Lucifer s Hammer

Author: Larry Niven
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345421396
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Fiction

A comet on a collision course with Earth renews hope in a filmmaker, provides immortality for a millionaire, and gives two astronauts a chance to relive their past fame, but when the comet strikes, all walks of life must turn to one another in order to survive. Reprint.

Postapocalyptic Fiction and the Social Contract

Author: Claire P. Curtis
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739142054
Release Date: 2010-07-17
Genre: Political Science

Fictional accounts of the end of the world rarely explore the end of humanity; instead they present the end of what we now know and the opportunity to start over. Postapocalyptic Fiction and the Social Contract: 'We'll Not Go Home Again' contends that postapocalyptic fiction reflects one of our most basic political motivations and uses these fictional accounts to explore the move from the state of nature to civil society through a Hobbesian, a Lockean, and a Rousseauian lens.

Lucifer s Hammer

Author: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
Publisher: Cape Town Books
ISBN:
Release Date: 101-01-01
Genre:


Deep Heet

Author: Anthony Williams
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595214990
Release Date: 2002-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Deep Heet is a two-part gritty and dramatic work examining the inception and use of a previously unknown powerful hallucinogenic pleasure drug suddenly thrust upon the people of Southern California. Called “The Ultimate High”, Deep Heet automatically replaces heroin and crack cocaine as the racy drug of choice among the diverse and adverse groups and lifestyles of present-day Los Angeles. Introduced to the world by a wayward member of an L.A. gang who misspelled the word: Heat, the coolish “Heet” stuck fast and spread even faster. Called Deep Heet for the lasting warm sensation experienced after its initial devastating rush, Deep Heet induces painted, swirling visuals, feelings of extreme euphoria and total mental well-being. As it zips all bodily functions hypercritical causing heart failure and brain damage and complete metabolic dependence. In time people all over the world are selling everything from corporations to babies to obtain Deep Heet. From the struggling poor of South-Central, to the fast-track high-tech towers of West Los Angeles to the glitter and ritz of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Deep Heet leaves its insidious calling card; destroying lives and wrecking fortunes. Here, the novel gives unique insight into the lives and struggles of people living on the precipice of twenty-first-century Los Angeles and its incessant racial-age-social group and class turmoil. Where massive amounts of money; treacherous gangstas and the trappings of sex, mansions, sleek cars, hip-hop and rampant drug use whirlwinds the day. And destroys the soul. Where loyalties are fleeting, friendships hard to find and families non-existent. Deep Heet is a radical mind-boggling read sure to stir the consciousness of all who turn the pages.

Donny S Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley Davidson 1936 to Present

Author: Donny Petersen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781532008108
Release Date: 2016-10-29
Genre: Transportation

Donny Petersen feels honored to share the wealth of his motorcycle knowledge and technical expertise. He offers the real deal in understanding the Harley-Davidson. He gives workable solutions for whatever ails the 1957 to 1985 H-D (Ironhead) Sportster. Graphics, pictures, and charts guide the reader on a sure-footed journey to a thorough understanding. Donny intersperses the technical explanations with entertaining true stories of the hard core lifestyle of these years including The Wild One, Easyriders, the Birth of Hog, Willie G., Steppenwolf, Evil Knevil, the reviled AMF, 1%ers, and who could forget Elvis Presley. Petersens insight makes technical issues understandable even for the novice. This is the eighth volume of twelve of Donnys technical series. Petersen is the dean of motorcycle technology. Donny examines the theory, design, and mechanical aspects of the Ironhead Sportster. Donny has ridden hundreds of Harleys across four continents doing all of his own roadside repairs. He has acquired his practical knowledge the hard way. Donny Petersen has the privilege of sharing his technical secrets with easy understanding. He will walk you through detailed mechanical procedures concerning the power train, electrical, fuel delivery, ignition, and the gear head favorite subject of oil and lubrication.

The Planet Remade

Author: Oliver Morton
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783780976
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Nature

Despite the on-going political horse-trading over emissions targets, each piece of new scientific research offers further evidence that no feasible reduction in the emissions can now effectively mitigate the carbon crisis. With limited time for action, an increasingly influential minority of climate scientists are exploring proposals for planned human intervention in the biosphere. A stratospheric veil against the sun; the cultivation of photosynthetic plankton; a fleet of unmanned ships seeding clouds: these are technologies from the radical fringes of climate study, and they are chilling, not least given the risk of hostile use. And yet, we're now at the point where we have no choice but to take them very seriously indeed. The Planet Remade explores the science, history and politics behind these strategies. It looks at who might want to see geo-engineering techniques used, and why - and why others would be dead set against any such attempts. Throughout history, people have made huge changes to the planet - to the clouds and the soils, to the winds and the seas, to the great cycles of nitrogen and carbon - that are far more profound than often realized, and which can help us to fundamentally rethink our responses to global warming. With sensitivity, insight and expert science, Oliver Morton unpicks the moral implications of our responses to climate change, our fear that people have become a force of nature, and the potential for good in having such power. The Planet Remade is about imagining a world where people take care instead of taking control.

Die Schmiede Gottes

Author: Greg Bear
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641135898
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Fiction

Hilflos dem Untergang geweiht Mitten im Death Valley erhebt sich über Nacht ein Aschekegel, der sich als getarntes Raumschiff entpuppt. Ein biotechnisch hergestelltes Kunstwesen warnt die Menschheit vor der drohenden Vernichtung ihres Planeten. In Australien landet ein Raumschiff, dem drei Roboter entsteigen, die der Menschheit eine sorgenfreie Zukunft versprechen. Gleichzeitig werden über dem Pazifik rätselhafte Lichterscheinungen beobachtet, begleitet von gewaltigen Gravitationsanomalien. Planen die Aliens, die Erde mit Wasserstoffbomben zu sprengen? Kreisen im Inneren der Erde zwei schwarze Löcher umeinander, die den Planeten zerreißen könnten? Hilflos müssen die Menschen mitansehen, wie ihr Planet zum Spielball der Außerirdischen wird.

Gordons Berufung

Author: David Brin
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641175306
Release Date: 2015-07-30
Genre: Fiction

Nach dem Atomkrieg Sechzehn Jahre lang hat Gordon Krantz sich alleine durch die postapokalyptische Welt geschlagen und irgendwie überlebt – bis er das Postauto findet. Ihm kommt eine irrwitzige Idee: Er zieht dem toten Postboten die Uniform aus, legt sie selbst an und macht sich daran, die Briefe zuzustellen, soweit die Adressaten noch am Leben sind. Er gibt vor, Vertreter einer nicht existierenden Übergangsregierung zu sein, der das Postwesen wieder aufbauen soll, und ermuntert die Menschen, Briefe an ihre Verwandten zu schreiben. Dadurch verschafft er sich nicht nur ein Einkommen in Form des Portos – er ermuntert damit auch Tausende zum Wiederaufbauen und bringt neue Hoffnung in eine verloren geglaubte Welt ...

Perry Rhodan 13 Die Festung der sechs Monde

Author: K.H. Scheer
Publisher: Perry Rhodan digital
ISBN: 9783845300122
Release Date: 2011-06-17
Genre: Fiction

Die Topsider halten ihre Festung für uneinnehmbar - aber sie haben nicht mit den Mutanten gerechnet... Seit der Invasion der Individualverformer, die Perry Rhodan mit Hilfe der arkonidischen Technik und der Kräfte seiner Mutanten erfolgreich abwehrte, ist einige Zeit vergangen. Die Dritte Macht steht jetzt gefestigt da und stellt trotz ihrer geringen territorialen Ausdehnung die stärkste Macht der Erde dar. Das eindrucksvollste Denkmal dieser Macht ist Galacto-City, eine supermoderne Stadt mit einem riesigen Raumhafen und großen, fast voll-robotisierten Industrieanlagen. Dann tritt plötzlich der "Fall Götterdämmerung" ein, Galacto-City wird in den Alarmzustand versetzt, und Perry Rhodan startet mit der GOOD HOPE, dem Beiboot des zerstörten Arkonidenraumers, in das System der Wega...

Warday

Author: Whitley Strieber
Publisher:
ISBN: 3492029000
Release Date: 1984-01
Genre:


The Burning City

Author: Larry Niven
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671036607
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Fiction

Each an acclaimed author in his own right, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle have collaborated on some of the biggest bestsellers in science fiction history, including the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Footfall, as well as Lucifer's Hammer, Inferno, Oath of Fealty, and The Mote in God's Eye. Now Niven and Pournelle have combined their award-winning talents and imaginations to produce a masterpiece of epic fantasy that rivals the works of Robert Jordan and David Eddings. Set in the world of Niven's popular The Magic Goes Away, The Burning City transports readers to an enchanted ancient city that often bears a provocative resemblance to our own modem society. Here Yagen-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, holds sway, alternately protecting and destroying the city's denizens. In Tep's Town, nothing can burn indoors and no fire can start: by accident -- except when the Burning comes upon the city. Then the people, possessed by Yagen-Atep, set their own town ablaze in a riotous orgy of destruction that often comes without warning. Whandall Placehold has lived with the Burning all his life. Fighting his way to adulthood in the mean-but-magical streets of the city's most blighted neighborhoods, Whandall alone dreams of escaping the god's wrath to find a new and better life. But his best hope for freedom may lie with Morth of Atlantis, the enigmatic sorcerer who killed his father! Both gritty and exotic, The Burning City is unique fantasy vision unlike any you have read before.