Connections: 50 authors, 50 science fiction stories shorter than novels. I've been playing around with re-reading favorite science fiction short stories while also seeing if there's anything that has managed to elude me over the years.
I've also tried to catch up with more recent authors given that I don't read as many books as I used to. (The market for science fiction short stories, in general, is in something of a decline but there are still some fabulous recent stories out there.) A few rules I set for myself: One story per author. Certainly there are many on this list for whom I could effortlessly reel off multiple deserving entries. I used various lists and recommendations to tickle my memory and to ferret out works I might not be familiar with. Many of these stories can be found online and others in popular "best of" collections. The Internet Speculative Fiction Database. 15 Books That Will Change the Way You Look at Robots.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Preface to First Edition The poem of which the following pages offer a prose rendering is contained in a MS., believed to be unique, of the Cottonian Collection, Nero A.X., preserved in the British Museum.
The MS. is of the end of the fourteenth century, but it is possible that the composition of the poem is somewhat earlier; the subject-matter is certainly of very old date. There has been a considerable divergence of opinion among scholars on the question of authorship, but the view now generally accepted is that it is the work of the same hand as Pearl, another poem of considerable merit contained in the same MS. Our poem, or, to speak more correctly, metrical romance, contains over 2500 lines, and is composed in staves of varying length, ending in five short rhyming lines, technically known as a bob and a wheel,–the lines forming the body of the stave being not rhyming, but alliterative. Preface to Second Edition. Ebook Gratis: eBooks, Libri, Riviste e Fumetti Gratuiti. Library and Archives - The Harvard Classics: A Free, Digital Collection. During his days as Harvard’s influential president, Charles W.
Eliot made a frequent assertion: If you were to spend just 15 minutes a day reading the right books, a quantity that could fit on a five foot shelf, you could give yourself a proper liberal education. The publisher P. F. Collier and Son loved the idea and asked Eliot to assemble the right collection of works. The result wasa 51-volume series published in 1909 called Dr. A big h/t to @eugenephoto Texts in the Harvard Classics collection (courtesy of Wikipedia): Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN His Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin The Journal of John Woolman, by John Woolman (1774 and subsequent editions) Fruits of Solitude, by William Penn Vol. 2.
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. Il cane di Dio. Diego Marani ci narra le avventure di Domingo Salazar, detective al servizio di Dio, in un'Italia del futuro trasformata in una teocrazia.
È in libreria un nuovo romanzo di Diego Marani. Il cane di Dio (2012) ci descrive un'Italia di un prossimo futuro. Gli avvenimenti si svolgono nel 2025 e, come indica il sottotitolo, viene narrata "la prima avventura di Domingo Salazar, detective al servizio di Dio". L’autore ci descrive un futuro da paura, dove la Chiesa comanda con pugno di ferro. Un paese dove chi si dichiara ateo paga una pesante tassa, dove si deve per forza andare a messa e un tornello all'ingresso registra il bravo cristiano. Il protagonista del romanzo, e forse di una serie, è Domingo Salazar, un orfano trovato e allevato dai domenicani.
Un misterioso Vicario gli affida un importante incarico: deve catturare Ivan Zago, il capo di un gruppo che lotta contro la Chiesa. Un brano dal testo La mania del diario l'aveva presa dalle suore. L'autore La quarta di copertina. Famous Poets and Poems - Read and Enjoy Poetry. These Are the Greatest Geek Books of All Time, Readers Say. InShare0 We revealed our ultimate reading list in "9 Essential Geek Books You Must Read Right Now" last week.
Now Wired.com readers have spoken, voting for their favorites from the list and submitting many awesome literary picks of their own. The must-read books listed in the gallery above didn't make the original roundup, but received the most attention from readers in our online voting. (The rules remain the same, namely no repeat authors on the list). The comments explaining what makes the books essential geek reading come from reader posts, unless otherwise credited. DuneBy Frank Herbert (1965) "It's a work that thrusts you into a far-flung, truly, strangely realized future. We revealed our ultimate reading list in "9 Essential Geek Books You Must Read Right Now" last week. Photos: Ariel Zambelich/Wired.com [voting topic_id="4" css="
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