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To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Author : Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN : 9780575119666
Genre : Fiction
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All those who ever lived on Earth have found themselves resurrected - healthy, young, and naked as newborns - on the grassy banks of a mighty river, in a world unknown. Miraculously provided with food, but with no clues to the meaning of their strange new afterlife, billions of people from every period of Earth's history - and prehistory - must start again. Sir Richard Francis Burton would be the first to glimpse the incredible way-station, a link between worlds. This forbidden sight would spur the renowned 19th-century explorer to uncover the truth. Along with a remarkable group of compatriots, including Alice Liddell Hargreaves (the Victorian girl who was the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland), an English-speaking Neanderthal, a WWII Holocaust survivor, and a wise extraterrestrial, Burton sets sail on the magnificent river. His mission: to confront humankind's mysterious benefactors, and learn the true purpose - innocent or evil - of the Riverworld . . . Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1972
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To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Author : Philip José Farmer
ISBN : UOM:39015020695519
Genre : Fiction
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After his death, Richard Burton, the nineteenth century British explorer, reawakens in Riverworld where every human from the past lives again
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Author : Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN : 1429952873
Genre : Fiction
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From award-winning author Philip Jose Farmer comes his most famous science fiction work: the first combined edition of the first two Riverworld novels, To Your Scattered Bodies Go and The Fabulous Riverboat. Imagine that every human who ever lived, from the earliest Neanderthals to the present, is resurrected after death on the banks of an astonishing and seemingly endless river on an unknown world. They are miraculously provided with food, but with not a clue to the possible meaning of this strange afterlife. And so billions of people from history, and before, must start living again. Some set sail on the great river questing for the meaning of their resurrection, and to find and confront their mysterious benefactors. On this long journey, we meet Sir Richard Francis Burton, Mark Twain, Odysseus, Cyrano de Bergerac, and many others, most of whom embark upon searches of their own in this huge afterlife. The basis of the 2010 television miniseries from Syfy. "Charts a territory somewhere between Gulliver's Travels and The Lord of the Rings."--Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Giants Die Letzte Schlacht

Author : Sylvain Neuvel
ISBN : 9783641231569
Genre : Fiction
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Zehn Jahre sind vergangen, seit gewaltige Alien-Roboter London zerstörten. Zehn Jahre, seit die beiden Wissenschaftler Dr. Rose Franklin und Vincent Couture von den Aliens mit in eine fremde Welt genommen wurden. Nun sind sie zur Erde zurückgekehrt – nur um festzustellen, dass dort nichts mehr ist, wie es war: Die USA und Russland nutzen die auf der Erde zurückgebliebenen Roboter, um sich einen erbitterten Krieg zu liefern, und der Rest der Welt bricht unter dem Konflikt der beiden Supermächte beinahe zusammen. Finden Vincent und Rose eine Lösung oder hat die letzte Stunde der Menschheit geschlagen?
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Philip Jose Farmer Sf Gateway Omnibus

Author : Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN : 9781473202108
Genre : Fiction
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Philip José Farmer was given the WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR LIFE ACHIEVEMENT and named an SFWA GRAND MASTER in the same year - a fitting recognition of his refusal to be pigeonholed. Whether pushing the boundaries of sexual and religious themes or reimagining pulp heroes for the modern age, Farmer's restless imagination knew no bounds. This omnibus contains THE MAKER OF UNIVERSES, the first of the World of Tiers series; the HUGO AWARD-winning TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO, which opens the acclaimed Riverworld sequence; and the stand-alone space opera, THE UNREASONING MASK.
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An Informal History Of The Hugos

Author : Jo Walton
ISBN : 9781466865730
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"A remarkable guided tour through the field—a kind of nonfiction companion to Among Others. It's very good. It's great." —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing on What Makes This Book So Great Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, An Informal History of the Hugos is a book for the many who enjoyed Jo Walton's previous collection of writing from, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science-fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been given out since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious awards in science fiction. Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award's inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year's full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time. Walton's cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field's historians. Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and the late David G. Hartwell. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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To Our Bodies Turn We Then

Author : Felecia Wright McDuffie
ISBN : 9781441133106
Genre : Religion
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From his early love poetry to his late religious writing, John Donne speaks of the human body as a book to be read and interpreted. Unlike modern thinkers who understand the body as a purely material phenomenon or post-modern critics who see in it a "text" produced by culture, Donne understands the body as a (scriptural) text written by God. In this study, McDuffie offers a comprehensive interpretation of Donne's reading of the body. In Donne's imaginative universe, the human person lies at the center of the great interconnected web of God's signs and acts. As such, he makes it the touchstone of his own theology. While his anthropology is basically orthodox, the emphasis Donne places on the body and the role it plays in his religious poetics are distinctive. Refusing to restrict God's revelation to the written words of Scripture, Donne turns habitually to the book of the human body as a collection of signs that indicate God's nature, his intent, and the human condition. He also, at times, represents the human body not as a "mere" sign but as sacrament: a seal of the promises of God that conveys his presence and grace. In his reading of the book of the body, Donne discerns the narrative of salvation history: the trajectory proceeding from creation, through fall to redemption and resurrection. He sets the body and salvation history into a dialogical relationship, always reading one in terms of the other. Donne reads in the body God's great love for the material, the ravages of the Fall, God's redemptive action in Christ and in the lives of the saints, and the literal and figurative deaths that serve as gateways to resurrection and eschatological fulfillment.
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Author : Michael K. Shepard
ISBN : 9781107061446
Genre : Science
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Where do asteroids come from and what are they made of? What clues do they hold about the evolution of the Solar System? Scientists have catalogued hundreds of thousands of asteroids, and many are thought to contain water and amino acids, the building blocks of life. Michael Shepard tells the fascinating story of their discovery, and what they can tell us about the history of our own planet. He describes how we find and study asteroids, what they look like through the eyes of powerful telescopes and spacecraft, and plans for future sample return missions. This timely book interweaves accessible scientific explanations with historical background and personal narrative, providing an engaging read for anyone curious about asteroids and what they may mean for our future - both as threats and opportunities.
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