Archive for February 4th, 2009

On SF

Smart, funny, often irreverent observations on 150 years of science fiction writing, from a literary master. On SF brings together, from a quarter century of writing, great essays by the celebrated writer Thomas Disch from such diverse places as The Nation, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Fantasy, and Twilight Zone. Disch's perspectives on his genre are skeptical, novel, and often over-the-top. Some essays explore science fiction's roots - Poe, Bradbury, Clarke, Asimov - while others look at modern practitioners such as Stephen King, Philip Dick, Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and William Gibson. Disch entertains and provokes with essays on UFOs, Science Fiction as a Church, and Newt Gingrich's Futurist Brain Trust.

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Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)

This is by no means an easy text to read. For those unfamiliar with postmodern tropes-and especially those who have never read Baudrillard before-this text may seem especially daunting. I recommend that these people start with the essay entitled 'Simulacra and Science Fiction'. In this essay, Baudrillard details the three orders of simulacra: the first, natural simulacra, are operatic, founded on images, and aim at the restoration of the ideal institution of nature made in God's image; the second order are both productive and operative, based on energy, and work toward a continuous globalization and expansion [and] an indefinite liberation of energy; the third order, the simulacra of simulation, are founded on information [and] total operationality, hyperreality, [and the] aim of total control (121)......

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Level 3 - The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency - Penguin Readers

Precious Ramotswe is the only female private detective in Botswana. Her agency ndash; the No. 1 Ladiesrsquo; Detective Agency ndash; is the best in the country. She solves a number of difficult - and sometimes dangerous - problems. A missing husband, a missing finger and a missing child ndash; she will solve these mysteries in her own special way.

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Kid’s ABC

Kidrsquo;s ABC  -  very kind and useful series for pre-school children. There are a lot of fun stories and songs for learning English. Kids can learn many words, expression, sentences and some letters.

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Real Materialism

Real Materialism draws together papers written over twenty years by Galen Strawson in philosophy of mind and metaphysics. Strawson focuses on five main areas of enquiry: [1] the nature of the physical, consciousness, the mind-body problem, and the prospects for panpsychism; [2] the self, the subject of experience, self-consciousness, and the 'narrative' self; [3] free will and moral responsibility; [4] the nature of thought and intentionality and their connection with consciousness; [5] the problem of causation with particular reference to the philosophy of David Hume.

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Chemistry at Oxford: A History from 1600 to 2005

This fascinating and unique history reveals the major influence of the Oxford Chemistry School on the advancement of chemistry. It shows how the nature of the University, and individuals within it, have shaped the school and made great achievements both in teaching and research. The book will appeal to those interested in the history of science and education, the city of Oxford and chemistry in general. Chemistry has been studied in Oxford for centuries but this book focuses on the last 400 years and, in particular, the seminal work of Robert Boyle, Robert Hooke, and the proto- Royal Society of the 1650's. Arranged in chronological fashion, it includes specialist studies of particular areas of innovation.

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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Vol. 2: Latin Literature

Product Description: The Cambridge History of Classical Literature provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the literature of Greece and Rome from Homer till the Fall of Rome. This is the only modern work of this scope; it embodies the very considerable advances made by recent classical scholarship, and reflects too the increasing sophistication and vigour of critical work on ancient literature.

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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature I: Greek Literature

Product Description: This series provides individual textbooks on early Greek poetry, on Greek drama, on philosophy, history and oratory, and on the literature of the Hellenistic period and of the Empire. A chapter on books and readers in the Greek world concludes Part 4. Each part has its own appendix of authors and works, a list of works cited, and an index.

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The Darlington Hyde Park (****) on various dates for €105.22

Standard Double Room. Including breakfast. The Darlington Hyde Park is located on Sussex Gardens in the Paddington Hyde Park area of London, within a 5-minute walk of Paddington Station Heathrow Express Terminal. Once a stately Victorian terraced town house, The Darlington has high-standard accommodation with modern facilities to meet everyone's expectations. The comfort and safety of all guests is key to every member of staff, from attention to detail on cleanliness and hygiene, to high levels of professional customer service. The Darlington Hyde Park is always an enjoyable stay. It prides itself on being a strictly non-smoking establishment.

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Euston Square Hotel (***) on Sun Feb 8, 2009 for €77.53

Double Room. Including breakfast. A haven of relaxation and calm amid the hectic bustle of London's West End, this hotel is bright, stylish and contemporary with a friendly, enthusiastic can-do approach. Attractive, light, comfortable, modern and well designed accommodation is all en suite, equipped with LCD cable TVs and hospitality trays. We're continually improving the hotel to make your stay even better. The hotel was renovated in October 2006. We are now entirely a non-smoking property.

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