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Tales Of The Quintana Roo

Author : James Tiptree, Jr.
ISBN : 9781473203211
Genre : Fiction
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During the late 1970s, Tiptree lived for months on the eerie windswept shore of the Yucatan, and the true protagonist of this book is neither the Tiptree narrator nor the manifestations of ancient Maya civilization, but rather the Quintana Roo itself as a living, pulsating entity that envelops the reader within a uniquely alien ambience. Following Tiptree's introduction are these unforgettable nouvelles of weird fantasy: "What Came Ashore at Lirios, " "The Boy Who Waterskied to Forever, " and "Beyond the Dead Reef.
Category: Fiction

Tokharian Tales

Author : Jason Murk
ISBN : 9780978628307
Genre : Dystopias
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Tokharian Tales is a collection of post-futuristic seemingly science-fictional short stories set on an Earth that is being abandoned, including a love story about a scientist who falls in love with a ghost ... a romance that goes horribly wrong on the floating bridge between Hawaii and Viva-Mexico ... a story set in the Outzone, the dark underbelly of the internet ... a retro-futuristic novella about a quixotic social anarchist who dreams of spaceships during her datura trances ... storybook-tales for 67th century children about robots and replicants, osterlings and Oospheroids ... and the adventure of Shridmar Joe, Hovercipher Pro, in the most dangerous dance of a strangeous game you've ever played! Thousand years ago, the Tokharians lived in a lush oasis with orchards and vineyards where they grew gourds and peaches, melons and grapes. They had iron-smelting furnaces and Buddhist stupas. Merchants rested under mulberry trees, and in the marketplace they sold Chinese brides, Kashmir wool, Bactrian rubies and lapis-lazuli. Gone now, desert now: the oasis has dried up, and a desert wind blows sand over the shattered stupas, the stumps of mulberry trees. The Tokharians either departed or they died in the desert which overtook them. But distance yourself: the same thing is happening again as we dismantle the Earth to fly to the stars. The same desert wind blows over America, over the ruins of Santa Fe and New York City. The wats and shrines of Thailand have been unbricked, removed, and re-assembled in orbit around distant stars. Likewise, the massive Mesoamerican suntemples of Viva-Mexico have been transplanted to the jungle greens and desert sandstonewhites of other planets aroundindigo-orange stars.... About the author: Jason Murk is an existential anarchist from New Mexico who flies through the summer skies in sadhoo-tripsterly tradition in his own hovercipher. What's a hovercipher? You might as well ask what's existential anarchism - open this book and find out!
Category: Dystopias

Telling Maya Tales

Author : Gary H. Gossen
ISBN : 9781135233082
Genre : Social Science
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Telling Maya Tales offers an experimental ethnographic portrait of the San Juan Chamula, the largest and most influential Maya community of Highland Chiapas, in the late twentieth century--the era of the Zapatistas. In this collection of essays, the author, whose field work in the area spans two generations of anthropological thought, explores several expressions of Tzotzil ethnic affirmation, ranging from oral narrative to ritual drama and political action. His work covers the current era, when the Chamula Tzotzils mingle chaotically and sometimes violently with the social and political space of modern Mexico--most recently, in the context of the Maya Zapatista movement of 1994.
Category: Social Science

Mayan Tales From Chiapas Mexico

Author : Robert M. Laughlin
ISBN : 9780826354495
Genre : Fiction
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The forty-two stories presented in this book were told to Robert Laughlin in Tzotzil by Francisca Hernández Hernández, an elderly woman known as Doña Pancha, the only speaker of Tzotzil left in the village of San Felipe Ecatepec in Chiapas, Mexico. Laughlin and Doña Pancha’s running conversation is the source for the stories, which means they are told in much the same way that stories are told in traditional native settings. Doña Pancha is bilingual in Tzotzil and Spanish, and the stories are presented here in English, Tzotzil, and Spanish. They range from mythological sacred stories to quasi-historical legends to historical accounts of life in the twentieth century.
Category: Fiction

Fishing Tips Tales And Travels

Author : Jan Maizler
ISBN : 9780595428717
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In Fishing Tips, Tales, and Travels, veteran author, writer, angler and world traveler Jan Maizler has compiled his best works for effective fishing techniques in the world's most exotic destinations. Mr. Maizler is a past IGFA world record holder for bonefish on two-pound test line and permit on four-pound test line. He has caught and released over two thousand bonefish in his angling career. Jan has been fishing in salt water since 1962. In 1977, he published his first flats fishing book entitled Flats Fishing. Since then, he has written seven books and published hundreds of articles on angling in many leading websites and magazines, including "Florida Sport Fishing Magazine", "Florida Game and Fish", "Saltwater Sportsman", and "Florida Sportsman". Another of his current books in production is Fishing Florida's Flats to be published by University Press of Florida. He has been a long-time angler and resource of Miami's Biscayne Bay, a fishery that offers some of the largest bonefish in the world. Jan has travelled the world over in his angling pursuits. For more information on Jan, search his name, Jan Stephen Maizler, on MSN.com or Google.com.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Year S Best Science Fiction Third Annual Collection

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9781466829947
Genre : Fiction
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The best gets better and bigger. The two-time Nebula Award winning author and recently named editor of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine has compiled an awesome collection of science fiction from 1985. It includes eleven current Nebula Award Finalists, and works by such best-selling and award-winning authors as Orson Scott Card, John Crowley, Avram Davidson, William Gibson, Joe Haldeman, R.A. Lafferty, George R.R. Martin, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., and Howard Waldrop. The finest new writers in the field are also represented, including recent Hugo and Nebula Award nominees such as James P. Blaylock, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard, Lewis Shiner, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, and Walter Jon Williams. More than ever, this massive and satisfying book is the best buy in science fiction.
Category: Fiction

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Author : Daniel G. Marowski
ISBN : 081034422X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Gathers excerpts from critical articles written about twentieth century literature, and provides background information on the author being considered
Category: Literary Criticism

The Arkham House Companion

Author : Sheldon Jaffery
ISBN : UOM:39015019650947
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

Best Books For Senior High Readers

Author : John Thomas Gillespie
ISBN : UOM:49015002917947
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Briefly annotated citations of some 10,000 books, arranged by subject and indexed by author, title, and subject/grade level. The books, all in print as of 1990, received favorable notices in more than one review journal appearing between January 1985 and September 1990. Aimed at students in grades 10-12, this bibliography is the third in the Bowker trilogy, which includes Best books for children and ... for junior high readers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Traveler S Tales Mexico

Author : James O'Reilly
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173001356971
Genre : Mexico
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There is perhaps no better way to prepare for a trip, or to vicariously experience another country, than to listen to those who have gone before; Travelers' Tales Mexico brings the best of those voices together for the first time.
Category: Mexico