Calculating God

Calculating God


Author : Robert J. Sawyer
Publisher : Macmillan
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Pages : 336 pages
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Calculating God is the new near-future SF thriller from the popular and award-winning Robert J. Sawyer. An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges, who says, in perfect English, "Take me to a paleontologist." It seems that Earth, and the alien's home planet, and the home planet of another alien species traveling on the alien mother ship, all experienced the same five cataclysmic events at about the same time (one example of these "cataclysmic events" would be the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs). Both alien races believe this proves the existence of God: i.e. he's obviously been playing with the evolution of life on each of these planets. From this provocative launch point, Sawyer tells a fast-paced, and morally and intellectually challenging, SF story that just grows larger and larger in scope. The evidence of God's universal existence is not universally well received on Earth, nor even immediately believed. And it reveals nothing of God's nature. In fact. it poses more questions than it answers. When a supernova explodes out in the galaxy but close enough to wipe out life on all three home-worlds, the big question is, Will God intervene or is this the sixth cataclysm:? Calculating God is SF on the grand scale. Calculating God is a 2001 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction


Author : Jonathan Elmore
Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 1793619204
Pages : 178 pages
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Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction is one of the first works to focus specifically on fiction’s engagements with human driven extinction. Drawing together a diverse group of scholars and approaches, this volume pairs established voices in the field with emerging scholars and traditionally recognized climate fiction ('cli-fi') with texts and media typically not associated with Anthropocene fictions. The result is a volume that both engages with and furthers existing work on Anthropocene fiction as well as laying groundwork for the budding subfield of extinction fiction. This volume takes up the collective insistence on the centrality of story to extinction studies. In various and disparate ways, each chapter engages with the stories we tell about extinction, about the extinction of animal and plant life, and about the extinction of human life itself. Answering the call to action of extinction studies, these chapters explore what kinds of humanity caused this event and what kinds may live through it; what cultural assumptions and values led to this event and which ones could lead out of it; what relationships between human life and this planet allowed the sixth mass extinction and what alternative relationships could be possible.


The Everyday Fantasic

The Everyday Fantasic


Author : Michael Berman
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443807834
Pages : 175 pages
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The Everyday Fantastic is an anthology born in love. The love is for science fiction, in all its myriad forms: novels, television, movies, music, art, etc. Many writers from a plurality of disciplines, professions and walks of life share this disposition. This attitude cuts across national boundaries and has even outlasted the vagaries of popular culture fads. This collection of essays draws upon these feelings in terms of the different ways science fiction is engaged in different disciplines, viewing the genre beyond mere entertainment. The papers collected here engage the fundamental questions explored in science fiction. Many of the essays were originally presented at an interdisciplinary conference in October 2005 at Brock University, highlighted by Robert J. Sawyer’s engaging keynote address. Additional chapters were in part inspired by these presentations. These essays represent a wide array of voices from the humanities, social sciences and sciences, and address a comparable range of topics and the media that use the science fiction genre.


Plymouth Pulpit

Plymouth Pulpit


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The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher

The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher


Author : Henry Ward Beecher
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The Original Plymouth Pulpit

The Original Plymouth Pulpit


Author : Henry Ward Beecher
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Pamphlets, Religious, Sermons

Pamphlets, Religious, Sermons


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Sermons [preached] in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn

Sermons [preached] in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn


Author : Henry Ward Beecher
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The Unitarian Review

The Unitarian Review


Author : Charles Lowe
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The Unitarian Review

The Unitarian Review


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The Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine

The Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine


Author : Charles Lowe
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The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index


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A world list of books in the English language.


The blessed dead in Paradise

The blessed dead in Paradise


Author : James Edward Walker
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The Plymouth pulpit. Sermons preached in Plymouth church, Brooklyn

The Plymouth pulpit. Sermons preached in Plymouth church, Brooklyn


Author : Henry Ward Beecher
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The Skeptical Inquirer

The Skeptical Inquirer


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The Bible Looking Glass

The Bible Looking Glass


Author : John Warner Barber
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Half Hours with the Best Authors

Half Hours with the Best Authors


Author : Charles Knight
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