair Reynolds _ Masque of the Red ShiftÓ by Fred Saberhagen _Time PieceÓ by Joe Haldeman _On the Orion LineÓ by Stephen Baxter At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Construal of Space in Language and Thought

By Martin Pütz,René Dirven
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110821613
  • Total of Pages : 727
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Zima Blue

By Alastair Reynolds
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  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Book Code : 0575086106
  • Total of Pages : 488
  • Category : Fiction
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A fabulous collection spanning the galaxies and career of SF superstar Alastair Reynolds Reynolds' pursuit of truth is not limited to wide-angle star smashing - not that stars don't get pulverised when one character is gifted (or cursed) with an awful weapon by the legendary Merlin. Reynolds' protagonists find themselves in situations of betrayal, whether by a loved one's accidental death, as in 'Signal to Noise', or by a trusted wartime authority, in 'Spirey and the Queen'. His fertile imagination can resurrect Elton John on Mars in 'Understanding Space and Time' or make prophets of the human condition out of pool-cleaning robots in the title story. But overall, the stories in ZIMA BLUE represent a more optimistic take on humanity's future, a view that says there may be wars, there may be catastrophes and cosmic errors, but something human will still survive.