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Author: Adam Pfeffer
Here's a truly eclectic collection of well-written short stories, ranging from the futuristic THE PERFECT WOMAN and THE LAST SOLDIER to the ethnic BLACKJACK and SUPERSTEIN. The enigmatic title story, TO CHANGE THE WORLD, is also included for a memorable reading experience. The compactness of many of the eighteen stories give them power and surprising impact. The diversity of the stories offered represent the full spectrum of the short story art form. So sit back and enjoy tales of fantasy, humor, and gripping drama, many intending a point and all of them meant to entertain. Whether it be about the medical marvels of the future, as in PANACEA, or the cruel horrors of the past, as in OUT FROM THE DARKNESS, all of the stories will keep you wanting more. From the delightful SPECIALTY OF THE HOUSE to the satiric THE THINKING ASYLUMS, this collection of entertaining stories is sure to keep the pages turning.
My HUD was still only showing Ghost and Riot online, but just as the car was pulling away, three more followers blipped into existence. I had quorum. ... How will it change the 80 The World of Dew and Other Stories.
Author: Julian Mortimer Smith
Imagine a world populated by hideous trolls, time-traveling scientists, and intergalactic freighter captains--with smartphones and social media. The World of Dew and Other Stories, chosen by Michelle Pretorius as the 2020 Blue Light Books Prize winner, invites readers into 18 different universes that have unexpected resonances with our own modern life. While these tales are unabashedly sci-fi and fantasy, Julian Mortimer Smith approaches each at a curious angle. Ghosts are cataloged using a Pokémon Go-like app, a soldier has to get enough upvotes on social media before he is allowed to take a shot, and a golden age of cooperation begins as societies around the world prepare for a looming pandemic of blindness. In addition to featuring stories that have appeared in some of the world's top speculative fiction outlets, The World of Dew and Other Stories also includes five new stories published here for the first time. These tales are sometimes terrifying, sometimes touching, sometimes provocative, and occasionally very silly. They function both as windows through which readers can glimpse vast universes waiting to be explored and as mirrors reflecting our own reality back at us in a strange and unfamiliar light.
We didn't havetoall tell the same storyin order toresonate witheach other. Eachstorywas unique but the actof telling our stories created strong bonds among diverse women who worked together to change our realities.
Author: Rickie Solinger
Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe—including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago—describe grassroots projects in which communities use narrative as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. These compelling accounts of resistance, hope, and vision showcase the power of the storytelling form to generate critique and collective action. Together, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.
is pointless trying to change the world. In order to achieve contentment, you have only to change your response to the world. When “bad” things happen, call them “good.” When life gives you lemons, visualize lemonade.
Author: C. P. Boyko
FINALIST FOR THE ETHEL WILSON FICTION PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE VICTORIA BUTLER BOOK PRIZE “C.P. Boyko's second offering is brilliantly bold. Playful and dire and scholarly all at once, Psychology may well be the most audaciously original collection of Canadian fiction, ever. Mr. Mustard alone is worth the price of admission.”—Bill Gaston, author of Mount Appetite “Very revealing.”—Hubert T. Ross, PhD, PsyD, DPsy Psychologists are people we admire and resent. At best, they’re compassionate detectives of the human soul, healers and diagnosticians, assessing the internal machinations that structure our lives and behavior. At worst, however, they’re smug, hyper-educated, bombastic, yappy, socially deaf, thrice-divorced and twice-separated spouse-swapping cat-torturing perverts. Plus, they’re all in this book. And so are their patients. C.P. Boyko’s Psychology and Other Stories is replete with analysts, attorneys, criminals, Freudians, wardens, and self-help gurus. From Dr. Pringle’s treatment-resisting young patient in “Reaction-Formation” to the philandering forensic psychiatrist of “The Blood-Brain Barrier,” Psychology is a droll dissection of industry archetypes—as well as a brilliant study of mental illness, mental health, and the people who try to tell them apart.
Could it be rather that people have changed in the accelerated and furious rush of these last hundred years while the comics that they read have changed more slowly or, in many cases, not at all? One of the field's defining axioms in ...
Author: Warren Ellis
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
"Provocative, eminently addictive, and top of its class."ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The creator of the acclaimed series TRANSMETROPOLITAN, Warren Ellis delivers PLANETARY, hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads. This collection features the adventures of Elijah Snow, a hundred-year-old man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely powerful woman, and The Drummer, a man with the ability to communicate with machines. Tasked with tracking down evidence of super-human activity, these mystery archaeologists uncover unknown paranormal secrets and histories, such as a World War II supercomputer that can access other universes, a ghostly spirit of vengeance, and a lost island of dying monsters. Collecting #1-6 and the PLANETARY PREVIEW
She was forbidden to touch Norman's desk, but this morning, with the sun casting a tracery of plane tree twigs and bobbles over the word processor, the papers, books and writer's paraphernalia and toys, and glinting on the gold pen ...
Author: Shena Mackay
Publisher: Hachette UK
Here is a wonderful collection of short stories by the writer known for 'the Mackay vision, suburban - as kitsch, as unexceptional, and yet as rich in history and wonder as a plain Victorian terrace house, its threshold radiant with tiling and stained-glass birds of paradise, encased in leaded lights' Guardian.
They are especially important in the short stories of The Wall and Other Stories because they figure in the characters' ... a subject's emotion is a pre-reflective conscious attempt to transform one's situation, to change the world.
Author: Kevin W. Sweeney
Publisher: Lexington Books
The Philosophical Contexts of The Wall and Other Stories presents a philosophical analysis of all five stories in Sartre’s short-story collection, concentrating on characters’ acts of bad faith. Kevin W. Sweeney argues that each of the five stories has its own philosophical problem that serves as the context for the narrative, and that Sartre constructs each story as a reply to the philosophical issue in the context and as support for his position on that issue.
The stories leave us—like other children's stories by Ray—with the sense that it is a mysterious, enchanting, everamazing world ... In their simple, nonmoralizing way, these stories could change the way readers view the animal world, ...
Author: Satyajit Ray
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
It all began with the fall of a meteorite and the crater it made. In its centre was a red notebook, sticking out of the ground—the first (or was it really the last?) of Professor Shonku’s diaries. Professor Trilokeshwar Shonku, eccentric genius and scientist, disappeared without a trace after he shot off into space in a rocket from his backyard in Giridih, accompanied by his loyal but not-toointelligent servant Prahlad, his cat Newton, and Bidhushekhar, his robot with an attitude. What has become of the professor? Has he decided to stay on in Mars, his original destination? Or has he found his way to some other planet and is living there with strange companions? His last diary tells an incredible story . . . Other diaries unearthed from his abandoned laboratory reveal stranger and even more exciting adventures involving a ferocious sadhu, a revengeful mummy and a mad scientist in Norway who turns famous men into six-inch statues. Exciting, imaginative and funny, the stories in this collection capture the sheer magic of Ray’s lucid language, elegant style, graphic descriptions and absurd humour. The indomitable Professor Shonku has returned, to win himself over a whole new band of followers!
There is a world 'out there' (I think so – probably – maybe), but that world is subject to the stories we have to tell ... and the advertising world depends on stories to change our behaviour – more darkly, so does the shape-shifting ...
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Random House
Category: Literary Collections
'Briskly and breezily, 12 Bytes joins the dots in a neglected narrative of female scientists, visionaries and code-breakers' Observer Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding and provocative essays from Sunday Times-bestselling author Jeanette Winterson Drawing on her years of thinking and reading about Artificial Intelligence in its bewildering manifestations, Jeanette Winterson looks to history, religion, myth, literature, politics and, of course, computer science, to help us understand the radical changes to the way we live and love that are happening now. With wit, compassion and curiosity, Winterson tackles AI's most interesting talking points, from the algorithms that data-dossier your whole life, to the weirdness of backing up your brain. 'Her writing engulfs you in lucid, fairytale-like realities that take you on gender-bending and time-warped explorations of religion, love, sex, and sexual identity.' Independent *A 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK IN THE GUARDIAN, FINANCIAL TIMES AND EVENING STANDARD*
At the end of this story, there are no more bullets left. In the middle of this story, there are enough bullets to change the world into something entirely different. This rifle is full of anything anyone could want, each bullet a ...
1.3.3 The World Wide Web: Augmenting the Masses The workstations of the 1980s, initially designed and deployed by advanced knowledge workers in the tiny geography of ... rapid uptake of Web services seemed to change the world overnight.
Author: Hamid R. Ekbia
Publisher: MIT Press
An exploration of a new division of labor between machines and humans, in which people provide value to the economy with little or no compensation. The computerization of the economy—and everyday life—has transformed the division of labor between humans and machines, shifting many people into work that is hidden, poorly compensated, or accepted as part of being a “user” of digital technology. Through our clicks and swipes, logins and profiles, emails and posts, we are, more or less willingly, participating in digital activities that yield economic value to others but little or no return to us. Hamid Ekbia and Bonnie Nardi call this kind of participation—the extraction of economic value from low-cost or free labor in computer-mediated networks—“heteromation.” In this book, they explore the social and technological processes through which economic value is extracted from digitally mediated work, the nature of the value created, and what prompts people to participate in the process. Arguing that heteromation is a new logic of capital accumulation, Ekbia and Nardi consider different kinds of heteromated labor: communicative labor, seen in user-generated content on social media; cognitive labor, including microwork and self-service; creative labor, from gaming environments to literary productions; emotional labor, often hidden within paid jobs; and organizing labor, made up of collaborative groups such as citizen scientists. Ekbia and Nardi then offer a utopian vision: heteromation refigured to bring end users more fully into the prosperity of capitalism.
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Author: Damian Tarnopolsky
Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.
Ranging widely in subject matter--from a musician's destructive narcissism to the strange effects a persistent Norwegian has on a bachelor's love life--the stories in this collection also vary in style. Both elegantly insightful and highly adventurous, these tales are inventive, deeply comic, sometimes very unsettling, and completely engaging.
“The neighbors would prefer story-telling to an apartment block, don't you think? ... On one side was a dressing room, and on the other a storage room. ... You will all have the time in the world to change the world for the better.
Author: Uma Parameswaran
Uma Parameswaran's earlier works have earned her praise and awards. What was Always Hers won the Jubilee Award for the best collection of short stories published in 1999. Of the title story, that appeared earlier as The Sweet Smell of Mother's Milk-Wet Bodice, reviewers had this to say:"A deftly wrought novella possessing the quiet elegance born of outrage."(The Globe and Mail) "Uma Parameswaran has written with the insight and lyricism of the fine poet she is." June Callwood "It is activist literature, woman-empowering fiction, and it has a political edge." (Herizons) Of her novel, Mangoes on the Maple Tree, Andreas Schroeder has said, "A hymn to the joys and sorrows of family, in the best, most inclusive sense of the word."
... protest for more green spaces, travel, see the world, change the world, and find our own truth. Look at the stars, there's a whole Universe out there. Isn't that amazing? Look at the trees, look at the moon, look at us! What are we?
Author: Tim Jeffreys
'The Real Rachel Winterbourne and Other Stories' is a powerful collection of science fiction shorts that examines the lengths people go to in order to find truth and happiness. Some of the characters in these tales achieve their dream and have it snatched away, other can't tell dreams from reality. A masquerade is in full swing. Masks slip. Intruders abound. There are lies, and there is the truth. But which is which?
I came across the story in Celesteville once, when I was accessing at random through ancient literature. It was in the works of a twelfth century Arab ... If I tell, surely I can change the world! I can show everyone the way through.
Author: Ian Watson
Publisher: Hachette UK
This second collection of Watson's short stories further demonstrates his seemingly inexhaustible imagination. In 'The Thousand Cuts' the entire human race finds its consciousness blanked out for varying periods, but life seems somehow to have gone on in the missing days, and indeed, previously intractable problems have moved towards a solution. In 'Sunstroke' a doctor blinded accidentally during the voyage to a seemingly benign new world becomes gradually aware of disturbing changes afflicting her sighted companions. These stories, and many others, confirm Watson's place in the forefront of contemporary SF writers.
We can change the world and we can do it without blood, as We have so many times before. It would perhaps bean error of perspective in this one, as indeed in all the others, to read the voice of the narrator with too autobiographical an ...
Author: Nathan Pitchford
Dark, disturbing and oftentimes bizarre, these highly polished, widely disparate short stories tell the meta story of one man's descent into depression, madness, and suicide -- and hint at a golden beyond.
These institutions provide the public space where people of different backgrounds connect with one another, listen to each other's stories, share concerns; this is where they argue, debate, and deliberate.
Author: Jeannie Oakes
Category: Social Science
Teaching to Change the World is an up-to-the-moment, engaging, social justice-oriented introduction to education and teaching, and the challenges and opportunities they present. Both foundational and practical, the chapters are organized around conventional topics but in a way that consistently integrates a coherent story that explains why schools are as they are. Taking the position that a hopeful, democratic future depends on ensuring that all students learn, the text pays particular attention to inequalities associated with race, social class, language, gender, and other social categories and explores teachers’ role in addressing them. This thoroughly revised fifth edition remains a vital introduction to the profession for a new generation of teachers who seek to become purposeful, knowledgeable practitioners in our ever-changing educational landscape—for those teachers who see the potential for education to change the world. Features and Updates of the New Edition: • Fully updated Chapter 1, "The U.S. Schooling Dilemma," reflects our current state of education after the 2016 U.S. presidential election. • First-person observations from teachers, including first-year teachers, continue to offer vivid, authentic pictures of what teaching to change the world means and involves. • Additional coverage of the ongoing effects of Common Core highlights the heated public discourse around teaching and teachers, and charter schools. • Attention to diversity and inclusion is treated as integral to all chapters, woven throughout rather than tacked on as separate units. • "Digging Deeper" resources on the new companion website include concrete resources that current and future teachers can use in their classrooms. • "Tools for Critique" provides instructors and students questions, prompts, and activities aimed at encouraging classroom discussion and particularly engaging those students least familiar with the central tenets of social justice education.
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Author: Halina Brunning
Publisher: ISD LLC
Danse Macabre and Other Stories: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Global Dynamics examines the world using a systemic and psychoanalytic lens, including concepts of splitting, separation, projection, displacement, and the return of the repressed. They consider what impact the disappearance of some iconic and psychic containers has on individuals' functioning and why we choose populist leaders to shore up our own social defences. They question why the world feels so threatening to the twenty-first-century linked-in citizens when the objective facts suggest that overall much is improving for the global citizen. Building on their previous work, Halina Brunning and Olya Khaleelee have created a coherent framework in order to conceptualise global dynamics within a matrix form. The matrix contains dialectic dynamic forces for both good and evil, love and hate, creation and destruction. They take a closer look at the plethora of phenomena which they see arising therein. Whilst the matrix holds steady, inside it is a world in constant flux, reconfiguring and rearranging itself, as if in a kaleidoscope, with inevitable and unavoidable turbulence, but - Brunning and Khaleelee hypothesise - with an underlying pattern that is available to be discerned and studied. Aware of this turbulence, Brunning and Khaleelee wish to share their view of the world in the hope of offering a containing reflection, capable of calming the nerves of the readers as well as their own.
I never meant to change the world. I never thought I could." For goodness sake, take me. Why can't I just die? There are explosions in my head. No. Implosions. The agony is that I am still alive. She continues, oblivious, "See, Jake, ...
Author: Hadassah Louis
A collection of literary fiction exploring the fragility of dreams. Prodding, oh so careful, just how far one must bend their back to catch a glimpse of heaven. The book includes five short stories; Bikuna has no womb - a woman with no belly button has no friends. [Zimbiro] Chenda becomes Chanda - refugee hidden in plain sight. [Bow to Enter Heaven] Umweo is a taloned god - judge of the world's sins. [Umweo's Talon] Ntalwe feasts on flesh - gory dinners on a seabed of guilt. [Secrets of the Sea] Dane, king of rocks, longs for glittered valleys - fall he must, to know his place.[The Greylings Quest] All must bow to enter heaven. The short fiction stories have elements of fantasy and some draw on real life experiences. The adventure is at least 100 pages in length.
“The whole world will know who you are, who we are,” Anna says. ... Item: Christmas festivities this year will occasion more victims of traffic accidents and attacks than in previous ... That's the only way we will change the world.
Author: Rubem Fonseca
Publisher: Open Letter Books
The Brazilian novelist's first short story collection in English translation explores life in modern day Rio de Janeiro.