The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9781451678185
Available:
Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eighteen science fiction stories deal with love, madness, and death on Mars, Venus, and in space.

The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062242211
Available:
Release: 2013-04-30
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You could hear the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body. A peerless American storyteller, Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury— eighteen startling visions of humankind’s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin. In this phantasmagoric sideshow, living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Provocative and powerful, Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth—as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.

The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780007496983
Available:
Release: 2013-02-14
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A classic collection of stories – all told on the skin of a man – from the author of Fahrenheit 451.

The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 186
ISBN: 055327449X
Available:
Release: 1951
Editor: Spectra
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eighteen science fiction stories deal with love, madness, and death on Mars, Venus, and in space

Ray Bradbury 3 Book Collection Fahrenheit 451 The Martian Chronicles The Illustrated Man

Ray Bradbury 3 Book Collection  Fahrenheit 451  The Martian Chronicles  The Illustrated Man
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9780008118365
Available:
Release: 2015-04-23
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of three of Ray Bradbury’s finest science fiction novels: FAHRENHEIT 451, THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES and THE ILLUSTRATED MAN.

The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 251
ISBN: OCLC:1224874355
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Release: 1951
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Veldt

The Veldt
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 56
ISBN: 1583420282
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Release: 1972
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The advanced technology of a house first pleases then increasingly terrifies its occupants.

Marionettes Inc

Marionettes  Inc
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 118
ISBN: UOM:39015080855631
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Subterranean
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a collection of short stories that look at the concept of robotics.

The Illustrated Mum

The Illustrated Mum
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307531780
Available:
Release: 2009-03-25
Editor: Yearling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Covered from head to toe with one-of-a-kind tattoos, Marigold is the brightest, most beautiful mother in the world. At least, that’s what Dolphin thinks—she just wishes Marigold wouldn’t stay out quite so late or have mood spells every now and again. Dolphin’s older sister, Star, loves Marigold too, but she’s tired of looking after her. So when Star’s dad shows up out of the blue and offers to let the girls stay with him, Star jumps at the opportunity. But Dolphin can’t bear to leave Marigold alone. Now it’s just the two of them, and Dolphin is about to be in over her head. . . .

The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9781451678192
Available:
Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

The Illustrated Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Ray Bradbury
Author: James Arthur Anderson
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9781479409990
Available:
Release: 2013-03-12
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ray Bradbury was one of the first science fiction writers to achieve both popular success and critical acclaim. His books have not only sold millions of copies, but have been accepted as serious literature in an age when science fiction is still burdened by the stigma of being "pulp literature." This book, a revised and expanded Second Edition of the 1990 chapbook, examines the Ray Bradbury phenomenon through a structuralist reading of five stories from his major collection, The Illustrated Man, together with the narrative framework (the prologue and epilogue), which ties the stories together to form a complete work. The analysis will show some of Bradbury's major literary themes, and highlight the narrative techniques used in his short stories. A first-rate examination of one of science fiction's seminal authors. The Milford Series: Popular Writers of Today, Vol. 77.

The Anthem Sprinters

The Anthem Sprinters
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 159
ISBN: UCAL:B4100515
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Release: 1963
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four one-act plays. For contents, see Author Catalog.

Stripped

Stripped
Author: Bruno Gmunder Verlag
Pages: 352
ISBN: 3861878712
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Bruno Gmunder Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stately collection gathering the highlights of gay comic art, painting and drawing. Whether comic strip or pin-up, with text or completely without words, in colour or in b/w - this book presents an exciting cross-section of this young and dynamic branch of gay art. Many big names, as well as yet unknown talent, show off their expertise on 352 pages filled to bursting.

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
Author: David Mitchell
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780307373571
Available:
Release: 2010-07-16
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times

Shahnameh

Shahnameh
Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi
Pages: 1040
ISBN: 9781101993231
Available:
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran—now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition A Penguin Classic Dick Davis—“our pre-eminent translator from the Persian” (The Washington Post)—has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, adding more than 100 pages of newly translated text. Davis’s elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 195
ISBN: OCLC:1090435360
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 252
ISBN: OCLC:770122882
Available:
Release: 1951
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

20 Science Fiction Stories.

Classic Science Fiction

Classic Science Fiction
Author: Editors of Canterbury Classics
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9781684129966
Available:
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Classic works of speculative fiction from the earliest masters of the genre. Classic Science Fiction includes nine stories from masters of early science fiction: H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Jack London, Fitz James O’Brien, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Stanley G. Weinbaum. The exploration of new concepts and technologies has driven the genre since its earliest days, and these works demonstrate how science fiction evolved to encompass not only speculative science but also humanity’s role in the universe.

Start with Why

Start with Why
Author: Simon Sinek
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101149034
Available:
Release: 2009-10-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER. In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

Psychology and Your Life

Psychology and Your Life
Author: Robert Feldman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 126009412X
Available:
Release: 2016-10-13
Editor: Sem
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: