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Split Infinity

By Piers Anthony
  • ISBN Code: : 0307815676
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : split-infinity.pdf

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On the technological, decadent world of Proton, someone was trying to destroy Stile, serf and master Gamesman. His only escape lay through a mysterious “curtain” revealed by a loving robot. Beyond the curtain lay Phaze—a world totally ruled by magic. There, his first encounter was with an amulet that turned into a demon determined to choke him to death. And there, he soon learned, his alternate self had already been murdered by sorcery, and he was due to be the next victim. “Know thyself!” the infallible Oracle told him. But first he must save himself as he shuttled between worlds. On Proton, his fate depended on winning the great Games. On Phaze, he could survive only by mastering magic. And if he used any magic at all, the werewolf and the unicorn who were his only friends were determined to kill him at once!

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Stephen R. Donaldson and the Modern Epic Vision

By Christine Barkley
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786453230
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This critical study analyzes Stephen R. Donaldson’s role as a modern writer who uses the fantasy genre to discuss situations and predicaments germane to the modern world. Donaldson reclaims an epic vision in his Thomas Covenant novels that is lacking in most modern literature. Chapters demonstrate how this use of epic heroism helps solve seemingly insurmountable problems and provides more meaning and purpose for individuals. As Donaldson’s characters learn to transcend their world, the reader is engaged in a serious, enlightened discussion about the need for imagination, responsibility and acceptance to resolve such problems as alienation, pollution, disease and despair.

Mother Daughter Widow Wife

By Robin Wasserman
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 198213951X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 284
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*Finalist for the 2021 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction​* From the author of Girls on Fire comes a “sharp and soulful and ferociously insightful” (Leslie Jamison) novel centered around a woman with no memory, the scientists studying her, and the daughter who longs to understand. Wendy Doe is a woman with no past and no future. Without any memory of who she is, she’s diagnosed with dissociative fugue, a temporary amnesia that could lift at any moment—or never at all—and invited by Dr. Benjamin Strauss to submit herself for experimental observation at his Meadowlark Institute for Memory Research. With few better options, Wendy feels she has no choice. To Dr. Strauss, Wendy is a female body, subject to his investigation and control. To Strauss’s ambitious student, Lizzie Epstein, she’s an object of fascination, a mirror of Lizzie’s own desires, and an invitation to wonder: once a woman is untethered from all past and present obligations of womanhood, who is she allowed to become? To Alice, the daughter she left behind, Wendy Doe is an absence so present it threatens to tear Alice’s world apart. Through their attempts to untangle Wendy’s identity—as well as her struggle to construct a new self—Wasserman has crafted an “artful meditation on memory and identity” (The New York Times Book Review) and a journey of discovery, reckoning, and reclamation. “A timely examination of memory, womanhood and power,” (Time) Mother Daughter Widow Wife will leave you “utterly riveted” (BuzzFeed).

Paperback Inferno Index

By Kevin R. Smith
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  • Publisher : Kevin R. Smith
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 649
  • Pdf File: paperback-inferno-index.pdf

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Indexes, covers and tables of contents of Paperback Inferno (issues 43-97, 1983-1992), the paperback reviews journal of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA). As well as complete tables of contents of all these issues, this book includes indexes to every book and magazine reviewed, every cover artist, and every letter writer, along with summary statistics of the issues.

On a Pale Horse

By Piers Anthony
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 030781565X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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In this first novel of the Incarnations of Immortality, Piers Anthony combines a gripping story of romance and conflicting loyalties with a deeply moving examination of the meaning of life and death. This is a novel that will long linger in the reader's mind. Shooting Death was a mistake, as Zane soon discovered. For the man who killed the Incarnation of Death was immediately forced to assume the vacant position! Thereafter, he must speed over the world, riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. Zane was forced to accept his unwelcome task, despite the rules that seemed woefully unfair. But then he found himself being drawn into an evil plot of Satan. Already the prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved. He could see only one possible way to defeat the Father of Lies. It was unthinkable—but he had no other solution!

Piers Anthony

By Michael R. Collings
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0893700584
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Reference
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Michael R. Collings examines the life and work of American science fiction author Piers Anthony. Starmont Reader's Guide 20.

Sonnets to a Fetishini

By Carrie Chang
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 179608056X
  • Total of Pages : 56
  • Category : Fiction
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“Sonnets to a Fetishini” is a feel-good vaudeville of high-cholesterol demolition egg-on-display verbal pyrotechnics, the romance of three hysterical Asian-American women who find themselves head over heels over European sinophiles in a shock to the heart story interwoven with charms. Chesire Su is a young Stanford ingenue who cannot decide whether to eat pho or become the world’s greatest poet; the chances are slim that she’ll ever leave Ralph Gooding, her white boyfriend who serenades her in a garden over the course of days. I quote: Guilt No More Tongue-twisters, That sound like your Frazzled sisters, and Hoisin donuts, That have no holes, I kiss my white man, And say that he’s one Of the ghouls who floated To Asia on a dull magic carpet With rad elbows of lust, A leggo my l’Eggo, with Fusty face and Enigmatic Body, the three-part Principle of the soul, Seems oh so shoddy, I want to be whole, One chocolate bar, Who reaps the entire World with a yummy Gulp; fetish is like A quick snap; you Can get it on the Yelp.

Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Complete Novels

By Henry Roth
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0871407639
  • Total of Pages : 1312
  • Category : Fiction
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This "landmark of the American literary century" (Boston Globe) is finally published as one volume, appearing with a brilliant new introduction. Sixty years after the publication of his great modernist masterpiece, Call It Sleep, Henry Roth, a retired waterfowl farmer already in his late eighties, shocked the literary world with the announcement that he had written a second novel. It was called, he reported, Mercy of a Rude Stream, the title inspired by Shakespeare, and it followed the travails of one Ira Stigman, whose family had just moved to New York’s Jewish Harlem in that "ominous summer of 1914." "It is like hearing that…J. D. Salinger is preparing a sequel to The Catcher in the Rye," the New York Times Book Review pronounced, while Vanity Fair extolled Roth's new work as "the literary comeback of the century." Even more astonishing was that Roth had not just written a second novel but a total of four chronologically linked works, all part of Mercy of a Rude Stream. Dying in 1995 at the age of eighty-nine, Roth would not live to see the final two volumes of this tetralogy published, yet the reappearance of Mercy of a Rude Stream, a fulfillment of Roth's wish that these installments appear as one complete volume, allows for a twenty-first-century public to reappraise this late-in-life masterpiece, just as Call it Sleep was rediscovered by a new generation in 1964. As the story unfolds, we follow the turbulent odyssey of Ira, along with his extended Jewish family, friends, and lovers, from the outbreak of World War I through his fateful decision to move into the Greenwich Village apartment of his muse and older lover, the seductive but ultimately tragic NYU professor Edith Welles. Set in both the fractured world of Jewish Harlem and the bohemian maelstrom of the Village, Mercy of a Rude Stream echoes Nabokov in its portrayal of sexual deviance, and offers a harrowing and relentless family drama amid a grand panorama of New York City in the 1910s and Roaring 20s. Yet in spite of a plot that is fraught with depictions of menace, violence, and intense self-loathing, Mercy of a Rude Stream also contains a cathartic, even redemptive, overlay as "provocative as anything in the chapters of St. Augustine" (Los Angeles Times), in which an elder Ira, haunted by the sins of his youth, communes with his computer, Ecclesias, as he recalls how his family's traditional piety became corrupted by the inexorable forces of modernity. As Ira finally decides to get "the hell out of Harlem," his Proustian act of recollection frees him from the ravages of old age, and suddenly he is in his prime again, the entire telling of Mercy his final pronouncement. Mercy of a Rude Stream is that rare work of fiction that creates, through its style and narration, a new form of art. Indeed, the two juxtaposed voices—one of the "little boys swimming in a sea of glory," the other of one of those same boys "in old age being rudely swept to sea"—creates a counterpoint, jarring yet oddly harmonious, that makes this prophetic American work such an lasting statement on the frailties of memory and the essence of human consciousness. Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Complete Novels includes A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park, A Diving Rock on the Hudson, From Bondage, and Requiem for Harlem.