Time Was

Author: Steve Perry
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061861766
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Annabelle Donohoe, the CEO of World Tech, is mad as hell. Her dreams of world domination died the day Zac Robillard discovered her evil plans and fled World Tech, taking his greatest creation, his beloved I-Bots, and all his research, with him. (Read about their origins in Isaac Asimov's History of I-Bots!) More than super-machines, more than robots, the I-Bots are eerilyhuman in appearance, but not in abilities. Their genetic components--based on human DNA--and mechanical infrastructures give them pshyical strength and powers humans can only imagine, and a measure of free will impossible in robots. Annabelle wants them back and will stop at nothing to get her way, including hiring the world's deadliest assassin to find Zac, and his I-Bots--the beautiful Radiant and Killaine, clever Itazura, Psy-4, and Stonewall--and bring them in...or kill them. For if Annabelle cannot have the I-Bots she vows that no one else can either. But Janus, the ruthless killer, is not the only hunter they must elude... Surrounded by enemies, Zac and the I-Bots can find no safe place, not even the streets. In the year 2013, the Silver Metal Stompers, a neo-Nazi gang, roam the nation's cities wreaking havoc on robots, especially Scrappers, outmoded homeless robots who huddle in hobo camps, rusting away unless they are repaired by a mysterious humanitarian and robotarian called DocScrap. In an unlucky twist of fate, the Stompers discover DocScrap is none other than Zac Robillard and that the I-Bots aren't exactly human...and vow to crush Zac and the I-Bots into wreckage. Based on an original concept by Isaac Asimov, Time Was is a nonstop action adventure combining all the excitement of Golden Age SF with the technological wonders of modern cybernetics and quantum science. This remarkable collaboration between the greatest science fiction genius of all time and a team of brilliant young writers is a major publishing event. Only the Grand Master himself could have foreseen the awesome wonders depicted in Isaac Asimov's I-Bots. And only today's finest storytellers could have brought them so vividly to life.

Literary Afterlife

Author: Bernard A. Drew
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 078645721X
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This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer’s real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer’s name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author’s unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and “biographies” of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author’s characters.

Isaac Asimov S I Bots

Author: Isaac Asimov
Editor: Harper Prism
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In a high-tech adventure set in post-World War II Germany, a German scientist creates the first functional cyborg--half man, half robot

Berkshire Encyclopedia Of Human Computer Interaction

Author: William Sims Bainbridge
Editor: Berkshire Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 0974309125
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Presents a collection of articles on human-computer interaction, covering such topics as applications, methods, hardware, and computers and society.

Gabatrix Minerva

Author: CMed
Editor: TheUniverseofCMed
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The year is 2349. Earth is a forgotten wasteland, but humanity survives as it finds new worlds to live on. A great pioneer by the name of Gabatrix has ushered a new age of exploration and colonization for the human race. Of course, such a system is not without its hiccups, bickering, and the trepidation of the great unknown of space. The discovery of an intelligent alien race stirs in the hearts of many. A scientist is about to do something that has been banned for hundreds of years. He is about to create a super advanced AI in a society that has turned its back on artificial intelligence. The fear of the unknown and beyond is something that looms in all people. It is up to Ericson to push the envelope and see how humanity responds to the creation of Minerva. Gabatrix is a space, science fiction, and erotica series set hundreds of years in our future. Minerva is the first book of the series.

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Isaac Asimov S Robots And Aliens

Author: Stephen Leigh
Editor: iBooks
ISBN: 9780743434744
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Robots from the robot city encounter a race of intelligent extraterrestrials; and Ariel follows Derec to a planet of robots where Derec attempts to solve a mystery involving the robots and an alien race and thus prevent a robot war.

Luke Skywalker Can T Read

Author: Ryan Britt
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698406729
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“Ryan Britt is . . . the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery.” —Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn’t need further analysis. Essayist Ryan Britt got a sex education from dirty pictures of dinosaurs, made out with Jar-Jar Binks at midnight, and figured out how to kick depression with a Doctor Who Netflix-binge. Alternating between personal anecdote, hilarious insight, and smart analysis, Luke Skywalker Can’t Read contends that Barbarella is good for you, that monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, that Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are total hipsters, and, most shockingly, shows how virtually everyone in the Star Wars universe is functionally illiterate. Romp through time and space, from the circus sideshows of 100 years ago to the Comic Cons of today, from darkest corners of the Galaxy to the comfort of your couch. For anyone who pretended their flashlight was a lightsaber, stood in line for a movie at midnight, or dreamed they were abducted by aliens, Luke Skywalker Can't Read is full of answers to questions you haven't thought to ask, and perfect for readers of Chuck Klosterman, Rob Sheffield, and Ernest Cline. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Isaac Asimov S Science Fiction Magazine

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Time

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Murder Most Confederate

Author: Abigail Browning
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ISBN: 9780307290229
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A collection of 64 stories of murder and mayhem by various authors.

The Magazine Of Fantasy Science Fiction

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Murder Most Confederate

Author: Martin Harry Greenberg
Editor: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581821208
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Murder Most Confederate: Tales of Crimes Quite Uncivil"", edited by Martin H. Greenberg, is an anthology of short stories set in the Civil War in which the murders take place in the Confederacy. Authors such as Ed Gorman, Gary A. Braunbeck, and Edward D. Hoch contributed stories. ""

Mardi Gras Madness

Author: Martin Harry Greenberg
Editor: Cumberland House Publishing
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The festival of Mardi Gras is a tradition dating back more than 200 years. Its roots can be traced back to the Latin 'carnivale', which means - roughly - 'farewell to flesh'. The premise was simple: a time of great feasting prior to the time of fasting that traditionally begins with Ash Wednesday.

Wikipedia U

Author: Thomas Leitch
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 142141550X
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Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has been a lightning rod for debates about knowledge and traditional authority. It has come under particular scrutiny from publishers of print encyclopedias and college professors, who are skeptical about whether a crowd-sourced encyclopedia—in which most entries are subject to potentially endless reviewing and editing by anonymous collaborators whose credentials cannot be established—can ever truly be accurate or authoritative. In Wikipedia U, Thomas Leitch argues that the assumptions these critics make about accuracy and authority are themselves open to debate. After all, academics are expected both to consult the latest research and to return to the earliest sources in their field, each of which has its own authority. And when teachers encourage students to master information so that they can question it independently, their ultimate goal is to create a new generation of thinkers and makers whose authority will ultimately supplant their own. Wikipedia U offers vital new lessons about the nature of authority and the opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0. Leitch regards Wikipedia as an ideal instrument for probing the central assumptions behind liberal education, making it more than merely, as one of its severest critics has charged, "the encyclopedia game, played online."

George Perez Storyteller

Author: Christopher Lawrence
Editor: Dynamite Entertainment
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Over 200 full-color pages highlight the magnificent career of artistic legend George Perez! From his early days at Marvel on such titles as Fantastic Four and The Avengers to DC Comics' landmark titles, New Teen Titans and Crisis on Infinite Earths, plus independent work for T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and so many others, along with his own creations Sachs and ...

Ad 2120

Author: David R. Earl
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462838057
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This is the story of attorney Sean O'Reilly and psychologist Carmen Estrada who marry in the year of 2120. He belongs to a hard-drinking Irish family, has two brothers, one in the military, and the other owns a commercial real estate firm. Carmen is of African-American and Honduran ancestry. Her brother is a biologist. Women are at the forefront in academics, professions, business, government, politics and other white collar pursuits. America has had several female Presidents. The strength and aggressiveness of men is no longer necessary because robots and androids do most of the things that men used to do. Until a new law was passed, half of all births were accidental with the less educated women having the most children. Congress, where women are the majority, passed legislation allowing birth control medication to be put in the water supply. Prospective mothers must apply, be tested and obtain permission from the government to have a child. Designer babies, who are now free from most illnesses, outnumber naturally born children. Birthing labs are available so women do not have to carry the baby. Sean and Carmen are intent on having a designer baby, called a Tudor, but problems occur. Black women have been mating with what is called "the cream of the white males." This infuriates a small number of the African-American men who believe America's white culture is overrunning their race. A minority of these black men formed a cabal which worked to stop the mixing of black and white races. Nanotechnology has come into its own. Due to this miraculous technology, Androids are almost human, have high IQs and have become companions to humans. Many humans live only with an android. They have detailed human female or male gender characteristics of body and mind built into them at the factory. Our sexual paradigm has changed radically toward the liberal persuasion. Some people still get married or register their domestic partnerships, but many men and women live together without any legal status. Murder and other crimes have lessened in civilized society, but atrocities still happen, more often in nations of the Third World. Many people still do adhere to religion, but others wonder about theories that different entities may have created the Universe. Perhaps by Intelligent Design, an almighty God, or perhaps by random chance. Humans continue to attempt to obtain equal justice for all.

Robots Machines In Man S Image

Author: Isaac Asimov
Editor: Outlet
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This illustrated examination of the origins of robots traces their development from the first medieval clockwork figures to current models capable of performing tasks that range from welding car bodies to serving drinks

The Publishers Weekly

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Beyond Human

Author: Gregory Benford
Editor: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429936207
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Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences -- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices, airports or restaurants. Cyborgs will be less obvious. These additions to the human body are interior now, as rebuilt joints, elbows and hearts. Soon we will cross the line between repair and augmentation, probably first in sports medicine, then spreading to everyone who wants to make a body perform better, last longer, than it ordinarily could. Controversy will arise, but it will not stop the desire to live longer and be stronger than we are. Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre's Beyond Human treats the landscape of human self-change and robotic development as poles of the same general phenomenon. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.