Author: Michael Crichton
From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Congo comes a psychological thriller about a group of scientists who investigate a spaceship discovered on the ocean floor. In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface, a huge vessel is unearthed. Rushed to the scene is a team of American scientists who descend together into the depths to investigate the astonishing discovery. What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship, but apparently it is undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old, containing a terrifying and destructive force that must be controlled at all costs.
Author: Anathea Krrill
The Odyssey - Part two of the Sphere-World Series A Sci-Fi, a Romance, a Fantasy One way - once chance! A journey that will change the way they view human history. Bella and Nick are about to leave space station Delta 9 behind forever; undertaking the journey of a lifetime to make their way back to Earth. Five billion light-years of uncharted territory, unknown dangers, and years of confinement in a tiny spaceship lie ahead. Their companions are hope, fear, love, and desperation. Their values and loyalties get challenged, as their boundaries and ethics shift. The rules that kept a pocket of humankind functional for 5,000 years in the isolation of outer space no longer apply to the handful of people on board The Odyssey! It is a journey into the unknown and dangerous depths of the universe, a journey to the home planet of humankind, a place that nobody had contact with in over 5,000 years. Earth might well be wrecked, devastated, destroyed - unfit for humans to live, perhaps even devoid of life entirely.Nobody knows! Nick Cole doesn't care: All he wants is to take Bella away from The Sphere - the alien artifact, which is home to Dylan, Bella's imaginary husband... or so Nick thinks; because Nick is in love with Bella. Bella doesn't care either: All she wants is to spirit her alien husband away from the confines of the space station, where he lies in hiding, desperately trying to conceal his presence from his species as well as from the humans. He must stay undiscovered! Everybody's life is at stake. It is also a journey into the human mind. A journey of change and adaptation. A journey to the boundaries of human morals, ethics, and laws. Allegiances, beliefs, and ethics get challenged and re-written. As the laws and rules of the space-stationers' society become irrelevant to the crew of The Odyssey, as changing social dynamics and environments force them to reconsider and redefine their personal values and boundaries, friendships threaten to break apart, and social bonds weaken. The human mind is easy to overwhelm - feeble when faced with the unthinkable.Who will make it through the turmoil unscathed? Who will survive, and who will perish?
Author: Dale F. Eickelman, Jon W. Anderson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
This second edition of a widely acclaimed collection of essays reports on how new media—fax machines, satellite television, and the Internet—and the new uses of older media—cassettes, pulp fiction, the cinema, the telephone, and the press—shape belief, authority, and community in the Muslim world. The chapters in this work, including new chapters dealing specifically with events after September 11, 2001, concern Indonesia, Bangladesh, Turkey, Iran, Lebanon, the Arabian Peninsula, and Muslim communities in the United States and elsewhere.New Media in the Muslim Worldsuggests new ways of looking at the social organization of communications and the shifting links among media of various kinds in local and transnational contexts. The extent to which today's new media have transcended local and state frontiers and have reshaped understanding of gender, authority, social justice, identities, and politics in Muslim societies emerges from this timely and provocative book. Dale F. Eickelman, Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations at Dartmouth College, is author ofThe Middle East and Central Asia: An Anthropological ApproachandMuslim Politics(coauthored with James Piscatori). Jon W. Anderson, Professor and chair of Anthropology at The Catholic University of America and co-director of the Arab Information Project at Georgetown University, is author ofArabizing the Internet.
Author: Gideon Haigh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
'Does cricket make money in order to exist, or does it exist in order to make money?' In the last three years, cricket has changed more completely than in the preceding three decades, revolutionised by a racy new format, Twenty20, and a glamorous new competition, the Indian Premier League. How did India come to run world cricket? How did clubs owned by billionaires and Bollywood stars begin to shove international competition aside? How did money unite players and divide administrators, amid allegations of massive corruption? Gideon Haigh has followed cricket's biggest story since Kerry Packer's 'World Series' from the beginning: Sphere of Influenceis the result. This insightful collection brings the struggle to save cricket's soul into sharp and disturbing focus.
Author: Michael Dadich
Evolved Publishing presents a wild journey to a sister planet of Earth, in "The Silver Sphere" by Michael Dadich. [YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi] ~~~~~WINNER: Mom's Choice Awards - Gold Label - YA FantasyWINNER: Wise Bear Book Awards - Best YA FantasyWINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement: Fall 2013 - FantasyFINALIST: Readers' Favorite Gold Medal - YA Fantasy~~~~~Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father... when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy).His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere. With the Assembly now deposed, Biskara directs Malefic and the Nightlanders to their strategic targets. Unless....Can Shelby find the other Kin, and develop courage and combat skills? Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?
Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott
Considered both a satire and a science fiction novella, Abbott's Flatland experiments with the idea of various dimensions in time and space.
Author: Tricia O'Malley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The dramatic and heartwarming conclusion to the Isle of Destiny Series. Neala O'Riordan is no stranger to the sweet and spicy things in life although that's more to do with running a highly acclaimed bakery in Kilkenny than because of having any semblance of a dating life. In lieu of romantic entanglements, Neala instead pours her love and attention into her rapidly growing business and the in-demand sweets she concocts. When a distraught man storms into her bakery one morning, Neala's life is turned upside down. In moments, she's plunged into a fairytale world - and she's the star of the show. When she learns that the fate of Ireland, if not the entire world, rests on her shoulders, Neala is ready to turn tail and run for the hills - but she's stopped in her tracks by the storm she sees in the eyes of her handsome protector, Dagda. With one look, Dagda challenges Neala to stay and fight - to accept her destiny - and to change the course of the future. Unable to resist a challenge, Neala throws caution to the wind and joins an unlikely group of magickal humans and fae alike as she finds herself pulled into the adventure of a lifetime. It's a race against the clock to end a centuries-old curse, and Neala does her best to keep her heart from falling for the quiet charms of her alluring protector. Though her battle to resist her attraction to Dagda may be a lost cause, Neala refuses to lose the fight against the dark fae. With the help of friends from Grace's Cove, Neala holds fast to her belief that - no matter what - love will always light the way against darkness.
Publisher: John Vorhaus
Ever wonder about the origins of Vic Mirplo, Radar Hoverlander's outrageously flaky sidekick in The California Roll and Albuquerque Turkey? Wonder no more! Join Vic as he teams up with poker goddess Megan Moore and Las Vegas' number one obsessive collector Jim Rafferty to unravel a secret conspiracy to control the wealth of Sin City -- no matter how high the body count goes! Poker, murder, Mirplovian hijinks...it's all there for the asking in World Series of Murder! Also included, the bonus novella Surf Las Vegas, in which Meg and Jim take on Vegas hard guy Jack "the Hack" Aldrete.
Author: Andy Dabilis, Nick Tsiotos
The first World Series was a best-of-nine series between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburg Pirates, with the first three games to be played in Boston starting at the Huntington Avenue Grounds on October 1, 1903. The series started with baseball's winningest pitcher, Cy Young, throwing the first pitch, and ended with baseball's greatest hitter, Honus Wagner, striking out on the last pitch. Boston won the series, five games to three. Each game of the 1903 World Series and its key plays and players are thoroughly covered here, and the authors also pay special attention to the great significance that first World Series held for the future of baseball. Not only was the survival of the American League at stake, but baseball's place as the preeminent sport in America. The 1903 World Series drew more than 100,000 people to the ballparks, and there was no doubt about the popularity of the game. It was, as the authors point out, played by men, who, had they not been baseball players, would have been among the working class that made up most of the audience.
Author: Andrei Livadny
Publisher: Magic Dome Books
Alex is one of us. An office rat during daytime, he spends sleepless nights playing his favorite MMO game: a familiar, predictable world which is about to collapse. A new virtual universe arrives to replace it, aggressively devouring all others: the Crystal Sphere. Alex gets involved in testing new technologies which promise to revolutionize gaming. Fitted out with a neuroimplant which provides a 100% authenticity of experience, he has to survive in the Crystal Sphere against all odds. What is he turning into? Will he become yet another expendable test subject - or the first player to transcend reality?
Author: R. Torretti
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Geometry has fascinated philosophers since the days of Thales and Pythagoras. In the 17th and 18th centuries it provided a paradigm of knowledge after which some thinkers tried to pattern their own metaphysical systems. But after the discovery of non-Euclidean geometries in the 19th century, the nature and scope of geometry became a bone of contention. Philosophical concern with geometry increased in the 1920's after Einstein used Riemannian geometry in his theory of gravitation. During the last fifteen or twenty years, renewed interest in the latter theory -prompted by advances in cosmology -has brought geometry once again to the forefront of philosophical discussion. The issues at stake in the current epistemological debate about geometry can only be understood in the light of history, and, in fact, most recent works on the subject include historical material. In this book, I try to give a selective critical survey of modern philosophy of geometry during its seminal period, which can be said to have begun shortly after 1850 with Riemann's generalized conception of space and to achieve some sort of completion at the turn of the century with Hilbert's axiomatics and Poincare's conventionalism. The philosophy of geometry of Einstein and his contemporaries will be the subject of another book. The book is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1 provides back ground information about the history of science and philosophy.
Author: Roger I. Abrams
A chronicle of the first World Series captures all the exitement and drama of this first match-up between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Author: Murray C. Morison
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
When a teenage priestess, living 5,000 years ago in Ancient Egypt, connects with Rhory, an English schoolboy visiting the British Museum, she puts herself and him in grave danger. The link they forge through the pathways of time is noticed. She must escape the murderous followers of the God Set, and Rhory is hunted by their modern counterparts, the nefarious Society of Secrets.