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Foundation's Triumph Book by ,

Foundation's Triumph Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 9780061795343
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Summary: Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy is one of the highwater marks of science fiction.The monumental story of a Galactic Empire in decline and a secret society of scientists who seek to shorten the coming Dark Age with tools of Psychohistory, Foundation pioneered many themes of modern science fiction.Now, with the approval of the Asimov estate, three of today's most acclaimed authors have completed the epic the Grand Master left unfinished. The Second Foundation Trilogy begins with Gregory Benford's Foundation's Fear, telling the origins of Hari Seldon, the Foundation's creator. Greg Bear's Foundation and Chaos relates the epic tale of Seldon's downfall and the first stirrings of robotic rebellion. Now, in David Brin's Foundation's Triumph, Seldon is about to escape exile and risk everything for one final quest-a search for knowledge and the power it bestows. The outcome of this final journey may secure humankind's future-or witness its final downfall...

An Asimov Companion Book by Donald E. Palumbo

An Asimov Companion Book
  • Author : Donald E. Palumbo
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-04-27
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN Code: 1476623945
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Summary: A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov’s metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov’s science fiction oeuvre.

The Naked Sun Book by Isaac Asimov

The Naked Sun Book
  • Author : Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 2011-04-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0307792404
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Summary: A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations. The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection. Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while robots looked on. Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities: Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots--unthinkable under the laws of Robotics--or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!

Pebble in the Sky Book by Isaac Asimov

Pebble in the Sky Book
  • Author : Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0593160088
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Summary: The third and final book in the Galactic Empire series, the spectacular precursor to the classic Foundation series, by one of history’s most influential writers of science fiction, Isaac Asimov After years of bitter struggle, Trantor had at last completed its work—its Galactic Empire ruled all 200 million planets of the Galaxy . . . all but one. On a backward planet called Earth were those who nurtured bitter dreams of a mythical, half-remembered past when the planet was humanity’s only home. The other worlds despised it or merely patronized it—until a man from the past miraculously stepped through a time fault that spanned a millennium, living proof of Earth’s most preposterous claims. Joseph Schwartz was a happily retired Chicago tailor circa 1949. Trapped in an incredible future he could barely comprehend, the unlikely time traveler would soon become a pawn in a desperate conspiracy to bring down the Empire in a twist of agony and death—a mad plan to restore Earth’s tarnished glory by ending human life on every other world.

Foundation Book by D. G. Leahy

Foundation Book
  • Author : D. G. Leahy
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN Code: 1438410255
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Summary: This book presents the ontological and logical foundation of a new form of thinking, the beginning of an “absolute phenomenology.” It does so in the context of the history of thought in Europe and America. It explores the ramifications of a categorically new logic. Thinkers dealt with include Plato, Galileo, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Peirce, James, Dewey, Derrida, McDermott, and Altizer.

Galaxy's Isaac Asimov Collection Volume 1 Book by Isaac Asimov

Galaxy's Isaac Asimov Collection Volume 1 Book
  • Author : Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher : MDP Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN Code: 1944409149
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Summary: MDP Publishing has compiled a collection of 6 Novels, novelettes, novellas and short stories from prolific Science Fiction icon Isaac Asimov. These stories were originally published by Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine in the early 1950's. Stories include the 3 part full length novel Tyrann, as well as Hostess, The C-Chute, Darwinian Pool Room, The Martian Way and The Deep. With over 350+ electronic pages and all of the originally artwork from each issue of Galaxy, you can experience these stories the same way science fiction fans from the 1950's did! Look for more editions of MDP'sGalaxy's Science Fiction series, available now at e-retailers worldwide.

The Fall of the Human Empire Book by Charles-Edouard Bouée

The Fall of the Human Empire Book
  • Author : Charles-Edouard Bouée
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-17
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 1472971795
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Summary: Machines that are smarter than people? A utopian dream of science-fiction novelists and Hollywood screenwriters perhaps, but one which technological progress is turning into reality. Two trends are coming together: exponential growth in the processing power of supercomputers, and new software which can copy the way neurons in the human brain work and give machines the ability to learn. Smart systems will soon be commonplace in homes, businesses, factories, administrations, hospitals and the armed forces. How autonomous will they be? How free to make decisions? What place will human beings still have in a world controlled by robots? After the atom bomb, is artificial intelligence the second lethal weapon capable of destroying mankind, its inventor? The Fall of the Human Empire traces the little-known history of artificial intelligence from the standpoint of a robot called Lucy. She – or it? – recounts her adventures and reveals the mysteries of her long journey with humans, and provides a thought-provoking storyline of what developments in A.I. may mean for both humans and robots.

Robot Ecology and the Science Fiction Film Book by J. P. Telotte

Robot Ecology and the Science Fiction Film Book
  • Author : J. P. Telotte
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-01-22
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN Code: 131723300X
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Summary: This book offers the first specific application in film studies of what is generally known as ecology theory, shifting attention from history to the (in this case media) environment. It takes the robot as its subject because it has attained a status that resonates not only with some of the key concerns of contemporary culture over the last century, but also with the very nature of film. While the robot has given us a vehicle for exploring issues of gender, race, and a variety of forms of otherness, and increasingly for asking questions about the very nature and meaning of life, this image of an artificial being, typically anthropomorphic, also invariably implicates the cinema’s own and quite fundamental artificing of the human. Looking across genres, across specific media forms, and across closely linked conceptualizations, Telotte sketches a context of interwoven influences and meanings. The result is that this study of the cinematic robot, while mainly focused on science fiction film, also incorporates its appearance in, for example, musicals, cartoons, television, advertising, toys, and literature.

Science Fiction and Empire Book by Patricia Kerslake

Science Fiction and Empire Book
  • Author : Patricia Kerslake
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 1781388334
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Summary: TThis book is about the human desire to experiment with empire. In the past it was done with real soldiers and expeditions and slaves and trade and misery and force. In the future it will be done with generation ships and off-world pioneers, robots and invasion, electronic sheep and people who just don't want to be pushed around any more. Beginning with a discussion of who 'we' are (hopefully, the good guys) and who 'they' are (anyone who isn't us), this narrative scans the lights of science fiction looking at the places where humans try to touch a variety of futures. Is SF designed to purge our dark imperialistic fantasies, or is it a laboratory of mind-experiments: carefully considered trials of political, social and economic scenarios? Which tomorrow are we more likely to accept - where the blood of empire is red or read ? Examining such classic SF texts as Lasswitz's Two Planets and Wells' The War of the Worlds, this book investigates Asimov's Robots and Heinlein's Moon, as well as Robinson's Mars and Banks' postcolonial Culture. We see the rise-and-fall of empire through the eyes of Miller, Clarke and Wyndham, and the apparently inevitable failure of the imperial project as discussed in Solaris, The Dispossessed and The Forever War. This book offers an insight into the darkest power abuses of mankind; where the oppression, silencing and marginalisation of those who are not-us continues and flourishes. Who are the monsters of our future - the Others invading from another planet, or the unseen and unrecognised Other within?

Predator Empire Book by Ian G. R. Shaw

Predator Empire Book
  • Author : Ian G. R. Shaw
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1452951713
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Summary: What does it mean for human beings to exist in an era of dronified state violence? How can we understand the rise of robotic systems of power and domination? Focusing on U.S. drone warfare and its broader implications as no other book has to date, Predator Empire argues that we are witnessing a transition from a labor-intensive “American empire” to a machine-intensive “Predator Empire.” Moving from the Vietnam War to the War on Terror and beyond, Ian G. R. Shaw reveals how changes in military strategy, domestic policing, and state surveillance have come together to enclose our planet in a robotic system of control. The rise of drones presents a series of “existential crises,” he suggests, that are reengineering not only spaces of violence but also the character of the modern state. Positioning drone warfare as part of a much longer project to watch and enclose the human species, he shows that for decades—centuries even—human existence has slowly but surely been brought within the artificial worlds of “technological civilization.” Instead of incarcerating us in prisons or colonizing territory directly, the Predator Empire locks us inside a worldwide system of electromagnetic enclosure—in which democratic ideals give way to a system of totalitarian control, a machinic “rule by Nobody.” As accessibly written as it is theoretically ambitious, Predator Empire provides up-to-date information about U.S. drone warfare, as well as an in-depth history of the rise of drones.

The Role of Science Fiction Book by Stefan Weihampel,Stefan Weisshampel

The Role of Science Fiction Book
  • Author : Stefan Weihampel,Stefan Weisshampel
  • Publisher : Diplomica Verlag
  • Release Date : 2008-07
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 3836660067
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Summary: In "The role of Science Fiction in selected works of Isaac Asimov and Kurt Vonnegut" the author elaborates upon important similarities and differences between the use of science fiction motives in selected works of Isaac Asimov and Kurt Vonnegut. The analysis includes Asimov's Foundation and Robots and Empire and Vonnegut's Sirens of Titan and Galapagos.

The Robots of Dawn Book by Isaac Asimov

The Robots of Dawn Book
  • Author : Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 2009-01-21
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 0307490246
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Summary: A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Detective Elijah Baiey is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice. This time Baley's career, his life, and Earth's right to pioneer the Galaxy lie in the delicate balance.

I, Robot Book by Isaac Asimov

I, Robot Book
  • Author : Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 2004-06-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0553900331
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Summary: This classic science fiction masterwork by Isaac Asimov weaves stories about robots, humanity, and the deep questions of existence into a novel of shocking intelligence and heart. “A must-read for science-fiction buffs and literature enjoyers alike.”—The Guardian I, Robot, the first and most widely read book in Asimov’s Robot series, forever changed the world’s perception of artificial intelligence. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-reading robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world—all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asimov’s trademark. The Three Laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov formulated the laws governing robots’ behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future—a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. “Tremendously exciting and entertaining . . . Asimov dramatizes an interesting question: How can we live with machines that, generation by generation, grow more intelligent than their creators and not eventually clash with our own invention?”—The Chicago Tribune

Twilight on Terra Book by Kevin Partner

Twilight on Terra Book
  • Author : Kevin Partner
  • Publisher : Scribbleit Limited
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: In the ashes of the past lies the only hope for the future Long abandoned, the human homeworld of Terra has become an abode of ghosts amid the bones of empire. And yet, somewhere hidden among the ruins of former glory, lies the key to fighting back against the Robot Empire. Can Arla uncover this galactic secret before the machines conquer the galaxy? Or has she been sent on a fool's errand? Join her on another fast-paced trip across the galaxy as she grapples with universal mysteries and finds help where it was least expected. Twilight on Terra is the fifth book in the Robot Empire series of galaxy-sized adventures. If you like fast-paced science fiction in the classic mould of Asimov, Clarke, Bradbury and Bear, you’ll love Kevin Partner’s brand new space adventure.

Planet of Steel Book by Kevin Partner

Planet of Steel Book
  • Author : Kevin Partner
  • Publisher : Scribbleit Limited
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: Meet the mind at the core of the Robot Empire. A planet sized intelligence hungry to possess the secrets hidden within Arkship Dawn. Arla Farmer is the reluctant commander of the asteroid ship, helpless in a galaxy that has changed beyond recognition since their mission began thirteen centuries ago. Will she save her people and lead them to a new home among the stars? And what will happen when the Robot Empire itself comes under threat from an ancient weapon intent on cleansing the galaxy of all intelligent life? Planet of Steel is the third book in a now complete six book series. If you like the Foundation series of Isaac Asimov, or the works of Bradbury, Bear or Clarke, then you'll love Kevin Partner's series of fast paced space opera. Get Planet of Steel now and discover the secret at the heart of the Robot Empire.

The Complete Robot Empire: A Galactic Space Opera Adventure in the Classic Tradition Book by Kevin Partner

The Complete Robot Empire: A Galactic Space Opera Adventure in the Classic Tradition Book
  • Author : Kevin Partner
  • Publisher : Scribbleit Limited
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: For centuries they served. In gratitude we freed them. With vengeance they betrayed us. When she's kidnapped by the Blessed Engineers, Arla discovers she's been living a lie. She wasn't a farmer's daughter, but merely cargo transported in the carved out heart of an asteroid: the Arkship Dawn on a thousand year voyage to a new home. And someone got there first. One act of rebellion leads to her people's fate resting on her young shoulders. And, perhaps the future of humanity itself. Because Dawn harbors a secret. It is the key. Destiny awaits. The Complete Robot Empire brings the six book series of space opera in the classic vein of Asimov, Bradbury and Bear into one mammoth read. If you like clean, fast paced, intelligent sci-fi that's full of ideas, memorable characters and examines what it truly is to be human, then the Robot Empire series is for you. "Reminiscent of some of my favorite old time SciFi authors" - Mark "Inspired world building" - Belle "A brilliant read with an epic and unexpected ending" - Bethany

The Caves of Steel Book by Isaac Asimov

The Caves of Steel Book
  • Author : Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 2011-04-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0307792412
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Summary: A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov’s Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the “R” stood for robot—and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!

From Robots to Foundations Book by Codex Regius

From Robots to Foundations Book
  • Author : Codex Regius
  • Publisher : XinXii
  • Release Date : 2014-05-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN Code: 3958309518
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Summary: "From Robots to Foundations" gives the most detailed timeline possible from the beginning of spaceflight to the era of the two Foundations that can be compiled from the novels and stories by Isaac Asimov that are set in the Trantor Universe: the Robot Series, the Empire Series and the Foundation Series, as well as "Nemesis" and a couple of short stories. Entries are generally documented and referenced by the relevant book and chapter. With an illustrated encyclopedia of all the stars and worlds in Asimov's Galaxy. By the authors of the award-winning novel "Horsemen of Mars"!

Love, Technology and Theology Book by Scott A. Midson

Love, Technology and Theology Book
  • Author : Scott A. Midson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-06-25
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 0567689956
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Summary: This volume explores love in the context of today's technologies. It is difficult to separate love from romanticist ideals of authenticity, intimacy and depth of relationship. These ideals resonate with theological models of love that highlight the way God benevolently created the world and continues to love it. Technologies, which are designed in response to our desires, do not necessarily enjoy this romanticist resonance, and yet they are now remodelling the world. Are technologies then antithetical to love? In this volume, leading theologians have brought together themes of theology, technology and love for the first time, exploring different areas where notions of love and technology are problematized. In a world where algorithms and artificial intelligences interact with us and shape our lives in ever more intricate and even intimate ways, we might feel attachments to and through machines that suggest sentiments of love while also changing how we think about love. Does love always have to be reciprocal? How can we enact love and care for others with technologies? Whose desires do technologies serve – consumers, corporations, creatures? This volume offers a systematic review of the challenges of living in a technologically saturated world, by means of critical application of, as well as reflection on, theological discussions about love.

Horoscope 2017 - Capricorn Book by Astrology Guide

Horoscope 2017 - Capricorn Book
  • Author : Astrology Guide
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-09-29
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1365428206
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Summary: We provide you with the latest and accurate horoscope readings and astrological predictions for the year 2017. This is your complete one-stop guide on astrology and horoscope predictions with comprehensive information on love, finances, education, health, etc., for the whole year of 2017. The book includes predictions for Capricorn sign yearly, monthly, about celebrities and in addition a compatibility section for all signs.