Firebirds

Sixteen original stories showcase some of the genre's most admired authors, including multiple award-winners Diana Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, Lloyd Alexander, Nancy Farmer, and Meredith Ann Pierce. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

Author: Sharyn November

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0142403202

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Sixteen original stories showcase some of the genre's most admired authors, including multiple award-winners Diana Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, Lloyd Alexander, Nancy Farmer, and Meredith Ann Pierce. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

Billion Dollar Fantasy

The first documented fantasy draft was, fittingly, held in someone's basement —
Winkenbach's ... at stake, and to “bring together some of Oakland's finest
Saturday-morning gridiron forecasters,” it read in the original rules, “to pit their
respective ...

Author: Albert Chen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780544911147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The author reveals the story of the rise of daily fantasy sports and the brilliant entrepreneurs disrupting the way fans consume sports.

SPIN

Fantasy Island's original MCs. dreams come true and then marveled at the
wonder of it all. Instead, unsuspecting guests watched as their fantasies set in
motion a chain of events so disastrous that they inevitably wished for their lives to
return ...

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Page: 152

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

Fashion Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe

THE ORIGINAL KEY IDEAS OF STRING THEORY Let us now try to see how the
original ideas of string theory fit into this. Recall from the above discussion that
the problems of ultraviolet divergences arise from quantum processes operating
at ...

Author: Roger Penrose

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691178530

Category: Science

Page: 520

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One of the world's leading physicists questions some of the most fashionable ideas in physics today, including string theory What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas—string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to "conformal cyclic cosmology," an idea so fantastic that it could be called "conformal crazy cosmology." The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures.

Tales of Fantasy and Fact

The electric light emphasized the lines of the high - bred face , with its sombre
searching eyes and the air of old - world breeding . There could be no doubt
whatever that the original of this portrait was the man from whom I had just parted
.

Author: Brander Matthews

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B400505

Category:

Page: 216

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Enchantment

In Enchantment, Orson Scott Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345484509

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last twenty-five years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure. The moment Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay still as death. But beneath the foliage a malevolent presence stirred and sent the ten-year-old Ivan scrambling for the safety of Cousin Marek's farm. Now, years later, Ivan is an American graduate student, engaged to be married. Yet he cannot forget that long-ago day in the forest--or convince himself it was merely a frightened boy's fantasy. Compelled to return to his native land, Ivan finds the clearing just as he left it. This time he does not run. This time he awakens the beauty with a kiss . . . and steps into a world that vanished a thousand years ago. A rich tapestry of clashing worlds and cultures, Enchantment is a powerfully original novel of a love and destiny that transcend centuries . . . and the dark force that stalks them across the ages. From the Hardcover edition.

6 part fantasy and air no 1 conductor s scores for original and modern instruments and one set of parts

The Highest Summit of Pure Music " The English Consorts ' ( Fantasies , Airs ,
Pavans , etc . ) for strings of the 16th and 17th centuries , discovered in 1889 )
and scored from the original manuscript parts by Arnold Dolmetsch , in my
opinion ...

Author: William Lawes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015025439400

Category: String sextets (Violins (2), violas (2), cellos (2))

Page: 7

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The Force of Nonviolence

Thus, he proposes a reformulation of psychoanalytic doctrine with the idea of “
original fantasy” (what Freud called “Urphantasien"), which structures modes of
perceiving, and operates according to its own syntactical rules. Thus, the original
 ...

Author: Judith Butler

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781788732765

Category: Philosophy

Page: 209

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"Situating non-violence at the cross-roads of the ethical and political, The Force of Non-Violence brings into focus the ethical binds that emerge within the force field of violence. Non-violence is very often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as an individualist ethic with an unrealistic relation to existing forms of power. This book argues for an aggressive form of non-violence that struggles with psychic ambivalence and seeks to embody social ideals of inter-dependency and equality. Only through a critique of individualism can the ethical and political ideal of non-violence be understood in relation to the ideal of equality and the demand for grievability. In this psychosocial and philosophical reflection that draws upon Foucault, Fanon, Freud, and Benjamin, Butler argues that to oppose violence now requires understanding its different modalities, including the regulation of the grievability of lives. The book shows how "racial and demographic phantasms" enter into the rationale for inflicting state violence and other modes of "letting die" by investing violence in those who are most severely exposed to its effects and subjugated to its lethal power. The struggle for non-violence is found in modes of resistance and movements for social transformation that separate off aggression from its destructive aims to affirm the living potentials of radical egalitarian politics"--

Firebirds Rising

Here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning anthology Firebirds! Firebirds Rising takes readers from deep space to Faerie to just around the corner. It is full of magic, humor, adventure, and?best of all?the unexpected.

Author: Tanith Lee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101200499

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 544

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Here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning anthology Firebirds! Firebirds Rising takes readers from deep space to Faerie to just around the corner. It is full of magic, humor, adventure, and?best of all?the unexpected. The one thing readers can count on is marvelous writing. Firebirds Rising proves once again that Firebird is a gathering place for writers and readers of speculative fiction from teenage to adult, from the United States to Europe, Asia, and beyond.

The Ultimate Fantasy Football League

If any player is unable to play and his unavailability is known and can be
documented before a game, the fantasy team for ... In these cases, precedence in
naming a replacement is given the fantasy team whose original player was
selected ...

Author: Bob Chon

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 0879758074

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 169

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Ultimate Fantasy Football requires each league member to choose one player from each NFL team; each game is therefore important and worth watching. By adopting the perspective of the fantasy league, participants become interested in far more players--often on teams of no particular interest to anyone but their hometown fans.

The Island of Fantasy

Reproduction of the original: The Island of Fantasy by Fergus Hume

Author: Fergus Hume

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752407228

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

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Reproduction of the original: The Island of Fantasy by Fergus Hume

A Literary Symbiosis

The book examines critically the elements of mystery fiction which have been integrated with varying degrees of success, into science fiction/fantasy.

Author: Hazel Pierce

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015010908104

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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A Literary Symbiosis studies the merger of science fiction/fantasy and mystery fiction from historical and critical perspectives. Pierce examines the problems and expectations raised by the various literary labels, particularly as regards definition, theme, conventions, stock characters, and setting. While she admits the difficulties inherent in merging idea-oriented, speculative science fiction with the situation-specific and present-time oriented mystery story, she argues that the two genres have much in common. The book examines critically the elements of mystery fiction which have been integrated with varying degrees of success, into science fiction/fantasy. This evaluation focuses on individual authors and novels or short stories which contributed to the original modes and to their synthesis.

The Force of Fantasy

For those who could not shape their experiences into the fantasy type of election
and salvation , the vision was extremely ... The zeal of those who had participated
in the forging of the vision , who had chained into some of the original fantasies ...

Author: Ernest G. Bormann

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809323699

Category: History

Page: 279

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In this book, first published in 1985, Ernest G. Bormann explores mass persuasion in America from 1620 to 1860, examining closely four rhetorical communities: the revivals of 1739?1740, the hot gospel of the postrevolutionary period, the evangelical revival and reform of the 1830s, and the Free Soil and Republican parties. Each community varies greatly, but Bormann asserts that each succeeding community shares a rhetorical vision of restoring the ?American Dream” that is essentially a modification of the previous visions. Thus, they form a family of rhetorical visions that constitutes a rhetorical tradition of importance in nineteenth-century American popular culture.

Presenting Young Adult Fantasy Fiction

Hartwell applauds the many fine and original fantasy authors now writing , and
Searles et al . celebrate “ the incredibly rich mosaic " of our current “ Golden Age
of fantasy ” ( 178 ) . How do readers sort the original from the derivative , the rich
 ...

Author: Cathi Dunn MacRae

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015041923908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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Organizes fantasy literature into sub-genres and examines the lives and works of authors in each of the different areas

Journalism Abstracts

98OVER THE CREEK TO PIPLIN , AN ORIGINAL FANTASY WITH
BACKGROUND AND EVALUATION Karen Coombs , M . S . University of Utah ,
1978 should contribute information to be utilized by government public relations
practitioners in ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105026067343

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII, a console role-playing game developed by Square (now
Square Enix) and originally released in 1997, features a large number of fictional
characters in major and minor roles. The game follows protagonist Cloud Strife, ...

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Fantasy and Horror

Some readers of genre fantasy view the mainstream as unjustifiably elitist and
having little or nothing to offer apart from ... In both the original Fantasy Literature
: A Reader's Guide ( 1990 ) and this chapter , young adult fantasy accounts for ...

Author: Marshall B. Tymn

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002915008

Category: Art

Page: 816

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More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy

From Ann and Jeff VanderMeer comes The Big Book of Modern Fantasy: a true horde of tales sure to delight fans, scholars -- even the greediest of dragons. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL.

Author: Ann Vandermeer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525563877

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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From Ann and Jeff VanderMeer comes The Big Book of Modern Fantasy: a true horde of tales sure to delight fans, scholars -- even the greediest of dragons. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL. Step through a shimmering portal . . . a worn wardrobe door . . . a schism in sky . . . into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties--and beyond, into the twenty-first century--the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. The stories in this collection represent twenty-two different countries, including Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Pakistan, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. Five have never before been translated into English. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest. Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, this companion volume to takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories.