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Neuromancer Background[edit] Neuromancer was commissioned by Terry Carr for the second series of Ace Science Fiction Specials, which was intended to exclusively feature debut novels. Given a year to complete the work,[5] Gibson undertook the actual writing out of "blind animal panic" at the obligation to write an entire novel – a feat which he felt he was "four or five years away from".[1] After viewing the first 20 minutes of landmark cyberpunk film Blade Runner (1982), which was released when Gibson had written a third of the novel, he "figured [Neuromancer] was sunk, done for. Everyone would assume I’d copped my visual texture from this astonishingly fine-looking film. Plot summary[edit] Cover of the Brazilian release, depicting the character of "razorgirl" Molly Millions Case develops a close personal relationship with Molly, who suggests that he begin looking into Armitage's background. Case and Molly continue to investigate Armitage, discovering his former identity of Colonel Willis Corto. Hideo

Gay Teen Worried He Might Be Christian LOUISVILLE, KY—At first glance, high school senior Lucas Faber, 18, seems like any ordinary gay teen. He's a member of his school's swing choir, enjoys shopping at the mall, and has sex with other males his age. But lately, a growing worry has begun to plague this young gay man. A gnawing feeling that, deep down, he may be a fundamentalist, right-wing Christian. "I don't know what's happening to me," Faber admitted to reporters Monday. "It's like I get these weird urges sometimes, and suddenly I'm tempted to go behind my friends' backs and attend a megachurch service, or censor books in the school library in some way. Added Faber, "I feel so confused." The openly gay teen, who came out to his parents at age 14 and has had a steady boyfriend for the past seven months, said he first began to suspect he might be different last year, when he started feeling an odd stirring within himself every time he passed a church. Faber's instinct was to deny these early emotions.

The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine.[1] Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor without Wilde's knowledge deleted roughly five hundred words before publication. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when revising and lengthening the story for book publication the following year. The only novel written by Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray exists in several versions: the 1890 magazine edition (in 13 chapters), with important material deleted before publication by the magazine's editor, J. M. Summary[edit]

Alien (film) Meanwhile on the Nostromo, Warrant Officer Ripley determines that the transmission is actually some type of warning rather than a distress signal. In the alien ship, Kane discovers a chamber containing thousands of egg-shaped objects. As he inspects one, a creature springs out of it and attaches itself to his face. Rendered unconscious, Kane is taken back to the Nostromo by Dallas and Lambert. As acting senior officer aboard the ship, Ripley refuses to let them aboard, citing quarantine regulations, but Science Officer Ash violates protocol by letting them in through another hatch. The crew are unable to remove the creature from Kane's face, as its grip is strong and its blood is an extremely corrosive acid. Soon enough, Kane awakens with some memory loss but no other apparent symptoms. Ripley, Lambert and Parker agree to set the Nostromo to self-destruct and escape in the shuttle. As she prepares to enter stasis, Ripley discovers that the Alien has hidden aboard the shuttle.

Anxiety: Forms of Anxiety Anxiety is a complex emotion, and its signs and symptoms may be manifested in different ways. Following are brief descriptions of the forms of anxiety that may occur in children and teenagers. Detailed descriptions, signs and symptoms, causes, treatment and related information can be found by linking to each disorder. {*style:<ul>*}{*style:<li>*}{*style:<b>*}Separation Anxiety Disorder{*style:</b>*} — Children with separation anxiety disorder (SAD) have intense anxiety about being away from home or caregivers that affects their ability to function socially and in school.

On the Road On the Road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac. On the Road is based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across America. It is considered a defining work of the postwar Beat and Counterculture generations, with its protagonists living life against a backdrop of jazz, poetry and drug use. The idea for On the Road formed during the late 1940s. Origins[edit] Many aspects go into understanding the context of On the Road, and they must be viewed cohesively in order to appreciate why the book was as relevant and pertinent as it was. Kerouac biography[edit] Kerouac was born in a French-Canadian neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts, and learned English at age six. Many of the events depicted in the book are the experiences that shaped both its content and production. The publication process was another adventure unto itself, which took a major psychological toll on Kerouac. Historical context[edit] On the Road portrays the story of a fierce personal quest for meaning and belonging.

Metropolis (1927 film) Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. A silent film, it was produced by Erich Pommer in the Babelsberg Studios by Universum Film A.G.. It is regarded as a pioneering work of science fiction genre in movies, being among the first feature length movies of the genre. Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia, and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city's ruler, and Maria, a poor worker, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes of their city. The film was met with a mixed response upon its initial release, with many critics praising its technical achievements and social metaphors while others derided its "simplistic and naïve" presentation. Numerous attempts have been made to restore the film since the 1970s-80s.

Autism Center of Tulsa In Search of Lost Time The novel began to take shape in 1909. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to break off. Proust established the structure early on, but even after volumes were initially finished he kept adding new material and edited one volume after another for publication. The last three of the seven volumes contain oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages as they existed in draft form at the death of the author; the publication of these parts was overseen by his brother Robert. Initial publication[edit] The novel was initially published in seven volumes: Swann's Way (Du côté de chez Swann, sometimes translated as The Way by Swann's) (1913) was rejected by a number of publishers, including Fasquelle, Ollendorf, and the Nouvelle Revue Française (NRF). Synopsis[edit] The novel recounts the experiences of the Narrator while growing up, participating in society, falling in love, and learning about art. Volume One: Swann's Way[edit]

System Shock 2 System Shock 2 received positive reviews when released, but failed to meet commercial sales expectations. Many critics later determined that the game was highly influential in subsequent game design, particularly on first person shooters, and considered it far ahead of its time. It has been included in several "greatest games of all time" lists. In 2006, Computer and Video Games reported that System Shock 3 may be under development, but conclusive details have not surfaced about its project's status. Gameplay[edit] An in-game screenshot displaying the inventory at the top; health, psionic points, nanites, and cyber modules are at the bottom left, and the cyber interface and weapon information are at the bottom right. The game also includes a research function. Plot[edit] In January 2114, 42 years after the Citadel events and 12 years into rebuilding TriOptimum, the company created an experimental FTL starship, the Von Braun, which is now on its maiden voyage. Development[edit]

How to Stop Worrying Undoing the Worrying Habit Once acquired, the habit of worrying seems hard to stop. We're raised to worry and aren't considered "grown up" until we perfect the art. Teenagers are told: "you'd better start worrying about your future". If your worries aren't at least as frequent as your bowel movements, you're seen as irresponsible, childish, aimless. That's a "responsible adult" game rule. To the extent that worrying is learned/conditioned behaviour, it can be undone. Centuries-old cultural conditioning has given us a nasty neurosis: the belief that happiness must be "earned". Laid on top of the first neurosis is the idea that spending money will make you happy. So: we never stop working, we never stop spending money, we're never really happy – ideal conditions, coincidentally, for a certain type of slave economy. You won't stop worrying if you think it serves you. The fight-or-flight response (FOF) is useful on rare occasions of real danger. Worrying is never useful.