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.

Murder By Category

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Author: Tasha Mackler
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
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Murder By Category by Tasha Mackler

Original Title: Murder By Category

An annotated bibliography of murder mysteries that is organized by the category of the mystery and lists only contemporary publications, including an extensive listing of titles that are paperback originals. With the exception of a few favorites, each entry was in print in either a paperback or a ha

Fiction And Art

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Author: Ananta Ch. Sukla
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472575067
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Fiction And Art by Ananta Ch. Sukla

Original Title: Fiction And Art

The nature of fiction has long been debated across the humanities, and is of considerable importance for philosophical aesthetics, literary theory, narratology and the history of ideas. This volume offers something entirely new: a selection of multidisciplinary perspectives on fiction written by an international team of contributors at the forefront of their fields, providing a spectrum of approaches to compare and contrast. This volume, divided between historical, cognitive, aesthetic and non-western approaches, targets a wide range of topics, including mathematics, history, religion and metaphysics. This is a seminal volume on one of the most important topics in the humanities.

The Formulas Of Popular Fiction

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Author: Anna Faktorovich
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615853
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The Formulas Of Popular Fiction by Anna Faktorovich

Original Title: The Formulas Of Popular Fiction

"Anna Faktorovich has written an impressive study of genre writing. It is comprehensively informative and enticing on an intellectual level and simultaneously encouraging and useful to those embarking on a writing career. Formulaic authorship is not as creatively rewarding as producing Lolita or King Lear, but those future Luke Skywalkers and Harry Potters will pay the rent."--Robert Hauptman, editor, Journal of Information Ethics. This book creates a taxonomy for the major bestselling fictional genres: romance (e.g., authors Heyer, Cartland, Woodiwiss and Roberts), religious and inspirational (Corelli and Douglas), mystery and detective (Conan Doyle, Christie and Mankell), and science fiction, horror and fantasy (Wells, Tolkien, Orwell, Niven, King and Rowling). Chapters look at a genre from its roots to its most recent works. The structural patterns in the plot, characters and setting of these genres are then explained. The book also provides a critique of currently popular hyper-formulaic, hack, unliterary writings that have multiplied in recent decades. Special topics such as the publishing oligopoly and the resulting homogeneity among bestselling works and the steady movement from literary to unliterary fiction are also examined.

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.

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