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At last, the story Foundation fans have been waiting for--the seventh volume in Asimov's internationally acclaimed series. He gives impatient readers the saga's dramatic climax, bringing to life his best-loved characters and revealing at last the danger, intrigue, and sacrifice that brought about the fall of the Galactic Empire and the birth of The Foundation.
DISCOVER THE SAGA BEHIND THE APPLE TV+ ORIGINAL SERIES From a grand master of science fiction comes the long awaited final novel of one of the greatest series ever told. Completed just before his death, FORWARD THE FOUNDATION is a crowning achievement and stirring testament to the creative genius of Isaac Asimov.
At last, _Up Through an Empty House of Stars_ brings together the best of the never before collected SF reviews and articles that helped build David Langford's towering reputation since 1980. Complementing the review columns collected in _The Complete Critical Assembly_ and the knockabout essays and squibs in _The Silence of the Langford_, this volume's 100 glittering selections mix serious critical insight with the inimitable Langford wit. In 2002 David Langford won his sixteenth Hugo award as Best Fan Writer, for critical and humorous commentary on SF. In the same year his occasionally scandalous SF newsletter _Ansible_ won its fifth Hugo. Langford also received the 2001 Hugo for best short story, and the 2002 Skylark Award. Here he shines a unique light on classics like Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Robert Heinlein and Jack Vance, and analyses major SF -- and major clunkers, and minor eccentrics -- of the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, continuing to the latest by such current stars as Gene Wolfe and China Mi, ville. Plus witty asides on crime fiction and its SF links, gleeful examination of writing so bad it's almost good, and (even at his most serious) turns of phrase to make you laugh aloud
A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov's science fiction oeuvre.
Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.
Die Anfänge der Foundation Man schreibt das Jahr 12020. Von der Hauptstadt Trantor aus regiert Cleon I. über sein gigantisches Sternenreich. Doch das Imperium zeigt erste Risse, und der Imperator weiß, dass seine Herrschaft bedroht ist. Dunkel und unheilschwanger liegt eine ungewisse Zukunft vor ihm, denn der Zerfall, so behaupten es alle Prognosen, lässt sich nicht aufhalten. Nicht einmal die neuste Wissenschaft, die Psychohistorik, kann etwas gegen den drohenden Untergang ausrichten ... Seine Vision umspannt Jahrtausende, sein Zukunftsbild der Menschheit umfasst die gesamte Galaxis: Isaac Asimov hat mit seinen Romanen nicht nur die Geschichte der Science Fiction entscheidend geprägt. Er war mit seinen ehrgeizigen Entwürfen einer Gesellschaft, die das All besiedelt und sich zu einem Volk von Sternenfahrern entwickelt, maßgeblich an der Begeisterung des goldenen Raumfahrtzeitalters des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts beteiligt. Mit dem Foundation-Projekt hat Isaac Asimov eine autobiografisch gefärbte Vorgeschichte zum großen Foundation-Zyklus geschrieben.
This encyclopedia is the most up-to-date, concise, clear and affordable guide to all aspects of science fiction, from its background to generic themes and devices, from authors (established and new) to films. Science fiction has evolved into one of the most popular, cutting-edge and exciting fiction geners, with a proliferation of modern and classic authors, themes and ideas, movies, TV series and awards. Arranged in an A-Z format, and featuring a comprehensive index and cross-referencing system, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is also the most accessible and easy to use encyclopedia of its kind currently available.
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Use your Raspberry Pi to get smart about computing fundamentals In the 1980s, the tech revolution was kickstarted by a flood of relatively inexpensive, highly programmable computers like the Commodore. Now, a second revolution in computing is beginning with the Raspberry Pi. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is the premier guide to understanding the components of the most exciting tech product available. Thanks to this book, every Raspberry Pi owner can understand how the computer works and how to access all of its hardware and software capabilities. Now, students, hackers, and casual users alike can discover how computers work with Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi. This book explains what each and every hardware component does, how they relate to one another, and how they correspond to the components of other computing systems. You'll also learn how programming works and how the operating system relates to the Raspberry Pi's physical components. Co-authored by Eben Upton, one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, this is a companion volume to the Raspberry Pi User Guide An affordable solution for learning about computer system design considerations and experimenting with low-level programming Understandable descriptions of the functions of memory storage, Ethernet, cameras, processors, and more Gain knowledge of computer design and operation in general by exploring the basic structure of the Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi was created to bring forth a new generation of computer scientists, developers, and architects who understand the inner workings of the computers that have become essential to our daily lives. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is your gateway to the world of computer system design.
Feedback that works—for leadership that makes a difference. Leaders know that feedback is essential to teacher development. Crafting the right feedback, however, can be daunting. This how-to book introduces a dynamic yet practical leadership model that helps leaders in all roles and at all experience levels conduct comprehensive observations, analyze lessons for effectiveness, and develop high-leverage action steps that change practices and outcomes. Features include Comprehensive explanations of standards and discrete core skills Explicit think-alouds, ready-to-use strategies, and field-tested lesson examples Evidence-collection notes—with templates—from live observations Feedback samples across grade levels and content areas Reblicable case studies for professional learning