The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl Author Paolo Bacigalupi
ISBN-10 9780748127146
Release 2010-10-21
Pages 448
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Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's calorie representative in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, he combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs long thought to be extinct. There he meets the windup girl - the beautiful and enigmatic Emiko - now abandoned to the slums. She is one of the New People, bred to suit the whims of the rich. Engineered as slaves, soldiers and toys, they are the new underclass in a chilling near future where oil has run out, calorie companies dominate nations and bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe. And as Lake becomes increasingly obsessed with Emiko, conspiracies breed in the heat and political tensions threaten to spiral out of control. Businessmen and ministry officials, wealthy foreigners and landless refugees all have their own agendas. But no one anticipates the devastating influence of the Windup Girl.



Biokrieg

Biokrieg Author Paolo Bacigalupi
ISBN-10 9783641054304
Release 2011-03-03
Pages 608
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Die Zukunft, wie sie sein könnte Bangkok in naher Zukunft: Klimawandel und die Profitgier der internationalen Großunternehmen haben die Welt, wie wir sie kennen, für immer zerstört. Künstlich generierte Krankheiten, Bioterrorismus und Hungersnöte gehören zum Alltag, die Lebensmittelkonzerne beherrschen die globale Marktwirtschaft. Anderson Lake, Mitarbeiter der Firma AgriGen, versucht, Zugang zu thailändischen Genlaboratorien zu bekommen – weltweit die einzigen, die noch Stammkulturen unverseuchten Getreidesamens besitzen. Doch Thailands Regierung setzt alles daran, das Eindringen der westlichen Konzerne in ihr Land zu verhindern ...



La chica mec nica

La chica mec  nica Author Paolo Bacigalupi
ISBN-10 9788401352317
Release 2011-06-03
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La chica mecánica de Paolo Bacigalupi es la novela que ha renovado el género de la ciencia ficción de los últimos años. Bienvenidos al siglo XXII Anderson Lake es el hombre de confianza de AgriGen en Tailandia, un reino cerrado a los extranjeros para proteger sus preciadas reservas ecológicas. Su empleo como director de una fábrica es en realidad una tapadera. Anderson peina los puestos callejeros de Bangkok en busca del botín más preciado para sus amos: los alimentos que la humanidad creía extinguidos. Entonces encuentra a Emiko... Emiko es una «chica mecánica», el último eslabón de la ingeniería genética. Como los demás neoseres a cuya raza pertenece, fue diseñada para servir. Acusados por unos de carecer de alma, por otros de ser demonios encarnados, los neoseres son esclavos, soldados o, en el caso de Emiko, juguetes sexuales para satisfacer a los poderosos en un futuro inquietantemente cercano... ...donde las personas nuevamente han de recordar qué es lo que las hace humanas. Premio Hugo a la mejor novela 2009 Premio Nébula a la mejor novela 2010 Premio Compton Crook 2010 Premio John W. Campbell Memorial 2010 Premio Seiun 2012 y Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire 2014 Reseñas: «Una novela perturbadora. Una novela aterradora. Una novela hermosa, absorbente, que emociona. Y también una novela que abre una puerta a la esperanza.» SFSignal «La chica mecánica es el primer libro que leo en veinte años que me lleva a un mundo en el que nunca había estado.» Comentario de un lector en Amazon.com «Sin la menor duda, una de las mejores de ciencia ficción del año.» Publishers Weekly «Bacigalupi es un digno sucesor de William Gibson: esto es ciberpunk sin ordenadores.» Time Magazine, «Los mejores libros de 2009» «Los lectores de ciencia ficción reconocerán muchas de las influencias de esta excelente novela: J.G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson. Sin duda, Paolo Bacigalupi es un escritor al que habrá que estar atento en el futuro. Pero no esperen tanto, y disfruten ya de los oscuros y complejos placeres de La chica mecánica.» The Washington Post «Con algo que nos recuerda al Blade Runner de Philip K. Dick, Paolo Bacigalupi ha imaginado todo un mundo nuevo. La chica mecánica es ciencia ficción con mensaje ecológico, sin que ese mensaje infiera en una historia que de por sí atrapa.» Sacramento Book Review



Moxyland

Moxyland Author Lauren Beukes
ISBN-10 9783644555518
Release 2015-12-18
Pages 368
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Weißt du, wer wirklich die Kontrolle hat? Kapstadt in der nahen Zukunft: Eine neue Form der Apartheid hat Einzug gehalten – zwischen Arm und Reich, zwischen Online und Offline. In dieser repressiven Welt kreuzen sich die Wege von vier grundverschiedenen Menschen: der Fotografin Kendra, die nach einer Injektion mit Nanobots als lebende Werbefläche herumläuft; des hedonistischen Videobloggers Toby, der in den Sog eines mysteriösen Online-Computerspiels gerät; der systemkonformen Programmiererin Lerato – und von Tendeka, dem romantischen Antikapitalisten, der nichts Geringeres plant, als das System zu stürzen ... Ein Zukunftsthriller von einer der aufregendsten Autorinnen des Genres, und ein Roman mit erschreckend aktuellem Thema: der Verlust der Freiheit in einer technikhörigen Welt - nominiert für den Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Von der Autorin der internationalen Bestseller «Shining Girls» und «Broken Monsters». «‹Moxyland› tut Dinge - und das meisterhaft - von denen Autoren anderer Science-Fiction-Romane nicht einmal träumen. Sehr, sehr gut.» (William Gibson)



Black and Brown Planets

Black and Brown Planets Author Isiah Lavender III
ISBN-10 9781626743069
Release 2014-09-25
Pages 256
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Black and Brown Planets embarks on a timely exploration of the American obsession with color in its look at the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race in science fiction. The contributors, including De Witt D. Kilgore, Edward James, Lisa Yaszek, and Marleen S. Barr, among others, explore science fiction worlds of possibility (literature, television, and film), lifting blacks, Latin Americans, and indigenous peoples out from the background of this historically white genre. This collection considers the role of race and ethnicity in our visions of the future. The first section emphasizes the political elements of black identity portrayed in science fiction from black America to the vast reaches of interstellar space framed by racial history. In the next section, analysis of indigenous science fiction addresses the effects of colonization, helps discard the emotional and psychological baggage carried from its impact, and recovers ancestral traditions in order to adapt in a post-Native-apocalyptic world. Likewise, this section explores the affinity between science fiction and subjectivity in Latin American cultures from the role of science and industrialization to the effects of being in and moving between two cultures. By infusing more color in this otherwise monochrome genre, Black and Brown Planets imagines alternate racial galaxies with viable political futures in which people of color determine human destiny.



Literature and Politics Today The Political Nature of Modern Fiction Poetry and Drama

Literature and Politics Today  The Political Nature of Modern Fiction  Poetry  and Drama Author M. Keith Booker
ISBN-10 9781610699365
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 377
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Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards



The Future of Thermal Comfort in an Energy Constrained World

The Future of Thermal Comfort in an Energy  Constrained World Author Tim Law
ISBN-10 9783319001494
Release 2013-04-19
Pages 329
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The dissertation investigates the scientific and business factors that have resulted in air-conditioning being a major contributor to climate-change. With his architectural background, the author demonstrates how a design methodology, not commonly adopted in scientific studies, may actually be a suitable way of dealing with a complex problem: the 'business as usual' scenario involving building science, sociological values and consumer behavior. Using his innovations as case studies, the author shows how good ideas cannot be evaluated on scientific merit alone and demonstrates why commercialization may have a pivotal role in deployment of research-based technology. He advances the theory of personalized thermal comfort which can potentially resolve the air-conditioning conundrum.



The Girl with the Windup Heart

The Girl with the Windup Heart Author Kady Cross
ISBN-10 9781460326664
Release 2014-06-01
Pages 304
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1897 London, a final showdown is about to begin London's underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an independent life, one entirely her own. Her search takes her to the spangled shadows of the West End's most dazzling circus. Meanwhile, taken captive in the Aether, Griffin King is trapped in an inescapable prison, and at the mercy of his archenemy, The Machinist. If he breaks under the hellish torment, The Machinist will claim his powers and control of the Aether itself, and no one in either world will be safe—especially not Finley Jayne and her misfit band of friends. Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot parry The Machinist's maneuvers for long. To defeat him for good, Griffin will have to confront his greatest fear and finally come face-to-face with the destructive power he wields. 1897 London, a final showdown is about to begin London's underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an independent life, one entirely her own. Her search takes her to the spangled shadows of the West End's most dazzling circus. Meanwhile, taken captive in the Aether, Griffin King is trapped in an inescapable prison, and at the mercy of his archenemy, The Machinist. If he breaks under the hellish torment, The Machinist will claim his powers and control of the Aether itself, and no one in either world will be safe—especially not Finley Jayne and her misfit band of friends. Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot parry The Machinist's maneuvers for long. To defeat him for good, Griffin will have to confront his greatest fear and finally come face-to-face with the destructive power he wields. 1897 London, a final showdown is about to begin London's underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an independent life, one entirely her own. Her search takes her to the spangled shadows of the West End's most dazzling circus. Meanwhile, taken captive in the Aether, Griffin King is trapped in an inescapable prison, and at the mercy of his archenemy, The Machinist. If he breaks under the hellish torment, The Machinist will claim his powers and control of the Aether itself, and no one in either world will be safe—especially not Finley Jayne and her misfit band of friends. Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot parry The Machinist's maneuvers for long. To defeat him for good, Griffin will have to confront his greatest fear and finally come face-to-face with the destructive power he wields.



New York 2140

New York 2140 Author Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN-10 9783641216580
Release 2018-03-12
Pages 752
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New York, einhundert Jahre später. Der Meeresspiegel ist angestiegen, und die Straßen des Big Apple haben sich in Kanäle verwandelt und aus den einstigen Wolkenkratzern sind hoch aufragende Inseln geworden. Aber noch hat New York sich nicht aufgegeben. In einem Haus treffen so unterschiedliche wie ergreifende Schicksale aufeinander – Schicksale, die von der Zukunft nach dem Ökokollaps erzählen. Da ist zum Beispiel ein nimmermüder Detektiv, und da ist das Internet-Sternchen. Auf dem Dach leben die Coder. Ihr Verschwinden setzt schließlich eine Kette von Ereignissen in Gang, die das Leben aller New Yorker für immer beeinflussen werden.



Das Science Fiction Jahr 2011

Das Science Fiction Jahr 2011 Author Sascha Mamczak
ISBN-10 9783641085308
Release 2012-06-08
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Unverzichtbar für jeden, der mit der Zukunft Schritt halten will! Future Histories – jetzt erst recht! Wie sieht unsere Welt in Hunderten, Tausenden, Millionen von Jahren aus? Welches Schicksal erwartet uns am äußersten Rand der Zeit? Neben solchen makrohistorischen Fragen widmet sich das „Science-Fiction-Jahr 2011” verstärkt dem Auftreten der Science Fiction in den alten und neuen Medien unserer Gegenwart. Außerdem: Essays, Interviews, Rezensionen, Marktberichte und vieles mehr...



The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011

The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 Author Kevin J. Anderson
ISBN-10 9781429972215
Release 2011-05-24
Pages 416
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With this inaugural volume at Tor, the annual Nebula Award collection is reborn as a fiction-only anthology, edited by the incomparable Kevin J. Anderson. This collection of nominees for 2010's Nebula Awards includes all of the prior year's most celebrated stories, and will be published in time for the 2011 Nebula Awards in May, 2011. 2009's award winners, announced in May 2010, include Kage Baker's novella "The Women of Nell Gwynne's," Eugie Foster's novelette "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast," Kij Johnson's short story "Spar," plus Paolo Bacigalupi's novelette, "The Gambler." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Schiffsdiebe

Schiffsdiebe Author Paolo Bacigalupi
ISBN-10 9783641073121
Release 2012-03-05
Pages 352
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Ein junger Held, eine gefährliche Welt und ein unvergessliches Abenteuer Amerika in nicht allzu ferner Zukunft: Die letzten Ölquellen sind versiegt, der Meeresspiegel ist stark angestiegen, und das Land wird beinahe täglich von verheerendenUnwettern heimgesucht. In dieser Welt sind die Wracks der großen Tanker, die entlang der Golfküste stranden, die Lebensgrundlage für Nailer und seine Freunde. Sie kriechen in das Innere der Schiffe und suchen nach Kupfer und anderen wertvollen Materialien. Es ist ein harter Job, bei dem niemand auf den anderen Rücksicht nimmt und jeder versucht, der Schnellste zu sein. Eines Tages erreicht Nailer als Erster einen nach einem Hurrikan gekenterten Klipper – ein Glücksfall, der ihn auf einen Schlag aus der Armut befreien könnte. Aber im Bauch des Schiffs ist ein Mädchen gefangen. Und Nailer steht vor einer folgenschweren Entscheidung – denn wenn er das Mädchen rettet, ist der wertvolle Fund für ihn verloren ...



The Water Knife

The Water Knife Author Paolo Bacigalupi
ISBN-10 9780748127153
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 384
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From the international bestselling author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning The Windup Girl, comes an electrifying thriller set in a world on the edge of collapse. WATER IS POWER The American Southwest has been decimated by drought, Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez is sent to investigate. With a wallet full of identities and a tricked-out Tesla, Angel arrows south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive. There, Angel encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist who knows far more about Phoenix's water secrets than she admits, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas migrant who dreams of escaping north to those places where water still falls from the sky. As bodies begin to pile up and bullets start flying, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger, more corrupt, and dirtier than any of them could have imagined. With Phoenix teetering on the verge of collapse and time running out, their only hope for survival rests in one another's hands. But when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.



Untitled Bacigalupi

Untitled Bacigalupi Author Paolo Bacigalupi
ISBN-10 074812716X
Release 2018-04-26
Pages 368
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In 2009, a novel was released that would sweep the board for science fiction awards, and establish Paolo Bacigalupi as one of the most visionary writers of our time. Listed by TIME magazine as one of the top 10 books of the year, The Windup Girl truly took the world by storm. Following the publication of several award-winning YA novels and THE WATER KNIFE, Paolo Bacigalupi now returns with a third groundbreaking new novel for adults - sure to be one of the most highly anticipated books of the year.



Amalthea

Amalthea Author Neal Stephenson
ISBN-10 9783641168759
Release 2015-11-09
Pages 1056
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Der Mond explodierte ohne Vorwarnung und ohne erkennbaren Grund. Die Uhrzeit würde man später als A+0.0.0 oder schlicht Null bezeichnen ... 05:03:12 Weltzeit. Die Stunde Null. Nach der Explosion des Mondes wütet über Jahrtausende ein Meteoritensturm, der die Erdoberfläche in eine unbewohnbare Wüstenei verwandelt. Um die Menschheit vor der Auslöschung zu bewahren, schickten die Nationen der Erde eine Flotte von Archen ins All. Der Asteroid Amalthea, der ursprünglich zu Forschungszwecken an eine internationale Raumstation angedockt worden war, soll der Kolonie als Schutzschild dienen. Doch das Leben im Weltraum fordert einen hohen Tribut, und die meisten Menschen sterben, bis schließlich nur noch sieben Frauen übrig sind, um eine neue Zivilisation zu begründen. 5000 Jahre später existieren zwei Völker: die Nachfahren derer, die die Katastrophe auf der Erde überlebt haben, sind primitive Siedler; die sieben Stämme der Nachkommen der Sieben Evas von der Raumstation hingegen hochkultiviert — und sie machen sich auf, die Erde zu kolonialisieren ...



Pump Six and Other Stories

Pump Six and Other Stories Author Paolo Bacigalupi
ISBN-10 9781597802376
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 248
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Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning, and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience. The eleven stories in Pump Six represent the best Paolo's work, including the Hugo nominee "Yellow Card Man," the nebula and Hugo nominated story "The People of Sand and Slag," and the Sturgeon Award-winning story "The Calorie Man."



Mister Aufziehvogel

Mister Aufziehvogel Author Haruki Murakami
ISBN-10 3442728916
Release 2001
Pages 764
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Mister Aufziehvogel has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mister Aufziehvogel also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mister Aufziehvogel book for free.