Maps in a Mirror

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429966157

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 2124


Maps in a Mirror brings together nearly all of Orson Scott Card's short fiction written between 1977 and 1990. For those readers who have followed this remarkable talent since the beginning, here are all those amazing stories gathered together in one place, with some extra surprises as well. For the hundreds of thousands who are newly come to Card, here is chance to experience the wonder of a writer so versatile that he can handle everything from traditional narrative poetry to modern experimental fiction with equal ease and grace. The brilliant story-telling of the Alvin Maker books is no accident; the breathless excitement evoked by the Ender books is not a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In this enormous volume are forty-six stories, plus ten long, intensely personal essays, unique to this volume. In them the author reveals some of his reasons and motivations for writing, with a good deal of autobiography into the bargain. "One of the genre's most convincing storytellers. An important volume."--Library Journal At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ringworld's Children

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429914068

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2872


Welcome to a world like no other. The Ringworld: a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3 million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of which are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe. Explorere Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war, and a powerful new weapon, threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children: Tunesmith, the Ghould protector; Acolyte, the exiled son of Speaker-to-Animals, and Wembleth, a strange Ringworld native with a mysterious past. All must play a dangerous in order to save Ringworld's population, and the stability of Ringworld itself. Blending awe-inspiring science with non-stop action and fun, Ringworld's Children, the fourth installment of the multiple award-winning saga, is the perfect introduction for readers new to this New York Times bestselling series, and long-time fans of Larry Niven's Ringworld. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ringworld's Children and Fleet of Worlds

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

ISBN: 0765389746

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 1984


Two masterworks of science fiction at one low price, from award-winning authors Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner! Ringworld's Children The Ringworld is a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band three million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of whom are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe. Explorer Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war and a powerful new weapon threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children. All must play a dangerous game in order to save Ringworld's population and the stability of Ringworld itself. Fleet of Worlds It is two hundred years before the discovery of the Ringworld. Humanity has been faithfully serving the Citizens for years, and Kirsten Quinn-Kovacks is among the best and the brightest of the humans. She gratefully serves the race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a home world, and nurtures them still. When a chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy's core unleashes a wave of lethal radiation that will sterilize the galaxy, the Citizens flee, taking their planets, the Fleet of Worlds, with them. Someone must scout ahead, and Kirsten and her crew eagerly volunteer. Under the guiding eye of Nessus, their Citizen mentor, they explore for any possible dangers in the Fleet's path--and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake the foundations of worlds. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

2009 Songwriter's Market - Articles

Author: Greg Hatfield

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1582976767

Category: Music

Page: 488

View: 9412


Songwriter's Market is packed with insider information about the music industry that can spell the difference between success and failure. You'll find support and encouragement through listings for support organizations, online resources, as well as articles and interviews with industry insiders. With completely updated listings for music publishers, record companies, managers, booking agents, and record producers, as well as information about how the music industry works and how to protect yourself from the scam artists of the industry, this helpful guide is every musician's best friend.

2009 Songwriter's Market

Author: Greg Hatfield

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1582976740

Category: Music

Page: 444

View: 5198


Songwriter's Market is packed with insider information about the music industry that can spell the difference between success and failure. You'll find support and encouragement through listings for support organizations, online resources, as well as articles and interviews with industry insiders. With completely updated listings for music publishers, record companies, managers, booking agents, and record producers, as well as information about how the music industry works and how to protect yourself from the scam artists of the industry, this helpful guide is every musician's best friend.

2009 Songwriter's Market - Listings

Author: Greg Hatfield

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1582976759

Category: Music

Page: 323

View: 7004


Songwriter's Market is packed with insider information about the music industry that can spell the difference between success and failure. You'll find support and encouragement through listings for support organizations, online resources, as well as articles and interviews with industry insiders. With completely updated listings for music publishers, record companies, managers, booking agents, and record producers, as well as information about how the music industry works and how to protect yourself from the scam artists of the industry, this helpful guide is every musician's best friend.

Stars and Gods

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429990417

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5996


Larry Niven is the New York Times bestselling author of such classic science fiction novels as Ringworld and Destiny's Road. One of his previous collections, N-Space, was lauded by the Houston Post as "Outstanding . . . hours of entertainment," while Publishers Weekly called it "A must for science fiction fans." A follow-up volume, Playgrounds of the Mind, was praised by Kirkus Reviews as "Grand Entertainment." Niven returns with the sequel to his most recent collection, Scatterbrain, which gathers an equally engaging assortment of Niven's latest work, all in one captivating volume. Here are choice excerpts from his most recent novels, including Ringworld's Child, as well as short stories, non-fiction, interviews, editorials, collaborations, and correspondence. Stars and Gods roams all over a wide variety of fascinating topics, from space stations to conventional etiquette. Give yourself a treat, and feel free to pick the brain of one of modern science fiction's most fascinating thinkers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Metallic Muse

Author: Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0809531674

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 1427


Lloyd Biggie is not only a writer, but also a musician. In THE METALLIC MUSE he has included seven science fiction stories, written over several years, all of which in some way relate to the arts. Thoroughly entertaining and provocative, many of the stories explore the intricate relationship between life and art, and all of them contain very pertinent ideas about present and future experience. Superbly demonstrating their author's depth of insight to the human condition, they offer to all who read them an intriguing blend of accurate analysis and sometimes devastating speculation.

The Poetry of Pop

Author: Adam Bradley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300165021

Category: Popular music

Page: 425

View: 1082


From Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles to Beyoncé, "Mr. Bradley skillfully breaks down a century of standards and pop songs into their elements to reveal the interaction of craft and art in composition and performance." (The Wall Street Journal) Encompassing a century of recorded music, this pathbreaking book reveals the poetic artistry of popular songs. Pop songs are music first. They also comprise the most widely disseminated poetic expression of our time. Adam Bradley traces the song lyric across musical genres from early twentieth-century Delta blues to mid-century rock 'n' roll to today's hits. George and Ira Gershwin's "Fascinating Rhythm." The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Rihanna's "Diamonds." These songs are united in their exacting attention to the craft of language and sound. Bradley shows that pop music is a poetry that must be heard more than read, uncovering the rhythms, rhymes, and metaphors expressed in the singing voice. At once a work of musical interpretation, cultural analysis, literary criticism, and personal storytelling, this book illustrates how words and music come together to produce compelling poetry, often where we least expect it.

2011 Songwriter's Market

Author: Editors Of Writers Digest Books

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1599632578

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 9782


THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO SONGWRITING SUCCESS For 34 years, Songwriter's Market has provided the most complete and up-to-date information songwriters need to place their songs with music publishers, record companies, record producers, managers & booking agents, music firms, and more.In the 2011 Songwriter's Market, you'll find: • Hundreds of songwriting placement opportunities, including how each market is different from the next and how to find success. • Interviews with songwriting legends, such as Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo) and Even Stevens, who's written for everyone from Kenny Rogers to Martina McBride. • Power-packed articles on taking charge of your career, including how to navigate social media sites and find alternative routes to songwriting success. • Plus, the basic nuts and bolts of the songwriting business are explained, including how to submit songs, the proper way to handle Copyright, how to identify scams, negotiating contracts, what royalties are (and how to get them), and more. • Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, and contests. Take charge of your songwriting career today with the 2011 Songwriter's Market.