Ender of Worlds

Author: Kit Hallows

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981677603

Category:

Page: 358

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A Devastating Plan. The Undead Rising. Worlds Ending. I'd barely had time to recover from Elsbeth Wyght's vicious game when the call from Detective Haskins came. This time a bank robbery with a difference... and of course nothing as it seemed. With this turn of events I found myself thrust onto a shadowy trail that would lead me back to the asylum of my deepest nightmares and a desperate hunt for the truth amid a growing, cataclysmic danger. Add to the mix an engineered virus threatening to turn half the city to zombies, a trip into a world straight out of a Grimm's fairy tale, and a vicious, demonic conspiracy that would make the Silver Spiral's plans seem like a cakewalk. And always, just below the surface, my dark other. Stirring, plotting, waiting. But for what? Now, as the dead of winter looms, the vampires and demons of the Dark City are growing more restless than ever as they wait for the Shade to return. The evil force that brought hell to my city. The Shadow in the mirror. The Ender of Worlds. Ender of Worlds is the fourth Morgan Rook novel in the Urban Fantasy Thriller 'The Order of Shadows' series. If you love supernatural thrillers, high paced action and otherworldly adventure, then you'll love this new book from Kit Hallows, author of Urban Fantasy books with teeth!

Toward Other Worlds

Perspectives on John Milton, C. S. Lewis, Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, and Others

Author: Michael R. Collings

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434457923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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This collection of 25 essays of literary criticism includes pieces on British poet John Milton, British fantasy writer C. S. Lewis, American horror writer Stephen King, American SF and fantasy writer Orson Scott Card, British horror writer Clive Barker, and several others. Complete with bibliography and index.

The Apocalyptic Year 1000

Religious Expectaton and Social Change, 950-1050

Author: Richard Landes,Andrew Gow,David Van Meter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195354737

Category: History

Page: 384

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The essays in this book challenge prevailing views on the way in which apocalyptic concerns contributed to larger processes of social change at the first millennium. Several basic questions unify the essays: What chronological and theological assumptions underlay apocalyptic and millennial speculations around the Year 1000? How broadly disseminated were those speculations? Can we speak of a mentality of apocalyptic hopes and anxieties on the eve of the millennium? If so, how did authorities respond to or even contribute to the formation of this mentality? What were the social ramifications of apocalyptic hopes and anxieties, and of any efforts to suppress or redirect the more radical impulses that bred them? How did contemporaries conceptualize and then historicize the passing of the millennial date of 1000? Including the work of British, French, German, Dutch, and American scholars, this book will be the definitive resource on this fascinating topic, and should at the same time provoke new interest in and debate on the nature and causes of social change in early medieval Europe.

Ender's Game and Philosophy

Genocide Is Child's Play

Author: D. E. Wittkower,Lucinda Rush

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269841X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning 1985 novel, has been discovered and rediscovered by generations of science fiction fans and young adult readers, banned and challenged in schools, assigned in high school English classes, and adopted as reading by the US Marine Corps. Ender's Game and its sequels explores rich themes—the violence and cruelty of children, the role of empathy in war, and the balance of individual dignity and the social good—with compelling elements of a coming-of-age story and exciting and immersive battle scenes. Ender’s Game and Philosophy brings together over thirty philosophers to engage in wide-ranging discussion on the troubling, exciting, and fascinating issues raised in and amidst the excitement and fear of Orson Scott Card’s novels and Gavin Hood’s film. Authors address issues such as: the justifiability of pre-emptive strikes, how Ender’s disconnected and dispassionate violence is mirrored in today’s drone warfare, whether the end of saving the species can justify the most brutal means, the justifiability of lies and deception in wartimes, how military schools produce training in virtue, how Ender as the “good student” is held to a different educational standard, which rules can be broken in games and which cannot, Ender’s world as a mirror of our own surveillance society, the moral hazards of child warriors, the value of Ender’s ability to sympathize with his enemies, the meaning of a “hive-mind,” the limits of our ability to relate to one, the relationship between Ender’s story and Card’s Mormonism. The authors of Ender’s Game and Philosophy challenge readers to confront and work through the conceptual and emotional challenges that Ender’s Game presents, bringing a new light on the idea of a just war, the virtues of the soldier, the nature of childhood, the social value and moral corruption of lies and deception, the practices of education and of leadership, and the serious work of playing games.

Enders Spiel

Die Ender-Saga 1 - Roman

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641082501

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

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Alles nur ein Spiel ... Nur dem äußeren Anschein nach ist Andrew Wiggin, genannt Ender, ein ganz normaler Junge. Tatsächlich hat man ihn dazu auserwählt, zu einem militärischen Genie zu werden, das die Welt braucht, um einen übermächtigen Feind zu besiegen. Aber Enders Geschichte verläuft anders, als es die Militärs geplant haben. Völlig anders ... Mit »Enders Spiel« hat Orson Scott Card einen einzigartigen dystopischen Roman geschrieben – mit einem Helden, den man nie mehr vergisst.

Das Science Fiction Jahr 2010

Author: Sascha Mamczak,Wolfgang Jeschke

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641061776

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Das einzigartige Jahrbuch zur Science Fiction in ihren multimedialen Erscheinungsformen Was geschieht in Millionen von Jahren? Wo werden wir sein, wenn die Zeit aufhört zu existieren – vorausgesetzt, es gibt uns dann überhaupt noch? Solchen Fragen rund um die »Future Histories«, die Geschichte der fernen Zukunft, geht das Science-Fiction-Jahr 2010 nach. Außerdem: eine große Rückschau auf das Phänomen Star Trek sowie Essays, Rezensionen und Artikel über Bücher, Filme, Comics und Computerspiele.

Ender's World

Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1937856267

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Experience the thrill of reading Ender's Game all over again Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card’s classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, military strategists, including: Ender prequel series coauthor Aaron Johnston on Ender and the evolution of the child hero Burn Notice creator Matt Nix on Ender's Game as a guide to life Hugo award–winning writer Mary Robinette Kowal on how Ender’s Game gets away with breaking all the (literary) rules Retired US Air Force Colonel Tom Ruby on what the military could learn from Ender about leadership Bestselling YA author Neal Shusterman on the ambivalence toward survival that lies at the heart of Ender’s story Plus pieces by: Hilari Bell John Brown Mette Ivie Harrison Janis Ian Alethea Kontis David Lubar and Alison S. Myers John F. Schmitt Ken Scholes Eric James Stone Also includes never-before-seen content from Orson Scott Card on the writing and evolution of the events in Ender's Game, from the design of Battle School to the mindset of the pilots who sacrificed themselves in humanity’s fight against the formics

Auslöschung

Buch 1 der Southern-Reach-Trilogie

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3888979854

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Seit ein mysteröses 'Ereignis' vor mehr als dreißig Jahren das Gebiet erschütterte, ist Area X von einer unsichtbaren Grenze umgeben. Niemand weiß genau, was dahinter geschieht, aber es gibt Gerüchte von einer sich verändernden und die Reste der menschlichen Zivilisation überwuchernden Natur, einer Natur, die ebenso makellos und bezaubernd wie verstörend und bedrohlich ist. Zuständig für das Gebiet ist eine geheime Regierungsorganisation, die sich 'Southern Reach' nennt und den Auftrag hat, herauszufinden, was hinter der Grenze geschieht. Aber keine der Expeditionen, die 'Southern Reach' in das Gebiet entsandte, um Erklärungen für das Unerklärbare zu finden, hatte bisher Erfolg. Die meisten der Expeditionen endeten in Katastrophen, bei denen letztlich alle Mitglieder ums Leben kamen, und die Zeit, um Antworten zu finden, wird knapp, denn Area X scheint sich immer schneller auszudehnen. "Auslöschung" ist der Bericht über die zwölfte Expedition. Sie besteht aus vier Frauen: einer Anthropologin, einer Landvermesserin, einer Psychologin und einer Biologin. Ihre Aufgabe ist es, die Geheimnisse von Area X zu entschlüsseln, das Gebiet zu kartographieren, Flora und Fauna zu katalogisieren, ihre Beobachtungen in Tagebüchern zu dokumentieren, vor allem aber sich nicht von Area X kontaminieren zu lassen. Doch es sind die Geheimnisse, die sie mit über die Grenze gebracht haben, die alles verändern werden ... Ein fesselnder, fantastischer Roman über eine unheimliche Welt und die Fremdheit in uns. Ein Roman von der Kraft eines Mythos.

German Destroyers of World War II

Warships of the Kriegsmarine

Author: Gerhard Koop,Klaus-Peter Schmolke

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1473846927

Category: History

Page: 244

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The warships of the World War II era German Navy are among the most popular subject in naval history with an almost uncountable number of books devoted to them. However, for a concise but authoritative summary of the design history and careers of the major surface ships it is difficult to beat a series of six volumes written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each contains an account of the development of a particular class, a detailed description of the ships, with full technical details, and an outline of their service, heavily illustrated with plans, battle maps and a substantial collection of photographs. These have been out of print for ten years or more and are now much sought after by enthusiasts and collectors, so this new modestly priced reprint of the series will be widely welcomed.??All the 40 or so German destroyers that saw service during the war are detailed in this book, including captures ships. Chapters range from their design and development, armament and machinery, to appearance differences, camouflage schemes and modifications. It also covers their careers and the many actions they fought, all illustrated with plans, technical drawings, maps, and a comprehensive gallery of photographs.

The World's Richest Neighborhood

How Pittsburgh's East Enders Forged American Industry

Author: Quentin R. Skrabec

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875867979

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 233

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The residents of Pittsburgh's East End controlled as much a 40% of America's assets at the turn of the last century. Mail was delivered seven times a day to keep America's greatest capitalists in touch with their factories, banks, and markets. The neighborhood had its own private station of the Pennsylvania Railroad with a daily non-stop express to New York's financial district. Many of the world's most powerful men - princes, artists, politicians, scientists, and American Presidents such as William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, came to visit the hard-working and high-flying captains of industry. Two major corporations, Standard Oil and ALCOA Aluminum were formed in East End homes. It was the first neighborhood to adopt the telephone with direct lines from the homes to the biggest banks in Pittsburgh, which at the time was America's fifth largest city. The story of this neighborhood is a story of America at its greatest point of wealth and includes rags-to-riches stories, political corruption, scandals, and greed. The history of this unique piece of American geography makes for enjoyable reading that will satisfy a large cross section of readers.

The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft - Xbox Edition

Covers both Xbox 360 and Xbox One Versions

Author: Stephen O'Brien

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133853802

Category: Games

Page: 288

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The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft XBOX Edition Minecraft: These worlds are YOURS! Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it’s an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don’t enter that universe alone. Take an experienced guide who’ll help you constantly as you learn the secrets of Minecraft on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One! Stephen O’Brien has been obsessing over Minecraft since its earliest betas. He’s seen it all! Now, he’ll take you deep inside craft and mine, cave and menagerie, farm and village. He’ll reveal combat traps and tricks you need to know… teach you enchantments of unimaginable power… help you survive where few dare to go… help you OWN the infinite worlds of Minecraft! Based on the international best-seller of the same name, this book is ideal for Minecrafters of all ages. Quick-start guide for first-night survival to get started NOW Customize your experience: monstrous, peaceful, and more Harvest resources, craft tools and shelters—let there be light Grab your pickaxe: mine iron, gold, diamonds, and redstone Escape (or defeat!) 14 types of hostile mobs Get friendly mobs on your side and build automated farms Brew potions to cure ills, gain superpowers, and throw at enemies Transform your shelter into a palace (or a secret underwater base) Create customized worlds with unique seeds Learn the secrets of redstone devices, and build incredible rail systems Play safely through The Nether and The End Play with up to eight of your friends on Xbox Live, or run in splitscreen mode Stephen O’Brien is an Australian-born writer and entrepreneur now residing in Sydney after too many years in Silicon Valley. He has written more than 30 books, including several best-sellers. O’Brien founded Typefi, the world’s leading automated publishing system, and in his spare time invented a new type of espresso machine called mypressi. He’s a perpetual innovator who remains astounded at the unparalleled creativity Minecraft can engender.

Science Fiction in the Real World

Author: Norman Spinrad

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809316717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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No ordinary critic, Norman Spinrad explicates, celebrates, and sometimes excoriates science fiction from the privileged perspective of an artist armed with intimate knowledge of the craft of fiction and even of the writers themselves. In these 13 essays, Spinrad urges science fiction as a genre to reach its potential. He divides the essays—new works written specifically for this book combined with those that appeared in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine—into five sections: "Literature and Genre: A Critical Overview," in which Spinrad establishes his critical standards; "Alternate Media: Visual Translations," a discussion of comic books and books made into movies; "Modes of Content: Hard SF, Cyberpunk, and the Space Visionaries"; "Psychopolitics and Science Fiction: Heroes—True and Otherwise"; and "Masters of the Form: Careers in Profile," discussions of Sturgeon, Vonnegut, Ballard, and Dick.

Ender's Game

Inside the World of an Epic Adventure

Author: Jed Alger,Gavin Hood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608872770

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Presents the behind-the-scenes details of the motion picture, featuring interviews, concept art, the visual effects process, and profiles of the cast and crew.

Darm mit Charme

Alles über ein unterschätztes Organ

Author: Giulia Enders

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843707111

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Der Millionen-Bestseller jetzt aktualisiert — mit einem Zusatzkapitel über neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse Unser Darm ist ein fabelhaftes Wesen voller Sensibilität, Verantwortung und Leistungsbereitschaft. Wenn man ihn gut behandelt, bedankt er sich dafür. Das tut jedem gut: Der Darm trainiert zwei Drittel unseres Immunsystems. Aus Brötchen oder Tofu-Wurst beschafft er unserem Körper die Energie zum Leben. Und er hat das größte Nervensystem nach dem Gehirn. Allergien, unser Gewicht und eben auch unsere Gefühlswelt sind eng mit unserm Bauch verknüpft. In diesem Buch erklärt die junge Wissenschaftlerin Giulia Enders, was die medizinische Forschung Neues bietet und wie wir mit diesem Wissen unseren Alltag besser machen können. Die dazu gehörigen Illustrationen stammen aus der Feder ihrer Schwester Jill. Die aktualisierte Neuauflage wird um ein Kapitel ergänzt: Die Schwestern Enders geben hier ein Update zu neuen Forschungsergebnissen und der Welt der Mikroben.

New World of Work

Warum kein Stein auf dem anderen bleibt. Trends - Erfahrungen - Lösungen

Author: Michael Bartz,Thomas Schmutzer

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3709404673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Hoher Veränderungsdruck auf Unternehmen Unternehmen sehen sich heute einer Vielzahl von Veränderungen gegenüber: technologische Entwicklungen, damit einhergehendes mobiles Arbeiten und ein schrumpfender Pool von Nachwuchskräften, die es zu gewinnen gilt. Führungskräfte stehen vor der Herausforderung, ihr Unternehmen fit für die neue Arbeitswelt zu machen. „New World of Work“ zeigt detailliert und flott geschrieben, welche Aufgaben sich den einzelnen Abteilungen dabei stellen und wie diese bewältigt werden können.

Return of the Ender Dragon

An Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventure, Book Six

Author: Danica Davidson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510733566

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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After dangerous adventures all over the Overworld and in Earth, Stevie, Alex, and Maison have managed to reassemble the mysterious Ender crystal—but they were too late! The Ender Dragon has escaped her prison in the End, and she’s tormenting the Overworld with Ender crystals of her own, and an army of terrifying monsters. When the Ender Dragon threatens to travel to Earth as well, the friends have to take a stand. Can they wrest the Ender crystals away from the dragon, and defeat her evil minions, in time for a final showdown against the great dragon herself? And will any of them survive the battle to defend the worlds they love? Fans of Minecraft will be on the edge of their seats in this thrilling final installment in the Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventure series!

Children Of The Mind

Book 4 of the Ender Saga

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748134239

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once again the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania. Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient races of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the Net, world by world. Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves.

Speaker for the Dead: Book Two of the Ender's Game Series

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621071685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Ender’s Game is one of the greatest science fiction series of all time! But it spans across many planets and features dozens of major characters and plots. In short: It gets complex! The perfect companion to Orson Scott Card’s "Speaker for the Dead," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. This guide only covers Speaker for the Dead; additional guides are available for subsequent books. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month. Visit BookCaps.com to find out more.

The Authorized Ender Companion

Author: Orson Scott Card,Jake Black

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429963480

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The Authorized Ender Companion is a complete and in-depth encyclopedia of all the persons, places, things and events in Orson Scott Card's Ender Universe. Written by Jake Black under the editorial supervision of Card himself, The Authorized Ender Companion will be an invaluable resource for readers of the series. If you ever wondered where Ender went after he left Earth, before he arrived at Lusitania, you'll find the answer here. If you ever wondered how the battle room worked, you'll find the answer here. If you forgot the names of the people were who discovered the descolada, the answer is here. The history of Gloriously Bright's world? Here. The Authorized Ender Companion contains all that and more. There are character biographies, time-lines, colony histories, and family trees. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Roots of World Wisdom

A Multicultural Reader

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534543471

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

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This multicultural reader is appropriate for Introduction to Philosophy courses at two-year and lower-level four-year schools.This book collects edited readings from a very wide range of philosophical and cultural perspectives. The readings are purposely selected to be interesting and accessible to all levels of students. While designed to accompany Mitchell's text, The Roots of Wisdom, it can be used with any introductory text.