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Edited By Anders, Lou
Science Fiction is the genre that looks at the implications of technology on society, which in this age of exponential technological growth makes it the most relevant branch of literature going. This is only the start, and the close of the 21st century will look absolutely nothing like its inception. It has been said that science fiction is an ongoing dialogue about the future, and the front line of that dialogue is the short story. The field has a long history of producing famous anthologies to showcase its distinguished short fiction, but it has been several years since there has been a prestigious all-original science fiction anthology series. "Fast Forward" is offered in the tradition of Damon Knight's prestigious and influential anthology series, "Orbit", and Frederik Pohl's landmark "Star SF". "Fast Forward" marks the start of a new hard science fiction anthology series, dedicated to presenting the vanguard of the genre and charting the undiscovered country that is the future. 409pp.
Pyr, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781591024866
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Inventory #23812
Price: £ 6.99 GBP ($ 9.02 approx. - € 7.72 approx.)
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Tillyard, Stella
The sequel to "Aristocrats", this tells the story of the headstrong and passionate 18th century Irish revolutionary, Lord Edward Fitzgerald. Son of a duke, heir to estates and influence, Lord Edward died in a Dublin gaol, a rebel and a traitor. Born in 1763, he joined the British army as a teenager, fought in the American War of Independence and was elected to the Irish parliament in 1783. However, his radical sentiments soon showed themselves, through beliefs in the goodness of man and the importance of liberty and equality. Returning to North America with the army in 1787, Lord Edward spent time with the Iroquois and was adopted by them as an Indian chief. Back in Europe he became a disciple of the Republican Thomas Paine, visited revolutionary France and joined the Irish underground in the 1790s.
Chatto & Windus, 1997, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0701165383
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Inventory #14330
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Kedar, Mordechai
The Syrian regime, ruled by the Ba'th socialist party and headed by presidents from the 'Alawi minority, faces problems of legitimacy vis-a-vis its people, which it tackles through powerful security organizations and the state media. The government media machine exists to express the regime's viewpoint in both local and external spheres, and to promote acceptance of the legitimacy of Asad's presidency and government. The media also attempts to mobilize the masses to act in the service of the state by disseminating information which reflects Asad's position on current issues. The organs of the regime - army, party, security services, national and local authorities - are proclaimed as acting by order of the president. While personal commitment to the legitimacy of Hafiz al-Asad is the principal 'article of faith', this message is supported by complementary messages - Asad being true to the Moslem faith; Asad as historic leader; Asad as the focus of identity of all Syrian citizens; the 'crimes' of the Moslem Brotherhood, etc. - and vociferous political discourse. 302pp. N.B. 2 dents to rear board and rear D/J. Base of spine bumped.
Sussex Academic Press, 2005, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1902210743
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Inventory #24913
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Zizek, Slavoj
The war in former Yugoslavia and the rise of the 'irrational' violence in late-capitalist societies provide the theoretical and political context of Slavoj Zizek's new book, which uses Lacanian psychoanalysis as the basis for a renewal of the Marxist theory of ideology. 221pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Verso, 1994, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 086091688X
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Inventory #24653
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Edited By Hagan, Kay Leigh
Women today are paying close attention to the men's movement as it radiates out from the US. Some of them like what they see and hope that men at home are coming to terms with the realities of true partnership and shared power, others are downright sceptical, complaining about the chorus of whining white men. Still others hold a deep-rooted fear that the men's movement has only legitimized a fashionable new form of woman-hating. This book looks at the men's movement, with contributions from women writers such as Nicole Hollander, Rosemary Radfors Ruether and Starhawk. By the author of "International Affairs: a Journalkeeping Workbook for Self-Intimacy" and "Habit of Freedom". 175pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Harper, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0062509969
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Inventory #26665
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.45 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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