Jennifer Government

Author: Max Barry
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349140715
Size: 57.86 MB
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Jennifer Government from the Author: Max Barry. In Max Barry's twisted, hilarious and terrifying vision of the near future, the world is run by giant corporations and employees take the last names of the companies they work for. It's a globalised, ultra-capitalist free market paradise! Hack Nike is a lowly merchandising officer who's not very good at negotiating his salary. So when John Nike and John Nike, executives from the promised land of Marketing, offer him a contract, he signs without reading it. Unfortunately, Hack's new contract involves shooting teenagers to build up street cred for Nike's new line of $2,500 trainers. Hack goes to the police - but they assume that he's asking for a subcontracting deal and lease the assassination to the more experienced NRA. Enter Jennifer Government, a tough-talking agent with a barcode tattoo under her eye and a personal problem with John Nike (the boss of the other John Nike). And a gun. Hack is about to find out what it really means to mess with market forces.

Machine Man

Author: Max Barry
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448169836
Size: 44.19 MB
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Machine Man from the Author: Max Barry. A wickedly observed, disturbing, darkly funny and surprisingly moving parable for a new tech-obsessed age by the acclaimed author of Jennifer Government. Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It’s not a tragedy. It’s an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts. Prostheticist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman.Or a product.Or a weapon . . . A story for this age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a darkly funny unravelling of one man’s quest for ultimate self-improvement.

Building Imaginary Worlds

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136220801
Size: 33.19 MB
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Building Imaginary Worlds from the Author: Mark J.P. Wolf. Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on narrative, medium, or genre, and instead considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds—which are often transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature—are compelling objects of inquiry for Media Studies. Chapters touch on: a theoretical analysis of how world-building extends beyond storytelling, the engagement of the audience, and the way worlds are conceptualized and experienced a history of imaginary worlds that follows their development over three millennia from the fictional islands of Homer’s Odyssey to the present internarrative theory examining how narratives set in the same world can interact and relate to one another an examination of transmedial growth and adaptation, and what happens when worlds make the jump between media an analysis of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the resulting concentric circles of authorship, and related topics of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s relationship with divine Creation Building Imaginary Worlds also provides the scholar of imaginary worlds with a glossary of terms and a detailed timeline that spans three millennia and more than 1,400 imaginary worlds, listing their names, creators, and the works in which they first appeared.

505 Weirdest Online Stores

Author: Dan Crowley
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402251047
Size: 44.97 MB
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505 Weirdest Online Stores from the Author: Dan Crowley. Great gift for eBay lovers.

You And The U S Government

Author: Jennifer Overend Prior
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1433369931
Size: 43.81 MB
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You And The U S Government from the Author: Jennifer Overend Prior. This informative book teaches early readers about the important impact the government has on our lives. Readers will learn about taxes, the three branches of government, voting, and more through bright images and supportive text. A table of contents, glossary, and index are included to aid in helping readers better understand the content.

What Are The Branches Of Government

Author: Jennifer Boothroyd
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 1467786209
Size: 68.58 MB
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What Are The Branches Of Government from the Author: Jennifer Boothroyd. What are the three branches of government? What does each branch do? Why do we need all three? Accessible text and explanatory photos help students understand key concepts about the roles of the president, Congress, and the Supreme court.

Caretaker Conventions In Australasia

Author: Anne Tiernan
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1925021939
Size: 73.49 MB
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Caretaker Conventions In Australasia from the Author: Anne Tiernan. In the second revised edition of this monograph, Jennifer Menzies and Anne Tiernan capably chart the often hazardous terrain of the ‘caretaker period’ that ensues from the time an election is called until a new government is formed. This is a landscape fraught with political and administrative dangers – particularly for public servants who are required to ‘mind the shop’ and keep the basically machinery of government going. The conventions represent an historical accretion of custom, practice and rules, often leavened with uncertainty. In tackling their subject, Menzies and Tiernan draw upon their shared past experiences as public servants and ministerial ‘staffers’ as well as the highest standards of academic scholarship – this is a ‘must read’ for politicians, public servants and students of government. The second edition expands on the first edition by documenting recent controversies and trends which have had an impact on caretaker conventions. The analysis of the contemporary application of caretaker conventions has been updated and new case studies included – particularly from the last federal election. Also included is additional material about lengthy government formation after election day and the management of caretaker conventions during that time. The New Zealand material has been revised and updated.

Lexicon

Author: Max Barry
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444764675
Size: 14.20 MB
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Lexicon from the Author: Max Barry. Sticks and stones break bones. Words kill. They recruited Emily from the streets. They said it was because she's good with words. They'll live to regret it. Wil survived something he shouldn't have. But he doesn't remember it. Now they're after him and he doesn't know why. There's a word, they say. It shouldn't have got out. But it did. And they want it back... Find out why in one of the most mind-bending, page-turning, thrilling novels you'll ever read. *Winner of the Aurealis Award for science fiction and GoodReads Choice Awards finalist for best science fiction*

The Political Marketing Revolution

Author: Jennifer Lees-Marshment
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719063077
Size: 63.57 MB
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The Political Marketing Revolution from the Author: Jennifer Lees-Marshment. This book shows how British politics is being transformed from a leadership-run system to one dictated by public needs and demands. No longer confined to party politics, organizations including the monarchy, the BBC, universities, local councils, charities and the Scottish Parliament are adopting the tools of market intelligence to understand their market needs and demands.The political marketing revolution raises many questions, such as whether the student or patient really does know best and can decide his own education and health care. The book calls for a debate about the movement of the British political system towards a market-orientation and a re-negotiation of the relationship between leaders and the market. While recognizing the need for political leaders to listen, this debate places some responsibilities on the political consumer, looking to create a new relationship that might work more effectively for both sides.

Company

Author: Max Barry
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307279668
Size: 75.18 MB
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Company from the Author: Max Barry. Stephen Jones is a shiny new hire at Zephyr Holdings. From the outside, Zephyr is just another bland corporate monolith, but behind its glass doors business is far from usual: the beautiful receptionist is paid twice as much as anybody else to do nothing, the sales reps use self help books as manuals, no one has seen the CEO, no one knows exactly what they are selling, and missing donuts are the cause of office intrigue. While Jones originally wanted to climb the corporate ladder, he now finds himself descending deeper into the irrational rationality of company policy. What he finds is hilarious, shocking, and utterly telling.