The Fractal Prince

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575088958
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Jean le Flambeur is out of prison, but still not free. To pay his debts he has to break into the mind of a living god. But when the stakes are revealed, Jean has to decide how far he is willing to go to get the job done. The sequel to Hannu Rajaniemi's extraordinary debut novel is set to build on the extravagant promise of one of the most exciting new voices to come out of the genre this century.

The Jean Le Flambeur Trilogy

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1250301033
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This discounted ebundle of the Jean le Flambeur Trilogy includes: The Quantum Thief, The Fractal Prince, The Causal Angel “The next big thing in hard SF. Hard to admit, but I think he's better at this stuff than I am.” —Charles Stross The gentleman rogue Jean de Flambeur is part mind burglar, part confidence artist. He’s known throughout the Heterarchy for his amazing galactic exploits, like breaking into the vast Inner System of Zuesbrains. The Quantum Thief Jean Le Flambeur’s trapped inside the Dilemma Prison, and must wake up every morning to kill himself before his other self can kill him. Filled with mind-bending science, plus mediations on the nature of reality, these interstellar capers are reminiscent of Maurice Leblanc and the science fictional greats. The Fractal Prince A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. And on the edges of reality a thief, helped by a sardonic ship, is trying to break into a Schrödinger box for his patron. In the box is his freedom. Or not. The Causal Angel Discover the ultimate fates of Jean de Flambeur, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen, and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung throughout the solar system in this stunning conclusion. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Cyborg Subject

Author: Garfield Benjamin
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137584491
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This book outlines a new conception of the cyborg in terms of consciousness as the parallax gap between physical and digital worlds. The contemporary subject constructs its own internal reality in the interplay of the Virtual and the Real. Reinterpreting the work of Slavoj Žižek and Gilles Deleuze in terms of the psychological and ontological construction of the digital, alongside the philosophy of quantum physics, this book offers a challenge to materialist perspectives in the fluid cyberspace that is ever permeating our lives. The inclusion of the subject in its own epistemological framework establishes a model for an engaged spectatorship of reality. Through the analysis of online media, digital art, avatars, computer games and science fiction, a new model of cyborg culture reveals the opportunities for critical and creative interventions in the contemporary subjective experience, promoting an awareness of the parallax position we all occupy between physical and digital worlds.

Twenty First Century Science Fiction

Author: David G. Hartwell
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429988746
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Twenty-First Century Science Fiction is an enormous anthology of short stories—close to 250,000 words—edited by two of the most prestigious and award-winning editors in the SF field and featuring recent stories from some of science fiction's greatest up-and-coming authors. David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognized as two of the most skilled and trusted arbiters of the field, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans' first opportunities to see what their considerable talents come up with together, and also to get a unique perspective on what's coming next in the science fiction field. The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and established favorites to incandescent new talents including Paolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, and Peter Watts, and the stories selected include winners and nominees of all of the science fiction field's major awards. One of Publishers Weekly's Best Science Fiction Books of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Culture Series Of Iain M Banks

Author: Simone Caroti
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476620407
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This critical history of Iain M. Banks’ Culture novels covers the series from its inception in the 1970s to the The Hydrogen Sonata (2012), published less than a year before Banks’ death. It considers Banks’ origins as a writer, the development of his politics and ethics, his struggles to become a published author, his eventual success with The Wasp Factory (1984) and the publication of the first Culture novel, Consider Phlebas (1987). His 1994 essay “A Few Notes on the Culture” is included, along with a range of critical responses to the 10 Culture books he published in his lifetime and a discussion of the series’ status as utopian literature. Banks was a complex man, both in his everyday life and on the page. This work aims at understanding the Culture series not only as a fundamental contribution to science fiction but also as a product of its creator’s responses to the turbulent times he lived in.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Thirtieth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250028043
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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

Fractals Of Brain Fractals Of Mind

Author: Earl R. Mac Cormac
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027251275
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This collective volume is the first to discuss systematically what are the possibilities to model different aspects of brain and mind functioning with the formal means of fractal geometry and deterministic chaos. At stake here is not an approximation to the way of actual performance, but the possibility of brain and mind to implement nonlinear dynamic patterns in their functioning. The contributions discuss the following topics (among others): the edge-of- chaos dynamics in recursively organized neural systems and in intersensory interaction, the fractal timing of the neural functioning on different scales of brain networking, aspects of fractal neurodynamics and quantum chaos in novel biophysics, the fractal maximum-power evolution of brain and mind, the chaotic dynamics in the development of consciousness, etc. It is suggested that the margins of our capacity for phenomenal experience, are fractal-limit phenomena . Here the possibilities to prove the plausibility of fractal modeling with appropriate experimentation and rational reconstruction are also discussed. A conjecture is made that the brain vs. mind differentiation becomes possible, most probably, only with the imposition of appropriate symmetry groups implementing a flowing interface of features of local vs. global brain dynamics. (Series B)

Heaven S Fractal Net

Author: William Joseph Jackson
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253216205
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Accompanying DVD contains ... "Two hours of Supercomputed frame-by-frame fractal animation. Includes Mandelbrot Zooms, Julia Promenades, Cascade maps and the Lorenz Attractor. Forty six scenes with original music."--[container of 1990 VHS release].

The Causal Angel

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765329514
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A follow-up to The Quantum Thief and The Fractal Prince is set in a post-human future and reveals the ultimate fates of gentleman rogue Jean de Flambeur, his employer Miele and the independently minded ship Perhonnen. 20,000 first printing.

Summerland

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1250178932
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From Hannu Rajaniemi, one of the most exciting science fiction writers in the last decade, comes an awe-inspiring account of the afterlife and what happens when it spills over into the world of the living Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning. In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. Yet Britain isn’t the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland, and the technology to build their own god. When SIS agent Rachel White gets a lead on one of the Soviet moles, blowing the whistle puts her hard-earned career at risk. The spy has friends in high places, and she will have to go rogue to bring him in. But how do you catch a man who’s already dead? Other Tor books by Hannu Rajaniemi: Jean le Flambeur series 1. The Quantum Thief 2. The Fractal Prince 3. The Casual Angel At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hannu Rajaniemi Collected Fiction

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi
Editor:
ISBN: 9781616961923
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Inside the firewall the city is alive. Buildings breathe, cars attack, angels patrol, and hyperintelligent pets run wild in the streets. With unbridled invention and breakneck adventure, Hannu Rajaniemi is on the cutting-edge of science fiction. His postapocalyptic, postcyberpunk, and posthuman tales are full of exhilarating energy and unpredictable optimism. How will human nature react when the only limit to desire is creativity? When the distinction between humans and gods is as small as nanomachines--or as large as the universe? Whether the next big step in technology is 3D printing, genetic alteration, or unlimited space travel, Rajaniemi writes about what happens after.

Fractal Dreams

Author: Jon Dovey
Editor: Lawrence & Wishart Limited
ISBN:
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CD-ROM, CDI, VR... the digital media revolution is upon us - or so, this book argues, we are being led to believe. The essays set out to explore what is new about new media, mapping the territory of the mediasphere and distinguishing what is actual and what is virtual in these new worlds.

Fractal Aspects Of Materials

Author: Fereydoon Family
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Natural Scene Description Based On Fractal Features

Author: Horng-Hai Loh
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The New Voices Of Fantasy

Author: Eugene Fisher
Editor: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616962585
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What would you do if a tornado wanted you to be its Valentine? Or if a haunted spacesuit banged on your door? When is the ideal time to turn into a tiger? Would you post a supernatural portal on Craigslist? In these nineteen stories, the enfants terribles of fantasy have arrived. The New Voices of Fantasy captures some of the fastest-rising talents of the last five years, including Sofia Samatar, Maria Dahvana Headley, Max Gladstone, Alyssa Wong, Usman T. Malik, Brooke Bolander, E. Lily Yu, Ben Loory, Ursula Vernon, and more. Their tales were hand-picked by the legendary Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn) and genre expert Jacob Weisman (The Treasury of the Fantastic). So go ahead and join the Communist revolution of the honeybees. The new kids got your back.

Fractals And Chaos Simplified For The Life Sciences

Author: Larry S. Liebovitch
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN:
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There is a growing interest on the part of undergraduate and graduate students and investigators in applying fractals and chaos (nonlinear dynamics) to a variety of problems in biology and medicine. This book explains fractals and chaos and illustrates their use with examples from biomedical research. The author presents the material in a unique style that doesn't require a strong background in mathematics. The ideas are presented in a straightforward way without technical jargon. One concept at a time is explained in a set of facing pages, with text on the left page and graphics on the right page. The graphics pages can be copied directly on to transparencies for teaching.

Mots D Ordre

Author: Joseph P. Natoli
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791411117
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Meditations on disorder (defined as what comes into conflict or resists a prevailing order's sense of social advance and historical development) through a variety of voices, most associated with literary theory or, more broadly, with cultural critique. The meditations are shaped from both extraliterary (i.e. physics, biology, neuroscience, geometry, geography, psychoanalysis, politics, and history) and literary contexts. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The New Voices Of Science Fiction

Author: Nino Cipri
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ISBN: 9781616962913
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What would you do if your tiny collective of bots suddenly mutinied? Would you find bioprinted meat delicious, even after it was signed by the artist? Is an eleven second attention-span enough to bond with a cryogenically-revived tourist? Would you sell your native language just to send your daughter to college? The avant garde of science fiction has appeared, arriving via time machines and portals that may or may not work properly. In this space-age sequel to award-winning anthology, The New Voices of Fantasy, The New Voices of Science Fiction has launched the rising stars of the last five years of science fiction, including Rebecca Roanhorse, Amal El-Mohtar, Alice Sola Kim, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Rich Larson, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Sarah Pinsker, Darcie Little Badger, S. Qiouyi Lu, Kelly Robson, Suzanne Palmer, Nino Cipri, and more. Their wide-ranging tales were hand-selected by cutting-edge author Hannu Rajaniemi (The Quantum Thief) and genre expert Jacob Weisman (Invaders). So go ahead, join the interstellar revolution. The new kids hotwired the AI.