Book An Asimov Companion

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  • Author : Donald E. Palumbo
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2016-04-27
  • ISBN : 1476623945
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read An Asimov Companion PDF, written by Donald E. Palumbo and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-04-27 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov’s metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov’s science fiction oeuvre.

Book The Stars  Like Dust

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  • Author : Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2020-09-01
  • ISBN : 0593160010
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read The Stars Like Dust PDF, written by Isaac Asimov and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book in the Galactic Empire series, the spectacular precursor to the classic Foundation series, by one of history’s most influential writers of science fiction, Isaac Asimov His name was Biron Farrill and he was a student at the University of Earth. A native of one of the helpless Nebular Kingdoms, he saw his home world conquered and controlled by the planet Tyrann—a ruthless, barbaric Empire that was building a dynasty of cruelty and domination among the stars. Farrill’s own father had been executed for trying to resist the Tyrann dictatorship and now someone was trying to kill Biron. But why? His only hope for survival lay in fleeing Earth and joining the rebellion that was rumored to be forming somewhere in the Kingdoms. But once he cast his lot with the freedom fighters, he would find himself guarding against treachery on every side and facing the most difficult choice of all: to betray either the woman he loved or the revolution that was the last hope for the future.

Book Fame and Fandom

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  • Author : Celia Lam
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2022-11-29
  • ISBN : 1609388550
  • Pages : 243 pages

Download or read Fame and Fandom PDF, written by Celia Lam and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2022-11-29 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Celebrities depend upon fans to sustain their popularity and livelihood, and fans are happy to oblige. With social media, they can follow their favorite (or least favorite) celebrities' every move, and get glimpses into their lives, homes, and behind-the-scenes work. Fans interact with celebrities now more than ever, and often feel that they have a claim on their time, attention, and accountability. In Fame and Fandom: Functioning On and Offline, contributors examine this tumultuous dynamic, and bring together celebrity studies and fan studies like never before. This volume explores the intersections between fan cultures, communities and practices around the globe; as well as the formation and maintenance of celebrity and public personas. It expands knowledge of the fields by examining both online and offline examples. Readers will find new theoretical approaches to fan/celebrity encounters, as well as discussion of parasocial relationships and fan interactions with celebrities. Case studies include Supernatural, Harry Styles, YouTube influencers, film location sites, Keanu Reeves, and celebrities as fans. This volume is ideal for anyone curious about the mutual influences of fame on fandom, and vice versa"--

Book Contemporary Science Fiction Authors

Download or read Contemporary Science Fiction Authors PDF, written by Robert Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This bio-bibliography of the golden age of the science fiction field includes 308 biographies compiled from questionnaires sent to the authors, and chronological lists of 483 writers' published works. This facsimile reprint of the 1975 edition includes a title index, introduction, and minor corrections. A now-classic guide to the major and minor SF writers active in the early 1970s.

Book Sequels

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  • Author : Janet Husband
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 0838909671
  • Pages : 782 pages

Download or read Sequels PDF, written by Janet Husband and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 782 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Book Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Vol 1

Download or read Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1 PDF, written by R. Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Book Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Download or read Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature PDF, written by R. Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Book Isaac Asimov

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  • Author : James E. Gunn
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 276 pages

Download or read Isaac Asimov PDF, written by James E. Gunn and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although he wrote hundreds of non-fiction works about science, mathematics, history, the Bible and literature, Asimov is best known as a science-fiction writer. Gunn analyses his bestsellers and his contribution to the genre.

Book General Knowledge

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  • Author : YCT Expert Team
  • Publisher : YOUTH COMPETITION TIMES
  • Release :
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 592 pages

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Book To be Continued

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  • Author : Merle Jacob
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 157356155X
  • Pages : 465 pages

Download or read To be Continued PDF, written by Merle Jacob and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 465 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.

Book The Young Adult Reader s Adviser  The best in literature and language arts  mathematics and computer science

Download or read The Young Adult Reader s Adviser The best in literature and language arts mathematics and computer science PDF, written by Marion Sader and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1992 with total page 924 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The best in literature and language arts, mathmatics and computer science.

Book Deciphering the Text Foundations of Traveller

Download or read Deciphering the Text Foundations of Traveller PDF, written by Michael Andre-Driussi and published by Sirius Fiction. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of twenty-three articles, led by "Deciphering the Text Foundations of Traveller" (about the role-playing game from GDW) and "Languages of the Dying Sun" (about science fantasy from Jack Vance, Gene Wolfe, and Damien Broderick).

Book Young Adult Literature

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  • Author : Mary Elizabeth Gallagher
  • Publisher : Haverford, PA : Catholic Library Association
  • Release : 1988
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 186 pages

Download or read Young Adult Literature PDF, written by Mary Elizabeth Gallagher and published by Haverford, PA : Catholic Library Association. This book was released on 1988 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Emotional Design

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  • Author : Don Norman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2007-03-20
  • ISBN : 0465004172
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read Emotional Design PDF, written by Don Norman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2007-03-20 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why attractive things work better and other crucial insights into human-centered design Emotions are inseparable from how we humans think, choose, and act. In Emotional Design, cognitive scientist Don Norman shows how the principles of human psychology apply to the invention and design of new technologies and products. In The Design of Everyday Things, Norman made the definitive case for human-centered design, showing that good design demanded that the user's must take precedence over a designer's aesthetic if anything, from light switches to airplanes, was going to work as the user needed. In this book, he takes his thinking several steps farther, showing that successful design must incorporate not just what users need, but must address our minds by attending to our visceral reactions, to our behavioral choices, and to the stories we want the things in our lives to tell others about ourselves. Good human-centered design isn't just about making effective tools that are straightforward to use; it's about making affective tools that mesh well with our emotions and help us express our identities and support our social lives. From roller coasters to robots, sports cars to smart phones, attractive things work better. Whether designer or consumer, user or inventor, this book is the definitive guide to making Norman's insights work for you.

Book Science Fiction Authors

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  • Author : Maura Heaphy
  • Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 318 pages

Download or read Science Fiction Authors PDF, written by Maura Heaphy and published by Libraries Unltd Incorporated. This book was released on 2009 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Start here, when doing author research on the science fiction genre--you'll find directions on how to research the genre, lists of standard print and online resources, and a wealth of quality websites and blogs for 100 popular authors.

Book Isaac Asimov

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  • Author : William F. Touponce
  • Publisher : Boston : Twayne Publishers
  • Release : 1991
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 152 pages

Download or read Isaac Asimov PDF, written by William F. Touponce and published by Boston : Twayne Publishers. This book was released on 1991 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looks at Asimov's life, and discusses his fiction and nonfiction works, dealing mostly with his Robotic and Foundation stories

Book Sequels

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  • Author : Janet Husband
  • Publisher : Amer Library Assn
  • Release : 1990
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 596 pages

Download or read Sequels PDF, written by Janet Husband and published by Amer Library Assn. This book was released on 1990 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reference book for librarians and users of public libraries which provides easy access to information on good recreational reading. This revised edition features expanded coverage of mystery and science fiction. New indexes allow access by subject, genre and main characters.