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Full title A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love [permalink]
Language English
Author Richard Dawkins (author)
Publisher Mariner Books
Categories Anthology, biology, essay and science
Publication year 2004
Original publication year 2003
ISBN 978-0-618-48539-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 263
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  • Introduction to the American Edition
  1. Science and Sensibility
    • 1.1 A Devil's Chaplain
    • 1.2 What is True?
    • 1.3 Gaps in the Mind
    • 1.4 Science, Genetics and Ethics: Memo for Tony Blair
    • 1.5 Trial By Jury
    • 1.6 Crystalline Truth and Crystal Balls
    • 1.7 Postmodernism Disrobed
    • 1.8 The Joy of Living Dangerously: Sanderson of Oundle
  2. Light Will Be Thrown
    • 2.1 Light Will Be Thrown
    • 2.2 Darwin Triumphant
    • 2.3 The 'Information Challenge'
    • 2.4 Genes Aren't Us
    • 2.5 Son of Moore's Law
  3. The Infected Mind
    • 3.1 Chinese Junk and Chinese Whispers
    • 3.2 Viruses of the Mind
    • 3.3 The Great Convergence
    • 3.4 Dolly and the Cloth Heads
    • 3.5 Time to Stand Up
  4. They Told Me, Heraclitus
    • 4.1 Lament for Douglas
    • 4.2 Eulogy for Douglas Adams
    • 4.3 Eulogy for W. D. Hamilton
    • 4.4 Snake Oil
  5. Even the Ranks of Tuscany
    • 5.1 Rejoicing in Multifarious Nature
    • 5.2 The Art of the Developable
    • 5.3 Hallucigenia, Wiwaxia and Friends
    • 5.4 Human Chauvinism and Evolutionary Progress
    • 5.5 Unfinished Correspondence with a Darwinian Heavyweight
  6. There is All Africa and her Prodigies in Us
    • 6.1 Ecology of Genes
    • 6.2 Out of the Soul of Africa
    • 6.3 I Speak of Africa and Golden Joys
    • 6.4 Heroes and Ancestors
  7. A Prayer for My Daughter
    • 7.1 Good and Bad Reasons for Believing
  • Endnotes
  • Index
Full title A Mathematician's Apology [permalink]
Language English
Author G. H. Hardy (author)
Categories Mathematics and science
Publication year 1940
Online version Link
Pages 52
Full title About a Boy [permalink]
Language English
Author Nick Hornby (author)
Category Novel
Publication year 1998
Pages 286
Full title Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [permalink]
Language English
Author Lewis Carroll (author)
Categories Humor and novel
Publication year 1865
Online version Link
Pages 108
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  • I Down the Rabbit-Hole
  • II The Pool of Tears
  • III A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale
  • IV The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill
  • V Advice from a Caterpillar
  • VI Pig and Pepper
  • VII A Mad Tea-Party
  • VIII The Queen's Croquet-Ground
  • IX The Mock Turtle's Story
  • X The Lobster-Quadrille
  • XI Who Stole the Tarts?
  • XII Alice's Evidence
Full title Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson: Dikt i utvalg [permalink]
Translated title Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson: Selected Poems
Language Norwegian
Authors Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (author), Olav Christopher Jenssen (illustrator) and Knut Ødegård (foreword)
Publisher Den Norske Bokklubben
Categories Anthology and poetry
Publication year 1979
ISBN 82-525-0295-4 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 124
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Full title Boy [permalink]
Language English
Author Roald Dahl (author)
Publisher Cappelen
Category Autobiography
Publication year 2008
Original publication year 1985
ISBN 82-02-19319-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 208
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  • Preface
  • About the Author
  • About the British private school system
  • A map of southern England and Wales
  • BOY
  • Starting-point
  • Llandaff Cathedral School, 1923-25 (age 7-9)
  • St. Peter's, 1925-36 (age 13-20)
  • Vocabulary and comprehension questions
  • Group work
  • Writing activities
Full title Brain Droppings [permalink]
Language English
Author George Carlin (author)
Category Humor
Publication year 1998
Full title Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon [permalink]
Language English
Author Daniel Dennett (author)
Publisher Viking Books
Category Religion
Publication year 2006
ISBN 0-670-03472-X [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 448
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  • Preface

Part I: Opening Pandora's Box

  • 1 Breaking Which Spell?
    • 1 What's going on?
    • 2 A Working definition of religion
    • 3 To break or not to break
    • 4 Peering in the abyss
    • 5 Religion as a natural phenomenon
  • 2 Some Questions About Science
    • 1 Can science study religion?
    • 2 Should science study religion?
    • 3 Might music be bad for you?
    • 4 Would neglect be more benign?
  • 3 Why Good Things Happen
    • 1 Bringing out the best
    • 2 Cui bono?
    • 3 Asking what pays for religion
    • 4 A Martian's list of theories

Part II: The Evolution of Religion

  • 4 The Roots of Religion
    • 1 The births of religions
    • 2 The raw materials of religion
    • 3 How Nature deals with the problem of other minds
  • 5 Religion, the Early Days
    • 1 Too many agents: competition for rehearsal space
    • 2 Gods as interested parties
    • 3 Getting the gods to speak to us
    • 4 Shamans as hypnotists
    • 5 Memory-engineering devices in oral cultures
  • 6 The Evolution of Stewardship
    • 1 The music of religion
    • 2 Folk religion as practical know-how
    • 3 Creeping reflection and the birth of secrecy in religion
    • 4 The domestication of religions
  • 7 The Invention of Team Spirit
    • 1 A path paved with good intentions
    • 2 The ant colony and the corporation
    • 3 The growth market in religion
    • 4 A God you can talk to
  • 8 Belief in Belief
    • 1 You better believe it
    • 2 God as intentional object
    • 3 The division of doxastic labor
    • 4 The lowest common denominator?
    • 5 Beliefs designed to be professed
    • 6 Lessons from Lebanon: the strange cases of the Druze and Kim Philby
    • 7 Does God exist?

Part III: Religion Today

  • 9 Toward a Buyer's Guide to Religions
    • 1 For the love of God
    • 2 The academic smoke screen
    • 3 Why does it matter what you believe?
    • 4 What can your religion do for you?
  • 10 Morality and Religion
    • 1 Does religion make us moral?
    • 2 Is religion what gives meaning to your life?
    • 3 What can we say about sacred values?
    • 4 Bless my soul: spirituality and selfishness
  • 11 Now What Do We Do?
    • 1 Just a theory
    • 2 Some avenues to explore: how can we home in on religious conviction?
    • 3 What shall we tell the children?
    • 4 Toxic memes
    • 5 Patience and politics
  • Appendixes
  • A The New Replicators
  • B Some More Questions About Science
  • C The Bellboy and the Lady Named Tuck
  • D Kim Philby as a Real Case of Indeterminacy of Radical Interpretation
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Full title Climbing Mount Improbable [permalink]
Language English
Author Richard Dawkins (author)
Publisher W. W. Norton
Categories Biology and science
Publication year 1996
ISBN 978-0-393-31682-7 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 326
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  • Acknowledgements
  • Picture Acknowledgements
  • 1 Facing Mount Rushmore
  • 2 Silken Fetters
  • 3 The Message from the Mountain
  • 4 Getting off the Ground
  • 5 The Forty-fold Path to Enlightenment
  • 6 The Museum of All Shells
  • 7 Kaleidoscopic Embryos
  • 8 Pollen Grains and Magic Bullets
  • 9 The Robot Repeater
  • 10 'A Garden Inclosed'
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Full title Counting the Eons [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Categories Anthology, astronomy and science
Publication year 1983
Pages 254
Full title The Da Vinci Code [permalink]
Language English
Author Dan Brown (author)
Category Novel
Publication year 2003
Pages 583
Full title Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [permalink]
Alternative title Blade Runner
Language English
Author Philip K. Dick (author)
Publisher Ballantine Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Publication year 1982
Original publication year 1968
ISBN 0-345-35047-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 216
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Full title Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation [permalink]
Language English
Author Lynne Truss (author)
Publisher Profile Books
Category Language
Publication year 2003
ISBN 1-86197-612-7 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 204
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  • Introduction — The Seventh Sense
  • The Tractable Apostrophe
  • That'll Do, Comma
  • Airs and Graces
  • Cutting a Dash
  • A Little Used Punctuation Mark
  • Merely Conventional Signs
  • Bibliography
Full title Expedition to Earth [permalink]
Language English
Author Arthur C. Clarke (author)
Publisher Ballantine Books
Categories Anthology, science fiction and short stories
Publication year 1982
Original publication year 1953
ISBN 0-345-31057-8 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 165
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Full title Freedom Evolves [permalink]
Language English
Author Daniel Dennett (author)
Publisher Viking Books
Categories Philosophy, psychology and science
Publication year 2003
ISBN 0-670-03186-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 347
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  • Preface

Chapter 1: Natural Freedom

  • Learning What We Are
  • I Am Who I Am
  • The Air We Breathe
  • Dumbo's Magic Feather and the Peril of Paulina

Chapter 2: A Tool for Thinking About Determinism

  • Some Useful Oversimplifications
  • From Physics to Design in conway's Life World
  • Can We Get the Deus ex Machina?
  • From Slow-motion Avoidance to Star Wars
  • The Birth of Evitability

Chapter 3: Thinking About Determinism

  • Possible Worlds
  • Causation
  • Austin's Putt
  • A Computer Chess Marathon
  • Events without Causes in a Deterministic Universe
  • Will the Future Be Like the Past?

Chapter 4: A Hearing for Libertarianism

  • The Appeal of Libertarianism
  • Where Should We Put the Much-needed Gap?
  • Kane's Mode of Indeterministic Decision-making
  • "If you make yourself really small, you can externalize virtually everything"
  • Beware of Prime Mammals
  • How Can It Be "Up to Me"?

Chapter 5: Where Does all the Design Come From?

  • Early Days
  • The Prisoner's Dilemma
  • E Pluribus Unum?
  • Digression: The Threat of Genetic Determinism
  • Degrees of Freedom and the Search for Truth

Chapter 6: The Evolution of Open Minds

  • How Cultural Symbionts Turn Primates into Persons
  • The Diversity of Darwinian Explanations
  • Nice Tools, but You Still Have to Use Them

Chapter 7: The Evolution of Moral Agency

  • Benselfishness
  • Being Good in Order to Seem Good
  • Learning to Deal with Yourself
  • Our Costly Merit Badges

Chapter 8: Are You Out of the Loop?

  • Drawing the Wrong Moral
  • Whenever the Spirit Moves You
  • A Mind-writer's View
  • A Self of One's Own

Chapter 9: Bootstrapping Ourselves Free

  • How We Captured Reasons and Made Them Our Own
  • Psychic Engineering and the Arms Race of Rationality
  • With a Little Help from My Friends
  • Autonomy, Brainwashing, and Education

Chapter 10: The Future of Human Freedom

  • Holding the Line against Creeping Exculpation
  • "Thanks, I Needed That!"
  • Are We Freer Than We Want to Be?
  • Human Freedom Is Fragile
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Full title God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything [permalink]
Language English
Author Christopher Hitchens (author)
Publisher Twelve
Category Religion
Publication year 2007
ISBN 978-0-446-50945-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 354
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  • One: Putting It Mildly
  • Two: Religion Kills
  • Three: A Short Digression on the Pig: or, Why Heaven Hates Ham
  • Four: A Note on Health, to Which Religion Can Be Hazardous
  • Five: The Metaphysical Claims of Religion Are False
  • Six: Arguments from Design
  • Seven: Revelation: The Nightmare of the "Old" Testament
  • Eight: The "New" Testament Exceeds the Evil of the "Old" One
  • Nine: The Koran Is Borrowed from Both Jewish and Christian Myths
  • Ten: The Tawdriness of the Miraculous and the Decline of Hell
  • Eleven: "The Lowly Stamp of Their Origin": Religion's Corrupt Beginnings
  • Twelve: A Coda: How Religions End
  • Thirteen: Does Religion Make people Behave Better?
  • Fourteen: There Is No "Eastern" Solution
  • Fifteen: Religion as an Original Sin
  • Sixteen: Is Religion Child Abuse?
  • Seventeen: An Objection Anticipated: The Last-Ditch "Case" Against Secularism
  • Eighteen: A Finer Tradition: The Resistance of the Rational
  • Nineteen: In Conclusion: The Need for a New Enlightenment
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Index
Full title The Gods Themselves [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Publisher Bantam Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Publication year 1990
Original publication year 1972
ISBN 0-553-28810-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 293
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  1. Against Stupidity...
  2. ... The Gods Themselves...
  3. ... Contend in Vain?
Full title The Great Gatsby [permalink]
Language English
Authors Francis Scott Fitzgerald (author) and Matthew J. Bruccoli (supplemental)
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Category Novel
Publication year 1995
Original publication year 1925
ISBN 0-684-80152-3 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 221
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  • Preface
  • [9 unnamed chapters]
  • The Text of The Great Gatsby
  • Publisher's Afterword
  • Explanatory Notes
  • Further Reading
  • Publisher's Note About the Author
  • A Brief Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Full title Gulliver's Travels [permalink]
Alternative title Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships
Language English
Authors Jonathan Swift (author) and Robert DeMaria (introduction)
Publisher Penguin Books
Categories Fantasy, novel, satire and travel
Publication year 2003
Original publication year 1726
ISBN 978-0-14-143949-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 306
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  • Plates
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Further Reading
  • A Note on the Text

Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver

  • Advertisement
  • A Letter from Capt. Gulliver to his Cousing Sympson
  • The Publisher to the Reader
  • The Contents
  • Part I: A Voyage to Lilliput
  • Part II: A Voyage to Brobdingnag
  • Part III: A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib and Japan
  • Part IV: A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms
  • Notes
  • Textual Notes
Full title Hitch-22: A Memoir [permalink]
Language English
Author Christopher Hitchens (author)
Publisher Atlantic Books
Categories Autobiography and memoir
Publication year 2011
Original publication year 2010
ISBN 978-1-84354-922-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 435
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  • Foreword
  • Prologue with Premonitions
  • Yvonne
  • The Commander
  • Fragments from an Education
  • Cambridge
  • The Sixties: Revolution in the Revolution
  • Chris or Christopher?
  • Havana versus Prague
  • The Fenton Factor
  • Martin
  • Portugal to Poland
  • A Second Identity: On Becoming an (Anglo) American
  • Changing Places
  • Salman
  • Mesopotamia from Both Sides
  • Something of Myself
  • Thinking thrice about the Jewish Question...
  • Edward Said in Light and Shade (and Saul)
  • Decline, Mutation, or Metamorphosis?
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
Full title Jerome Bixby's Man from Earth [permalink]
Language English
Authors Jerome Bixby (author) and Richard Schenkman (writer)
Publisher Samuel French
Category Play
Publication year 2008
ISBN 978-0-573-66334-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 68
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Full title Kafka on the Shore [permalink]
Original title 海辺のカフカ
Transliterated title Umibe no Kafuka
Language English
Authors Haruki Murakami (author) and Philip Gabriel (translator)
Publisher Vintage Books
Category Novel
Publication year 2006
Original publication year 2005
ISBN 978-1-4000-7927-8 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 467
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Full title Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future [permalink]
Language English
Authors Olaf Stapledon (author), Gregory Benford (foreword) and Doris Lessing (afterword)
Publisher Victor Gollancz Ltd
Categories Novel and science fiction
Publication year 1999
Original publication year 1930
ISBN 978-1-85798-806-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 312
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  • Foreword by Gregory Benford
  • Preface
  • Introduction by One of the Last Men

Chapter I: Balkan Europe

  1. The European War and AFter
  2. The Anglo-French War
  3. Europe after the Anglo-French War
  4. The Russo-German War

Chapter II: Europe's Downfall

  1. Europe and America
  2. The Origins of a Mystery
  3. Europe Murdered

Chapter III: America and China

  1. The Rivals
  2. The Conflict
  3. On an Island in the Pacific

Chapter IV: An Americanized Planet

  1. The Foundation of the First World State
  2. The Dominance of Science
  3. Material Achievement
  4. The Culture of the First World State
  5. Downfall

Chapter V: The Fall of the First Men

  1. The First Dark Age
  2. The Rise of Patagonia
  3. The Cult of Youth
  4. The Catastrophe

Chapter VI: Transition

  1. The First Men at Bay
  2. The Second Dark Age

Chapter VII: The Rise of the Second Men

  1. The Appearance of a New Species
  2. The Intercourse of Three Species
  3. The Zenith of the Second Men

Chapter VIII: The Martians

  1. The First Martian Invasion
  2. Life on Mars
  3. The Martian Mind
  4. Delusions of the Martians

Chapter IX: Earth and Mars

  1. The Second Men at Bay
  2. The Ruin of Two Worlds
  3. The Third Dark Age

Chapter X: The Third Men in the Wilderness

  1. The Third Human Species
  2. Digressions of the Third Men
  3. The Vital Art
  4. Conflicting Policies

Chapter XI: Man Remakes Himself

  1. The First of the Great Brains
  2. The Tragedy of the Fourth Men
  3. The Fifth Men
  4. The Culture of the Fifth Men

Chapter XII: The Last Terrestrials

  1. The Cult of Evanescence
  2. Exploration of Time
  3. Voyaging in Space
  4. Preparing a New World

Chapter XIII: Humanity on Venus

  1. Taking Root Again
  2. The Flying Men
  3. A Minor Astronomical Event

Chapter XIV: Neptune

  1. Bird's-Eye View
  2. Da Capo
  3. Slow Conquest

Chapter XV: The Last Men

  1. Introduction to the Last Human Species
  2. Childhood and Maturity
  3. A Racial Awakening
  4. Cosmology

Chapter XVI: The Last of Man

  1. Sentence of Death
  2. Behaviour of the Condemned
  3. Epilogue
  • Afterword by Doris Lessing
  • Time Scales
Full title Life, the Universe and Everything [permalink]
Language English
Author Douglas Adams (author)
Categories Humor and science fiction
Publication year 1982
Pages 160
Full title The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed [permalink]
Language English
Author Bart D. Ehrman (author)
Categories History and religion
Publication year 2006
ISBN 978-0195343519 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Full title The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True [permalink]
Language English
Authors Richard Dawkins (author) and Dave McKean (illustrator)
Categories Children's and science
Publication year 2011
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Full title The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect [permalink]
Language English
Author Roger Williams (author)
Categories Novel and science fiction
Publication year 1994
Online version Link
Pages 175
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  • Chapter 1: Caroline at Play
  • Chapter 2: Lawrence Builds a Computer
  • Chapter 3: Caroline and Anne-Marie
  • Chapter 4: After the Night of Miracles
  • Chapter 5: Caroline Approaches
  • Chapter 6: After the Change
  • Chapter 7: Caroline and Lawrence
  • Chapter 8: After the Fall
Full title Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step [permalink]
Language English
Author John Sharp (author)
Publisher Microsoft Press
Categories Computing, programming and textbook
Publication year 2014
Original publication year 2013
ISBN 978-0-7356-8183-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 787
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PART I: INTRODUCING MICROSOFT VISUAL C# AND MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 2013

  • Chapter 1: Welcome to C#
  • Chapter 2: Working with variables, operators, and expressions
  • Chapter 3: Writing methods and applying scope
  • Chapter 4: Using decision statements
  • Chapter 5: Using compound assignment and iteration statements
  • Chapter 6: Managing errors and exceptions

PART II: UNDERSTANDING THE C# OBJECT MODEL

  • Chapter 7: Creating and managing classes and objects
  • Chapter 8: Understanding values and references
  • Chapter 9: Creating value types with enumerations and structures
  • Chapter 10: Using arrays
  • Chapter 11: Understanding parameter arrays
  • Chapter 12: Working with inheritance
  • Chapter 13: Creating interfaces and defining abstract classes
  • Chapter 14: Using garbage collection and resource management

PART III: DEFINING EXTENSIBLE TYPES WITH C#

  • Chapter 15: Implementing properties to access fields
  • Chapter 16: Using indexers
  • Chapter 17: Introducing generics
  • Chapter 18: Using collections
  • Chapter 19: Enumerating collections
  • Chapter 20: Decoupling application logic and handling events
  • Chapter 21: Querying in-memory data by using query expressions
  • Chapter 22: Operator overloading

PART IV: BUILDING PROFESSIONAL WINDOWS 8.1 APPLICATIONS WITH C#

  • Chapter 23: Improving throughput by using tasks
  • Chapter 24: Improving response time by performing asynchronous operations
  • Chapter 25: Implementing the user interface for a Windows Store app
  • Chapter 26: Displaying and searching for data in a Windows Store app
  • Chapter 27: Accessing a remote database from a Windows Store app
Full title Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why [permalink]
Language English
Author Bart D. Ehrman (author)
Publisher HarperCollins
Categories History and religion
Publication year 2005
ISBN 978-0-06-073817-4 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 242
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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  1. The Beginnings of Christian Scripture
  2. The Copyists of the Early Christian Writings
  3. Texts of the New Testament: Editions, Manuscripts, and Differences
  4. The Quest for Origins: Methods and Discoveries
  5. Originals That Matter
  6. Theologically Motivated Alterations of the Text
  7. The Social Worlds of the Text
  • Conclusion: Changing Scripture: Scribes, Authors, and Readers
  • Notes
  • Index
Full title The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values [permalink]
Language English
Author Sam Harris (author)
Publisher Black Swan
Categories Philosophy and science
Publication year 2012
Original publication year 2010
ISBN 978-0-552-77638-7 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 380
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  • Introduction: The Moral Landscape
  • Chapter 1: Moral Truth
  • Chapter 2: Good and Evil
  • Chapter 3: Belief
  • Chapter 4: Religion
  • Chapter 5: The Future of Happiness
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
Full title Napalm and Silly Putty [permalink]
Language English
Author George Carlin (author)
Category Humor
Publication year 2001
Full title Nattmennesket [permalink]
Translated title The Night Person
Language Norwegian
Author André Bjerke (author)
Publisher Aschehoug
Categories Crime and novel
Publication year 2009
Original publication year 1941
ISBN 978-82-03-19479-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 181
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Full title QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter [permalink]
Language English
Authors Richard Feynman (author), Leonard Mautner (foreword) and Ralph Leighton (preface)
Publisher Penguin Books
Categories Physics and science
Publication year 1990
Original publication year 1985
ISBN 978-0-140-12505-4 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 158
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  • Foreword by Leonard Mautner
  • Preface by Ralph Leighton
  • Acknowledgment
  1. Introduction
  2. Photons: Particles of Light
  3. Electrons and Their Interactions
  4. Loose Ends
  • Index
Full title Robot Dreams [permalink]
Language English
Authors Isaac Asimov (author) and Ralph McQuarrie (illustrator)
Publisher Ace Books
Categories Anthology, science fiction and short stories
Publication year 2004
Original publication year 1986
ISBN 0-441-01183-7 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 333
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  • Introduction
  • Little Lost Robot
  • Robot Dreams
  • "Breeds There a Man...?"
  • Hostess
  • Sally
  • Strikebreaker
  • The Machine That Won the War
  • Eyes Do More Than See
  • The Martian Way
  • Franchise
  • Jokester
  • The Last Question
  • Does a Bee Care?
  • Light Verse
  • The Feeling of Power
  • Spell My Name With an S
  • The Ugly Little Boy
  • The Billiard Ball
  • True Love
  • The Last Answer
  • Lest We Remember
Full title The Satanic Bible [permalink]
Language English
Authors Anton Szandor LaVey (author) and Peter H. Gilmore (introduction)
Publisher Avon Books
Category Religion
Publication year 1969
ISBN 0-380-01539-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 272
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  • INTRODUCTION
  • PREFACE
  • PROLOGUE
  • THE NINE SATANIC STATEMENTS

(FIRE)
—BOOK OF LUCIFER—
The Enlightenment

  • I Wanted!: God—Dead or Alive
  • II The God You SAVE May be Yourself
  • III Some Evidence of a New Satanic Age
  • IV Hell, the Devil, and How to Sell Your Soul
  • V Love and Hate
  • VI Satanic Sex
  • VII Not all Vampires Suck Blood
  • VIII Indulgence... NOT Compulsion
  • IX On the Choice of a Human Sacrifice
  • X Life After Death Through Fulfillment of the Ego
  • XI Religious Holidays
  • XII The Black Mass

(EARTH)
—BOOK OF BELIAL—
The Master of the Earth

  • I Theory and Practice of Satanic Magic: (Definition and Purpose of Lesser and Greater Magic)
  • II The Three Types of Satanic Ritual
  • III The Ritual, or "Intellectual Decompression," Chamber
  • IV The Ingredients Used in the Performance of Satanic Magic:
    • A. Desire
    • B. Timing
    • C. Imagery
    • D. Direction
    • E. The Balance Factor
  • V The Satanic Ritual:
    • A. Some Notes Which are to be Observed Before Beginning Ritual
    • B. The Thirteen Steps
    • C. Devices Used in Satanic Ritual

(WATER)
—BOOK OF LEVIATHAN—
The Raging Sea

  • I Invocation to Satan
  • II The Infernal Names
  • III Invocation Employed Towards the Conjuration of Lust
  • IV Invocation Employed Towards the Conjuration of Destruction
  • V Invocation Employed Towards the Conjuration of Compassion
  • VI The Enochian Keys (The nineteen Keys will be listed here in chronological order)
Full title The Satanic Rituals: Companion to The Satanic Bible [permalink]
Language English
Author Anton Szandor LaVey (author)
Publisher Avon Books
Category Religion
Publication year 1972
ISBN 0-380-01392-4 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 220
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  • INTRODUCTION
  • CONCERNING THE RITUALS
  • THE ORIGINAL PSYCHODRAMA—Le Messe Noir
  • L'AIR EPAIS—The Ceremony of the Stifling Air
  • THE SEVENTH SATANIC STATEMENT—Das Tierdrama
  • THE LAW OF THE TRAPEZOID—Die elektrischen Vorspiele
  • NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN—Homage to Tehort
  • PILGRIMS OF THE AGE OF FIRE—The Statement of Shaitan
  • THE METAPHYSICS OF LOVECRAFT—The Ceremony of the Nine Angles and The Call to Cthulhu
  • THE SATANIC BAPTISMS—Adult Rite and Children's Ceremony
  • THE UNKNOWN KNOWN
Full title A Short History of Nearly Everything [permalink]
Language English
Authors Bill Bryson (author) and Neil Gower (illustrator)
Publisher Black Swan
Category Science
Publication year 2004
Original publication year 2003
ISBN 978-0-552-15174-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 687
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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction

I: Lost in the Cosmos

  • 1 How to Build a Universe
  • 2 Welcome to the Solar System
  • 3 The Reverend Evans's Universe

II: The Size of the Earth

  • 4 The Measure of Things
  • 5 The Stone-Breakers
  • 6 Science Red in Tooth and Claw
  • 7 Elemental Matters

III: A New Age Dawns

  • 8 Einstein's Universe
  • 9 The Mighty Atom
  • 10 Getting the Lead Out
  • 11 Muster Mark's Quarks
  • 12 The Earth Moves

IV: Dangerous Planet

  • 13 Bang!
  • 14 The Fire Below
  • 15 Dangerous Beauty

V: Life Itself

  • 16 Lonely Planet
  • 17 Into the Troposphere
  • 18 The Bounding Main
  • 19 The Rise of Life
  • 20 Small World
  • 21 Life Goes On
  • 22 Goodbye to All That
  • 23 The Richness of Being
  • 24 Cells
  • 25 Darwin's Singular Notion
  • 26 The Stuff of Life

VI: The Road to Us

  • 27 Ice Time
  • 28 The Mysterious Biped
  • 29 The Restless Ape
  • 30 Goodbye
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Full title Tilslørt. Avslørt: Et oppgjør med norsk naivisme [permalink]
Translated title Veiled. Revealed: A Settlement with Norwegian Naiveté
Language Norwegian
Authors Hege Storhaug (author) and Solveig Lid Ball (illustrator)
Publisher Kagge Forlag
Categories Politics and religion
Publication year 2007
ISBN 978-82-489-0740-4 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 178
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Full title Utopia: Concerning the Best Condition of the Commonwealth and the New Island of Utopia — A Truly Golden Little Book, No Less Beneficial than Entertaining [permalink]
Original title Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia
Language English
Authors Thomas More (author) and Stephen Duncombe (introduction)
Publisher [self-published]
Categories Novel and science fiction
Publication year 2010
Original publication year 1516
Online version Link
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  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Discourses of Raphael Hythloday, of the Best State of a Commonwealth
  • Chapter 2: Of Their Towns, Particularly of Amaurot
  • Chapter 3: Of Their Magistrates
  • Chapter 4: Of Their Trades, and Manner of Life
  • Chapter 5: Of Their Traffic
  • Chapter 6: Of the Travelling of the Utopians
  • Chapter 7: Of Their Slaves, and of Their Marriages
  • Chapter 8: Of Their Military Discipline
  • Chapter 9: Of the Religions of the Utopians
Full title We'll Always Have Paris [permalink]
Language English
Author Ray Bradbury (author)
Publisher Voyager
Categories Anthology, science fiction and short stories
Publication year 2009
ISBN 978-0-00-730364-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 210
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  • Introduction: Watching and Writing
  • Massinello Pietro
  • The Visit
  • The Twilight Greens
  • The Murder
  • When the Bough Breaks
  • We'll Always Have Paris
  • Ma Perkins Comes to Stay
  • Doubles
  • Pater Caninus
  • Arrival and Departure
  • Last Laughs
  • Pietà Summer
  • Fly Away Home
  • Un-pillow Talk
  • Come Away with Me
  • Apple-core Baltimore
  • The Reincarnate
  • Remembrance, Ohio
  • If Paths Must Cross Again
  • Miss Appletree and I
  • A Literary Encounter
  • America
Full title Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time [permalink]
Language English
Authors Michael Shermer (author) and Stephen Jay Gould (foreword)
Publisher W. H. Freeman and Company
Categories Philosophy, science and skepticism
Publication year 1997
ISBN 0-7167-3387-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 306
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  • Foreword: The Positive Power of Skepticism by Stephen Jay Gould
  • Introduction to the Paperback Edition: Magical Mystery Tour: The Whys and Wherefores of Weird Things
  • Prologue: Next on Oprah

Part 1: Science and Skepticism

  • 1. I Am Therefore I Think: A Skeptic's Manifesto
  • 2. The Most Precious Thing We Have: The Difference Between Science and Pseudoscience
  • 3. How Thinking Goes Wrong: Twenty-five Fallacies That Lead Us to Believe Weird Things

Part 2: Pseudoscience and Superstition

  • 4. Deviations: The Normal, the Paranormal, and Edgar Cayce
  • 5. Through the Invisible: Near-Death Experiences and the Quest for Immortality
  • 6. Abducted!: Encounters with Aliens
  • 7. Epidemics of Accusations: Medieval and Modern Witch Crazes
  • 8. The Unlikeliest Cult: Ayn Rand, Objectivism, and the Cult of Personality

Part 3: Evolution and Creationism

  • 9. In the Beginning: An Evening with Duane T. Gush
  • 10. Confronting Creationists: Twenty-five Creationist Arguments, Twenty-five Evolutionist Answers
  • 11. Science Defended, Science Defined: Evolution and Creationism at the Supreme Court

Part 4: History and Pseudohistory

  • 12. Doing Donahue: History, Censorship, and Free Speech
  • 13. Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened, and Why Do They Say It?: An Overview of a Movement
  • 14. How We Know the Holocaust Happened: Debunking the Deniers
  • 15. Pigeonholes and Continuums: An African-Greek-German-American Looks at Race

Part 5: Hope Springs Eternal

  • 16. Dr. Tipler Meets Dr. Pangloss: Can Science Find the Best of All Possible Worlds?
  • 17. Why Do People Believe Weird Things?
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Full title The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume Two [permalink]
Language English
Authors George Mann (editor), Brenda Cooper, Chris Roberson, Dan Abnett, David Louis Edelman, Dominic Green, Eric Brown, Karl Schroeder, Kay Kenyon, Mary Robinette Kowal, Michael Moorcock, Neal Asher, Paul Di Filippo, Peter Watts and Robert Reed
Publisher Solaris Books
Categories Anthology, science fiction and short stories
Publication year 2008
ISBN 978-1-84416-542-1 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 413
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  • Introduction (George Mann)
  • iCity (Paul Di Filippo)
  • The Space Crawl Blues (Kay Kenyon)
  • The Line of Dichotomy (Chris Roberson)
  • Fifty Dinosaurs (Robert Reed)
  • Mason's Rats: Black Rat (Neal Asher)
  • Blood Bonds (Brenda Cooper)
  • The Eyes of God (Peter Watts)
  • Sunworld (Eric Brown)
  • Evil Robot Monkey (Mary Robinette Kowal)
  • Shining Armor (Dominic Green)
  • Book, Theatre, and Wheel (Karl Schroeder)
  • Mathralon (David Louis Edelman)
  • Mason's Rats: Autotractor (Neal Asher)
  • Modem Times (Michael Moorcock)
  • Point of Contact (Dan Abnett)
Full title Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident [permalink]
Language English
Author Eoin Colfer (author)
Publisher Penguin Books
Categories Fantasy and novel
Series Artemis Fowl (2/7)
Publication year 2006
Original publication year 2002
ISBN 978-0-14-132132-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 288
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  • Artemis Fowl: A Psychological Assessment
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: Family Ties
  • Chapter 2: Cruisin' for Chix
  • Chapter 3: Going Underground
  • Chapter 4: Fowl Is Fair
  • Chapter 5: Daddy's Girl
  • Chapter 6: Photo Opportunity
  • Chapter 7: Joining the Dots
  • Chapter 8: To Russia with Gloves
  • Chapter 9: No Safe Haven
  • Chapter 10: Trouble and Strife
  • Chapter 11: Mulch Ado About Nothing
  • Chapter 12: The Boys Are Back
  • Chapter 13: Into the Breach
  • Chapter 14: Father's Day
  • An Epilogue or Two
Full title Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code [permalink]
Language English
Author Eoin Colfer (author)
Publisher Penguin Books
Categories Fantasy and novel
Series Artemis Fowl (3/7)
Publication year 2006
Original publication year 2003
ISBN 978-0-14-132131-8 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 329
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  • Prologue
  • PART ONE: ATTACK
  • Chapter 1: The Cube
  • Chapter 2: Lockdown
  • Chapter 3: On Ice
  • Chapter 4: Running in the Family
  • Chapter 5: The Metal Man and the Monkey
  • Chapter 6: Assault on Fowl Manor
  • Chapter 7: Best-laid Plans
  • PART TWO: COUNTERATTACK
  • Chapter 8: Hooks, Lines, and Sinkers
  • Chapter 9: Ghosts in the Machine
  • Chapter 10: Fingers and Thumbs
  • Chapter 11: The Invisible Man
  • Chapter 12: Mind Wipe
  • Epilogue
Full title Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception [permalink]
Language English
Author Eoin Colfer (author)
Publisher Penguin Books
Categories Fantasy and novel
Series Artemis Fowl (4/7)
Publication year 2006
Original publication year 2005
ISBN 0-141-31549-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 343
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  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: Totally Obsessed
  • Chapter 2: The Fairy Thief
  • Chapter 3: Nearly Departed
  • Chapter 4: Narrow Escapes
  • Chapter 5: Meet the Neighbours
  • Chapter 6: Troll Nasty
  • Chapter 7: The Temple of Artemis
  • Chapter 8: Some Intelligent Conversation
  • Chapter 9: Daddy's Girl
  • Chapter 10: Horse Sense
  • Chapter 11: A Last Goodbye
  • Epilogue
Full title Biomega 2 [permalink]
Original title バイオメガ
Transliterated title Baiomega
Language English
Authors Andrew McKeon (editor), Mike Montesa (editor), John Werry (translator) and Tsutomu Nihei (creator)
Publisher VIZ Media
Categories Cyberpunk, horror, manga and science fiction
Series Biomega (2/6)
Publication year 2010
Original publication year 2004
ISBN 978-1-4215-3185-4 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 216
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  • #11
  • #12
  • #13
  • #14
  • #15
  • #16
  • #17
Full title Biomega 3 [permalink]
Original title バイオメガ
Transliterated title Baiomega
Language English
Authors Andrew McKeon (editor), Mike Montesa (editor), John Werry (translator) and Tsutomu Nihei (creator)
Publisher VIZ Media
Categories Cyberpunk, horror, manga and science fiction
Series Biomega (3/6)
Publication year 2010
Original publication year 2004
ISBN 978-1-4215-3186-1 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 210
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  • #18
  • #19
  • #20
  • #21
  • #22
  • #23
  • #24
Full title Biomega 4 [permalink]
Original title バイオメガ
Transliterated title Baiomega
Language English
Authors Andrew McKeon (editor), Mike Montesa (editor), John Werry (translator) and Tsutomu Nihei (creator)
Publisher VIZ Media
Categories Cyberpunk, horror, manga and science fiction
Series Biomega (4/6)
Publication year 2010
Original publication year 2004
ISBN 978-1-4215-3187-8 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 188
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  • #25
  • #26
  • #27
  • #28
  • #29
  • #30
Full title Biomega 5 [permalink]
Original title バイオメガ
Transliterated title Baiomega
Language English
Authors Andrew McKeon (editor), Mike Montesa (editor), John Werry (translator) and Tsutomu Nihei (creator)
Publisher VIZ Media
Categories Cyberpunk, horror, manga and science fiction
Series Biomega (5/6)
Publication year 2011
Original publication year 2004
ISBN 978-1-4215-3188-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 196
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  • #31
  • #32
  • #33
  • #34
  • #35
  • #36
Full title Biomega 6 [permalink]
Original title バイオメガ
Transliterated title Baiomega
Language English
Authors Andrew McKeon (editor), Mike Montesa (editor), John Werry (translator) and Tsutomu Nihei (creator)
Publisher VIZ Media
Categories Cyberpunk, horror, manga and science fiction
Series Biomega (6/6)
Publication year 2011
Original publication year 2004
ISBN 978-1-4215-3277-6 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 197
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  • #38
  • #39
  • #40
  • #41
  • #42
Full title Black Lagoon 001 [permalink]
Original title ブラック・ラグーン
Transliterated title Burakku Ragūn
Language English
Authors Mike Montesa (editor), Dan Kanemitsu (translator), Rei Hiroe (creator) and John Hunt (letterer)
Publisher VIZ Media
Category Manga
Series Black Lagoon (1/9)
Publication year 2008
Original publication year 2003
ISBN 978-1-4215-1382-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 208
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  • Chapter 0: Black Lagoon
  • Chapter 1: Ring-Ding Ship Chase
  • Chapter 2: Rasta Blasta - Part I
  • Chapter 3: Rasta Blasta - Part II
  • Chapter 4: Rasta Blasta - Part III
  • Black Lagoon: The High School Episode
Full title Black Lagoon 002 [permalink]
Original title ブラック・ラグーン
Transliterated title Burakku Ragūn
Language English
Authors Mike Montesa (editor), Dan Kanemitsu (translator), Rei Hiroe (creator) and John Hunt (letterer)
Publisher VIZ Media
Category Manga
Series Black Lagoon (2/9)
Publication year 2008
Original publication year 2003
ISBN 978-1-4215-1891-6 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 202
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  • Chapter 05: Die Rückkehr des Adlers - Part I
  • Chapter 06: Die Rückkehr des Adlers - Part II
  • Chapter 07: Die Rückkehr des Adlers - Part III
  • Chapter 08: Die Rückkehr des Adlers - Part IV
  • Chapter 09: Calm Down Two Men - Part I
  • Chapter 10: Calm Down Two Men - Part II
  • Chapter 11: Bloodsport Fairy Tale - Part I
  • Chapter 12: Bloodsport Fairy Tale - Part II
  • Black Lagoon: The Magical Girl Episode
Full title Black Lagoon 003 [permalink]
Original title ブラック・ラグーン
Transliterated title Burakku Ragūn
Language English
Authors Mike Montesa (editor), Dan Kanemitsu (translator), Rei Hiroe (creator) and John Hunt (letterer)
Publisher VIZ Media
Category Manga
Series Black Lagoon (3/9)
Publication year 2008
Original publication year 2004
ISBN 978-1-4215-1892-3 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 195
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  • Chapter 13: Bloodsport Fairy Tale - Pt. III
  • Chapter 14: Bloodsport Fairy Tale - Pt. IV
  • Chapter 15: Bloodsport Fairy Tale - Pt. V
  • Chapter 16: Goat, Jihad, Rock'n'Roll Pt. I
  • Chapter 17: Goat, Jihad, Rock'n'Roll Pt. II
  • Chapter 18: Goat, Jihad, Rock'n'Roll Pt. III
  • Chapter 19: Goat, Jihad, Rock'n'Roll Pt. IV
  • Chapter 20: Goat, Jihad, Rock'n'Roll Pt. V
  • Black Lagoon: The Melancholy of Balalaika
Full title The State of the Art [permalink]
Language English
Author Iain M. Banks (author)
Publisher Orbit Books
Categories Anthology, science fiction and short stories
Series Culture (4/11)
Publication year 1991
ISBN 1-85723-030-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 216
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  • 1. Road of Skulls
  • 2. A Gift from the Culture
  • 3. Odd Attachment
  • 4. Descendant
  • 5. Cleaning Up
  • 6. Piece
  • 7. The State of the Art
  • 8. Scratch
Full title Xenocide [permalink]
Language English
Author Orson Scott Card (author)
Publisher Tor Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Ender's Game (3/6)
Publication year 1992
Original publication year 1991
ISBN 0-812-50925-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 592
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  • Acknowledgments
  • Pronunciation
  • 1. A Parting
  • 2. A Meeting
  • 3. Clean Hands
  • 4. Jane
  • 5. The Lusitania Fleet
  • 6. Varelse
  • 7. Secret Maid
  • 8. Miracles
  • 9. Pinehead
  • 10. Martyr
  • 11. The Jade of Master Ho
  • 12. Grego's War
  • 13. Free Will
  • 14. Virus Makers
  • 15. Life and Death
  • 16. Voyage
  • 17. Ender's Children
  • 18. The God of Path
Full title Children of the Mind [permalink]
Language English
Author Orson Scott Card (author)
Publisher Tor Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Ender's Game (4/6)
Publication year 1997
Original publication year 1996
ISBN 0-812-52239-7 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 370
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  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. "I'm Not Myself"
  • 2. "You Don't Believe in God"
  • 3. "There Are Too Many of Us"
  • 4. "I Am a Man of Perfect Simplicity!"
  • 5. "Nobody Is Rational"
  • 6. "Life Is a Suicide Mission"
  • 7. "I Offer Her This Poor Old Vessel"
  • 8. "What Matters Is Which Fiction You Believe"
  • 9. "It Smells Like Life to Me"
  • 10. "This Has Always Been Your Body"
  • 11. "You Called ME Back from Darkness"
  • 12. "Am I Betraying Ender?"
  • 13. "Till Death Ends All Surprises"
  • 14. "How They Communicate with Animals"
  • 15. "We're Giving You a Second Chance"
  • 16. "How Do You Know They Aren't Quivering in Terror?"
  • 17. "The Road Goes On without Him Now"
  • Afterword
Full title Shadow of the Hegemon [permalink]
Language English
Author Orson Scott Card (author)
Publisher Tor Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Ender's Shadow (2/4)
Publication year 2001
Original publication year 2000
ISBN 0-812-56595-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 451
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  • I. VOLUNTEERS
    • 1. Petra
    • 2. Bean
    • 3. Message in a Bottle
    • 4. Custody
    • 5. Ambition
  • II. ALLIANCES
    • 6. Code
    • 7. Going Public
    • 8. Bread Van
    • 9. Communing with the Dead
    • 10. Brothers in Arms
  • III. MANEUVERS
    • 11. Bangkok
    • 12. Islamabad
    • 13. Warnings
    • 14. Hyderabad
    • 15. Murder
  • IV. DECISIONS
    • 16. Treachery
    • 17. On a Bridge
    • 18. Sayagraha
    • 19. Rescue
    • 20. Hegemon
  • Afterword
Full title Prelude to Foundation [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Foundation (1/7)
Publication year 1988
Pages 528
Full title Forward the Foundation [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Foundation (2/7)
Publication year 1993
Pages 464
Full title Foundation [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Foundation (3/7)
Publication year 1951
Pages 255
Full title Foundation and Empire [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Foundation (4/7)
Publication year 1952
Pages 247
Full title Second Foundation [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Publisher Bantam Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Foundation (5/7)
Publication year 1991
Original publication year 1953
ISBN 0-553-29336-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 279
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  • PROLOGUE

PART I SEARCH BY THE MULE

  • 1 TWO MEN AND THE MULE
    First Interlude
  • 2 TWO MEN WITHOUT THE MULE
    Second Interlude
  • 3 TWO MEN AND A PEASANT
    Third Interlude
  • 4 TWO MEN AND THE ELDERS
    Fourth Interlude
  • 5 ONE MAN AND THE MULE
  • 6 ONE MAN, THE MULE—AND ANOTHER
    Last Interlude

PART II SEARCH BY THE FOUNDATION

  • 7 ARCADIA
  • 8 SELDON'S PLAN
  • 9 THE CONSPIRATORS
  • 10 APPROACHING CRISIS
  • 11 STOWAWAY
  • 12 LORD
  • 13 LADY
  • 14 ANXIETY
  • 15 THROUGH THE GRID
  • 16 BEGINNING OF WAR
  • 17 WAR
  • 18 GHOST OF A WORLD
  • 19 END OF WAR
  • 20 "I KNOW..."
  • 21 THE ANSWER THAT SATISFIED
  • 22 THE ANSWER THAT WAS TRUE
Full title Foundation's Edge [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Publisher Bantam Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Foundation (6/7)
Publication year 2004
Original publication year 1982
ISBN 0-553-29338-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 449
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  • Prologue
  • 1. Councilman
  • 2. Mayor
  • 3. Historian
  • 4. Space
  • 5. Speaker
  • 6. Earth
  • 7. Farmer
  • 8. Farmwoman
  • 9. Hyperspace
  • 10. Table
  • 11. Sayshell
  • 12. Agent
  • 13. University
  • 14. Forward!
  • 15. Gaia-s
  • 16. Convergence
  • 17. Gaia
  • 18. Collision
  • 19. Decision
  • 20. Conclusion
  • Afterword by the Author
Full title Foundation and Earth [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Publisher Bantam Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Foundation (7/7)
Publication year 2004
Original publication year 1986
ISBN 0-553-58757-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 499
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  • PART I GAIA
    • 1. The Search Begins
    • 2. Toward Comporellon
  • PART II COMPORELLON
    • 3. At the Entry Station
    • 4. On Comporellon
    • 5. Struggle for the Ship
    • 6. The Nature of Earth
    • 7. Leaving Comporellon
  • PART III AURORA
    • 8. Forbidden World
    • 9. Facing the Pack
  • PART IV SOLARIA
    • 10. Robots
    • 11. Underground
    • 12. To the Surface
  • PART V MELPOMENIA
    • 13. Away from Solaria
    • 14. Dead Planet
    • 15. Moss
  • PART VI ALPHA
    • 16. The Center of the Worlds
    • 17. New Earth
    • 18. The Music Festival
  • PART VII EARTH
    • 19. Radioactive?
    • 20. The Nearby World
    • 21. The Search Ends
Full title Full Metal Panic! 01 [permalink]
Original title フルメタル·パニック!
Transliterated title Furumetaru Panikku!
Language English
Authors Shouji Gatou (author) and Retsu Tateo (illustrator)
Publisher ADV
Categories Manga and mecha
Series Full Metal Panic (1/8)
Publication year 2003
ISBN 1-4139-0001-1 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 162
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  • MISSION: 01 The transfer student is a dangerous soldier!?
  • MISSION: 02 Categorical imperative! Protect Kaname's secret!
  • MISSION: 03 My first assignment...vs. a bunch of assassins!?
  • MISSION: 04 Bread and Bullets
  • MISSION: 05 Sinister Stirrings
  • MISSION: 06 Kaname's Cross—Jindai High hanging by a thread!
  • MISSION: 07 An afternoon Misunderstanding
Full title Full Metal Panic! 02 [permalink]
Original title フルメタル·パニック!
Transliterated title Furumetaru Panikku!
Language English
Authors Shouji Gatou (author) and Retsu Tateo (illustrator)
Publisher ADV
Categories Manga and mecha
Series Full Metal Panic (2/8)
Publication year 2003
ISBN 1-4139-0006-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 194
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  • MISSION: 08 The Gloomy School Trip
  • MISSION: 09 Cries from the Abyss
  • MISSION: 10 Commence Operation
  • MISSION: 11 The Long, Dark Night
  • MISSION: 12 Eyes in the Heavens
  • MISSION: 13 When Feelings Are Conveyed
  • MISSION: 14 The Great Escape
Full title Full Metal Panic! 03 [permalink]
Original title フルメタル·パニック!
Transliterated title Furumetaru Panikku!
Language English
Authors Shouji Gatou (author) and Retsu Tateo (illustrator)
Publisher ADV
Categories Manga and mecha
Series Full Metal Panic (3/8)
Publication year 2004
ISBN 1-4139-0007-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 166
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  • MISSION: 15 Suspicion, confusion and aggravation at the basketball tournament?!
  • MISSION: 16 A mystery? Just who is this exchange student?!
  • MISSION: 17 Together under on roof?!
  • MISSION: 18 The miracle animal mission!!
  • MISSION: 19 Holidays are for romance?!
  • MISSION: 20 I ain't afraid of no ghost! Deserted island search team!!
Full title Full Metal Panic! 04 [permalink]
Original title フルメタル·パニック!
Transliterated title Furumetaru Panikku!
Language English
Authors Shouji Gatou (author) and Retsu Tateo (illustrator)
Publisher ADV
Categories Manga and mecha
Series Full Metal Panic (4/8)
Publication year 2004
ISBN 1-4139-0039-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 156
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  • MISSION: 21 So many memories! Sosuke, completely defeated?! (Part 1)
  • MISSION: 22 So many memories! Sosuke, completely defeated?! (Part 2)
  • MISSION: 23 Surprise! Who are you?!
  • MISSION: 24 Nothing to counter the captain's tears?!
  • MISSION: 25 Sosuke's decision
  • MISSION: 26 Sosuke, please be safe!
Full title Full Metal Panic! 05 [permalink]
Original title フルメタル·パニック!
Transliterated title Furumetaru Panikku!
Language English
Authors Shouji Gatou (author) and Retsu Tateo (illustrator)
Publisher ADV
Categories Manga and mecha
Series Full Metal Panic (5/8)
Publication year 2004
ISBN 1-4139-0051-8 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 160
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  • MISSION: 27 Rescue the two pretty girls!
  • MISSION: 28 A place for Takuma
  • MISSION: 29 Last wish
  • MISSION: 30 At the end of the battle
  • MISSION: 31 Sweet memories
  • MISSION: 32 The long road to the vacation house
  • Special Project: Taiwan Manga Exclusive Report
Full title Full Metal Panic! 06 [permalink]
Original title フルメタル·パニック!
Transliterated title Furumetaru Panikku!
Language English
Authors Shouji Gatou (author) and Retsu Tateo (illustrator)
Publisher ADV
Categories Manga and mecha
Series Full Metal Panic (6/8)
Publication year 2004
ISBN 1-4139-0198-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 162
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  • MISSION: 33 The "Art" of War
  • MISSION: 34 Food is Heavenly, but Making it is Hell
  • MISSION: 35 Battlefield Christmas?!
  • MISSION: 36 Sosuke, New Years and New Views
  • MISSION: 37 The Classics Notes Caper
  • MISSION: 38 A Mysterious Message, a Mercenary in a Mess
  • MISSION: 39 Special Ordinary Days
Full title Full Metal Panic! 07 [permalink]
Original title フルメタル·パニック!
Transliterated title Furumetaru Panikku!
Language English
Authors Shouji Gatou (author) and Retsu Tateo (illustrator)
Publisher ADV
Categories Manga and mecha
Series Full Metal Panic (7/8)
Publication year 2005
ISBN 1-4139-0200-6 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 162
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  • MISSION: 40 Beware of Mouse Burglars!
  • MISSION: 41 Sergeant Sosuke's Secret Pleasure?!
  • MISSION: 42 We Are Water Guys!
  • MISSION: 43 This Is How You Negotiate?!
  • MISSION: 44 Freaked Out In Fantasy Fetish?!
  • MISSION: 45 Her Grandpa Is A First Lieutenant?!
  • EXTRA MISSION What Comes From Acting Brave
Full title Full Metal Panic! 08 [permalink]
Original title フルメタル·パニック!
Transliterated title Furumetaru Panikku!
Language English
Authors Shouji Gatou (author) and Retsu Tateo (illustrator)
Publisher ADV
Categories Manga and mecha
Series Full Metal Panic (8/8)
Publication year 2005
ISBN 1-4139-0322-3 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 162
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  • MISSION: 46 An Invitation to Summer—Kaname's Fateful Feeling?!
  • MISSION: 47 Party de Danaan!
  • MISSION: 48 Pressures and Promises
  • MISSION: 49 The Demon that Lurks on the Battlefield
  • MISSION: 50 The Arbalest in Error
  • MISSION: 51 A World in Which I Don't Belong
Full title Full Metal Panic! Overload! 1 [permalink]
Original title いきなり! フルメタル・パニック!
Transliterated title Ikinari! Furumetaru Panikku!
Language English
Authors Tomohiro Nagai (illustrator) and Shouji Gatou (creator)
Publisher ADV
Categories Humor and manga
Series Full Metal Panic Overload (1/2)
Publication year 2005
ISBN 1-4139-0315-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 186
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  • BOMB1 HE ENTERS WITH A BANG
  • BOMB2 CRAZY FIRST PERIOD
  • BOMB3 HOW TO SPEND STUDY HALL
  • BOMB4 TOGETHER WITH SOSUKE
  • BOMB5 THE LURE OF THE POOL
  • BOMB6 WARNUT AND FESTIVAL NUT?
Full title Full Metal Panic! Overload! 2 [permalink]
Original title いきなり! フルメタル・パニック!
Transliterated title Ikinari! Furumetaru Panikku!
Language English
Authors Tomohiro Nagai (illustrator) and Shouji Gatou (creator)
Publisher ADV
Categories Humor and manga
Series Full Metal Panic Overload (2/2)
Publication year 2005
ISBN 1-4139-0326-6 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 176
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  • BOMB7 THE GIGOLO SOLDIER ATTACKS
  • BOMB8 REQUIEM FOR THE SICK
  • BOMB9 NEW YEAR'S CRISIS
  • BOMB10 VALENTINE'S DAY AND THE RINGING OF THE BELLS
  • BOMB11 FULL MUTTLE PANIC!
  • BOMB12 FLOWERS AND BOMBS
Full title Planetes 1 [permalink]
Original title プラネテス
Transliterated title Puranetesu
Language English
Author Makoto Yukimura (author)
Publisher Tokyopop
Categories Manga and science fiction
Series Planetes (1/5)
Publication year 2003
ISBN 1-59182-262-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 238
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  • //Phase 1// A Stardust Sky
  • //Phase 2// A Girl from Beyond the Earth
  • //Phase 3// A Cigarette Under Starlight
  • //Phase 4// Scenery for a Rocket
  • //Phase 5// Ignition
Full title Planetes 2 [permalink]
Original title プラネテス
Transliterated title Puranetesu
Language English
Author Makoto Yukimura (author)
Publisher Tokyopop
Categories Manga and science fiction
Series Planetes (2/5)
Publication year 2004
ISBN 1-59182-509-1 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 238
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  • //Phase 6// Running Man
  • //Phase 7// Tanabe
  • //Phase 8// A Black Flower Named Sakinohaka (Part 1)
  • //Phase 9// A Black Flower Named Sakinohaka (Part 2)
  • //Phase 10// Lost Souls
  • //Phase 11// СПАСИБО
Full title Planetes 3 [permalink]
Original title プラネテス
Transliterated title Puranetesu
Language English
Author Makoto Yukimura (author)
Publisher Tokyopop
Categories Manga and science fiction
Series Planetes (3/5)
Publication year 2004
ISBN 1-59182-510-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 227
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  • //Phase 12// A Cat in the Evening
  • //Phase 13// Windmillville
  • //Phase 14// Boy and Girl
  • //Phase 15// A Day of Kyakurai
  • //Phase 16// Hachimaki
  • //Extra Phase// Red Star/While Ball
Full title Planetes 4/1 [permalink]
Original title プラネテス
Transliterated title Puranetesu
Language English
Author Makoto Yukimura (author)
Publisher Tokyopop
Categories Manga and science fiction
Series Planetes (4/5)
Publication year 2004
ISBN 1-59532-208-6 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 197
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  • //Phase 17// How to Make a Hundred Friends
  • //Phase 18// Just Like Guskou Sudori
  • //Phase 19// Dog Days
  • //Phase 20// Man's Best Friend
  • //Phase 21// Little Girls and Underdogs
Full title Planetes 4/2 [permalink]
Original title プラネテス
Transliterated title Puranetesu
Language English
Author Makoto Yukimura (author)
Publisher Tokyopop
Categories Manga and science fiction
Series Planetes (5/5)
Publication year 2005
ISBN 1-59532-467-4 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 195
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  • //Phase 22// A Crying Dog
  • //Phase 23// A Running Dog
  • //Phase 24// A Barking Dog
  • //Phase 25// 45 Minutes at the Speed of Light
  • //Phase 26// What a Wonderful World
Full title The Garden of Rama [permalink]
Language English
Authors Arthur C. Clarke (author) and Gentry Lee (co-author)
Publisher Bantam Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Rama (3/4)
Publication year 1992
Original publication year 1991
ISBN 0-553-29817-8 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 518
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  • Acknowledgments
  • Nicole's Journal
  • At the Node
  • Rendezvous at Mars
  • Epithalamion
  • The Trial
Full title Rama Revealed: The Ultimate Encounter [permalink]
Language English
Authors Arthur C. Clarke (author) and Gentry Lee (co-author)
Publisher Bantam Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Rama (4/4)
Publication year 1995
Original publication year 1994
ISBN 0-553-56947-3 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 602
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  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • Escape
  • The Rainbow Connection
  • The Emerald City
  • War in Rama
  • Return to the Node
Full title The Caves of Steel [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Publisher Bantam Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Robot (1/4)
Publication year 1991
Original publication year 1954
ISBN 0-553-29340-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 270
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  • Introduction
  • 1. Conversation with a Commissioner
  • 2. Round Trip on an Expressway
  • 3. Incident at a Shoe Counter
  • 4. Introduction to a Family
  • 5. Analysis of a Murder
  • 6. Whispers in a Bedroom
  • 7. Excursion into Spacetown
  • 8. Debate over a Robot
  • 9. Elucidation by a Spacer
  • 10. Afternoon of a Plain-clothes Man
  • 11. Escape along the Strips
  • 12. Words from an Expert
  • 13. Shift to the Machine
  • 14. Power of a Name
  • 15. Arrest of a Conspirator
  • 16. Questions Concerning a Motive
  • 17. Conclusion of a Project
  • 18. End of an Investigation
Full title The Naked Sun [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Robot (2/4)
Publication year 1957
Pages 288
Full title The Robots of Dawn [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Publisher Bantam Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Robot (3/4)
Publication year 1994
Original publication year 1983
ISBN 0-553-29949-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 435
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  • 1 Baley
  • 2 Daneel
  • 3 Giskard
  • 4 Fastolfe
  • 5 Daneel and Giskard
  • 6 Gladia
  • 7 Again Fastolfe
  • 8 Fastolfe and Vasilia
  • 9 Vasilia
  • 10 Again Vasilia
  • 11 Gremionis
  • 12 Again Gremionis
  • 13 Amadiro
  • 14 Again Amadiro
  • 15 Again Daneel and Giskard
  • 16 Again Gladia
  • 17 The Chairman
  • 18 Again the Chairman
  • 19 Again Baley
Full title Robots and Empire [permalink]
Language English
Author Isaac Asimov (author)
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Robot (4/4)
Publication year 1985
Pages 383
Full title Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life [permalink]
Language English
Author Bryan Lee O'Malley (author)
Publisher Oni Press
Category Graphic novel
Series Scott Pilgrim (1/6)
Publication year 2004
ISBN 978-1-932664-08-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Images Back of Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life.Spine of Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life.Front of Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life.
Full title Scott Pilgrim vs. The World [permalink]
Language English
Author Bryan Lee O'Malley (author)
Publisher Oni Press
Category Graphic novel
Series Scott Pilgrim (2/6)
Publication year 2005
ISBN 978-1-932664-12-6 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Images Back of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.Spine of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.Front of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Full title Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness [permalink]
Language English
Author Bryan Lee O'Malley (author)
Publisher Oni Press
Category Graphic novel
Series Scott Pilgrim (3/6)
Publication year 2006
ISBN 978-1-932664-22-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Images Back of Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness.Spine of Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness.Front of Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness.
Full title Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together [permalink]
Language English
Author Bryan Lee O'Malley (author)
Publisher Oni Press
Category Graphic novel
Series Scott Pilgrim (4/6)
Publication year 2007
ISBN 978-1-932664-49-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
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Full title Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe [permalink]
Language English
Author Bryan Lee O'Malley (author)
Publisher Oni Press
Category Graphic novel
Series Scott Pilgrim (5/6)
Publication year 2009
ISBN 978-1-934964-10-1 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Images Back of Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe.Spine of Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe.Front of Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe.
Full title Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour [permalink]
Language English
Author Bryan Lee O'Malley (author)
Publisher Oni Press
Category Graphic novel
Series Scott Pilgrim (6/6)
Publication year 2010
ISBN 978-1-934964-38-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
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Full title Sirius: A Fantasy of Love and Discord [permalink]
Language English
Authors Olaf Stapledon (author) and Graham Sleight (introduction)
Publisher Victor Gollancz Ltd
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series SF Masterworks
Publication year 2010
Original publication year 1944
ISBN 978-0-575-09942-5 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Online version Link
Pages 194
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  • Introduction
  1. First Meeting
  2. The Making of Sirius
  3. Infancy
  4. Youth
  5. Sheep-Dog Apprentice
  6. Birth-Pangs of A Personality
  7. Wolf Sirius
  8. Sirius At Cambridge
  9. Sirius And Religion
  10. Experiences in London
  11. Man As Tyrant
  12. Farmer Sirius
  13. The Effects of War
  14. Tan-Y-Voel
  15. Strange Triangle
  16. Plaxy Constripted
  17. Outlaw
Full title Ubik [permalink]
Language English
Author Philip K. Dick (author)
Publisher Victor Gollancz Ltd
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series SF Masterworks
Publication year 2004
Original publication year 1969
ISBN 978-1-8579-8853-6 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 224
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Full title 2001: A Space Odyssey [permalink]
Language English
Author Arthur C. Clarke (author)
Publisher Roc Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Space Odyssey (1/4)
Publication year 2000
Original publication year 1968
ISBN 0-451-45799-4 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 297
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  • To Stanley: In Memoriam
  • Foreword to the Millennial Edition
  • Foreword
  • Part One: Primeval Night
    • Chapter 1: The Road to Extinction
    • Chapter 2: The New Rock
    • Chapter 3: Academy
    • Chapter 4: The Leopard
    • Chapter 5: Encounter in the Dark
    • Chapter 6: Ascent of Man
  • Part Two: TMA-1
    • Chapter 7: Special Flight
    • Chapter 8: Orbital Rendezvous
    • Chapter 9: Moon Shuttle
    • Chapter 10: Clavius Base
    • Chapter 11: Anomaly
    • Chapter 12: Journey by Earthlight
    • Chapter 13: The Slow Dawn
    • Chapter 14: The Listeners
  • Part Three: Between Planets
    • Chapter 15: Discovery
    • Chapter 16: Hal
    • Chapter 17: Cruise Mode
    • Chapter 18: Through the Asteroids
    • Chapter 19: Transit of Jupiter
    • Chapter 20: The World of the Gods
  • Part Four: Abyss
    • Chapter 21: Birthday Party
    • Chapter 22: Excursion
    • Chapter 23: Diagnosis
    • Chapter 24: Broken Circuit
    • Chapter 25: First Man to Saturn
    • Chapter 26: Dialogue with Hal
    • Chapter 27: "Need to Know"
    • Chapter 28: In Vacuum
    • Chapter 29: Alone
    • Chapter 30: The Secret
  • Part Five: The Moons of Saturn
    • Chapter 31: Survival
    • Chapter 32: Concerning E.T.'s
    • Chapter 33: Ambassador
    • Chapter 34: The Orbiting Ice
    • Chapter 35: The Eye of Japetus
    • Chapter 36: Big Brother
    • Chapter 37: Experiment
    • Chapter 38: The Sentinel
    • Chapter 39: Into the Eye
    • Chapter 40: Exit
  • Part Six: Through the Star Gate
    • Chapter 41: Grand Central
    • Chapter 42: The Alien Sky
    • Chapter 43: Inferno
    • Chapter 44: Reception
    • Chapter 45: Recapitulation
    • Chapter 46: Transformation
    • Chapter 47: Star-Child
Full title 2010: Odyssey Two [permalink]
Language English
Author Arthur C. Clarke (author)
Publisher Ballantine Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Space Odyssey (2/4)
Publication year 1984
Original publication year 1982
ISBN 0-345-30306-7 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 335
Images Back of 2010.Spine of 2010.Front of 2010.
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  • Author's Note
  • I * Leonov
    • 1. Meeting at the Focus
    • 2. The House of the Dolphins
    • 3. SAL 9000
    • 4. Mission Profile
    • 5. Leonov
  • II * Tsien
    • 6. Awakening
    • 7. Tsien
    • 8. Transit of Jupiter
    • 9. The Ice of the Grand Canal
    • 10. A Cry from Europa
    • 11. Ice and Vacuum
  • III * Discovery
    • 12. Downhill Run
    • 13. The Worlds of Galileo
    • 14. Double Encounter
    • 15. Escape From the Giant
    • 16. Private Line
    • 17. Boarding Party
    • 18. Salvage
    • 19. Operation WINDMILL
    • 20. Guillotine
    • 21. Resurrection
  • IV * Lagrange
    • 22. Big Brother
    • 23. Rendezvous
    • 24. Reconnaissance
    • 25. The View From Lagrange
    • 26. Probation
    • 27. Interlude: True Confessions
    • 28. Frustration
    • 29. Emergence
  • V * A Child of the Stars
    • 30. Homecoming
    • 31. Disneyville
    • 32. Crystal Spring
    • 33. Betty
    • 34. Valediction
    • 35. Rehabilitation
    • 36. Fire in the Deep
    • 37. Estrangement
    • 38. Foamscape
    • 39. In the Pod Bay
    • 40. "Daisy, Daisy..."
    • 41. Graveyard Shift
  • VI * Devourer of Worlds
    • 42. The Ghost in the Machine
    • 43. Thought Experiment
    • 44. Vanishing Trick
    • 45. Escape Maneuver
    • 46. Countdown
    • 47. Final Flyby
    • 48. Over the Nightside
    • 49. Devourer of Worlds
  • VII * Lucifer Rising
    • 50. Farewell to Jupiter
    • 51. The Great Game
    • 52. Ignition
    • 53. A Gift of Worlds
    • 54. Between Suns
    • 55. Lucifer Rising
  • Epilog: 20,001
  • Acknowledgments
Full title 2061: Odyssey Three [permalink]
Language English
Author Arthur C. Clarke (author)
Publisher Ballantine Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Space Odyssey (3/4)
Publication year 1989
Original publication year 1988
ISBN 0-345-35879-1 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 271
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  • Author's Note
  • I * The Magic Mountain
    • 1. The Frozen Years
    • 2. First Sight
    • 3. Reentry
    • 4. Tycoon
    • 5. Out of the Ice
    • 6. The Greening of Ganymede
    • 7. Transit
    • 8. Starfleet
    • 9. Mount Zeus
    • 10. Ship of Fools
    • 11. The Lie
    • 12. Oom Paul
    • 13. "No One Told Us to Bring Swimsuits..."
    • 14. Search
  • II * The Valley of Black Snow
    • 15. Rendezvous
    • 16. Touchdown
    • 17. The Valley of Black Snow
    • 18. Old Faithful
    • 19. At the End of the Tunnel
    • 20. Recall
  • III * Europan Roulette
    • 21. The Politics of Exile
    • 22. Hazardous Cargo
    • 23. Inferno
    • 24. Shaka the Great
    • 25. The Shrouded World
    • 26. Night Watch
    • 27. Rosie
    • 28. Dialog
    • 29. Descent
    • 30. Galaxy Down
    • 31. The Sea of Galilee
  • IV * At The Water Hole
    • 32. Diversion
    • 33. Pit Stop
    • 34. Car Wash
    • 35. Adrift
    • 36.The Alien Shore
  • V * Through the Asteroids
    • 37. Star
    • 38. Icebergs of Space
    • 39. The Captain's Table
    • 40. Monsters from Earth
    • 41. Memoirs of a Centenarian
    • 42. Minilith
  • VI * Haven
    • 43. Salvage
    • 44. Endurance
    • 45. Mission
    • 46. Shuttle
    • 47. Shards
    • 48. Lucy
  • VII * The Great Wall
    • 49. Shrine
    • 50. Open City
    • 51. Phantom
    • 52. On the couch
    • 53. Pressure Cooker
    • 54. Reunion
    • 55. Magma
    • 56. Perturbation Theory
    • 57. Interlude on Ganymede
  • VIII * The Kingdom of Sulfur
    • 58. Fire and Ice
    • 59. Trinity
  • IX * 3001
    • 60. Midnight in the Plaza
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Addendum
Full title 3001: The Final Odyssey [permalink]
Language English
Author Arthur C. Clarke (author)
Publisher Ballantine Books
Categories Novel and science fiction
Series Space Odyssey (4/4)
Publication year 1998
Original publication year 1997
ISBN 0-345-42349-6 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 274
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  • Prologue: The Firstborn
  • I. Star City
    • 1. Comet Cowboy
    • 2. Awakening
    • 3. Rehabilitation
    • 4. A Room with a View
    • 5. Education
    • 6. Braincap
    • 7. Debriefing
    • 8. Return to Olduvai
    • 9. Skyland
    • 10. Homage to Icarus
    • 11. Here Be Dragons
    • 12. Frustration
    • 13. Stranger in a Strange Time
  • II. Goliath
    • 14. A Farewell to Earth
    • 15. Transit of Venus
    • 16. The Captain's Table
  • III. The Worlds of Galileo
    • 17. Ganymede
    • 18. Grand Hotel
    • 19. The Madness of Mankind
    • 20. Apostate
    • 21. Quarantine
    • 22. Venture
  • IV. The Kingdom of Sulfur
    • 23. Falcon
    • 24. Escape
    • 25. Fire in the Deep
    • 26. Tsienville
    • 27. Ice and Vacuum
    • 28. The Little Dawn
    • 29. The Ghosts in the Machine
    • 30. Foamscape
    • 31. Nursery
  • V. Termination
    • 32. A Gentleman of Leisure
    • 33. Contact
    • 34. Judgement
    • 35. Council of War
    • 36. Chamber of Horrors
    • 37. Operation DAMOCLES
    • 38. Preemptive Strike
    • 39. Deicide
    • 40. Midnight: Pico
    • Epilogue
  • Sources and Acknowledgments
  • Valediction
Full title The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [permalink]
Language English
Author Douglas Adams (author)
Categories Humor, novel and science fiction
Series The Hitchhiker's Guide
Publication year 1979
Pages 224
Full title The Restaurant at the End of the Universe [permalink]
Language English
Author Douglas Adams (author)
Categories Humor and science fiction
Series The Hitchhiker's Guide
Publication year 1980
Pages 208
Full title So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish [permalink]
Language English
Author Douglas Adams (author)
Categories Humor, novel and science fiction
Series The Hitchhiker's Guide
Publication year 1984
Pages 224
Full title The Shining [permalink]
Language English
Author Stephen King (author)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Categories Horror and novel
Series The Shining (1/2)
Publication year 2011
Original publication year 1977
ISBN 978-1-444-7207-3 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 497
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  • Introduction

Part One: Prefatory Matters

  • Chapter One: Job Interview
  • Chapter Two: Boulder
  • Chapter Three: Watson
  • Chapter Four: Shadowland
  • Chapter Five: Phonebooth
  • Chapter Six: Night Thoughts
  • Chapter Seven: In Another Bedroom

Part Two: Closing Day

  • Chapter Eight: A View of the Overlook
  • Chapter Nine: Checking It Out
  • Chapter Ten: Hallorann
  • Chapter Eleven: The Shining
  • Chapter Twelve: The Grand Tour
  • Chapter Thirteen: The Front Porch

Part Three: The Wasps' Nest

  • Chapter Fourteen: Up On the Roof
  • Chapter Fifteen: Down in the Front Yard
  • Chapter Sixteen: Danny
  • Chapter Seventeen: The Doctor's Office
  • Chapter Eighteen: The Scrapbook
  • Chapter Nineteen: Outside 217
  • Chapter Twenty: Talking to Mr. Ullman
  • Chapter Twenty-One: Night Thoughts
  • Chapter Twenty-Two: In the Truck
  • Chapter Twenty-Three: In the Playground
  • Chapter Twenty-Four: Snow
  • Chapter Twenty-Five: Inside 217

Part Four: Snowbound

  • Chapter Twenty-Six: Dreamland
  • Chapter Twenty-Seven: Catatonic
  • Chapter Twenty-Eight: 'It Was Her!'
  • Chapter Twenty-Nine: Kitchen Talk
  • Chapter Thirty: 217 Revisited
  • Chapter Thirty-One: The Verdict
  • Chapter Thirty-Two: The Bedroom
  • Chapter Thirty-Three: The Snowmobile
  • Chapter Thirty-Four: The Hedges
  • Chapter Thirty-Five: The Lobby
  • Chapter Thirty-Six: The Elevator
  • Chapter Thirty-Seven: The Ballroom

Part Five: Matters of Life and Death

  • Chapter Thirty-Eight: Florida
  • Chapter Thirty-Nine: On the Stairs
  • Chapter Forty: In the Basement
  • Chapter Forty-One: Daylight
  • Chapter Forty-Two: Mid-Air
  • Chapter Forty-Three: Drinks on the House
  • Chapter Forty-Four: Conversations at the Party
  • Chapter Forty-Five: Stapleton Airport, Denver
  • Chapter Forty-Six: Wendy
  • Chapter Forty-Seven: Danny
  • Chapter Forty-Eight: Jack
  • Chapter Forty-Nine: Hallorann, Going Up the Country
  • Chapter Fifty: Redrum
  • Chapter Fifty-One: Hallorann Arrives
  • Chapter Fifty-Two: Wendy and Jack
  • Chapter Fifty-Three: Hallorann Laid Low
  • Chapter Fifty-Four: Tony
  • Chapter Fifty-Five: That Which Was Forgotten
  • Chapter Fifty-Six: The Explosion
  • Chapter Fifty-Seven: Exit
  • Chapter Fifty-Eight: Epilogue/Summer
Full title Uzumaki Volume 1: Spiral into Horror [permalink]
Original title うずまき
Translated title Spiral
Language English
Authors Gary Leach (editor), Yuji Oniki (translator), Junji Ito (creator) and Susan Daigle-Leach (letterer)
Publisher VIZ Media
Categories Horror and manga
Series Uzumaki (1/3)
Publication year 2011
Original publication year 1998
ISBN 978-1-4215-1389-8 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 202
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  • Chapter 1: The Spiral Obsession Part 1
  • Chapter 2: The Spiral Obsession Part 2
  • Chapter 3: The Scar
  • Chapter 4: The Firing Effect
  • Chapter 5: Twisted Souls
  • Chapter 6: Medusa
  • Afterword
Full title Uzumaki Volume 2: Spiral into Horror [permalink]
Original title うずまき
Translated title Spiral
Language English
Authors Gary Leach (editor), Yuji Oniki (translator), Junji Ito (creator) and Susan Daigle-Leach (letterer)
Publisher VIZ Media
Categories Horror and manga
Series Uzumaki (2/3)
Publication year 2010
Original publication year 1999
ISBN 978-1-4215-1390-4 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 197
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  • Chapter 7: Jack-in-the-Box
  • Chapter 8: Snail People
  • Chapter 9: The Black Lighthouse
  • Chapter 10: Mosquitoes
  • Chapter 11: The Umbilical Cord
  • Chapter 12: The Storm
  • Afterword
Full title Uzumaki Volume 3: Spiral into Horror [permalink]
Original title うずまき
Translated title Spiral
Language English
Authors Gary Leach (editor), Yuji Oniki (translator), Junji Ito (creator) and Susan Daigle-Leach (letterer)
Publisher VIZ Media
Categories Horror and manga
Series Uzumaki (3/3)
Publication year 2012
Original publication year 1998
ISBN 978-1-4215-1391-1 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 253
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  • Chapter 13.The House
  • Chapter 14.Butterfly
  • Chapter 15.Chaos
  • Chapter 16.Erosion
  • Chapter 17.Escape
  • Chapter 18.Labyrinth
  • Chapter 19.Completion
  • Lost chapter: Galaxies
  • Afterword

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