Catacomb Years

Catacomb Years

Author: Michael Bishop

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575122956

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The second book in the Urban Nucleus series, containing the following: Prelude: The Domes (1978) If a Flower Could Eclipse (1970) Interlude: The Testimony of Leland Turner (1979) Old Folks at Home (1978) Interlude: The City Takes Care of Its Own (1979) The Windows in Dante's Hell (1973) Interlude: Volplaning Heroes (1979) The Samurai and the Willows (1976) Interlude: First Councilor Lesser (1979) Allegiances (1975) Interlude: The Cradle Begins to Rock (1979) At the Dixie-Apple with the Shoofly-Pie Kid (1977) Interlude: The Fall of Saganella Lesser (1979) Death Rehearsals (1979)

Impact of the Environment on Human Migration in Eurasia

Impact of the Environment on Human Migration in Eurasia

Author: E. M. Scott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402026560

Category: Science

Page: 334

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This book is a collection of the articles presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW 979859) held in St. Petersburg, from the 15-18 November 2003 in the Hermitage Museum. The title of the workshop was “The impact of the environment on Human Migration in Eurasia”. More than 40 scientists from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Finland, Lithuania and Latvia took part. The themes of the workshop focused on the origin, development, interactions, and migrations of prehistoric and ancient populations, specifically the Scythians, in Eurasia and their relationships with the environment of the time. The discussion of these questions necessitated the participation of specialists from a wide range of academic fields. Beyond any doubt, the environment played an important role in the life of ancient nomadic populations, forming the basis of their economies and influencing various aspects of their mode of life. In this respect, the collaboration of specialists in the Humanities and Science is essential for the solution of scientific questions concerning these peoples. Over the past few years, a large amount of new proxy data related to environmental changes during the Pleistocene and the Holocene and their impact on human life has become available. Our discussion was predominantly limited to environmental changes related to the Holocene. In st this period of about 10000 years, the main focus was on the 1 millennium BC.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250028044

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

Are All Warriors Male?

Are All Warriors Male?

Author: Katheryn M. Linduff

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 9781461647508

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This collection of original essays presents an in-depth look at the archaeology of the Eurasian steppe—from China to Europe—and the evidence of gender roles in ancient nomadic societies.

Butler's Saints of the Third Millennium

Butler's Saints of the Third Millennium

Author: Paul Burns

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441130778

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Pope John Paul II has proclaimed an unprecedented number of new saints and blesseds in the 25 years of his pontificate and shows few signs of slowing the process, despite the criticism from at least one cardinal that the altars are getting 'a little crowded'. The proclamations have been made in a large number of countries, from which the new saints and blesseds have come. This reflects a deliberate policy of strengthening the faith of local churches against the threats from totalitarianism, secularism, Pentecostalism, etc. (the Vatican tends to see most of the 'outside' world as a threat). There has also been a deliberate policy to seek more examples of holiness from outside the ranks of clergy and religious. The twentieth century has been seen as the century of martyrs, largely those of Nazism and Communism, and they feature prominently - those of nominally Catholic military regimes are less favoured. The Introduction will make such points. This volume proposes to cover a four-year period in the Butler's style. Blesseds appearing in the 1995-2000 volumes who have since been canonized will have their entries updated and expanded as necessary; new blesseds will be featured with the information that is available - which in the case of some Third-World figures is not very much. Entries will therefore range from around 3,000 words to 200, with an average of some 800. The number of entries will be approximately 80.

Up Through an Empty House of Stars

Up Through an Empty House of Stars

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781592240555

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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At last, _Up Through an Empty House of Stars_ brings together the best of the never before collected SF reviews and articles that helped build David Langford's towering reputation since 1980. Complementing the review columns collected in _The Complete Critical Assembly_ and the knockabout essays and squibs in _The Silence of the Langford_, this volume's 100 glittering selections mix serious critical insight with the inimitable Langford wit. In 2002 David Langford won his sixteenth Hugo award as Best Fan Writer, for critical and humorous commentary on SF. In the same year his occasionally scandalous SF newsletter _Ansible_ won its fifth Hugo. Langford also received the 2001 Hugo for best short story, and the 2002 Skylark Award. Here he shines a unique light on classics like Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Robert Heinlein and Jack Vance, and analyses major SF -- and major clunkers, and minor eccentrics -- of the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, continuing to the latest by such current stars as Gene Wolfe and China Mi, ville. Plus witty asides on crime fiction and its SF links, gleeful examination of writing so bad it's almost good, and (even at his most serious) turns of phrase to make you laugh aloud

Michael Bishop and the Persistence of Wonder

Michael Bishop and the Persistence of Wonder

Author: Joe Sanders

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476671512

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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Since they began appearing in the 1970s, Michael Bishop's science fiction and fantasy stories have been recognized for their polished prose and their depth of thought and feeling. His award-winning fiction includes No Enemy but Time (1982), Unicorn Mountain (1988), Brittle Innings (1994) and the outstanding short story "The Pile" (2008). After the 2017 publication of his collection Other Arms Reach Out to Me, Bishop was inducted into the Georgia Writers' Hall of Fame. Revision and republication of much of Bishop's fiction in recent years have renewed interest in Bishop's explorations of religion, belief and the pursuit of human truth. This book is the first comprehensive study of Michael Bishop's literary body, examining his work in full. Featured are close readings of all his novels and studies of short stories, poetry and essays that Bishop himself identified for special attention.