Irrational Numbers

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Author: George Effinger
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575124954
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Irrational Numbers by George Effinger


Original Title: Irrational Numbers

The death of a pet fish signals an ominous threat of wordwide tragedy... Delta Company 'plays' out a war light years away... A running back for the Cleveland Browns gives his all to relive a night from his past. In IRRATIONAL NUMBERS, as with much of his work, author George Alec Effinger straddles the line between allegorical fantasy and science fiction. It's a vein Effinger mines for a deep, meaningful understanding of human nature. Challenging and disquieting in the way only the best fiction can be, this collection of eight magnificent pieces of fiction will have readers clamoring for more.

Irrational Numbers

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Author: George Alec Effinger
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 149760561X
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Irrational Numbers by George Alec Effinger


Original Title: Irrational Numbers

The death of a pet fish signals an ominous threat of wordwide tragedy... Delta Company “plays” out a war light years away... A running back for the Cleveland Browns gives his all to relive a night from his past… In IRRATIONAL NUMBERS, as with much of his work, author George Alec Effinger straddles the line between allegorical fantasy and science fiction. It’s a vein Effinger mines for a deep, meaningful understanding of human nature. Challenging and disquieting in the way only the best fiction can be, this collection of eight magnificent pieces of fiction will have readers clamoring for more. George Alec Effinger was a true master of satirical Science Fiction. Before his death in 2002, he gained the highest esteem amongst his peers for his pitch-perfect stylistic mimicry and his great insight into the human condition. Despite a life filled with chronic illness, Effinger was a prolific novelist and short story writer, earning multiple Nebula and Hugo Award nominations.

Eighteenth Century Fiction And The Reinvention Of Wonder

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Author: Sarah Tindal Kareem
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191003123
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Eighteenth Century Fiction And The Reinvention Of Wonder by Sarah Tindal Kareem


Original Title: Eighteenth Century Fiction And The Reinvention Of Wonder

A footprint materializes mysteriously on a deserted shore; a giant helmet falls from the sky; a traveler awakens to find his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century fiction brims with moments such as these, in which the prosaic rubs up against the marvelous. While it is a truism that the period's literature is distinguished by its realism and air of probability, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder argues that wonder is integral to—rather than antithetical to—the developing techniques of novelistic fiction. Positioning its reader on the cusp between recognition and estrangement, between faith and doubt, modern fiction hinges upon wonder. Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder's chapters unfold its new account of fiction's rise through surprising new readings of classic early novels-from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe to Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey-as well as bringing to attention lesser known works, most notably Rudolf Raspe's Baron Munchausen's Narrative of His Marvellous Travels. In this bold new account, the eighteenth century bears witness not to the world's disenchantment but rather to wonder's re-location from the supernatural realm to the empirical world, providing a re-evaluation not only of how we look back at the Enlightenment, but also of how we read today.

Beginning Mysql

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Author: Robert Sheldon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764596578
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Beginning Mysql by Robert Sheldon


Original Title: Beginning Mysql

Provides programmers with a complete foundation in MySQL, the multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server that easily stores, updates, and accesses information Offers detailed instructions for MySQL installation and configuration on either Windows or Linux Shows how to create a database, work with SQL, add and modify data, run queries, perform administrative tasks, and build database applications Demonstrates how to connect to a MySQL database from within PHP, Java, ASP, and ASP.NET applications Companion Web site includes SQL statements needed to create and populate a database plus three ready-to-use database applications (in PHP, Java, and ASP.NET)

The Sociology Of Science Fiction

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Author: Brian M. Stableford
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 089370265X
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The Sociology Of Science Fiction by Brian M. Stableford


Original Title: The Sociology Of Science Fiction

Well-known critic Brian Stableford, a former professor at the University of Reading, contributes "a fascinating and valuable attempt to grapple with the questions of why SF authors write what they write, and why SF readers like what they like"-Interzone. Contents: Introduction; Approaches to the Sociology of Literature; The Analysis of Communicative Functions; The Evolution of Science Fiction as a Publishing Category; The Expectations of the Science Fiction Reader; Themes and Trends in Science Fiction; and Conclusion: The Communicative Functions of Science Fiction. Complete with Notes and References, Bibliography, and Index.

Enterprise Software Architecture And Design

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Author: Dominic Duggan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470565454
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Enterprise Software Architecture And Design by Dominic Duggan


Original Title: Enterprise Software Architecture And Design

This book fills a gap between high–level overview texts that are often too general and low–level detail oriented technical handbooks that lose sight the "big picture". This book discusses SOA from the low–level perspective of middleware, various XML–based technologies, and basic service design. It also examines broader implications of SOA, particularly where it intersects with business process management and process modeling. Concrete overviews will be provided of the methodologies in those fields, so that students will have a hands–on grasp of how they may be used in the context of SOA.

Racial Attitudes In English Canadian Fiction 1905 1980

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Author: Terrence Craig
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554586615
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Racial Attitudes In English Canadian Fiction 1905 1980 by Terrence Craig


Original Title: Racial Attitudes In English Canadian Fiction 1905 1980

Racial Attitudes in English-Canadian Fiction is a critical overview of the appearances and consequences of racism in English-Canadian fiction published between 1905 and 1980. Based on an analysis of traditional expressions in literature of group solidarity and resentment, the study screens English-Canadian novels for fictional representations of such feelings. Beginning with the English-Canadian reaction to the mass influx of immigrants into Western Canada after World War One, it examines the fiction of novelists such as Ralph Connor and Nellie McClung. The author then suggests that the cumulative effect of a number of individual voices, such as Grove and Salverson, constituted a counter-reaction which has been made more positive by Laurence, Lysenko, Richler and Clarke. The “debate” between these two sides, carried on in fictional and non-fictional writing, is seen to be in part resolved in synthesis after World War Two, as attitudes are forced by wartime alliances and intellectual pressures into a qualified liberalism. The author shows how single novels by Graham, Bodsworth, and Callaghan demonstrated a new concern for the exposure and eradication of racial discrimination, an attitude taken further by the works of Wiebe and Klein. The book concentrates on single texts that best portray deliberately or not, racist ideology or anti-racist arguments, and attempts to explain the arousal in Canada of such ideas.

Visual Devices In Contemporary Prose Fiction

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Author: Simon Barton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137467363
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Visual Devices In Contemporary Prose Fiction by Simon Barton


Original Title: Visual Devices In Contemporary Prose Fiction

This book acknowledges that the reader of a novel looks at and sees the page before they begin to read any text placed upon it. Thus, any disruptions to how a traditional page 'should look' can have a large impact on the reading process. The book critically engages with the visual appearance of graphically innovative contemporary prose fiction.

British Historical Fiction Before Scott

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Author: A. Stevens
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230275303
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British Historical Fiction Before Scott by A. Stevens


Original Title: British Historical Fiction Before Scott

In the half century before Walter Scott's Waverley , dozens of popular novelists produced historical fictions for circulating libraries. This book examines eighty-five popular historical novels published between 1762 and 1813, looking at how the conventions of the genre developed through a process of imitation and experimentation.

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