And Still The Earth

Author: Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564788717
Size: 53.86 MB
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And Still The Earth from the Author: Ignácio de Loyola Brandão. In future São Paulo, water is scarce, garbage clogs the roads, and every life is now ruled by the sinister and omnipotent System. A classic novel of “dystopia,” looking back to Orwell’s 1984 and forward to Gilliam’s Brazil. Welcome to São Paulo, Brazil, in the not too distant future. Water is scarce, garbage clogs the city, movement is restricted, and the System—sinister, omnipotent, secret—rules its subjects’ every moment and thought. Here, middle-aged Souza lives a meaningless life in a world where the future is doomed and all memory of the past is forbidden. A classic novel of “dystopia,” looking back to Orwell’s 1984 and forward to Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, And Still the Earth stands with Loyola Brandão’s Zero as one of the author’s greatest, and darkest, achievements.

The Earth Still Turns

Author: Brown Bag Poets
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312756802
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The Earth Still Turns from the Author: Brown Bag Poets. A Gathering of Brown Bag Poets An eclectic collection of world views by six women who write of the joys, puzzles, mysteries, humor, and grief encountered in life—and of the courage and strength that helps us to survive. They write of— ... being “poised on the edge of expectation” ... finding joy in changing seasons, “I reach for a wild strawberry and taste September.” ... warm love, cold hearts, family secrets, “If you don't talk about it, it didn’t happen.” ... a woman, beginning “to dwell on death,” recalling her tiny footprints inside her daddy’s giant ones, following as he plowed. ... regrets of unsatisfied aspirations, “the shades of time are drawn with sighs.” ... effects of aging, “He’s lost the tales he once told.” ... fighting fears, “She stays inside now trusting the roof to keep her grounded.” ... goodbyes, “as you breathe more lightly, ready to shed your tired body.” ... and how we go on, “just as if the earth is still turning.”

River Of Earth

Author: James Still
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813146356
Size: 48.66 MB
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River Of Earth from the Author: James Still. The story of a poor family in Appalachia, pulled between the despair of their meager farm and the promise offered by the mining camp, as seen through the eyes of a small boy.

Still

Author: Matthew Cooperman
Publisher: Counterpath Press
ISBN: 1933996242
Size: 69.43 MB
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Still from the Author: Matthew Cooperman. Poetry. STILL: OF THE EARTH AS THE ARK THAT DOES NOT MOVE attempts that rare "theory of everything," the implications of which are, it goes on...wave upon wave of stuff, categories, speakers, news. Employing quotation, catalogue, a roving, sometimes aerial point of view, and an ingenious use of the colon, STILL is at once a formal argument of containment, and the trajectory of twilight-modernity jacked on too much "product."

The Philosophy Of Science Fiction Film

Author: Steven Sanders
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813172810
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The Philosophy Of Science Fiction Film from the Author: Steven Sanders. The science fiction genre maintains a remarkable hold on the imagination and enthusiasm of the filmgoing public, captivating large audiences worldwide and garnering ever-larger profits. Science fiction films entertain the possibility of time travel and extraterrestrial visitation and imaginatively transport us to worlds transformed by modern science and technology. They also provide a medium through which questions about personal identity, moral agency, artificial consciousness, and other categories of experience can be addressed. In The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film, distinguished authors explore the storylines, conflicts, and themes of fifteen science fiction film classics, from Metropolis to The Matrix. Editor Steven M. Sanders and a group of outstanding scholars in philosophy, film studies, and other fields raise science fiction film criticism to a new level by penetrating the surface of the films to expose the underlying philosophical arguments, ethical perspectives, and metaphysical views. Sanders’s introduction presents an overview and evaluation of each essay and poses questions for readers to consider as they think about the films under discussion.The first section, “Enigmas of Identity and Agency,” deals with the nature of humanity as it is portrayed in Blade Runner, Dark City, Frankenstein, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Total Recall. In the second section, “Extraterrestrial Visitation, Time Travel, and Artificial Intelligence,” contributors discuss 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Terminator, 12 Monkeys, and The Day the Earth Stood Still and analyze the challenges of artificial intelligence, the paradoxes of time travel, and the ethics of war. The final section, “Brave Newer World: Science Fiction Futurism,” looks at visions of the future in Metropolis, The Matrix, Alphaville, and screen adaptations of George Orwell’s 1984.

The Curtain And The Earth

Author: Soren Narnia
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595267545
Size: 49.22 MB
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The Curtain And The Earth from the Author: Soren Narnia. Through interviews with survivors intercut with the hallucinatory account of one man's descent into a protective insanity, The Curtain and the Earth tells the story of the Stath-Khellian Fissure, a fictional genocide in a faraway land. Warner Schonborn, an American engineer, is swept into its maelstrom and becomes witness to the annihilation of an entire country and its people. Lost in this unthinkable disaster, he falls into a fugue state in which he dreams of encountering the hand of God himself, a God forced out of a billion-year silence during the genocide's last days to physically erase earth's barbaric past. Before experiencing this final cataclysm, Warner first survives a series of brutal ordeals both mitigated and intensified by the friendship of an endangered young boy and a mysterious living saint.

Heaven And Earth In The Middle Ages

Author: Rudolf Simek
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780851156088
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Heaven And Earth In The Middle Ages from the Author: Rudolf Simek. A discussion of European understanding of the physical world from the 9th century to the 15th, ranging from astronomy to zoology -- and refuting the more recent notion that the world was thought flat.

Our Earth And Beyond

Author: Jan Rosamond Adler
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1624888089
Size: 11.25 MB
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Our Earth And Beyond from the Author: Jan Rosamond Adler. In the second half Many Planes Above, Jan Adler and Ron Oberon continue leveraging her gift of automatic writing to explain life on the learning Planes above the Earth. One of the earliest lessons each Soul must learn is how truly limited is man’s control over this World. Earth Souls control only their own lives through the choices they make using their God-given free will. Control of everything else – the Earth, and all of the Planets in all of the Universes of all the Galaxies, Planes and Dimensions – rests in the hands of high Teachers and Directors of the Universe. Who are they? How do they work? How do they affect or influence the choices each one of us makes every day? The authors answer these and some of the World’s more controversial issues by connecting with the wise Teachers and Directors high above the Earth Plane who share controversial insight on or about: the purpose of the Planets, UFOs and Aliens, a new Earth Dimension, Soul Mates, is Satan real?, and Earth mysteries. “All Earthquakes and disasters are warnings; there’s too much corruption in the World.” – The Great Aristotle