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The Portal (an Alternative History Novel)

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Download PDF The Portal (an Alternative History Novel) Book by Richard Bowker Full eBook and published by Epublishing Works!. This book was released on 2013-11 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Larry Barnes has made a spectacular discovery-an invisible portal to a parallel universe, where Burger King is Burger Queen, cell phones are huge, and his hometown doesn't look anything like the place where he lives. When Larry returns, he tells his best friend, Kevin, who convinces him to re-enter The Portal. What could go wrong? This time, Larry and Kevin enter a world devoid of modern technology, where "America" doesn't exist, and New England is losing a war against Canada and New Portugal. Unable to get back to The Portal, they offer their knowledge to the New England army in order to survive and gain hope of returning home. But when the ambitious lieutenant using their services discovers just how valuable Larry and Kevin's knowledge is, he changes the plan. OTHER SCIENCE FICTION TITLES by Richard Bowker Dover Beach (The Last PI Series, Book 1) The Distance Beacons (The Last PI Series, Book 2) Replica Forbidden Sanctuary ABOUT RICHARD BOWKER: Critically-acclaimed author Richard Bowker has published a variety of novels including science fiction, mysteries and thrillers. When he isn't writing, Richard enjoys offering thoughts on writing, reading and learning at www.richardbowker.com

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PORTAL (The Portal Series, Book1)

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ISBN : 1614174636
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Download PDF PORTAL (The Portal Series, Book1) Book by Richard Bowker Full eBook and published by ePublishing Works!. This book was released on 2013-08-16 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trapped in an alternative universe where New England is at war, two young boys must find their way home. But first, they must help New England win the war. Larry Barnes has made a spectacular discovery—an invisible portal to a parallel universe, where Burger King is Burger Queen, cell phones are huge, and his hometown doesn't look anything like the place where he lives. When Larry returns, he tells his best friend, Kevin, who convinces him to re-enter The Portal. What could go wrong? This time, Larry and Kevin enter a world devoid of modern technology, where "America" doesn't exist, and New England is losing a war against Canada and New Portugal. Unable to get back to The Portal, they offer their knowledge to the New England army in order to survive and gain hope of returning home. But when the ambitious lieutenant using their services discovers just how valuable Larry and Kevin's knowledge is, he changes the plan. Publisher Note: Contains mild violence and is most appropriate for readers 13+. Fans of Octavia Butler, John Dreese, John Birmingham and Marc Stiegler as well as David R. Bernsteinwill enjoy The Portal Series. The Portal Series PORTAL TERRA HOME

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The Novel: An Alternative History

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ISBN : 1441133364
Pages : 705 pages
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Download PDF The Novel: An Alternative History Book by Steven Moore Full eBook and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2013-09-17 with total page 705 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encyclopedic in scope and heroically audacious, The Novel: An Alternative History is the first attempt in over a century to tell the complete story of our most popular literary form. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the novel did not originate in 18th-century England, nor even with Don Quixote, but is coeval with civilization itself. After a pugnacious introduction, in which Moore defends innovative, demanding novelists against their conservative critics, the book relaxes into a world tour of the pre-modern novel, beginning in ancient Egypt and ending in 16th-century China, with many exotic ports-of-call: Greek romances; Roman satires; medieval Sanskrit novels narrated by parrots; Byzantine erotic thrillers; 5000-page Arabian adventure novels; Icelandic sagas; delicate Persian novels in verse; Japanese war stories; even Mayan graphic novels. Throughout, Moore celebrates the innovators in fiction, tracing a continuum between these pre-modern experimentalists and their postmodern progeny. Irreverent, iconoclastic, informative, entertaining-The Novel: An Alternative History is a landmark in literary criticism that will encourage readers to rethink the novel.

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ISBN : 1644570416
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Download PDF HOME (The Portal Series, Book 3) Book by Richard Bowker Full eBook and published by ePublishing Works!. This book was released on 2019-04-02 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Larry Barnes has a remarkable and dangerous power: he can create his own portal through the multiverse. Now he must choose between returning to Earth or saving Terra—and the girl he loves—and discovering his true home. In this epic coming-of-age sequel to TERRA, Earth-born Larry Barnes discovers his ability to move through the mulitverse via a portal of his own creation. A powerful and dangerous ability, Larry seeks the council of a priest named Affron, who has the same ability. But when Larry discovers Affron has disappeared from Terra, he risks following him to Elysium, leaving his friend Palta behind. Palta, meanwhile, joins the rebellion against the new rulers of Terra, who turn out to be cruel and greedy tyrants while all the time longing for Larry to return to her. In pursuing Affron, Larry arrives in a world called Elysium, a refuge for others with the same power, which for many of them has been a mixed blessing. Years have passed, he is a young man now, misses Palta, and knows his family on Earth must think him long dead. Larry makes a courageous and risky decision to return to Terra, to rejoin Palta, to fight to return the priests to power and undo the damage of the past. Risking his life for Terra and for Palta, Larry struggles to answer a lifelong question: Where is home? Publisher Note: Contains mild violence and is most appropriate for readers 13+. Fans of Octavia Butler, John Dreese, John Birmingham and Marc Stiegler as well as David R. Bernstein will enjoy The Portal Series. The Portal Series PORTAL TERRA HOME

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TERRA (The Portal Series, Book 2)

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ISBN : 1614178704
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Download PDF TERRA (The Portal Series, Book 2) Book by Richard Bowker Full eBook and published by ePublishing Works!. This book was released on 2016-08-26 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Back to his normal life, Larry Barnes thinks he'll never again see the Portal—a strange device that took him to a parallel universe—until a beautiful woman appears and begs for his help. The mysterious preacher Larry previously encountered in the parallel universe is in trouble on another world, and only Larry can save him. Against his better judgment, Larry enters the Portal, and finds himself in a desperate battle against a priesthood trying to kill the preacher—and now him. While struggling to defeat the priests and then return home, Larry senses he may have powers he never dreamed of, and that his fate is inextricably linked to the preacher...and the Portal. Publisher Note: Contains mild violence and is most appropriate for readers 13+. Fans of Octavia Butler, John Dreese, John Birmingham and Marc Stiegler as well as David R. Bernstein will enjoy The Portal Series. The Portal Series PORTAL TERRA HOME

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Science Fiction and Alternate History

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ISBN : 1606938851
Pages : 81 pages
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Download PDF Science Fiction and Alternate History Book by David Scholes Full eBook and published by Strategic Book Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 81 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of tales that ranges the gamut from alien invasions to shape shifters to disquieting alternate realities is sci-fi at its finest.

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The Book of Three

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ISBN : 1416925309
Pages : 342 pages
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Download PDF The Book of Three Book by Diana G. Gallagher Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2006-11-28 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An authorized guide to the popular television show features a series overview, character profiles, episode guides, interviews, quotes, and fun facts.

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Stars & Stripes Forever

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ISBN : 0307416739
Pages : 368 pages
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Download PDF Stars & Stripes Forever Book by Harry Harrison Full eBook and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On November 8, 1861, a U.S. navy warship stopped a British packet and seized two Confederate emissaries on their way to England to seek backing for their cause. England responded with rage, calling for a war of vengeance. The looming crisis was defused by the peace-minded Prince Albert. But imagine how Albert's absence during this critical moment might have changed everything. For lacking Albert's calm voice of reason, Britain now seizes the opportunity to attack and conquer a crippled, war-torn America. Ulysses S. Grant is poised for an attack that could smash open the South's defenses. In Washington, Abraham Lincoln sees a first glimmer of hope that this bloody war might soon end. But then disaster strikes: English troops have invaded from Canada. With most of the Northern troops withdrawn to fight the new enemy, General William Tecumseh Sherman and his weakened army stand alone against the Confederates. Can a divided, bloodied America defeat England, or will the United States cease to exist for all time?

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Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

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ISBN : 9780810849389
Pages : 512 pages
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Download PDF Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature Book by Brian M. Stableford Full eBook and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a wonderful foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The extensive bibliography that includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites demonstrates that science fiction literature commands a massive following.

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Portal of a Thousand Worlds

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ISBN : 1504038746
Pages : 482 pages
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Download PDF Portal of a Thousand Worlds Book by Dave Duncan Full eBook and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2017-02-14 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The looming threat of a once-in-a-millennium magical event sends nineteenth-century China into violent chaos in this epic alternate-history fantasy. Author of the Seventh Sword series Dave Duncan transports us to Imperial China in an alternate nineteenth century—an Asian epoch not unlike the Boxer Rebellion era—with a spellbinding tale of rebellion, political intrigue, larceny, seduction, shape-shifting, dark magic, and murder. These are troubled years in the Good Land. Ten centuries have passed since the last time the Portal of a Thousand Worlds opened, bringing chaos, upheaval, and radical change to the then-ruling dynasty, and now the mystical gateway is rumored to be on the verge of opening once more. Only the Firstborn—he who has been reincarnated through countless generations and remembers all he has ever learned—knows what the future holds, but he has been imprisoned for refusing to comply with a repressive imperial government’s wishes. Now, those hoping to seize the opportunity for wealth and position are hatching sinister plots. And as the cold-hearted dowager empress closely guards a fateful secret, and a rebel army led by a fanatical zealot gathers strength under the Bamboo Banner, the cataclysm approaches. . . . The recipient of two Aurora Awards and numerous Locus and Endeavour Award nominations, Dave Duncan is an acknowledged master of sword-and-sorcery adventure on par with George R. R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame. A sprawling epic with a colorful cast of royals, thieves, prostitutes, gods, warriors, dragons, assassins, merchants, and mages set against the backdrop of a volatile alternate Asia, Portal of a Thousand Worlds is a magnificent work of invention from one of the premier fantasists of our day.

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Reading Science Fiction

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ISBN : 1137078987
Pages : 256 pages
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Download PDF Reading Science Fiction Book by James Gunn Full eBook and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-01-19 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction is illuminated by world class scholars and fiction writers, who introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding the genre. Their groundbreaking approach provides insights into today's SF world and makes learning how to read Science Fiction an exciting collaborative process for teachers and students.

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Narrative Strategies in Science Fiction and Other Essays on Imaginative Fiction

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ISBN : 1434457559
Pages : 204 pages
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Download PDF Narrative Strategies in Science Fiction and Other Essays on Imaginative Fiction Book by Brian Stableford Full eBook and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2009-11-01 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eight essays on science fiction and fantasy: "Narrative Strategies in Science Fiction," "Immortality in Science Fiction," "Why There Is (Almost) No Such Thing as Science Fiction," "Perfectibility and the Novel of the Future," "In Search of a New Genre," "Ecology and Dystopia," "Cosmic Horror," and "Growing Up as a Superhero." Complete with bibliography and index.

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Nature Loves to Hide: An Alternative History of Philosophy

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ISBN : 0359197906
Pages : 476 pages
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Download PDF Nature Loves to Hide: An Alternative History of Philosophy Book by Paul S. MacDonald Full eBook and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-04-05 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An alternative history of philosophy has endured as a shadowy parallel to standard histories, although it shares many of the same themes. It has its own founding texts in the late ancient Hermetica, from whence flowed three broad streams of thought: alchemy, astrology, and magic. These thinkers' attitude toward philosophy is not one of detached speculation but of active engagement, even intervention. It appeared again in the European Middle Ages, in the Renaissance with Rabelais, Paracelsus, Agrippa, Ficino, and Bruno; and in the early modern period with John Dee, Robert Fludd, Jacob Böhme, Thomas Browne, Kenelm Digby, van Helmont, and Isaac Newton. In the 18th-19th centuries, this book considers Lichtenberg's Fragments, Berkeley's Siris, Swedenborg, Hegel, von Baader, and great Romantics such as Novalis, Goethe, S. T. Coleridge, and E. A. Poe, as well as Nietzsche; and in the 20th century it turns to the great modernist literature of Fernando Pessoa, Robert Musil, Ernst Bloch, and P. K. Dick.

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ISBN : 1107494672
Pages : 328 pages
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Download PDF The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction Book by Edward James Full eBook and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-11-20 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields. It is a literature which draws on popular culture, and which engages in speculation about science, history, and all types of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction, which look at the genre from these different angles. After an introduction to the nature of science fiction, historical chapters trace science fiction from Thomas More to more recent years, including a chapter on film and television. The second section introduces four important critical approaches to science fiction drawing their theoretical inspiration from Marxism, postmodernism, feminism and queer theory. The final and largest section of the book looks at various themes and sub-genres of science fiction. A number of well-known science fiction writers contribute to this volume, including Gwyneth Jones, Ken MacLeod, Brian Stableford Andy Duncan, James Gunn, Joan Slonczewski, and Damien Broderick.

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ISBN : 034549430X
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Download PDF American Front (The Great War, Book One) Book by Harry Turtledove Full eBook and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2006-09-19 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “This is state-of-the-art alternate history, nothing less.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) When the Great War engulfed Europe in 1914, the United States and the Confederate States of America, bitter enemies for five decades, entered the fray on opposite sides: the United States aligned with the newly strong Germany, while the Confederacy joined forces with their longtime allies, Britain and France. But it soon became clear to both sides that this fight would be different—that war itself would never be the same again. For this was to be a protracted, global conflict waged with new and chillingly efficient innovations—the machine gun, the airplane, poison gas, and trench warfare. Across the Americas, the fighting raged like wildfire on multiple and far-flung fronts. As President Theodore Roosevelt rallied the diverse ethnic groups of the northern states—Irish and Italians, Mormons and Jews—Confederate President Woodrow Wilson struggled to hold together a Confederacy still beset by ignorance, prejudice, and class divisions. And as the war thundered on, southern blacks, oppressed for generations, found themselves fatefully drawn into a climactic confrontation . . .

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Secrecy and Community in 21st-Century Fiction

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ISBN : 150136555X
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Download PDF Secrecy and Community in 21st-Century Fiction Book by María J. López Full eBook and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-01-14 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Secrecy and Community in 21st-Century Fiction examines the relation between secrecy and community in a diverse and international range of contemporary fictional works in English. In its concern with what is called 'communities of secrecy', it is fundamentally indebted to the thought of Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy and Maurice Blanchot, who have pointed to the fallacies and dangers of identitarian and exclusionary communities, arguing for forms of being-in-common characterized by non-belonging, singularity and otherness. Also drawing on the work of J. Hillis Miller, Derek Attridge, Nicholas Royle, Matei Calinescu, Frank Kermode and George Simmel, among others, this volume analyses the centrality of secrets in the construction of literary form, narrative sequence and meaning, together with their foundational role in our private and interpersonal lives and the public and political realms. In doing so, it engages with the Derridean ethico-political value of secrecy and Derrida's conception of literature as the exemplary site for the operation of the unconditional secret.

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Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

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ISBN : 1440866171
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Download PDF Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] Book by Gary Westfahl Full eBook and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2021-07-31 with total page 766 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole