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Ancillary Justice

Ancillary Justice
THE HUGO, NEBULA AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD WINNER

by Ann Leckie

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1405525843
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The record-breaking debut novel that won every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Ann Leckie is the first author to win the Arthur C. Clarke, the Nebula and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in the same year. They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now. The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - one of an army of dead prisoners animated by a warship's AI mind. Whole planets are conquered by their own people. The colossal warship called The Justice of Toren has been destroyed - but one ship-possessed soldier has escaped the devastation. Used to controlling thousands of hands, thousands of mouths, The Justice now has only two hands, and one mouth with which to tell her tale. But one fragile, human body might just be enough to take revenge against those who destroyed her. 'ENGAGING AND PROVOCATIVE' SFX Magazine 'UNEXPECTED, COMPELLING AND VERY COOL' John Scalzi 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED' Independent on Sunday 'MIND-BLOWING' io9.com 'THRILLING, MOVING AND AWE-INSPIRING' Guardian 'UTTER PERFECTION, 10/10' The Book Smugglers 'ASTOUNDINGLY ASSURED AND GRACEFUL' Strange Horizons 'ESTABLISHES LECKIE AS AN HEIR TO BANKS' Elizabeth Bear The Imperial Radch trilogy begins with Ancillary Justice, continues in Ancillary Sword and concludes with Ancillary Mercy. Also available now: Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice. NPR calls it 'A fitting addition to the Ancillary world'.

Ancillary Mercy

Ancillary Mercy
The conclusion to the trilogy that began with ANCILLARY JUSTICE

by Ann Leckie

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 140552586X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ancillary Mercy is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with Ancillary Justice, the only novel ever to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. For a moment, things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Athoek Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's old enemy, the divided, heavily armed, and possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at war with itself. Breq could flee with her ship and crew, but that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. Breq has a desperate plan. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before. The Imperial Radch trilogy begins with Ancillary Justice, continues in Ancillary Sword and concludes with Ancillary Mercy. Also available now: Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice. NPR calls it 'A fitting addition to the Ancillary world'. Praise for the trilogy: 'ENGAGING AND PROVOCATIVE' SFX Magazine 'UNEXPECTED, COMPELLING AND VERY COOL' John Scalzi 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED' Independent on Sunday 'MIND-BLOWING' io9.com 'THRILLING, MOVING AND AWE-INSPIRING' Guardian 'UTTER PERFECTION' The Book Smugglers 'ASTOUNDINGLY ASSURED AND GRACEFUL' Strange Horizons 'ESTABLISHES LECKIE AS AN HEIR TO BANKS' Elizabeth Bear

Ancillary Sword

Ancillary Sword
SEQUEL TO THE HUGO, NEBULA AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD-WINNING ANCILLARY JUSTICE

by Ann Leckie

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-10-07
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1405525851
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ancillary Sword is the sequel to Ancillary Justice, the debut which is the only novel to ever win the Hugo, the Nebula and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she only has a single body and serves the emperor she swore to destroy. Given a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered to the only place in the galaxy she will agree to go: to Athoek station, to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew - a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood. The Imperial Radch trilogy begins with Ancillary Justice, continues in Ancillary Sword and concludes with Ancillary Mercy. Also available now: Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice. NPR calls it 'A fitting addition to the Ancillary world'. Praise for the trilogy: 'ENGAGING AND PROVOCATIVE' SFX Magazine 'UNEXPECTED, COMPELLING AND VERY COOL' John Scalzi 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED' Independent on Sunday 'MIND-BLOWING' io9.com 'THRILLING, MOVING AND AWE-INSPIRING' Guardian 'UTTER PERFECTION' The Book Smugglers 'ASTOUNDINGLY ASSURED AND GRACEFUL' Strange Horizons 'ESTABLISHES LECKIE AS AN HEIR TO BANKS' Elizabeth Bear

Future Humans in Fiction and Film

Future Humans in Fiction and Film
A Book

by Louisa MacKay Demerjian,Karen F. Stein

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2019-01-10
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN : 1527524787
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book will appeal to everyone who reads science fiction or thinks about science and its impact on our lives. It raises profound economic, ethical, political, sociological, and psychological questions. It explores our fears and fantasies as it examines a range of fictions, films, and TV programs that speculate about the possibilities of humans in the future. The contributions here ask central questions that have provoked the creators and readers of science fiction since Mary Shelley inaugurated the genre with her novel Frankenstein. What are the aims and limits of science and technology? What are our responsibilities toward the products of our advancing science and technology? What kinds of creatures will we produce or encounter in the future? What rights will we grant to these creatures or – more worryingly – will they grant to us? Do science and technology make us more civilized or more barbaric? How should we treat each other? Ultimately, what does it mean to be human?

Handbook of Issues in Criminal Justice Reform in the United States

Handbook of Issues in Criminal Justice Reform in the United States
A Book

by Elizabeth Jeglic

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 3030775658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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AI Narratives

AI Narratives
A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines

by Stephen Cave,Kanta Dihal,Sarah Dillon

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020-02-28
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0198846665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is the first to examine the history of imaginative thinking about intelligent machines. As real Artificial Intelligence (AI) begins to touch on all aspects of our lives, this long narrative history shapes how the technology is developed, deployed and regulated. It is therefore a crucial social and ethical issue. Part I of this book provides a historical overview from ancient Greece to the start of modernity. These chapters explore the revealing pre-history of key concerns of contemporary AI discourse, from the nature of mind and creativity to issues of power and rights, from the tension between fascination and ambivalence to investigations into artificial voices and technophobia. Part II focuses on the twentieth and twenty-first-centuries in which a greater density of narratives emerge alongside rapid developments in AI technology. These chapters reveal not only how AI narratives have consistently been entangled with the emergence of real robotics and AI, but also how they offer a rich source of insight into how we might live with these revolutionary machines. Through their close textual engagements, these chapters explore the relationship between imaginative narratives and contemporary debates about AI's social, ethical and philosophical consequences, including questions of dehumanization, automation, anthropomorphisation, cybernetics, cyberpunk, immortality, slavery, and governance. The contributions, from leading humanities and social science scholars, show that narratives about AI offer a crucial epistemic site for exploring contemporary debates about these powerful new technologies.

Uncanny Magazine Issue 7

Uncanny Magazine Issue 7
November/December 2015

by Ursula Vernon,Elizabeth Bear,Karin Tidbeck,Yoon Ha Lee,Alex Bledsoe,Alaya Dawn Johnson,Tansy Rayner Roberts

  • Publisher : Uncanny Magazine
  • Release : 2015-11-03
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The November/December 2015 issue of Uncanny Magazine. Featuring new fiction by Ursula Vernon, Elizabeth Bear, Karin Tidbeck, Yoon Ha Lee, and Alex Bledsoe, classic fiction by Alaya Dawn Johnson, essays by Annalee Flower Horne and Natalie Luhrs, Aidan Moher, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Deborah Stanish, poetry by Mari Ness, Sonya Taaffe, and Lisa M. Bradley, interviews with Yoon Ha Lee and Alex Bledsoe by Deborah Stanish, a cover by Julie Dillon, and an editoral by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas. As always, available DRM-free.

Colombia Insolvency (Bankruptcy) Laws and Regulations Handbook - Strategic Information and Basic Laws

Colombia Insolvency (Bankruptcy) Laws and Regulations Handbook - Strategic Information and Basic Laws
A Book

by IBP, Inc.

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2013-08
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1433085178
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Comoros Insolvency (Bankruptcy) Laws and Regulations Handbook - Strategic Information and Basic Laws

Forensic Science and the Administration of Justice

Forensic Science and the Administration of Justice
Critical Issues and Directions

by Kevin J. Strom,Matthew J. Hickman

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2014-04-04
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1483312984
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Uniting forensics, law, and social science in meaningful and relevant ways, Forensic Science and the Administration of Justice, by Kevin J. Strom and Matthew J. Hickman, is structured around current research on how forensic evidence is being used and how it is impacting the justice system. This unique book—written by nationally known scholars in the field—includes five sections that explore the demand for forensic services, the quality of forensic services, the utility of forensic services, post-conviction forensic issues, and the future role of forensic science in the administration of justice. The authors offer policy-relevant directions for both the criminal justice and forensic fields and demonstrate how the role of the crime laboratory in the American justice system is evolving in concert with technological advances as well as changing demands and competing pressures for laboratory resources.

Uncanny Magazine Issue Two

Uncanny Magazine Issue Two
January/February 2015

by Hao Jingfang,Sam J. Miller,Ann Leckie,Richard Bowes,Amal El-Mohtar,Sunny Moraine

  • Publisher : Uncanny Magazine
  • Release : 2015-01-05
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The January/February 2015 issue of Uncanny Magazine. Featuring new fiction by Hao Jingfang (translated by Ken Liu), Sam J. Miller, Amal El-Mohtar, Richard Bowes, and Sunny Moraine, classic fiction by Ann Leckie, essays by Jim C. Hines, Erika McGillivray, Michi Trota, and Keidra Chaney, poetry by Isabel Yap, Mari Ness, and Rose Lemberg, interviews with Hao Jingfang (translated by Ken Liu) and Ann Leckie, by Deborah Stanish, a cover by Julie Dillon, and an editoral by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas.

The Imperial Radch Boxed Trilogy

The Imperial Radch Boxed Trilogy
Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, and Ancillary Mercy

by Ann Leckie

  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release : 2017-09-19
  • Pages : 1248
  • ISBN : 9780316513319
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This special boxed set includes the New York Times bestselling author Ann Leckie's complete Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and Locus Award-winning Ancillary space opera trilogy. On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was the Justice of Toren-- a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body. And only one purpose-- to revenge herself on Anaander Mianaai, many-bodied, near-immortal Lord of the Radch. The Ancillary TrilogyAncillary Justice Ancillary Sword Ancillary Mercy For more from Ann Leckie, check out:Provenance

Nebula Awards Showcase 2015

Nebula Awards Showcase 2015
A Book

by Greg Bear

  • Publisher : Pyr
  • Release : 2015-12-08
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN : 1633880915
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories of the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). The editor, selected by SFWA’s anthology Committee (chaired by Mike Resnick), is American science fiction and fantasy writer Greg Bear, author of over thirty novels, including the Nebula Award-winning Darwin’s Radio and Moving Mars. This year’s volume includes the winners of the Andre Norton, Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master, Rhysling, and Dwarf Stars Awards, as well as the Nebula Award winners, and features Ann Leckie, Nalo Hopkinson, Rachel Swirsky, Aliette de Bodard, and Vylar Kaftan, with additional articles and poems by authors such as Robin Wayne Bailey, Samuel R. Delany, Terry A. Garey, Deborah P Kolodji, and Andrew Robert Sutton.

Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination

Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination
Visions, Minds, Ethics

by Russell Blackford

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-09-05
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 3319616854
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this highly original book, Russell Blackford discusses the intersection of science fiction and humanity’s moral imagination. With the rise of science and technology in the 19th century, and our continually improving understanding of the cosmos, writers and thinkers soon began to imagine futures greatly different from the present. Science fiction was born out of the realization that future technoscientific advances could dramatically change the world. Along with the developments described in modern science fiction - space societies, conscious machines, and upgraded human bodies, to name but a few - come a new set of ethical challenges and new forms of ethics. Blackford identifies these issues and their reflection in science fiction. His fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in philosophy or science fiction, or in how they interact. “This is a seasoned, balanced analysis of a major issue in our thinking about the future, seen through the lens of science fiction, a central art of our time. Everyone from humanists to technologists should study these ideas and examples. Blackford’s book is wise and savvy, and a delight to read as well.” Greg Benford, author of Timescape.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition
A Book

by Neal Wyatt,Joyce G. Saricks

  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 2019-07-03
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 083891781X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
A Book

by Gary Westfahl

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2021-07-31
  • Pages : 766
  • ISBN : 1440866171
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Ten

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Ten
A Book

by Neil Gaiman,Paolo Bacigalupi,Ann Leckie,Kai Ashante Wilson,Kim Stanley Robinson

  • Publisher : Solaris
  • Release : 2016-05-05
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 1849979324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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FEATURING Paolo Bacigalupi • Elizabeth Bear • Greg Bear • Jeffrey Ford • Neil Gaiman • Nalo Hopkinson • Nisi Shawl • Simon Ings • Gwyneth Jones • Caitlin R. Kiernan • Anne Leckie • Kelly Link • Usman T. Malik • Ian McDonald • Vonda McIntrye • Sam J. Miller • Tamsyn Muir • Robert Reed • Alastair Reynolds • Kim Stanley Robinson • Kelly Robson • Geoff Ryman • Nike Sulway • Catherynne Valente • Genevieve Valentine • Kai Ashante Wilson • Alyssa Wong Jonathan Strahan, the award-winning and much lauded editor of many of genre’s best known anthologies is back with his 10th volume in this fascinating series, featuring the best science fiction and fantasy from 2015. With established names and new talent this diverse and ground-breaking collection will take the reader to the outer-reaches of space and the inner realms of humanity with stories of fantastical worlds and worlds that may still come to pass.

Earworm and Event

Earworm and Event
Music, Daydreams, and Other Imaginary Refrains

by Eldritch Priest

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2022-01-14
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1478022590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Earworm and Event Eldritch Priest questions the nature of the imagination in contemporary culture through the phenomenon of the earworm: those reveries that hijack our attention, the shivers that run down our spines, and the songs that stick in our heads. Through a series of meditations on music, animal mentality, abstraction, and metaphor, Priest uses the earworm and the states of daydreaming, mind-wandering, and delusion it can produce to outline how music is something that is felt as thought rather than listened to. Priest presents Earworm and Event as a tête-bêche—two books bound together with each end meeting in the middle. Where Earworm theorizes the entanglement of thought and feeling, Event performs it. Throughout, Priest conceptualizes the earworm as an event that offers insight into not only the way human brains process musical experiences, but how abstractions and the imagination play key roles in the composition and expression of our contemporary social environments and more-than-human milieus. Unconventional and ambitious, Earworm and Event offers new ways to interrogate the convergence of thought, sound, and affect.

Nonbinary Gender Identities

Nonbinary Gender Identities
History, Culture, Resources

by Charlie McNabb

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2017-12-08
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1442275529
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nonbinary gender identities are those that fall outside the traditional binary of “man” and “woman.” These include genderfluid, androgynous, genderqueer, and a multitude of other identity terms, some of which overlap. Although there have always been people who identify outside the gender binary, only recently have they gained popular media attention. Despite some visibility, however, nonbinary gender identities are poorly understood by the general public. It is critically important for gender minorities to find themselves in the media that they consume. Just as important is the need for those outside the minority community to understand and appreciate them. Nonbinary gender identities are represented in books and other media, but these resources prove difficult to locate, as classification vocabulary doesn’t evolve as quickly as community language. Reference sources identified include archives and special collections, theses and dissertations, key journals, and related organizations and associations. This timely resource—the first reference on nonbinary gender identities—offers an accessible entry into researching this topic. Written by a nonbinary scholar and librarian, this guide includes valuable appendixes that will aid every researcher and writer: a glossary of the rich vocabulary emerging from nonbinary communities; a guide to pronoun usage; a primer on sex, sexuality, and gender; and Library of Congress Classification information.

Federal Probation

Federal Probation
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Confirmation Hearings on Federal Appointments

Confirmation Hearings on Federal Appointments
Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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