The Chronocide Mission by Lloyd Biggle Jr.

By Lloyd Biggle Jr.

"Veteran Biggle (The indignant Espers) exhibits what stored the SF pulp magazines of the Nineteen Forties alive and kicking during this attractive story of time trip. One spring day in 2001, 21-year-old pupil Vladislav Kuznetsov is whisked from collage in Ohio right into a postapocalyptic destiny a few 3 centuries as a result. the area has damaged down into small, agricultural, caste-ridden and matriarchal states in consistent clash. Renamed Egarn, our hero spends an entire life engaged on the single instance of complicated expertise to exist during this destiny, a lens created by means of an imprecise 20th-century inventor that may be a lethal weapon but additionally, accidentally, a type of time computing device. Egarn comes to a decision to avoid centuries of struggle through sending males again in time to kill the inventor and smash his lens. In a parody of against the law spree that remembers Bonnie and Clyde, the pair, expert to force simply on an inert wood version, fight with a clutch-controlled automobile as they rob banks for folding money they do not comprehend and thieve ridiculous vaudevillian garments from a division shop window. the writer is able to pathos in addition to humor. while the viewers from the longer term unintentionally kill a girl, Biggle, a musicologist via education, inserts a touching tune lyric of his personal composition. earlier than lengthy, as if they have been commuting on subways among the centuries, warriors are hurtling backward and forward in time. lovers of Golden Age SF are in for a enjoyable ride." -- Publishers Weekly

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The Strange Life of P.D. Ouspensky by Colin Wilson

By Colin Wilson

Ouspensky’s paintings on having access to a better point of conciousness past daily truth is a helpful legacy good necessary of attention today.

One of the main unique thinkers of the 20 th century, Pyotr Demianovich Ouspensky was once a fancy and romantic soul. A promising younger highbrow in Tsarist Russia, he gained acceptance as a novelist and thinker, but descended into self-chosen obscurity as a instructor of "the Work", the approach of his nice modern Gurdjieff. at the present time it truly is as Gurdjieff’s leader disciple that he's remembered, but Colin Wilson argues convincingly that he's to be thought of a tremendous author and guy of genius in his personal correct.

A nostalgic depression Russian, certainly one of Ouspensky’s inner most instincts was once that guy can locate his personal salvation, but in the direction of the tip of his turbulent existence he misplaced religion within the method and drank himself to loss of life. With sympathy and admiration, Colin Wilson throws new gentle in this light guy and deep philosopher.

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Black Gods and Scarlet Dreams (Fantasy Masterworks) by C. L. Moore

By C. L. Moore

Jirel of Joiry, the 1st of the good woman warriors, the gorgeous commander of the most powerful citadel within the country, might face any hazard to guard her liked kingdom. She wielded her vibrant sword opposed to robust armies, the sinister magic of evil sorcerers and fearsome castles guarded by way of the lifeless, even bold to descend into Hell itself...Northwest Smith, the scarred and weathered outlaw, the mythical hero of the spaceways, pressured to confront the poor mysteries, the terrifying, mythic monsters of the universe...Jirel of Joiry and Northwest Smith are C.L. Moore's maximum creations and he or she used them not just to spin spellbinding stories but in addition to discover the mysteries of the human psyche.

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Callahan's Key by Spider Robinson

By Spider Robinson

No one blends strong technological know-how with undesirable puns as brilliantly as Spider Robinson, as his legion of committed fanatics will attest. Now from the writer of the Callahan sequence comes a fantastic story of drawing close doom, a highway journey, area, medicines, and rock 'n' roll.Callahan's KeyThe universe is in determined peril. the USA' personal protection process, orbiting above an unknowing population, is extra weak than its creators can have predicted. Now, bombarded by means of a freakish cluster of usual phenomena, the last word defense has turn into an ideal doomsday computing device. Its objective: not only the united states, not only Earth, however the complete universe. And just one guy can cease the devastation this unholy weapon will wreak.Unfortunately, he isn't available.So the activity falls as a substitute to bar proprietor Jake Stonebender. And his spouse, Zoey, and superintelligent infant, Erin. let alone dozen busloads of ex-hippies and freaks, Robert Heinlein's wandering cat, a whorehouse parrot, and misunderstood genius-inventor Nikola Tesla, who's in reality alive and well.It'll take a circulate to Key West, an scan in mass telepathy, and thousands of gallons of Irish espresso to avoid wasting everything-as-we-know-it from annihilation. yet it is not anything Jake Stonebender hasn't performed before....Callahan's key's the tale of a gaggle of humans-more or less-who band jointly in a cosmic adventure-more or less-to make the universe secure for...well, most likely extra of an identical.

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Alphabet Soup by Rosalind Fergusson

By Rosalind Fergusson

Abbreviations take place in each element of our day-by-day lives. a few became phrases of their personal correct, like radar and laser, and lots of are virtually by no means utilized in their complete shape (phone, MOT, DVD). Others, like cf., ibid. and viz., are usually noticeable yet fewer and less people understand what they stand for. hundreds of thousands extra belong to expert jargon, understood through insiders - TLAs (three-letter acronyms) reminiscent of WAN or WAP and different acronyms comparable to NIMBY and BOGOF. This new publication offers motives for over 8,000 entries, and covers the whole variety of topic components together with legislations, computing, aviation, politics and drugs, in addition to chemical symbols and txt msgs. From GDP to WHO and CPR to IMHO, this ebook provide you with the which means of each abbreviation you ever puzzled approximately.

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