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Midsummer Century

Author : James Blish
ISBN : 9780575104136
Genre : Fiction
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In the year 25,000 AD When John Martels returned to consciousness he found himself the Delphic Oracle of a world far different from the Twentieth Century. Humanity has risen and fallen three times and was back once again in a semi-primative state. He shared his oracular powers with a mind and a device left over from the last Rebirth, but the real problem was not rebuilding civilization, it was that another genus of creatures had arisen to claim inheritance of the world - the evolved. Strangely intelligent birds, whose priority was the elimination of the world's former masters. The problem of man versus bird, complicated by the question of John's personal survival, presents a canvas worthy of the diverse talents of the author of A Case of Conscience and Cities in Flight.

The Quincunx Of Time

Author : James Blish
ISBN : 9780575104143
Genre : Fiction
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Travel at light speeds is common, and Earth - the first in the universe to discover it - now reigns over many worlds. But in order to rule effectively, Captain Robin Weinbaum, head of Security, needs an extremely advanced communications system. He gets it with the Dirac transmitter, the first machine capable of sending instantaneous messages anywhere in the universe. The only problem is that someone called J. Shelby Stevens has a machine that can do the impossible - tap the transmissions before they are even made! It is Weinbaum's job to find Stevens. And unless he does, time will be abolished and the universe closed to Earth forever . . .

Cities In Flight

Author : James Blish
ISBN : 9781590209301
Genre : Fiction
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Long out of print, the science fiction masterpiece by Hugo Award-winning writer James Blish Originally published in four volumes nearlyfifty years ago, Cities in Flight brings together the famed "Okie novels" of science fiction master James Blish. Named after the migrant workers of America's Dust Bowl, these novels convey Blish's "history of the future," a brilliant and bleak look at a world where cities roam the Galaxy looking for work and a sustainable way of life. In the first novel, They Shall Have Stars, man has thoroughly explored the Solar System, yet the dream of going even further seems to have died in all but one man. His battle to realize his dream results in two momentous discoveries anti-gravity and the secret of immortality. In A Life for the Stars, it is centuries later and antigravity generations have enabled whole cities to lift off the surface of the earth to become galactic wanderers. In Earthman, Come Home, the nomadic cities revert to barbarism and marauding rogue cities begin to pose a threat to all civilized worlds. In the final novel, The Triumph of Time, historyrepeats itself as the cities once again journey back in to space making a terrifying discovery which could destroy the entire Universe. A serious andhaunting vision of our world and its limits, Cities in Flight marks the return to print of one of science fiction's most inimitable writers. A Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club

A Case Of Conscience

Author : James Blish
ISBN : 9781504042444
Genre : Fiction
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The author of the Cities in Flight saga explores the conflicting demands of science, faith, and human feeling in this Hugo Award–winning novel. Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man, a Jesuit priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He doesn’t feel any genuine conflicts in his belief system—until he is sent to Lithia. The reptilian inhabitants of this distant world appear to be admirable in every way. Untroubled by greed or lust, they live in peace. But they have no concept of God, no literature, and no art. They rely purely on cold reason. But something darker lies beneath the surface: Do the Lithians pose a hidden threat? The answers that unfold could affect the fate of two worlds. Will Ruiz-Sanchez, a priest driven by his deeply human understanding of good and evil, do the right thing when confronted by a race that is alien to its core? The Science Fiction Encyclopedia lauds A Case of Conscience as “one of the first serious attempts to deal with religion [in science fiction], and [it] remains one of the most sophisticated. It is generally regarded as an SF classic.” Readers of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy, Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow, or Walter M. Miller Jr.’s A Canticle for Leibowitz will find this award-winning novel a gripping, compelling exploration of some of the most intractable and important questions faced by the human species. Includes an introduction by Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Greg Bear.


Author : John Brosnan
ISBN : 9780575094772
Genre : Fiction
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A giant airship over 2000 feet long, powered by a nuclear reactor. Carrying 400 passengers, as well as cargo, it's the first of a luxury fleet that could revolutionise long-distance travel. The public must be convinced it is safe, but there are powerful groups determined to see the first flight become a spectacular disaster. Michael Colino is hired to thwart sabotage attempts on the maiden voyage...and unless he can avert imminent catastrophe, America's biggest city will become a graveyard.


Author : Sharon Shinn
ISBN : 9781101148600
Genre : Fiction
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Sharon Shinn's Twelve Houses books have fascinated readers and critics alike with their irresistible blend of fantasy, romance, and adventure. Now in Quatrain, she weaves compelling stories in four of the worlds that readers love in Fight, Blood, Gold, and Flame.

News And Society In The Greek Polis

Author : Sian Lewis
ISBN : 080784621X
Genre : Social Science
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Sian Lewis explores the role of news and information in shaping Greek society from the sixth to the fourth centuries, b.c. Applying ideas from the study of modern media to her analysis of the functions of gossip, travel, messengers, inscriptions, and inst


Author : Neil G. Jacobs
ISBN : 052177215X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This 2005 book was the first ever overview of all aspects of Yiddish language and lingustics.

They Shall Have Stars

Author : James Blish
ISBN : 0571062644
Genre : Science fiction, American
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Mission To The Heart Stars

Author : James Blish
ISBN : 9780575104174
Genre : Fiction
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Past worlds almost too strange to describe, three men hurtle into the dark uncharted mystery of space. Their task: to make contact with the Hegemony of Malis, the unknown force that has been watching the Solar System since before the beginning of recorded history. On their success or failure depends the future of the entire Earth. Join them as they accelerate on Haertel drive towards the stunning core of the Hegemony itself in James Blish's masterpiece of the time to come, Mission to the Heart Stars.

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