The Star Diaries

The Star Diaries PDF Author: Stanisław Lem
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780749304720
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 275

Book Description
@Ijon Tichy, Lem's Candide of the Cosmos, encounters bizarre civilizations and creatures in space that serve to satirize science, the rational mind, theology, and other icons of human pride. Line drawings by the Author. Translated by Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book@@

Stanislaw Lem's The Seventh Voyage

Stanislaw Lem's The Seventh Voyage PDF Author: Stanislaw Lem
Publisher: Graphix
ISBN: 9780545004626
Category : JUVENILE FICTION
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
World renowned sci-fi writer and Caldecott Honor artist team up for a zany sci-fi tall tale about an astronaut caught in a time loop in space who must confront past and future versions of himself!

Curse of the Arctic Star

Curse of the Arctic Star PDF Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416990720
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 208

Book Description
Nancy and her friends Bess and George tour the dangerous waters off the coast of Alaska on a posh new ship's maiden voyage, a journey that is overshadowed by a series of deaths and near-misses that reveal the work of a saboteur.

Star Shell Reflections, 1914–1916

Star Shell Reflections, 1914–1916 PDF Author: Jim Maultsaid
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147385783X
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 372

Book Description
As the centenary of the Great War approaches, this book offers a unique perspective told in the words and illustrations of someone who was there , on the front line.Although an American citizen, Jim Maultsaid's parents were Irish and he lived in Donegal. He joined the Young Citizen Volunteers, a group drawn from the ranks of clerical and professional society, at the outbreak of war.Although he left school at age 13, the author was naturally gifted in both writing and drawing, with a great eye for detail, and has often been described as the unofficial war artist.Jim's personal style of writing is engaging, and along with his sketches and illustrations, which are witty at times, takes the reader on a journey through not only the dark days and misery but also reveals the gritty humour that helped him and his 'chums' cope with the horrors of life in the trenches.The diaries offer in words and illustrations, a true insight into the thoughts of the ordinary soldiers, and are filled with untold stories from the Great War, covering aspects that have never been addressed in other books. In particular there is new light shone on the Chinese Labour Corps, where Jim served as Captain, after he was certified unfit for active service due to his wounds.The book has great historical and educational value, and will give those of all ages a real understanding of how this brave generation faced war, and how they struggled to survive.

The Truth and Other Stories

The Truth and Other Stories PDF Author: Stanislaw Lem
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262366657
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 341

Book Description
Twelve stories by science fiction master Stanisław Lem, nine of them never before published in English. Of these twelve short stories by science fiction master Stanisław Lem, only three have previously appeared in English, making this the first "new" book of fiction by Lem since the late 1980s. The stories display the full range of Lem's intense curiosity about scientific ideas as well as his sardonic approach to human nature, presenting as multifarious a collection of mad scientists as any reader could wish for. Many of these stories feature artificial intelligences or artificial life forms, long a Lem preoccupation; some feature quite insane theories of cosmology or evolution. All are thought provoking and scathingly funny. Written from 1956 to 1993, the stories are arranged in chronological order. In the title story, "The Truth," a scientist in an insane asylum theorizes that the sun is alive; "The Journal" appears to be an account by an omnipotent being describing the creation of infinite universes--until, in a classic Lem twist, it turns out to be no such thing; in "An Enigma," beings debate whether offspring can be created without advanced degrees and design templates. Other stories feature a computer that can predict the future by 137 seconds, matter-destroying spores, a hunt in which the prey is a robot, and an electronic brain eager to go on the lam. These stories are peak Lem, exploring ideas and themes that resonate throughout his writing.

Horse Diaries #2: Bell's Star

Horse Diaries #2: Bell's Star PDF Author: Alison Hart
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375892540
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 146

Book Description
Vermont, 1850s Bell’s Star is a brown Morgan colt with a white star and two white stockings. He was bred for hard work, yet he longs to run free with his human friend, Katie, on his back. But when Star helps rescue a runaway slave girl, his ideas about freedom may change forever. Here is Star’s story . . . in his own words. With exciting and knowledgeable text and lovely black-and-white art throughout—both by real horse owners—Horse Diaries are the perfect fit for all lovers of horses and history!

The Star Diaries

The Star Diaries PDF Author: Stanislaw Lem
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0544079930
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 291

Book Description
Ijon Tichy, Lem's Candide of the Cosmos, encounters bizarre civilizations and creatures in space that serve to satirize science, the rational mind, theology, and other icons of human pride. Line drawings by the Author. Translated by Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Sŏndŏk, Princess of the Moon and Stars

Sŏndŏk, Princess of the Moon and Stars PDF Author: Sheri Holman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439165860
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 212

Book Description
THE ROYAL DIARIES is pleased to introduce historical novelist, Sheri Holman, who makes her debut on the list with a captivating story of fourteen-year-old Princess Sondok from seventh-century Korea. During the seventh-century, the land which is now Korea was fraught with political and religious intrigue. The country was split into Three Kingdoms, each fighting for supremacy: Silla, Koguryo, and Paekche. Besides the warring kingdoms, there are three religions in conflict: Shamanism, the ancient female-dominated faith wherein Shamanist priestesses wield great power at court, foretelling the future, performing important national rituals, and healing sickness; Buddhism, the contemplative State religion; and Confucianism, a recent import from powerful China.

Tales from a Not-so-glam TV Star

Tales from a Not-so-glam TV Star PDF Author: Rachel Renée Russell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781481428149
Category : Bands (Music)
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
"Nikki is in the spotlight. A reality TV crew will follow her and her friends for the whole month of March as they record their hit song together. But will the excitement also cause unexpected problems, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki and her friends go?"--

Star Diaries

Star Diaries PDF Author: Stanisław Lem
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Science fiction, Polish
Languages : en
Pages : 340

Book Description
Ijon Tichy, Lem's Candide of the Cosmos, encounters bizarre civilizations and creatures in space that serve to satirize science, the rational mind, theology, and other icons of human pride. Line drawings by the Author.
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