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Seveneves

Seveneves
A Novel

by Neal Stephenson

  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release : 2015-05-19
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN : 9780062190376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . . Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth. A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.

Seveneves

Seveneves
A Book

by Neal Stephenson

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2015-05-21
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN : 0008132534
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction. President Barack Obama’s summer reading choice and recently optioned by Ron Howard and IMAGINE to be made into a major motion picture.

Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson (Trivia-On-Books)

Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson (Trivia-On-Books)
A Book

by Trivion Books

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-09-07
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Trivia-on-Book: Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! In Stephenson's speculative fiction novel, humanity learns that life on Earth as they know it will soon come to an end. They must decide how and who gets to survive. After two years of planning, they finally build a Cloud Ark, which is made of several small rockets, that is capable of sustaining human life while orbiting space. Once there, survivors face confrontations with each other, disease, and doubt, all while carrying humanity's fate in their hands. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Seveneves by Neal Stephenson that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Seveneves

Seveneves
A Book

by Neal Stephenson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-06-28
  • Pages : 810
  • ISBN : 9788466658959
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . . Five thousand years later, their progeny - seven distinct races now three billion strong - embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.

Seveneves (free sampler)

Seveneves (free sampler)
A Book

by Neal Stephenson

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2015-04-30
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 0008148104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction. President Barack Obama’s summer reading choice and recently optioned by Ron Howard and IMAGINE to be made into a major motion picture.

Seveneves eBook Sampler - pages 3-108

Seveneves eBook Sampler - pages 3-108
A free excerpt from Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

by Neal Stephenson

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2015-09-29
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0062457780
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SEVENEVES was included on President Obama's Summer 2016 reading list. SEVENEVES was one of only five books recommended by Bill Gates as "must reads" for Summer 2016.

Trivia: Seveneves: a Novel by Neal Stephenson (Trivia-On-Books)

Trivia: Seveneves: a Novel by Neal Stephenson (Trivia-On-Books)
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by Trivion Books

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-12-17
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9781537786209
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Trivia-on-Book: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! In Stephenson's speculative fiction novel, humanity learns that life on Earth as they know it will soon come to an end. They must decide how and who gets to survive. After two years of planning, they finally build a Cloud Ark, which is made of several small rockets, that is capable of sustaining human life while orbiting space. Once there, survivors face confrontations with each other, disease, and doubt, all while carrying humanity's fate in their hands. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Seveneves by Neal Stephenson that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author * Insightful commentary to answer every question * Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group * Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!

Summary of Seveneves

Summary of Seveneves
Trivia/Quiz for Fans

by Whizbooks

  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release : 2018-09-22
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN : 9780464803638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summary of Seveneves by Neal Stephenson: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion and discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Seveneves: a Novel by Neal Stephenson (Trivia-On-Books)

Seveneves: a Novel by Neal Stephenson (Trivia-On-Books)
A Book

by Trivia-on-Books Staff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-12-17
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9781522765820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Trivia-on-Book: Seveneves by Neal StephensonTake the fan-challenge yourself and share it with family and friends!Features You'll Discover Inside:* 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author* Insightful commentary to answer every question* Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group* Results provided with scores to determine "status"Why you'll love Trivia-On-BooksTrivia-On-Booksis an independently quiz-formatted trivia to your favorite books readers, students, and fans alike can enjoy. Whether you're looking for new materials or simply can't get enough of your favorite book, Trivia-On-Booksis an unofficial solution to provide a unique approach that is both insightful and educational.Promising quality and value, don't hesitate to grab your copy of Trivia-on-Books!

Robotization of Work?

Robotization of Work?
Answers from Popular Culture, Media and Social Sciences

by Barbara Czarniawska,Bernward Joerges

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2020-04-24
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1839100958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this timely book, Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges examine the hopes and fears around work and job security inspired by automation, from the original coining of the term ‘robot’ to the present day media fascination. Have these hopes and fears changed or do they remain the same? This discerning book investigates whether these changes in perception correlate to actual changes taking place in the field of robotics.

Bibliophile

Bibliophile
An Illustrated Miscellany

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2018-09-11
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 145216827X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club Book lovers rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers of Jane Mount's Bibliophile will delight in: Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books Sampling the most famous fictional meals Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers. If you have read or own: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.

Rooted and Rising

Rooted and Rising
Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis

by Leah D. Schade,Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2019-11-01
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 1538127776
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew their capacity for compassionate, purposeful, and joyful action. Leah Schade and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas gather twenty-one faith leaders, scientists, community organizers, theologians, and grassroots climate activists to offer wisdom for fellow pilgrims grappling with the weight of climate change. Acknowledging the unprecedented nature of our predicament—the fact that climate disruption is unraveling the web of life and threatening the end of human civilization—the authors share their stories of grief and hope, fear and faith. Together, the essays, introductory sections, and discussion questions reveal that our present crisis can elicit a depth of wisdom, insight, and motivation with power to guide us toward a more peaceful, just, and Earth-honoring future. With a foreword by Mary Evelyn Tucker and a special introduction by Bill McKibben, the book presents an interfaith perspective that welcomes and challenges readers of all backgrounds.

Traversals

Traversals
The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing

by Stuart Moulthrop,Dene Grigar

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2017-03-31
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0262339021
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An exercise in reclaiming electronic literary works on inaccessible platforms, examining four works as both artifacts and operations. Many pioneering works of electronic literature are now largely inaccessible because of changes in hardware, software, and platforms. The virtual disappearance of these works—created on floppy disks, in Apple's defunct HyperCard, and on other early systems and platforms—not only puts important electronic literary work out of reach but also signals the fragility of most works of culture in the digital age. In response, Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop have been working to document and preserve electronic literature, work that has culminated in the Pathfinders project and its series of “Traversals”—video and audio recordings of demonstrations performed on historically appropriate platforms, with participation and commentary by the authors of the works. In Traversals, Moulthrop and Grigar mine this material to examine four influential early works: Judy Malloy's Uncle Roger (1986), John McDaid's Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse (1993), Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl (1995) and Bill Bly's We Descend (1997), offering “deep readings” that consider the works as both literary artifacts and computational constructs. For each work, Moulthrop and Grigar explore the interplay between the text's material circumstances and the patterns of meaning it engages and creates, paying attention both to specificities of media and purposes of expression.

Stages of Transmutation

Stages of Transmutation
Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism

by Tom Idema

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-10-31
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 135184699X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stages of Transmutation: Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism develops the theoretical perspective of environmental posthumanism through analyses of acclaimed science fiction novels by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Jeff VanderMeer, in which the human species suddenly transforms in response to new or changing environments. Narrating dramatic ecological events of human-to-nonhuman encounter, invasion, and transmutation, these novels allow the reader to understand the planet as an unstable stage for evolution and the human body as a home for bacteria and viruses. Idema argues that by drawing tension from biological theories of interaction and emergence (e.g. symbiogenesis, epigenetics), these works unsettle conventional relations among characters, technologies, story-worlds, and emplotment, refiguring the psychosocial work of the novel as always already biophysical. Problematizing a desire to compartmentalize and control life as the property of human subjects, these novels imagine life as an environmentally mediated, staged event that enlists human and nonhuman actors. Idema demonstrates how literary narratives of transmutation render biological lessons of environmental instability and ecological interdependence both meaningful and urgent—a vital task in a time of mass extinction, hyperpollution, and climate change. This volume is an important intervention for scholars of the environmental humanities, posthumanism, literature and science, and science and technology studies.

Fall or, Dodge in Hell

Fall or, Dodge in Hell
A Book

by Neal Stephenson

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2019-06-11
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 0008168849
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the New York Times bestselling author of SEVENEVES ‘One of the great novels of our time’ Wall Street Journal ‘Staggering’ New York Times ‘Captivating’ Washington Post ‘Cutting-edge’ Booklist ‘Epic’ Kirkus ‘Mind-blowing’ Slate

Termination Shock

Termination Shock
A Book

by Neal Stephenson

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2021-10-27
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 146071296X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A visionary new science fiction thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem. Reamde, and Cryptonomicon. Intricately imagined and richly plotted, Termination Shock is trademark Stephenson--a gripping and propulsive epic of the modern world that shows this remarkable author at his very best. Neal Stephenson's sweeping, prescient new novel transports readers to a near-future world where the greenhouse effect has inexorably resulted in a whirling-dervish troposphere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global flooding, merciless heat waves, and virulent, deadly pandemics. One man has a Big Idea for reversing global warming, a master plan perhaps best described as "elemental." But will it work? And just as important, what are the consequences for the planet and all of humanity should it be applied? As only Stephenson can, Termination Shock sounds a clarion alarm, ponders potential solutions and dire risks, and wraps it all together in an exhilarating, witty, mind-expanding speculative adventure.

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature
A Book

by W. Michelle Wang,Daniel K. Jernigan,Neil Murphy

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-12-07
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN : 1000220745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature seeks to understand the ways in which literature has engaged deeply with the ever-evolving relationship humanity has with its ultimate demise. It is the most comprehensive collection in this growing field of study and includes essays by Brian McHale, Catherine Belling, Ronald Schleifer, Helen Swift, and Ira Nadel, as well as the work of a generation of younger scholars from around the globe, who bring valuable transnational insights. Encompassing a diverse range of mediums and genres – including biography and autobiography, documentary, drama, elegy, film, the novel and graphic novel, opera, picturebooks, poetry, television, and more – the contributors offer a dynamic mix of approaches that range from expansive perspectives on particular periods and genres to extended analyses of select case studies. Essays are included from every major Western period, including Classical, Middle Ages, Renaissance, and so on, right up to the contemporary. This collection provides a telling demonstration of the myriad ways that humanity has learned to live with the inevitability of death, where “live with” itself might mean any number of things: from consoling, to memorializing, to rationalizing, to fending off, to evading, and, perhaps most compellingly of all, to escaping. Engagingly written and drawing on examples from around the world, this volume is indispensable to both students and scholars working in the fields of medical humanities, thanatography (death studies), life writing, Victorian studies, modernist studies, narrative, contemporary fiction, popular culture, and more.

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., Book 1)

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., Book 1)
A Book

by Neal Stephenson,Nicole Galland

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2017-06-15
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 0008132585
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You think you know how the world works? Think again.

Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon
A Book

by Neal Stephenson

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-05-31
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN : 1446440524
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A gripping and page-turning thriller that explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century. From the author of the three-volume historical epic 'The Baroque Cycle' and Seveneves. In his legendary, sprawling masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century. In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse - a mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy - is assigned to Detachment 2702, an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists. Some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. Their mission is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. Waterhouse is flung into a cryptographic chess match against his German counterpart - one where every move determines the fate of thousands. In the present day, Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is attempting to create a "data haven" in Southeast Asia where encrypted data can be stored and exchanged free of repression and scrutiny. Joining forces with the tough-as-nails Amy, Randy attempts tosecretly salvage a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the key to keeping the dream of a data haven afloat. But their scheme brings to light a massive conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 - and an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa. There are two ways this could go: towards unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty - or towards a totalitarian nightmare... Profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyperactive, Cryptonomicon is a work of great art, thought and creative daring, the product of a ingenious imagination working with white-hot intensity.

Our Secret War

Our Secret War
True American Spy Stories, 1917-1919

by Thomas Marvin Johnson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1929
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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