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The Enemy

By Charlie Higson
  • ISBN Code: : 0141931841
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The first unputdownable adventure story in this phenomenal series, from the author of the bestselling Young Bond series and award-winning comedy writer and performer (The Fast Show, Down the Line), Charlie Higson. They'll chase you. They'll rip you open. They'll feed on you . . . When the sickness came, every parent, policeman, politician - every adult - fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry. Only children under fourteen remain, and they're fighting to survive. Now there are rumours of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children begin their quest across London, where all through the city - down alleyways, in deserted houses, underground - the grown-ups lie in wait. But can they make it there - alive?

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  • Pdf File: postmodern-science-fiction-and-temporal-imagination.pdf

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Are we living in a post-temporal age? Has history come to an end? This book argues against the widespread perception of postmodern narrativity as atemporal and ahistorical, claiming that postmodernity is characterized by an explosion of heterogeneous narrative "timeshapes" or chronotopes. Chronological linearity is being challenged by quantum physics that implies temporal simultaneity; by evolutionary theory that charts multiple time-lines; and by religious and political millenarianism that espouses an apocalyptic finitude of both time and space. While science, religion, and politics have generated new narrative forms of apprehending temporality, literary incarnations can be found in the worlds of science fiction. By engaging classic science-fictional conventions, such as time travel, alternative history, and the end of the world, and by situating these conventions in their cultural context, this book offers a new and fresh perspective on the narratology and cultural significance of time.

Virtual Theatres

By Gabriella Giannachi
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134454759
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 647
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Book Short Summary:

The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything - even the viewer - can be simulated. In this fascinating volume, Gabriella Giannachi analyzes the aesthetic concerns of current computer-arts practices through discussion of a variety of artists and performers including: * blast Theory * Merce Cunningham * Eduardo Kac * forced entertainment * Lynn Hershman * Jodi Orlan * Guillermo Gómez-Peña * Marcel-lí Antúnez Roca * Jeffrey Shaw * Stelarc. Virtual Theatres not only allows for a reinterpretation of what is possible in the world of performance practice, but also demonstrates how 'virtuality' has come to represent a major parameter for our understanding and experience of contemporary art and life.

Edinburgh Companion to Gothic and the Arts

By David Punter
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474432379
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category : Art, Gothic
  • Members : 854
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Book Short Summary:

The Gothic is a contested and complicated phenomenon, extending over many centuries and across all the arts. In The Edinburgh Companion to the Gothic and the Arts, the range of essays run from medieval architecture and design to contemporary gaming and internet fiction; from classical painting to the modern novel; from ballet and dance to contemporary Goth music. The contributors include many of the best-known critics of the Gothic (e.g., Hogle, Punter, Spooner, Bruhm) as well as newer names such as Kirk and Round. The editor has put all these contributors in touch with each other in the preparation of their essays in order to ensure the maximum benefit to the reader by producing a well-integrated book which will prove much more than a collection of disparate essays, but rather a distinctive contribution to a field.

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic

By Clive Bloom
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030331369
  • Total of Pages : 1253
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 288
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Book Short Summary:

“Simply put, there is absolutely nothing on the market with the range of ambition of this strikingly eclectic collection of essays. Not only is it impossible to imagine a more comprehensive view of the subject, most readers – even specialists in the subject – will find that there are elements of the Gothic genre here of which they were previously unaware.” - Barry Forshaw, Author of British Gothic Cinema and Sex and Film The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic is the most comprehensive compendium of analytic essays on the modern Gothic now available, covering the vast and highly significant period from 1918 to 2019. The Gothic sensibility, over 200 years old, embraces its dark past whilst anticipating the future. From demons and monsters to post- apocalyptic fears and ecological fantasies, Gothic is thriving as never before in the arts and in popular culture. This volume is made up of 62 comprehensive chapters with notes and extended bibliographies contributed by scholars from around the world. The chapters are written not only for those engaged in academic research but also to be accessible to students and dedicated followers of the genre. Each chapter is packed with analysis of the Gothic in both theory and practice, as the genre has mutated and spread over the last hundred years. Starting in 1918 with the impact of film on the genre's development, and moving through its many and varied international incarnations, each chapter chronicles the history of the gothic milieu from the movies to gaming platforms and internet memes, television and theatre. The volume also looks at how Gothic intersects with fashion, music and popular culture: a multi-layered, multi-ethnic, even a trans-gendered experience as we move into the twenty first century.

The Book of Love

By Cynthia Markovitch
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 779
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Book Short Summary:

The Book of love is the true story of a girl growing up in America searching for the truth in a world of falsehoods only to discover her real identity.

Functions of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

By Joseph L. Sanders
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313368449
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 289
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Book Short Summary:

This collection of 23 essays represents the best papers from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Scholars representing diverse perspectives on the fantastic address a variety of works—including those by Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen Donaldson, Ursula Le Guin, Jean Baudrillard, Anatole France, William Blake, and Angela Carter. Subjects addressed range from children's tales and classic literature to paper sculptures and popular television series. Containing provocative applications of scholarly observation to practical life, this volume will be of interest to scholars of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and popular culture, and to others who want to know which topics are currently in vogue in the field.

Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox

By D. Varndell
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113740860X
  • Total of Pages : 219
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 232
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Book Short Summary:

Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox explores the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze using the framework of Hollywood's current obsession with remaking and rebooting classic and foreign films. Through an analysis of cinematic repetition and difference, the book approaches remakes from a range of philosophical perspectives.

Along Came a Spider

By James Patterson
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 9780759520301
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 391
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Book Short Summary:

Discover the classic thriller that launched the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years, now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads" Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. He works and lives in the ghettos of D. C. and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime. He's a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his baby grand piano. But he also has two adorable kids of his own, and they are his own special vulnerabilities. Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the highly sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. Blond, mysterious, seductive, she's got an outer shell that's as tough as it is beautiful. She rides her black BMW motorcycle at speeds of no less than 100 mph. What is she running from? What is her secret? Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair-at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji, who wants to commit the "crime of the century," is playing at the top of his game. Soneji has outsmarted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police. Who will be his next victim? Gary Soneji is every parent's worst nightmare. He has become Alex Cross's nightmare. And now, reader, he's about to become yours.

The Science of Doctor Who

By Mark Brake
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1510757872
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 188
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Book Short Summary:

Geek out over the TARDIS, aliens, alternate timelines, parallel worlds, and all your favorite characters from the Doctor Who Universe! Doctor Who arrived with the Space Age, when the Doctor first began exploring the universe in a time-traveling spaceship. Over half a century since, the Doctor has gone global. Millions of people across this planet enjoy Doctor Who in worldwide simulcast and cinema extravaganzas. Doctor Who has infused our minds and our language and made it much richer. What a fantastic world we inhabit through the Doctor. The program boils over withballsy women, bisexual companions, scientific passion, and a billion weird and wonderful alien worlds beyond our own. The show represents almost sixty years' worth of magical science-fiction storytelling. And Doctor Who is, despite being about a thousands-of-years-old alien with two hearts and a spacetime taxi made of wood, still one of our very best role models of what it is to be human in the twenty-first century. In The Science of Doctor Who, we take a peek under the hood of the TARDIS and explore the science behind questions such as: What does Doctor Who tell us about space travel? Could the TARDIS really be bigger on the inside? In what ways does the Doctor view the end of our world? Is the Doctor right about alternate timelines and parallel worlds? Will intelligent machines ever rule the earth? Is the earth becoming more like Doctor Who's matrix? Is the Doctor a superhero? How do daleks defecate? So welcome to The Science of Doctor Who, where the Doctor steps smoothly in and out of different realities, faces earthly and unearthly threats with innovation and unpredictability, and successfully uses science in the pay of pacifist resistance!

Corporate Cthulhu

By Peter Rawlik,DJ Tyrer,Gordon Linzner,David Tallerman,Adrian Ludens,Evan Dicken,Todd H. C. Fischer,Darren Todd,Adam Millard,Marie Michaels,Andrew Scott,James Pratt,Jeff Deck,Mark Oxbrow,Max D. Stanton,L Chan,Justin Bailey,John Taloni,John M. Campbell,Josh Storey,Charlie Allison,Wile E. Young,Harry Pauff,Ethan Gibney,Marcus Johnston,Sam Rent,Nicholas Nacario
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  • Publisher : Pickman's Press
  • Book Code : 0998938920
  • Total of Pages : 391
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 720
  • Pdf File: corporate-cthulhu.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An anthology of twenty-five Lovecraftian horror stories set in the world of business and bureaucracy. Includes tales from Peter Rawlik, DJ Tyrer, Gordon Linzer, and many more!