Calculating God

Calculating God


Author : Robert J. Sawyer
Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN : 1429914599
Pages : 338 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

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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 : 179 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (793 users)

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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
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

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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.


Why Bad Things Happen to God's People

Why Bad Things Happen to God's People


Author : Derek Prince
Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
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ISBN : 076841198X
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (768 users)

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Timeless Encouragement for the Challenges of Life Have you ever asked: If God loves me, why I am going through this trial? or Why is there so much misery, suffering, persecution, and injustice in the world? Gods people still experience the challenges of life. There is one factor, however, that sets people of faith aparthope. Derek Prince, one of the twentieth centurys most trusted Bible teachers, invites you to face some of your most difficult circumstances head-on with hope. In Why Bad Things Happen to Gods People, Prince shares timeless truths from the Book of Job that will keep you anchored during any storm. You will: Be informed... on the roles that Satan and sin play in lifes circumstances Be equipped... to respond to fiery trials with Biblical faith Be assured by embracing mystery Be inspired... by the prophetic words of God Be stabilized through a fresh vision of Gods sovereignty and power Be comforted through encountering Gods holiness Be encouraged as you remember Gods relentless plan to reveal His goodness to you Be strengthened to wait for Gods abundant provision Be comforted by resting in the Truth of Gods goodness, power, and loveno matter what challenges may come up against you!


Plymouth Pulpit

Plymouth Pulpit


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Pages : 24 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (89 users)

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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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Pages : pages
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Pamphlets, Religious, Sermons

Pamphlets, Religious, Sermons


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Pages : 506 pages
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Sermons [preached] in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn

Sermons [preached] in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn


Author : Henry Ward Beecher
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Pages : 432 pages
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Calculating God

Calculating God


Author : Robert J. Sawyer
Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN : 9780765322890
Pages : 340 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (322 users)

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An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges and says, in perfect English, “Take me to a paleontologist.” In the distant past, Earth, the alien's home planet, and the home planet of another alien species, all experienced the same five cataclysmic events at the same time (one example: 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, morally and intellectually challenging story of ambitious scope and touching humanity.Calculating God is SF on a grand scale. Calculating God is a 2001 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.


The Unitarian Review

The Unitarian Review


Author : Charles Lowe
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Pages : 602 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (31 users)

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Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine

Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine


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Pages : 598 pages
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The Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine

The Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine


Author : Charles Lowe
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Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (89 users)

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The Near and the Heavenly Horizons

The Near and the Heavenly Horizons


Author : Valérie Boissier de Gasparin
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Pages : 328 pages
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The blessed dead in Paradise

The blessed dead in Paradise


Author : James Edward Walker
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Pages : 305 pages
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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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Pages : 810 pages
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