Midnight at the Well of Souls (The first book in the Well of by Jack L. Chalker

By Jack L. Chalker

Entered via 1000 unsuspected gateways -- equipped by means of a race misplaced within the clouds of time -- the planet its dwellers referred to as the good global became beings of each sort into whatever else. There spacefarer Nathan Brazil discovered himself companioned via a batman, an amorous woman centaur and a mermaid -- all as soon as as human as he.Yet Nathan Brazil's metamorphosis used to be extra terrifying than any of those...and his reminiscence used to be coming again, bringing with it the key of the good World.For on the center of the weird planet lay the aim of each being that had ever lived -- and Nathan Brazil and his comrades were...lucky?...enough to discover it!

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Other worlds: society seen through soap opera by Dorothy Anger

By Dorothy Anger

While American nation-wide community radio was once nonetheless in its infancy, new courses corresponding to Ma Perkins started to characteristic ongoing tale strains in fifteen minute episodes concentrating on domestic lifestyles and romance. Procter & Gamble and different soap companies have been the most typical sponsors, and shortly the style of cleaning soap opera were christened. during this interesting yet probing inquiry into the character, historical past, and value of the soaps, anthropologist Dorothy Anger indicates how they mirror and form the ethos of specific international locations. Anger's fundamental concentration is at the similarities and contrasts among American soaps and British serials equivalent to Coronation road and EastEnders—soaps that glance extra like usual existence than do their American couterparts, and that characteristic story-lines in keeping with surviving on what you could earn instead of striving for extra. Anger appears to be like on the in addition to the televised product and examines the social results in addition to the inherent features of soaps—with specific emphasis put on the ways that their implicit messages mirror and make stronger the ethos of the society during which they're made. She examines how the soaps themselves are formed in flip via the cultures and where from which they arrive. although faraway from uncritical of the style, Anger herself loves the soaps. She acknowledges how cleaning soap operas offer a "continuing renewal of the familiar." via interviews with and observations of cleaning soap lovers she indicates that the sharing of knowledge and opinion after this system is over is as very important to the audience as truly following the tales. educated via fresh paintings in anthropology and cultural conception, different Worlds will simply be available to a common in addition to an instructional viewers.

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Space and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science by David C. Wright Jr., Allan W. Austin

By David C. Wright Jr., Allan W. Austin

Essays during this paintings examine the connection among our earlier and technological know-how fiction and delusion tv. a few essays contextualize a specific software or sequence whereas others figure ways that a exhibit depicts background. therefore, via shut readings of televised technology fiction and fable, a few authors light up such subject matters as chilly conflict tradition, renegotiations of race and gender, nervousness over the impression of expertise, and the legacies of colonialism. different authors examine technological know-how fiction and delusion tv to teach how old narratives are developed and communicated to the bigger public.

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Westworld by Michael Crichton, Sam Sloan, Saul David, Paul N Lazarus III

By Michael Crichton, Sam Sloan, Saul David, Paul N Lazarus III

There's a brief ahead firstly by way of Saul David - former tale editor, MGM. It in short (two pages worthy) tells of his assembly with Michael Crichton and Paul Lazarus approximately this movie. After that there's an 11 web page advent by way of Michael Crichton, titled "Shooting Westworld". the writer tells how not easy it was once to get somebody drawn to the script and the way tricky it used to be making the movie. Plus, he offers a few perception on why they did convinced scenes like they did. At 11 pages it isn't fairly that in-depth. there's additionally a 32-page "photo portfolio" in the course of the e-book, which includes 30 B&W pictures of scenes from the movie and some backstage pictures of the construction. many of the photographs have captions explaining what you are looking at.

The remainder of the ebook is the script of the movie itself - all of the conversation and scene details (107 pages).

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The Nationwide Television Studies (Routledge Research in by David Morley

By David Morley

This e-book brings jointly for the 1st time David Morley and Charlotte Brunsdon's vintage texts, daily tv: national and The national viewers. initially released in 1978 and 1980 those study initiatives mix leading edge textual readings and viewers research of the BBC's present affairs programme national. In a particularly written advent the authors hint the historical past of the unique national venture and make clear the origins of the 2 books.

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The Playbook: Suit up. Score chicks. Be awesome. by Barney Stinson, Matt Kuhn

By Barney Stinson, Matt Kuhn

Because the sunrise of background guy has looked for the reply to the main basic of questions: “Why am I the following . . . now not banging chicks?” the hunt is over. Now, with assistance from The Playbook, you’ll be capable to technique any appealing girl, detect her innermost ardour, and use that to trick her into drowsing with you. You’ll grasp greater than seventy five seduction ideas, built via pickup guru and all-around solid man Barney Stinson, sure to flip you right into a bona fide ladies’ guy.

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