Book The Girl With All the Gifts

    Book Details:
  • Author : M. R. Carey
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release : 2014-06-10
  • ISBN : 9780316278157
  • Pages : 416 pages

Download or read The Girl With All the Gifts PDF, written by M. R. Carey and published by Orbit. This book was released on 2014-06-10 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING. Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius." Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.

Book Focus On  100 Most Popular Films Based on British Novels

Download or read Focus On 100 Most Popular Films Based on British Novels PDF, written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page 1349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Handmaids  Tributes  and Carers

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  • Author : Myrna Santos
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2018-12-21
  • ISBN : 1527523985
  • Pages : 247 pages

Download or read Handmaids Tributes and Carers PDF, written by Myrna Santos and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2018-12-21 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a multi-disciplinary anthology about the role of female figures in dystopian narratives. Such female figures, from all stages of life, are often critical to these narratives, positing females as particularly powerful heroines or catalysts to action, especially in young adult manifestations, such as The Hunger Games and Divergent trilogies, among others. This book explores the totality of these rich and varied roles, from fiction to television to film. This collection will capture the interest of scholars and students in popular culture, literature, gender studies, and media, as well as fan readers and followers of genre fiction, television, and film.

Book Speculative Film and Moving Images by Or about Black Women and Girls

Download or read Speculative Film and Moving Images by Or about Black Women and Girls PDF, written by Karima K. Jeffrey and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines twentieth and twenty-first century speculative fiction films that represent women and girls of African descent Jeffrey offers insights about positive developments while calling attention to questionable trends in recent movie-making.

Book Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction

Download or read Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction PDF, written by Tereza Dědinová and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2021-02-25 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In order to demonstrate that speculative fiction provides a valuable contribution to the discussion about the challenges of the Anthropocene, Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction investigates a range of novels whose subject matter pertains to various aspects of the Anthropocene. These include the destruction and protection of the natural environment, the relationship between human and non-human inhabitants of the planet, the role of myth in the shaping of and combat against the Anthropocene, the political dimensions of the Anthropocene, the ensuing threat of the Apocalypse, and the role of post-apocalyptic narratives. To explore these topics our authors examine the works of Patricia Briggs, M.R. Carey, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Ursula K. Le Guin, N.K. Jemisin, Stephenie Meyer, China Miéville, James Patterson, Maggie Stiefvater, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Scott Westfield. Their essays demonstrate that speculative fiction, given its ability to pursue scenarios of alternative history and present familiar things in an unfamiliar way, can alter the readers’ perception of their duties and responsibilities towards their communities and the world, so that the threat of human-wrought destruction might ultimately be averted.

Book The Written Dead

    Book Details:
  • Author : Kyle William Bishop
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2017-06-15
  • ISBN : 1476665648
  • Pages : 226 pages

Download or read The Written Dead PDF, written by Kyle William Bishop and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-06-15 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Victor Halperin's White Zombie (1932) to George A. Romero's landmark Night of the Living Dead (1968) and AMC's hugely successful The Walking Dead (2010-), zombie mythology has become an integral part of popular culture. In a reversal of the typical pattern of adaptation, the zombie developed onscreen before appearing in short stories and comic books during the 20th century, and more recently as subjects of more traditional novels. This collection of new essays examines some of the most influential and inventive zombie literature, from the early stories to the most recent narratives, including some told from a zombie perspective.

Book Willful Monstrosity

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  • Author : Natalie Wilson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2020-01-17
  • ISBN : 1476637261
  • Pages : 285 pages

Download or read Willful Monstrosity PDF, written by Natalie Wilson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-01-17 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking in a wide range of film, television, and literature, this volume explores 21st century horror and its monsters from an intersectional perspective with a marked emphasis on gender and race. The analysis, which covers over 70 narratives, is organized around four primary monstrous figures--zombies, vampires, witches and monstrous women. Arguing that the current horror renaissance is populated with willful monsters that subvert prevailing cultural norms and systems of power, the discussion reads horror in relation to topics of particular import in the contemporary moment--rampant sexual violence, unbridled capitalist greed, brutality against people of color, militarism, and the patriarchy's refusal to die. Examining ground-breaking films and television shows such as Get Out, Us, The Babadook, A Quiet Place, Stranger Things, Penny Dreadful, and The Passage, as well as works by key authors like Justin Cronin, Carmen Maria Machado, Helen Oyeyemi, Margo Lanagan, and Jeanette Winterson, this monograph offers a thorough account of the horror landscape and what it says about the 21st century world.

Book Die Insel der besonderen Kinder

Download or read Die Insel der besonderen Kinder PDF, written by Ransom Riggs and published by . This book was released on 2016 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Truths of Monsters

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  • Author : Ildikó Limpár
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2021-03-18
  • ISBN : 1476643741
  • Pages : 257 pages

Download or read The Truths of Monsters PDF, written by Ildikó Limpár and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-03-18 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As monster theory highlights, monsters are cultural symbols, guarding the borders that society creates to protect its values and norms. Adolescence is the time when one explores and aims at crossing borders to learn the rules of the culture that one will fit into as an adult. Exploring the roles of monsters in coming-of-age narratives and the need to confront and understand the monstrous, this work explores recent developments in the presentation of monsters--such as the vampire, the zombie, and the man-made monster--in maturation narratives, then moves on to discuss monsters inhabiting the psychic landscapes of child characters. Finally, it touches on monsters in science fiction, in which facing the monstrous is a variation of the New World narrative. Discussions of novels by M. R. Carey, Suzanne Collins, Neil Gaiman, Theodora Goss, Daryl Gregory, Sarah Maria Griffin, Seanan McGuire, Stephenie Meyer, Patrick Ness, and Jon Skovron are complemented by analysis of television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Westworld.

Book Gender  Creation Myths and their Reception in Western Civilization

Download or read Gender Creation Myths and their Reception in Western Civilization PDF, written by Lisa Maurice and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers an instructive comparative perspective on the Judaic, Christian, Greek and Roman myths about the creation of humans in relation to each other, as well as a broad overview of their enduring relevance in the modern Western world and its conceptions of gender and identity. Taking the idea that the way in which a society regards humanity, and especially the roots of humanity, is crucial to an understanding of that society, it presents the different models for the creation and nature of mankind, and their changing receptions over a range of periods and places. It thereby demonstrates that the myths reflect fundamental continuities, evolutions and developments across cultures and societies: in no context are these more apparent than with regard to gender. Chapters explore the role of gender in Graeco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian creation myths and their reception traditions, demonstrating how perceptions of 'male' and 'female' dating back to antiquity have become embedded in, and significantly influenced, subsequent perceptions of gender roles. Focusing on the figures of Prometheus, Pandora, Adam and Eve and their instantiations in a broad range of narratives and media from antiquity to the present day, they examine how variations on these myths reflect the concerns of the societies producing them and the malleability of the stories as they are recast to fit different contexts and different audiences.

Book Malay Kinship and Marriage in Singapore

Download or read Malay Kinship and Marriage in Singapore PDF, written by Judith Djamour and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-01-08 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dr Djamour spent two years in Singapore, both in the city and in a Malay fishing village, and her first-hand account draws a lively and sympathetic picture of behaviour within the family and between kinsmen. It is nonetheless an important contribution to social anthropology and discusses, as its central topic, the instability of Malay marriage. The causes and consequences of this phenomenon, which involve social, economic, and psychological considerations, are analysed in some detail. The social picture which emerges has wide validity throughout the country and should prove of value to all who seek a fuller knowledge of Malay society.

Book The COVID Pandemic  Essays  Book Reviews  and Poems

Download or read The COVID Pandemic Essays Book Reviews and Poems PDF, written by Therese Jones and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-12-02 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains several critical essays, book reviews, and poems that address the current pandemic to mark a sad but hopeful first anniversary of COVID. Similar to many academic journals, the Journal of Medical Humanities, in which these contributions were first published, has received a number of submissions during the first year of the pandemic relating directly to it. In the early months, the journal saw an unprecedented number of poetry submissions from physicians who seemed to be turning to verse as a way to memorialize what was happening, to find ways of healing from the devastating number of dying patients, and to capture the exhaustion and anxiety of caring for others day after day without respite. By publishing this selection, the volume editors honor and thank all those who have been caring for patients, teaching and mentoring students, and as such have been contributing to our understanding and awareness of this crisis. Previously published in Journal of Medical Humanities, Volume 42, issue 1, March 2021 Chapters “COVID-19, Contagion, and Vaccine Optimism”, “Virile Infertile Men, and Other Representations of In/Fertile Hegemonic Masculinity in Fiction Television Series”, “Movement as Method: Some Existential and Epistemological Reflections on Dance in the Health Humanities” and “The Ethic of Responsibility: Max Weber’s Verstehen and Shared Decision-Making in Patient-Centred Care” are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Book The Girl s Own Annual       1

    Book Details:
  • Author : Коллектив авторов
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Release : 2021-01-18
  • ISBN : 5042709622
  • Pages : 348 pages

Download or read The Girl s Own Annual 1 PDF, written by Коллектив авторов and published by Litres. This book was released on 2021-01-18 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Her Last Mistake  A Rachel Gift FBI Suspense Thriller   Book 7

Download or read Her Last Mistake A Rachel Gift FBI Suspense Thriller Book 7 PDF, written by Blake Pierce and published by Blake Pierce. This book was released on 2022-12-30 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As beautiful women turn up dead, killed in an eerily peaceful way, FBI Special Agent Rachel Gift recognizes the signature of a serial killer—and knows she has little time left if she is to save the next victim. “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery.” —Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ HER LAST MISTAKE (A Rachel Gift FBI Suspense Thriller) is book #7 in a long-anticipated new series by #1 bestseller and USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose bestseller Once Gone (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. FBI Agent Rachel Gift, 33, unparalleled for her ability to enter the minds of serial killers, is a rising star in the Behavioral Crimes Unit—until a routine doctor visit reveals she has but a few months left to live. Not wishing to burden others with her pain, Rachel decides, agonizing as it is, not to tell anyone—not even her boss, her partner, her husband, or her seven-year-old daughter. She wants to go down fighting, and to take as many serial killers with her as she can. As she races against time to catch the killer, Rachel’s skills are put to the test like never before. Can she connect all the dots before it’s too late? Or will another victim disappear—forever? A page-turning and harrowing crime thriller featuring a brilliant and tortured FBI agent, the RACHEL GIFT series is a riveting mystery, packed with non-stop action, suspense, twists and turns, revelations, and driven by a breakneck pace that will keep you flipping pages late into the night. Fans of Rachel Caine, Teresa Driscoll and Robert Dugoni are sure to fall in love. Future books in the series are now available! “An edge of your seat thriller in a new series that keeps you turning pages! ...So many twists, turns and red herrings… I can't wait to see what happens next.” —Reader review (Her Last Wish) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A strong, complex story about two FBI agents trying to stop a serial killer. If you want an author to capture your attention and have you guessing, yet trying to put the pieces together, Pierce is your author!” —Reader review (Her Last Wish) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A typical Blake Pierce twisting, turning, roller coaster ride suspense thriller. Will have you turning the pages to the last sentence of the last chapter!!!” —Reader review (City of Prey) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Right from the start we have an unusual protagonist that I haven't seen done in this genre before. The action is nonstop… A very atmospheric novel that will keep you turning pages well into the wee hours.” —Reader review (City of Prey) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Everything that I look for in a book… a great plot, interesting characters, and grabs your interest right away. The book moves along at a breakneck pace and stays that way until the end. Now on go I to book two!” —Reader review (Girl, Alone) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Exciting, heart pounding, edge of your seat book… a must read for mystery and suspense readers!” —Reader review (Girl, Alone) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book Matrilineal Kinship

    Book Details:
  • Author : David Murray Schneider
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1961
  • ISBN : 9780520025295
  • Pages : 788 pages

Download or read Matrilineal Kinship PDF, written by David Murray Schneider and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1961 with total page 788 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: PART 2: VARIATION IN MATRILINEAL SYSTEMS: 10. Descent-Groups of Settled and Mobile Cultivators. 11. Descent-Groups among Settled Cultivators. 12.Descent-Griup among Mobile Cultivators. 13. Variations in residence. 14. Variation of Interpersonal Kinship relationships. 15. Variation in Preferential Marriage Forms. 16. The Modern Disintegration of Matrilineal Descent Groups. PART 3: CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISONS. 17. Aberle, David F.; Matrilineal Descent in Cross-cultural perspective.

Book Ruby Jean Sellers  The Girl Who Never Was Vol  1

Download or read Ruby Jean Sellers The Girl Who Never Was Vol 1 PDF, written by Margie Ruth Hart and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume 1 is the early years of my life, including how, at the age of 18, I learned what my birth name was. Lots of family history and pictures.

Book The Girl of the Early Race

    Book Details:
  • Author : Deborah Boe
  • Publisher : Gegensatz Press
  • Release : 2009-12-24
  • ISBN : 1933237244
  • Pages : 119 pages

Download or read The Girl of the Early Race PDF, written by Deborah Boe and published by Gegensatz Press. This book was released on 2009-12-24 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: