April 24, 2014

Reading Science Fiction

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Contra-standard cases like Christie’s Roger Ackroyd are remarkable in genre fiction because they are so rare. Worldcon Committees have the right to add one extra Hugo Award category each year. Booker, M. (1995). “African Literature and the world system: Dystopian fiction, collective experience, and the postcolonial condition.” Research in African Literatures 26(4): 58-75. Flexi Jerkoff, must travel to the planet Porno to save Earth from certain devastation by the mad Emperor Wang. 90 min. vhs 999:3839 Directed by Fred Wilcox.
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April 24, 2014

The Social and Political Thought of George Orwell: A

Stephen Ingle

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Critical texts are edited according to conventions that vary with the type of text (classical, medieval, modern) but follow certain general principles. The contribution of Strabo as a scholar of great stature as philosopher, historian, and geographer, epitomizes the continuing importance of the Greek intellectual heritage - and contemporary practice - to the development of cartography in the early Roman world. While the original version of the site was focused on the OED's needs alone, this version should be of broader interest to anyone interested in science fiction, whether or not they are able to help the OED's research.
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April 24, 2014

The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Award and the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in the Senior Executive Service (1988). Such is how EBM was blindsided by the pseudoscience of “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) or, as it is called now, “integrative medicine.” However, for purposes of this post, SBM and EBM can be considered more or less equivalent, because we are not going to be discussing CAM, but rather widely accepted treatment guidelines based on science, both basic and clinical trial science.
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April 23, 2014

I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Laurence A. Rickels

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It is seen misquoted in summary form as �The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.� In fact, the thickness of the Earth's atmosphere, compared with the size of the Earth, is in about the same ratio as the thickness of a coat of shellac on a schoolroom globe is to the diameter of the globe. Some Thoughts Concerning Education and On the Conduct of the Understanding, Ruth Grant and Nathan Tarcov (eds.), Indianapolis: Hackett, 1996.
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April 23, 2014

Theorizing Twilight: Critical Essays on What's at Stake in a

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Science deals in invariable laws, in generalities, and considers its individual objects only insofar as they are instances of their classes. DVD 559; VHS 999:531 Directed by George Lucas. In the eyes of the Latin-reading clerk of the Middle Ages the chivalric tales written in the vulgar Romance language (hence the word “romance”) were frivolous and meaningless subliterature, but those tales were transformed into legitimate, even noble, literature when printing shifted the responsibility of literary opinion to the urban upper class.
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April 23, 2014

Blade Runner and the Cinema of Philip K. Dick

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Adler's design—the antique typefaces, atypical page size, stubby typeblock, and unusual margins—together with von Schmidt's illustrations and Adler's placement of them, led her to personalize a copy of this edition rather than one of the first Knopf edition. The Rhetoric of Antinuclear Fiction: Persuasive Strategies in Novels and Films. Despite her parents' concern, then despair, Jeanne maintained her solitary life, refusing even to speak to them.
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April 23, 2014

The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp

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Reading [3] Assumptions of the Methods, is the opening chapter from Denzin's highly influential book Interpretive Biography (1989). When we are first introduced to Bishop Saint-Vallier, he is like a proud but lonely Orphan who uses his "pain as a vehicle for manipulation" to "avoid fully confronting. .. rage and feelings of powerlessness" (Pearson 42) and who seeks attention by reorganizing and changing things "for the sake of change, to make a fine gesture" ( 122.). As the planet is engulfed in lava and assaulted by storms, the Earthlings must find a way to escape Venus and prevent their ultimate destruction. 79 min.
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April 23, 2014

Ender's World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic 'Ender's

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The main purpose of any type of literary criticism is to form a judgment about the text and its meaning. Stanford calls his new approach the "conformance behavior" model of psi. Graf was a pupil of Reuss, the redactor of the Ezra hypothesis of Spinoza. Kelly, Joan, 1988. “Early Feminist Theory and the Querelle des Femmes: 1400–1789.” In Women, History, Theory: The Essays of Joan Kelly, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 65–109.
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April 23, 2014

Ray Bradbury (Bloom's Modern Critical Views)

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Not at all, according to Wang. "You need to provide a compelling plot. Instead of limiting the literary phenomenon to the isolated literary work, one should view it as an exchange between a writer and a reader through the medium of a book. What we have not found and do not yet understand becomes their best - indeed their only - evidence for faith. The targets are real-life locations that are actually visited by an experimental agent acting something like a telepathic sender.
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April 22, 2014

Germany: A Science Fiction

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I suppose they are targeting the back-yard mechanic and auto-enthusiast crowd, who are often prone to accepting conspiracy facts and theories. Served in the Gulf War as battlefield damage assessment officer and aide-de-camp to French General Michel Roquejoffre. C. went to Rome, where he studied under the Phoenician freedman Tyrannio and the Stoic philosopher Athenodorus. Isaiah was, of course, written by a number of authors.
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