Oblivion

Author: Peter Abrahams

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006184487X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Nick Petrov was a world-famous private investigator -- until a brain trauma destroyed part of his memory and changed who he is forever. Now a killer is on the loose, looming up from a past that Nick can no longer remember.

The Oblivion Society

Author: Marcus Alexander Hart

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 0976555956

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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After an accidental nuclear war, Vivian Gray joins a comically inept goup of fellow twentysomething survivors. She and her new friends embark on a cross-country road trip seeking sanctuary from the menagerie of deadly atomic mutants unleased by the contaminated atmosphere.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Stargazer: Oblivion

Author: Michael Jan Friedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743448550

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Captain Jean Luc Picard accepts a courageous mission which he soon finds could be a deadly trap in this Star Trek: The Next Generation novel. In 1893 a time-traveling Jean-Luc Picard encountered a long-lived alien named Guinan, who was posing as a human to learn Earth's customs. During this "first encounter," Picard saved Guinan's life, a favor she would never forget. Five centuries later, Captain Picard, now commander of the Starship Enterprise ™, brought Guinan aboard as the ship's "bartender." The hope was that her wisdom and inner peace would provide a moral grounding for Picard's crew as they experienced the dangers of space. Because he hadn't yet made his trip through time, Picard had no knowledge of his nineteenth-century meeting with Guinan. But he did remember a different first encounter with the mysterious El-Aurian—a tumultuous adventure in which Picard and Guinan would risk their lives in a maze of interplanetary intrigue, with the future of the known universe at stake. This is the story of that fateful meeting, and of a Guinan very different from the woman we think we know—a person wracked by pain and longing, shaken to the roots of her soul. A Guinan who yearns for oblivion.

Oblivion

Author: Héctor Abad

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Oblivion is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written memorial to the author's father, Héctor Abad Gómez, whose criticism of the Colombian regime led to his murder by paramilitaries in 1987. Twenty years in the writing, it paints an unforgettable picture of a man who followed his conscience and paid for it with his life during one of the darkest periods in Latin America's recent history.

In the Arms of Oblivion

Author: Justus Roux

Publisher: Justus Roux

ISBN: 145059946X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9299


Oblivion made a name for himself as the most renowned mercenary in all of Nyasia. His newest assignment was to simply escort the princess of Sefton to her soon to be husband the king of Turenia. He believed this would be an easy assignment, but when Samara turned out to be a truly kind and gentle woman and not some spoiled princess this throws Oblivion for a loop. He finds himself falling in love with her. When he hears the rumors that Sodon, the king of Turenia, is insane, he needs to make sure that Samara will be alright. He soon learns that Samara's life is in danger and he must save her from Sodon. For the first time in his life he risks everything for someone else, but will he be able to save Samara from her cruel fate?

Oblivion Hand

Author: Adrian Cole

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479490067

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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Sword & sorcery at its best -- the first of the Voidal trilogy, assembling Adrian Cole's sword & sorcery series for the first time. And don't miss Volumes 2 and 3, also available from Wildside Press.

Ordinary Oblivion and the Self Unmoored

Author: Jennifer R. Rapp

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823257452

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Rapp begins with a question posed by the poet Theodore Roethke: “Should we say that the self, once perceived, becomes a soul?” Through her examination of Plato’s Phaedrus and her insights about the place of forgetting in a life, Rapp answers Roethke’s query with a resounding Yes. In so doing, Rapp reimagines the Phaedrus, interprets anew Plato’s relevance to contemporary life, and offers an innovative account of forgetting as a fertile fragility constitutive of humanity. Drawing upon poetry and comparisons with other ancient Greek and Daoist texts, Rapp brings to light overlooked features of the Phaedrus, disrupts longstanding interpretations of Plato as the facile champion of memory, and offers new lines of sight onto (and from) his corpus. Her attention to the Phaedrus and her meditative apprehension of the permeable character of human life leave our understanding of both Plato and forgetting inescapably altered. Unsettle everything you think you know about Plato, suspend the twentieth-century entreaty to “Never forget,” and behold here a new mode of critical reflection in which textual study and humanistic inquiry commingle to expansive effect.

Enlightenment: Oblivion

Author: Derek Hitchmough

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469199513

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Brianna was your average 6-year-old girl, albeit more mature than you'd expect. She had family and friends that loved her, and a lovely home. But that all changed one night, when they were attacked... She, the only survivor, shell-shocked and numb from crying, wandering across the land without purpose. A chance encounter, and happening upon a city, would change her life forever. Over the years, she turned inward, and she learned to fend for herself. But what will happen when she comes full-circle to the concepts of friendship and family? Or even love? But dark forces seek to get in her way, at every turn. Security who abuse their position, unnatural creatures... and a mysterious figure who seems to be watching her every move. Which will Brianna choose? The light, or the dark?

Oblivion's Children

Author: Jim Wegryn,Roland James

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595211046

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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Robots are merely machines until they escape the bounds of programming and reveal that spark called free will. Yet that gift of consciousness may be only an illusion, a facade of elaborate imitation. Not even Turing's test can prove otherwise. But there is a way they can show their soul. If they were asked to help save humankind, could they? If so, would they?

Politics of Memory and Oblivion in the European Context

Author: Viktorija L.A. Čeginskas,Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus,Nina Sääskilahti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000486516

Category: Political Science

Page: 114

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This book provides novel and critical insights into the complex relationship between politics of memory and oblivion in European countries in the 20th and early 21st centuries as well as the cultural, political and institutional backgrounds against which they function. It explores the uses of the past in terms of a conscious choice to either reactivate or overlook memories as selective reference points for the promotion and legitimation of contemporary political goals. The chapters of this volume bring together theoretical discussions on the interrelationship between remembrance and purposeful oblivion as active processes that serve particular interests and ideologies in the present. By addressing the diverse meanings given to practices of memory, the contributions offer new perspectives on how institutions shape cultural memory, power relations and identity projects. Politics of Memory and Oblivion in the European Context: Critical Perspectives will be of interest to scholars and graduate students from the fields of memory studies, heritage studies, cultural studies, history, and political science who engage with the legacies of violent and traumatic pasts, post-colonial contexts, societal transition and reconciliation. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, European Politics and Society.