The Wall Of The Sky The Wall Of The Eye

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544346211
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The Wall Of The Sky The Wall Of The Eye. A dead man is brought back to life so he can support his family in "The Happy Man"; occasionally he slips into a zombielike state while his soul is tortured in Hell. In "Vanilla Dunk," future basketball players are given the skills of old-time stars like Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. And in "Forever, Said the Duck," stored computer personalities scheme to break free of their owners. In these and other stories in this striking collection, Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, draws the reader ever more deeply into his strange, unforgettable world—a trip from which there may be no easy return.

Author: Энтони Дорр
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 9661499357
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Beyond The Wall

Author: Howard L. Parker
Publisher: Larry Brasington
ISBN:
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Beyond The Wall. With a strong Northeaster pounding the shoreline Antonius, a veteran centurion, believes his evening will pass uneventful. His calm is disrupted when a bedraggled group of teamsters appear. The supply convoy has been ambushed. Antonius’ calls out his century to rescue the precious goods. What follows is a brief, brutal fight with a band of Jutes, to recover the goods. Unknown to the Romans not all of the raiding Jutes were killed. One boat escapes across the North Sea to tell Ragnar One-Eye, their king, his brother is dead. He flies into a fit of rage. Driven by his anger Ragnar gathers his warriors to seek revenge on the Romans and departs for Britain. Meanwhile, Antonius successful recapture of the caravan leads to his being ordered investigates the new threat to the balance of power. A new enemy just might bring catastrophe to Roman grip on Northern Britain. Using a map captured from the Jutes, in the first skirmish, Antonius heads north on a collision course with Ragnar. Both Jutes and Romans for the moment have forgotten the Picts who are planning on destroying the Jute toe hold on their land and recapture their people. Ragnar’s lands at the Jute outpost and hatches a plot to enlist the Picts to aid him in his quest for revenge. He sends a messenger, a released captive to find the clan chieftain Angus McKay, to parley with. Angus taken by the surprise by Ragnar’s offer asked for time to think. Angus is unaware his only child, a daughter, Maeve is held captive by Ragnar in the village. Ragnar toys with Maeve. She resists. When Ragnar goes out to meet with her father she escapes. On his return, finding her gone, Ragnar vows to track her down. Followed by his oath brothers sets out to recapture her. Maeve in her flight discovers her father. Their reunion is short lived as Ragnar appears in hot pursuit. Maeve and Angus run for it and collide with Antonius column. In a brief fight Maeve is recaptured and taken by Ragnar back. With surprise gone on his dawn attack on the Jutes and another enemy, the Picts, before him Antonius has to make a choice, who do I fight? With his time table running out Antonius joins with Picts and to attack the Jute camp. As sunrise comes, the naval assault begins lobbing flaming missiles among the Jute boats. Flames and destruction are the order of the day. Late Angus’ clansmen arrive and join the Romans. Caught between the vise of a sea and land attack the Jutes run for their ships. Desperately, trying to find a path out to regroup the priestess, Bronwhen, is enlisted to uses the ancient relic. This buys time for the Jutes sail. Still bent on revenge Ragnar turns south. While surveying the bloody aftermath of the fight Antonius learns that one Jute boat went south. His sense of duty compels him to follow. The Jutes make landfall first and hike overland to a Roman town where they believe the pickings will be easy.

Conversations With Jonathan Lethem

Author: Jaime Clarke
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604739640
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Conversations With Jonathan Lethem. Conversations with Jonathan Lethem collects fourteen interviews, conducted over a decade and a half, with the Brooklyn-born author of such novels as Girl in Landscape, Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude, Chronic City, and many others. Winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, Lethem (b. 1964) covers a wide range of subjects, from what it means to incorporate genre into literature, to the impact of the death of his mother on his life and work, to his being a permanent “sophomore on leave” from Bennington College, as well as his flight from Brooklyn to California and its lasting effect on his fiction. Lethem also reveals the many literary and pop culture influences that have informed his writing life. Readers will find Lethem as charming and generous and intelligent as his work. His examination of what it means to live a creative life will reverberate and enlighten scholars and fans alike. His thoughts on science fiction, intellectual property, literary realism, genre, movies, and rock ’n’ roll are articulated with elán throughout the collection, as are his comments on his own development as a craftsman.

As She Climbed Across The Table

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307791498
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As She Climbed Across The Table. Anna Karenina left her husband for a dashing officer. Lady Chatterley left hers for the gamekeeper. Now Alice Coombs has her boyfriend for nothing … nothing at all. Just how that should have come to pass and what Philip Engstrand, Alice’s spurned boyfriend, can do about it is the premise for this vertiginous speculative romance by the acclaimed author of Gun, with Occasional Music. Alice Coombs is a particle physicist, and she and her colleagues have created a void, a hole in the universe, that they have taken to calling Lack. But Lack is a nullity with taste—tastes; it absorbs a pomegranate, light bulbs, an argyle sock; it disdains a bow tie, an ice ax, and a scrambled duck egg. To Alice, this selectivity translates as an irresistible personality. To Philip, it makes Lack an unbeatable rival, for how can he win Alice back from something that has no flaws—because it has no qualities? Ingenious, hilarious, and genuinely mind-expanding, As She Climbed Across the Table is the best boy-meets-girl-meets-void story ever written.

The Disappointment Artist

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307428400
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The Disappointment Artist. In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession—from western films and comic books, to the music of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from himself" has led him to the source of his beginnings as a writer. The Disappointment Artist is a series of windows onto the collisions of art, landscape, and personal history that formed Lethem’s richly imaginative, searingly honest perspective on life. A touching, deeply perceptive portrait of a writer in the making.

Girl In Landscape

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307791771
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Girl In Landscape. One the irrepressibly inventive Jonathan Lethem could weld science fiction and the Western into a mesmerizing novel of exploration and otherness, sexual awakening and loss. At the age of 13 Pella Marsh loses her mother and her home on the scorched husk that is planet Earth. Her sorrowing family emigrates to the Planet of the Archbuilders, whose mysterious inhabitants have names like Lonely Dumptruck and Hiding Kneel—and a civilization that and frightens their human visitors. On this new world, spikily independent Pella becomes as uneasy envoy between two species. And at the same time is unwilling drawn to a violent loner who embodies all the paranoid machismo of the frontier ethic. Combining the tragic grandeur of John Ford's The Searchers and the sexual tension of Lolita and transporting them to a planet light years, Girl in Landscape is a tour de force.

Fortress In The Eye Of Time

Author: C. J. Cherryh
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061743933
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Fortress In The Eye Of Time. Deep in an abandoned, shattered castle, an old man of the Old Magic muttered almost forgotten words. His purpose -- to create out of the insubstance of the air, from a shimmering of light and a fluttering of shadows. that most wonderous of spells, a Shaping. A Shaping in the form of a, young man who will be sent east on the road the old was to old to travel. To right the wrongs of a long-forgotten wizard war, and call new wars into being. Here is the long-awaited major new novel from one of the brightest stars in the fantasy and science fiction firmament.C.J.Cherryh's haunting story of the wizard Mauryl, kingmaker for a thousand years of Men, and Tristen, fated to sow distrust between a prince and his father being. A tale as deep as legend and a intimate as love, it tells of a battle beyond Time, in which all Destiny turns on the wheel of an old man's ambition, a young man's innocence, and the unkept promised of a king to come.

The Handy Weather Answer Book

Author: Kevin Hile
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593328
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The Handy Weather Answer Book. Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.