The Future for Curious People

The Future for Curious People Author Gregory Sherl
ISBN-10 9781616204266
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 336
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“Comic and Exuberant . . . A fine and tender tale for anyone who has tried to let go of the past and envision the future while falling in love.” —Rhonda Riley, author of The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope What if you could know your romantic future? What if an envisionist could enter the name of your prospective mate into a computer that would show you a film of your future life together? In The Future for Curious People, a young librarian named Evelyn becomes obsessed with this new technology: she can’t stop visiting Dr. Chin’s office because she needs to know that she’ll meet someone and be happy one day. Godfrey, another client, ends up at the envisionist’s office only because his fiancée insisted they know their fate before taking the plunge. But when Godfrey meets Evelyn in the waiting room, true love may be right in front of them, but they are too preoccupied—and too burdened by their pasts—to recognize it. This smart, fresh love story, with its quirky twists and turns, ponders life’s big questions—about happiness, fate, and our very existence—as it follows Evelyn and Godfrey’s quest for the elusive answers. “A love story about love stories . . . The pages burst with laugh-out-loud scenes and crisply original set-ups. I loved it!” —Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine “Somewhere between Jorge Luis Borge’s ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ and The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind you will find Gregory Sherl’s warm, intelligent debut novel.” —Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State “Enormously appealing . . . Evelyn and Godfrey are two unforgettable characters you’ll root for and remember long after you’ve read the last page of this wildly original, deeply moving novel.” —Mindy Friddle, author of Secret Keepers



The Future for Curious People A Novel

The Future for Curious People  A Novel Author Gregory Sherl
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The Oregon Trail Is the Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Is the Oregon Trail Author Gregory Sherl
ISBN-10 1938912403
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 89
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Loosely based on the iconic computer game The Oregon Trail, THE OREGON TRAIL IS THE OREGON TRAIL, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Believer Poetry Award, chronicles the journey of a family on their way out West. Along the way, they fight dysentery, a more racist Mel Gibson, syphilis, and consumption while learning that letting go is sometimes easier than starting over. Read the book, play the book as a choose your own adventure game, and never welcome the small pox welcome wagon. We have done bad things, and we will pay for them. New version now with illustrations.



Ab morgen ein Leben lang

Ab morgen ein Leben lang Author Gregory Sherl
ISBN-10 9783832187828
Release 2014-04-07
Pages 400
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Gibt es die große Liebe? Evelyn Shriner und Godfrey Burkes sind füreinander bestimmt. Doch das ahnen sie nicht, sie kennen sich nicht einmal. Evelyn ist Bibliothekarin und hat eine Schwäche für große Liebesgeschichten. Außerdem hat sie eine Obsession für Dr. Chins erstaunliche Vergegenwärtigungsapparatur entwickelt, mit der man seine romantischen Aussichten mit einem bestimmten Menschen sehen kann. Sie testet einen Mann nach dem anderen, doch laut Maschine ist der Richtige einfach nicht dabei ... Godfrey arbeitet im Fundbüro. Obwohl er selbst ständig Dinge verliert. Er glaubt, sein Leben brauche mehr Struktur, also macht er seiner Freundin einen Heiratsantrag. Bevor diese Ja sagt, hat sie allerdings eine Bedingung: Sie sollen erst bei Dr. Chin einen Blick in ihre Zukunft werfen – um sicherzugehen, dass sie auch wirklich zusammengehören. Also macht sich Godfrey auf zu Dr. Chins Praxis. In der Schlange unterhält er sich mit einer bezaubernden Frau namens Evelyn, die ihm danach partout nicht mehr aus dem Kopf gehen will. Und Evelyn gibt bei ihrer nächsten Sitzung einfach mal den Namen dieses Typen aus der Schlange an, der wirkte doch ganz nett. Wie hieß er noch mal, Godfrey Burkes? Doch eines hat Evelyn nicht bedacht: »In Fällen von wahrer Liebe kann es zu Systemfehlern kommen.«



Supergute Tage oder Die sonderbare Welt des Christopher Boone

Supergute Tage oder Die sonderbare Welt des Christopher Boone Author Mark Haddon
ISBN-10 9783641063566
Release 2011-04-15
Pages 288
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Christopher Boone ist fünfzehn Jahre, drei Monate und zwei Tage alt. Er kennt alle Länder und deren Hauptstädte sowie sämtliche Primzahlen bis 7507. Er liebt die Farbe Rot, hasst hingegen Gelb und Braun. Unordnung, Überraschungen und fremde Menschen versetzen ihn in Panik, denn Christopher leidet an einer leichten Form von Autismus. Als aber der Pudel in Nachbars Garten mit einer Mistgabel umgebracht wird, beginnt Christopher, aus seiner fest gefügten, kleinen Welt auszubrechen: Mutig stellt er den schändlichen Verbrecher und erfährt außerdem, was es heißt, in der Welt der Erwachsenen zu leben ...



Chuck Klosterman IV

Chuck Klosterman IV Author Chuck Klosterman
ISBN-10 0743293789
Release 2006-09-05
Pages 384
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Coming off the breakthrough success of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Killing Yourself to Live, bestselling pop culture guru Chuck Klosterman assembles his best work previously unavailable in book form—including the ground-breaking 1996 piece about his chicken McNuggets experiment, his uncensored profile of Britney Spears, and a previously unpublished short story—all recontextualized in Chuck’s unique voice with new intros, outros, segues, and masterful footnotes. CHUCK KLOSTERMAN IV consists of three parts: Things That Are True—Profiles and trend stories: Britney Spears, Radiohead, Billy Joel, Metallica, Val Kilmer, Bono, Wilco, the White Stripes, Steve Nash, Morrissey, Robert Plant—all with new introductions and footnotes. Things That Might Be True—Opinions and theories on everything from monogamy to pirates to robots to super people to guilt, and (of course) Advancement—all with new hypothetical questions and footnotes. Something That Isn’t True At All—This is old fiction. There’s a new introduction, but no footnotes. Well, there’s a footnote in the introduction, but none in the story.



Die Terranauten

Die Terranauten Author T.C. Boyle
ISBN-10 9783446255593
Release 2017-01-09
Pages 608
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In einem geschlossenen Ökosystem unternehmen Wissenschaftler in den neunziger Jahren in den USA den Versuch, das Leben nachzubilden. Zwei Jahre lang darf keiner der acht Bewohner die Glaskuppel von „Ecosphere 2“ verlassen. Egal, was passiert. Touristen drängen sich um das Megaterrarium, Fernsehteams filmen, als sei es eine Reality-Show. Eitelkeit, Missgunst, Rivalität – auch in der schönen neuen Welt bleibt der Mensch schließlich doch, was er ist. Und es kommt, wie es kommen muss: Der smarte Ramsay verliebt sich in die hübsche Dawn – und sie wird schwanger. Kann sie das Kind austragen? T.C. Boyles prophetisches und irre komisches Buch, basierend auf einer wahren Geschichte, berührt die großen Fragen der Menschheit.



The Inconvenient Indian

The Inconvenient Indian Author Thomas King
ISBN-10 9780385674058
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 304
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WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize The Inconvenient Indian is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history—in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands. This is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope -- a sometimes inconvenient, but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future. From the Hardcover edition.



LoveStar

LoveStar Author Andri Snaer Magnason
ISBN-10 9783838705019
Release 2010-09-25
Pages 299
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Der internationale Konzern LoveStar hat Island in den Mittelpunkt der Welt gerückt, den Tod vermarktet, die Liebe organisiert und im Norden Islands den gigantischsten Freizeitpark errichtet, den es je gab. LoveStar ist es gelungen, die Träume der Menschen zu entschlüsseln, die sich vor allem um die Liebe und den Tod drehen. Doch nicht alle lassen sich gleichschalten - ein junges Paar schafft es, seine ganz individuelle Liebe zu retten. Bis ein größenwahnsinniger Mitarbeiter des Konzerns eine noch nie da gewesene Begräbniszeremonie organisiert, das "Millionensternefestival", bei dem eine Million Tote ins All geschossen werden - um dann gleichzeitig weltweit als Sternschnuppen vom Himmel zu fallen. So ganz geht dieser Plan leider nicht auf ... LOVESTAR ist in den USA mit dem renommierten Philip K Dick honor Award ausgezeichnet worden!



American War

American War Author Omar El Akkad
ISBN-10 9783104905174
Release 2017-07-27
Pages 448
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»American War« - das Buch der Stunde. »Ein gewaltiger Roman«, schreibt die renommierteste Literaturkritikerin der USA, Michiko Kakutani. Ein Roman über den nächsten amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg und das dramatische Schicksal einer Familie. Was wird sein, wenn die erschütternde Realität der Gegenwart - Drohnenangriffe, Folter, Selbstmordattentate und die Folgen von Umweltkatastrophen - mit aller Gewalt in die USA zurückkehrt? Vor diesem Hintergrund entfaltet Omar El Akkad mit großer erzählerischer Kraft den dramatischen Kampf der jungen Sarat Chestnut, die beschließt, mit allen Mitteln für das Überleben zu kämpfen. »American War« ist in den USA ein literarisches Ereignis, das schon jetzt mit Cormac McCarthy »Die Straße« und Philip Roth »Verschwörung gegen Amerika« verglichen wird.



Von Nerds Einh rnern und Disruption

Von Nerds  Einh  rnern und Disruption Author Dan Lyons
ISBN-10 9783864149245
Release 2016-10-07
Pages 304
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Er war 25 Jahre lang Journalist, dann stand er von einem Tag auf den anderen auf der Straße: Dan Lyons wurde mit 52 Jahren einfach aus dem Team wegrationalisiert. Was also tun? Da kam das Jobangebot von HubSpot, einem Bostoner Start-up, genau richtig: Sie bieten dem altgedienten Journalisten einen Stapel Aktien für den nicht näher bestimmten Job des »Marketingtypen«. Was soll da schon schiefgehen? Doch es kommt, wie es bei der Konstellation kommen muss: Schnell wird klar, dass bei seinem Job bei HubSpot ungefähr alles schiefläuft, was schieflaufen kann. Seine Kollegen sind im Schnitt halb so alt, statt Bürostühlen gibt es Sitzbälle, Spam wird als »liebenswerter Marketingcontent« bezeichnet und überhaupt erinnert die Atmosphäre bei HubSpot eher an einen immerwährenden Kindergeburtstag. Dass das nicht lange gutgehen kann, ist vorprogrammiert ... Dieses Buch bietet einzigartige Einblicke in die Start-up-Welt!



The Last Christian

The Last Christian Author David Gregory
ISBN-10 9780307459060
Release 2010-05-04
Pages 352
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In the future, it’s possible to live forever—but at what cost? A.D. 2088. Missionary daughter Abigail Caldwell emerges from the jungle for the first time in her thirty-four years, the sole survivor of a mysterious disease that killed her village. Abby goes to America, only to discover a nation where Christianity has completely died out. A curious message from her grandfather assigns her a surprising mission: re-introduce the Christian faith in America, no matter how insurmountable the odds. But a larger threat looms. The world's leading artificial intelligence industrialist has perfected a technique for downloading the human brain into a silicon form. Brain transplants have begun, and with them comes the potential of eliminating physical death altogether—but at what expense? As Abby navigates a society grown more addicted to stimulating the body than nurturing the soul, she and Creighton Daniels, a historian troubled by his father's unexpected death, become unwitting targets of powerful men who will stop at nothing to further their nefarious goals. Hanging in the balance—the spiritual future of all humanity. In this fast-paced thriller, startling near-future science collides with thought-provoking religious themes to create a spell-binding "what-if?" novel. From the Trade Paperback edition.



People of the Moon

People of the Moon Author W. Michael Gear
ISBN-10 9781466818477
Release 2006-10-31
Pages 528
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The moon had reached its maximum three times since the Chacoans conquered the First Moon People. The Chaco matrons had built their Great House high atop First Moon Mountain, and their warriors stalked arrogantly through the villages, taking what they pleased. But the gods can only stand so much human arrogance. Cold Bringing Woman, the goddess of winter, calls upon young Ripple to embark on a perilous quest to destroy the hated Chacoans. But Ripple will not face the task alone; he is aided by his stalwart friends: Wrapped Wrist, a short lothario; Spots, scarred at birth, and aide to the frightening witch, Nightshade; and Bad Cast, a simple family man, who will do anything to free his people. But the blessed matrons will brook no insurgency. In retaliation, war chief Leather Hand and his warriors embark on a campaign of terror so gruesome it remains unrivaled in the annals of prehistory. It all comes to a climax atop the mountain we now know as Chimney Rock. In the white light of the lunar maximum, the Pueblo gods will dance—and an empire will be engulfed in flames and mayhem. From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, People of the Moon is a story of North America's Forgotten Past—the battles fought, the heroes made, and the cultures that thrived in America's prehistory. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Something about the Author

Something about the Author Author Anne Commrie
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002916055
Release 1976-07-21
Pages 210
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books



Our Jewish Robot Future

Our Jewish Robot Future Author Leonard Borman
ISBN-10 9780982458419
Release 2010
Pages 280
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Meet the Haralsons--retired, eccentric, always discontented. Margarita, the post-menopausal narrator, wants a baby, while her heroic husband Alex is obsessed with finding the missing 11th commandment. Perhaps conjured from their obsessions, arrives John Chapman, a Max Headroom type cyborg from the distant future, begging the Haralsons to save his race of Jewish robots from extinction. The result is a mad escapade through time and space to Airets, Earth’s mirror plant. Prepare for the many antics of the libidinous margarita as she does battle with gossips, hypocrites, and her double-dealing electronic progeny. Amusing and entertaining, Our Jewish Robot Future is a must-read for anyone curious for an alternative, comedic take on human survival and Jewish family relations.



Flug 2039

Flug 2039 Author Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN-10 9783641153137
Release 2015-05-18
Pages 320
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Er scheint ein ganz normales Leben zu führen: Tender Brenson arbeitet tagsüber als Hausdiener, und nachts übt er sich in telefonischer Seelsorge. Doch er ist der Letzte seiner Art, der letzte Überlebende einer strenggläubigen, kultischen Gemeinde, die kollektiven Selbstmord verübt hat. Allerdings scheint jemand bei manchem Mitglied etwas nachgeholfen zu haben, und auch Brensons Stunden sind gezählt...



People of the Nightland

People of the Nightland Author W. Michael Gear
ISBN-10 9781466815650
Release 2008-02-05
Pages 480
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear continue the story of North America's Forgotten Past in People of the Nightland, a sweeping saga of a visionary boy who led his people out of the path of one of the worst catastrophes in the history of the world, and the brave little girl who loved him enough to believe in his dream. It has been a thousand years since Wolf Dreamer lead his people up through the dark hole in the ice to a rich, untouched continent bursting with game. But the world has changed. Most of the magnificent animals are gone, and the last of the great glaciers is melting, forming a huge freshwater lake in the middle of the world. Over the centuries the People of the Wolf have split into two clans. The People of the Nightland live in the honeycomb of ice caves that skirt the glacier. The People of the Sunpath live in hide lodges to the south, hunting the few remaining mammoths, bison, giant sloth, and short-faced bear. When a young orphaned boy named Silvertip receives a vision from Wolf Dreamer that their world is about to end, no one believes him--no one except a jaded war chief and a little girl. Led by Silvertip's dream, the three of them must convince both people to leave the land of their ancestors and flee eastward as fast as they can before the Ice Giants destroy the world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.