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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

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

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

What Do I Read Next

Author : Neil Barron
ISBN : IND:30000101598161
Genre : Fiction genres
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This volume contains descriptions of 1,245 books in nine fiction genres, including author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, setting, plot summary, and more.
Category: Fiction genres

James Tiptree Jr

Author : Julie Phillips
ISBN : 9781466889118
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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James Tiptree, Jr. burst onto the science fiction scene in the 1970s with a series of hard-edged, provocative short stories. Hailed as a brilliant masculine writer with a deep sympathy for his female characters, he penned such classics as Houston, Houston, Do You Read? and The Women Men Don't See. For years he corresponded with Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, Ursula Le Guin. No one knew his true identity. Then the cover was blown on his alter ego: A sixty-one-year-old woman named Alice Sheldon. As a child, she explored Africa with her mother. Later, made into a debutante, she eloped with one of the guests at the party. She was an artist, a chicken farmer, a World War II intelligence officer, a CIA agent, an experimental psychologist. Devoted to her second husband, she struggled with her feelings for women. In 1987, her suicide shocked friends and fans. The James Tiptree, Jr. Award was created to honor science fiction or fantasy that explores our understanding of gender. This fascinating biography by Julie Phillips, ten years in the making, is based on extensive research, exclusive interviews, and full access to Alice Sheldon's papers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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.
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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.
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An Introduction To Marine Mammal Biology And Conswervation

Author : Parsons, ECM
ISBN : 9780763783440
Genre : Science
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The charismatic mammals that live in the ocean are a constant source of interest, both for scientists and our society at large. Their biology, behavior, and conservation are of utmost importance, as a vast number of species are currently threatened. Intended for the upper-level undergraduate or graduate student within biology, marine biology, or conservation/environmental science, An Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation provides a broad introduction to marine mammal biology using cutting edge information and student-friendly learning tools. The text begins with chapters on the evolution and classification of marine mammals and their general biology. It moves on to discuss the behavior and ecology of different groups of marine mammals, such as polar bears, otters, and cetaceans. Part 3 dives into many different conservation issues facing marine mammals, as well as discussions on how they can be addressed. Closing chapters provide information on how scientists study marine mammals, how society can enjoy observing the animals while making sure they are preserved, and a word to students looking to pursue a career with marine mammals.
Category: Science