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Download E-books Einstein's Dreams PDF

By Alan Lightman

A contemporary vintage, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional college of news dreamed by means of Albert Einstein in 1905, whilst he labored in a patent place of work in Switzerland. because the defiant yet delicate younger genius is growing his thought of relativity, a brand new belief of time, he imagines many attainable worlds. in a single, time is round, in order that individuals are fated to copy triumphs and screw ups again and again. In one other, there's a position the place time stands nonetheless, visited by means of enthusiasts and fogeys clinging to their little ones. In one other, time is a nightingale, occasionally trapped by means of a bell jar.

Now translated into thirty languages, Einstein’s Dreams has encouraged playwrights, dancers, musicians, and painters around the globe. In poetic vignettes, it explores the connections among technological know-how and artwork, the method of creativity, and eventually the fragility of human lifestyles.

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Download E-books Report on the Threatened City PDF

From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Doris Lessing, a particular technological know-how fiction brief story.

Unknown observers ship reviews on a urban that's threatened with destruction. They assemble info at the population and their behaviour. It quickly turns into transparent that this can be faraway from an alien planet.

As in lots of of her acclaimed technological know-how fiction novels, in ‘Report at the Threatened City’, Doris Lessing makes use of the traditions of this style to envision the realm we all know and human nature itself, from a very new and sometimes unforgiving perspective.

This tale additionally appears to be like within the assortment The Temptation of Jack Orkney.

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Download E-books Quest for Sex, Truth & Reality PDF

By Edward Lee

“The 3 tales during this chapbook are between my favorites of my stuff,” Lee says. The tales are the intellectualized b-movie-like “The Seeker” and the Lieberesque “The Goddess of the recent darkish Age,” plus the effective existential porn piece, “Sex, fact, & truth” aka “Pay Me.” The latter hasn't ever been reprinted, and was once initially permitted within the early ‘80s via HUSTLER journal, even to the purpose that Lee’s manuscript used to be copy-edited and despatched to the typesetter. “Jut my luck,” Lee recollects. “Right prior to they have been going to pay me anything like 800 bucks,” the fiction editor left the corporate and the tale was once rejected via his successor, acknowledged HUSTLER was once no position for philosophical fiction. It’s the single time I’m ever gotten a manuscript again with copy-edit marks.”

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Download E-books Sleep Disorder PDF

By Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee

For years Ketchum (Peaceable country) and Lee (City Infernal) have written taboo-breaking horror fiction that's continuously provocative and infrequently sturdy taste-challenged. This number of their 5 collaborative tales is the literary an identical of a frat-house Halloween social gathering, filled with tacky shocks, raunchy intercourse and gross-out humor. "I'd provide whatever for You" and "Love Letters from the Rain Forest" have carbon reproduction plots concerning nymphomaniacal younger women who spurn wimpy suitors for studly hunks and pay for his or her selection with grisly fates. "Eyes Left" gives you extra of a similar, providing its account of an beautiful woman zombie who turns tables on a bunch of drooling barflies as a morality story at the wrongness of sexual objectification. The identify tale, a couple of guy unhinged in waking lifestyles by way of a mystery life lived in his slumbers, depends upon a trite narrative shortcut-a tape recorder that catches the reality whereas he sleeps-to resolve its secret. basically "Masks," approximately magically endowed mask that deliver out the unconscious impulses of an intimate couple, succeeds in conveying the strangeness of uncanny event. The booklet additionally comprises first drafts of 2 tales, one by way of all of the authors, that exhibit Lee to be the extra providers of the pair to creative descriptions of physically services. This publication is not going to earn both writer new readers, yet nor is it more likely to deter the hardcore enthusiasts at whom it in actual fact is aimed.

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Download E-books The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig PDF

By Stefan Zweig

During this great choice of Stefan Zweig's brief tales the superior and worst of human nature are captured with sharp commentary, figuring out and vibrant empathy. starting from love and loss of life to religion restored and desire regained, those tales current a grasp at paintings, on the best of his shape. completely paced and brimming with ardour, those twenty-two stories from a grasp storyteller of the 20th Century are translated by means of the award-winning Anthea Bell.

Deluxe, clothbound version.

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Download E-books Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting Stories for Better Design PDF

By Whitney Quesenbery, Kevin Brooks

All of us use tales to speak, discover, convince, and encourage. In person event, tales support us to appreciate our clients, know about their ambitions, clarify our study, and exhibit our layout principles. during this publication, Quesenbery and Brooks educate you ways to craft and inform your personal special tales to enhance your designs.
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"Stories facilitate a degree of communique that's as with regards to telepathy as you will get. Kevin and Whitney advisor you to exploit storytelling in `how to' situations so easily that you could be by no means detect how a ways you leapfrogged forward and not understand the errors you didn't make due to this ebook. It's that good."
—Annette Simmons, writer of the tale Factor
"A very functional, readable survey of the way to take advantage of one of many world's oldest and strongest transmedia forms—storytelling—to bring up the coherence and effectiveness of electronic artifacts. Brooks and Quesenbery provide concrete ideas for making a richer layout strategy and extra winning consumer experiences."
—Janet Murray, Director of Graduate reviews, electronic Media M.S./Ph.D. application, Georgia Tech
"Whitney and Kevin truly articulate the facility and effectiveness of storytelling for figuring out clients and speaking their genuine stories to all venture stakeholders. Their instructions for integrating storytelling into person examine and layout have already given me new how one can support my consumers higher be aware of their clients and carry nice services and products. this can be a reference i'll be achieving for regularly."
—Karen Bachmann, companion, Seascape Consulting
"I were tantalized via the ability of the tale to affect such a lot of features of the person event procedure. the arriving of this considerate, actionable, and wide-ranging ebook is a wonderful day!
—Steve Portigal, valuable, Portigal Consulting

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Download E-books The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By Franz Kafka

Since his loss of life in 1924, Kafka has grow to be considered as one of many maximum sleek writers, one whose paintings brilliantly explores the nervousness, futility, and complexity of recent existence. The precision and readability of Kafka's type, its robust symbolism, and his existential exploration of the human have given his paintings common significance.
In addition to the name choice, thought of through many critics Kafka's such a lot ideal paintings, this assortment contains "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A state Doctor," and "A report back to an Academy." Stanley Appelbaum has supplied first-class new English translation of the tales and a quick observe putting them inside Kafka's oeuvre.
A collection of the typical middle country criteria Initiative.

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Download E-books Sand Doom PDF

By Murray Leinster

The yank technological know-how fiction author who used the nom de plume Murray Leinster used to be tremendous prolific, penning greater than 1,500 tales and novels over the process his profession, in addition to a few radio, tv, and picture scripts. the tale Sand Doom recounts the story of a stranded send that's all the way down to the final of its provides. Will the team participants manage to band jointly to save lots of themselves sooner than it's too overdue?

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