The Boxing Kings

Author: Paul Beston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442272902
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The Boxing Kings from the Author: Paul Beston. For much of the twentieth century, boxing was one of America’s most popular sports, and the heavyweight champions were figures known to all. Their exploits were reported regularly in the newspapers—often outside the sports pages—and their fame and wealth dwarfed those of other athletes. Long after their heyday, these icons continue to be synonymous with the “sweet science.” In The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring, Paul Beston profiles these larger-than-life men who held a central place in American culture. Among the figures covered are John L. Sullivan, who made the heavyweight championship a commercial property; Jack Johnson, who became the first black man to claim the title; Jack Dempsey, a sporting symbol of the Roaring Twenties; Joe Louis, whose contributions to racial tolerance and social progress transcended even his greatness in the ring; Rocky Marciano, who became an embodiment of the American Dream; Muhammad Ali, who took on the U.S. government and revolutionized professional sports with his showmanship; and Mike Tyson, a hard-punching dynamo who typified the modern celebrity. This gallery of flawed but sympathetic men also includes comics, dandies, bookworms, divas, ex-cons, workingmen, and even a tough-guy-turned-preacher. As the heavyweight title passed from one claimant to another, their stories opened a window into the larger history of the United States. Boxing fans, sports historians, and those interested in U.S. race relations as it intersects with sports will find this book a fascinating exploration into how engrained boxing once was in America’s social and cultural fabric.

Year S Best Sf 18

Author: David G. Hartwell
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466838183
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Year S Best Sf 18 from the Author: David G. Hartwell. Once again, the finest SF short stories of the year have been collected in a single volume. With Year's Best SF 18, acclaimed, award-winning editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell demonstrates the amazing depth and power of contemporary speculative fiction, showcasing astonishing short stories from some of science fiction's most respected names as well as exciting new writers to watch. In this anthology, prepare to travel light years from the ordinary into a tomorrow at once breathtaking, frightening, and possible with some of the greatest tales of wonder published in 2012. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Eleventh Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466829508
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Eleventh Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. The dozens of delightful stories in this anthology dazzle the mind with visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of here and now. On display is the work of many of today's greatest writers--and tomorrow's--including: Brian W. Aldiss, Stephen Baxter, Neal Barrett, Jr., Pat Cadigan, Jack Cady, Greg Egan, Joe Haldeman, David B. Kisor, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, Maureen F. McHugh, G. David Nordley, Rebecca Ore, Robert Reed, Mike Resnick, Mark Rich, Charles Sheffield, Dan Simmons, William Browning Spencer, Bruce Sterling, Steven Utley, Don Webb, Walter Jon Williams, Connie Willis. A long list of Honorable Mentions and an insightful roundup of the year in science fiction make the book indispensable for every fan of fantastic fiction.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Twenty First Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429903848
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Twenty First Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466829524
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. The marvels of tomorrows past and tomorrows yet to come abound in this delightful volume. With two dozen imaginative and moving tales, this collection included the work of the finest writers in the field, among them: Poul Anderson, Terry Bisson, Pat Cadigan, Greg Egan, Michael F. Flynn, Joe Haldeman, James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ian R. MacLeod, David Marusek, Paul J. McAuley, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Mary Rosenblum, Geoff Ryman, William Sanders, Dan Simmons, Brian Stableford, Allen Steele, Michael Swanwick. A helpful list of honorable mentions and Gardner Dozois's insightful summation of the year in science fiction round out the volume, making it indispensable for anyone interested in science fiction today.

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Sf 26

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472106075
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The Mammoth Book Of Best New Sf 26 from the Author: Gardner Dozois. For nearly three decades, Gardner Dozois has been presenting his weighty and eclectic annual selection of short science fiction that deserves to be better known to a wider audience. It has consistently been voted Year's Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine, overwhelmingly more often than any other collection. Unfailingly, Dozois's selection offers the very best stories of the year, showcasing outstanding new talents alongside acknowledged masters of the genre. This year's collection is no exception, including the work of over 30 writers, including: Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley, Linda Nagata, Indrapreamit Das, Pat Cadigan, Andy Duncan, Brit Mandelo, Carrie Vaughn and many more. It includes, as ever, Dozois's magisterial summation of 2012 in SF. Praise for previous editions: This annual compilation of the previous year's best short stories and novellas, together with a comprehensive summation of the state of the genre and an extensive "honourable mentions" list, has become an institution over the past three decades. The Guardian. Quantity as well as quality . . . every piece is a treasure. The Times. For more than a quarter century, Gardner Dozois's Mammoth Book of Best New SF has defined the field. It is the most important anthology, not only annually, but overall. Charles N. Brown, publsiher of Locus Magazine. New authors rub shoulders with old hands, and strong work from relative novices Hannu Rajaniemi and Lavie Tidhar suggest that SF's future is as bright as ever. Financial Times.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 031227162X
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. In science fiction's early days, stories often looked past 1984 to the year 2000 as the far unknowable future. Here now, on the brink of the twenty-first century, the future remains as distant and as unknowable as ever . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore it with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such imaginative gems as: "The Wedding Album" by David Marusek. In a high-tech future, the line between reality and simulation has grown thin . . . and it's often hard to tell who's on what side. "Everywhere" by Geoff Ryman. Do the people who live in utopian conditions ever recognize them as such? "Hatching the Phoenix" by Frederik Pohl. One of science fiction's Grand Masters returns with a star-crossing tale of the Heechee---the enigmatic, vanished aliens whose discarded technology guides mankind through the future. "A Hero of the Empire" by Robert Silverberg. Showing that the past is as much a province of the imagination as the future, this novelette returns to an alternate history when the Roman Empire never fell to show us just how the course of history can be altered. The twenty-seven stories in this collection imaginatively take us to nearby planets and distant futures, into the past and into universes no larger than a grain of sand. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Fifth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466829931
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Fifth Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. This new volume of The Year's Best Science Fiction carries on the proud tradition, with stories by Pat Murphy, Bruce McAllister, Bruce Sterling, Kate Wilhelm, Alexander Jablokov, Walter Job Williams, Paul J. McAuley, Neal Barrett, Jr., Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Octavia E. Butler, Howard Waldrop, Pat Cadigan, Lucius Shepard, Karen Joy Fowler, Joseph Manzione, Ian Watson, Susan Palwick, Michael Flynn, Dean Whitlock, R. Garcia y Robertson, Gene Wolfe, Michael McDowell, Orson Scott Card, Michael Bishop, Kim Stanley Robinson. More than ever, this anthology truly is the best science fiction of the year--the one volume no SF fan can be without.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Fourth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466829923
Size: 68.18 MB
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Fourth Annual Collection from the Author: Gardner Dozois. This latest volume of The Year's Best Science Fiction carries on the proud tradition, with stories by Lucius Shepard, Orson Scott Card, Damon Knight, Pat Cadigan, Robert Silverberg, Somtown Sucharitkul, Tanith Lee, Scott Baker, Michael Swanwick, John Kessel, Richard Kearns, Greg Bear, Bruce Sterling, Jack Dann, Tim Powers, James Patrick Kelly, Connie Willis, Harry Turtledove, Howard Waldrop, Walter Jon Williams, Neal Barret, Jr., Lewis Shiner, Judith Moffett, Kim Stanley Robinson, Tom Maddox, Karen Joy Fowler, William Gibson. More than any other anthology, this volume truly is the best science fiction of the year--the single book no SF fan can be without.