The Corporation Wars Emergence

Author: Ken MacLeod
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780356505053
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: Fiction

The enemy is out in the open. The Reaction has seized control of a resource-rich moon. Now it's enslaving conscious robots - and luring the Corporations into lucrative deals. Taransay is out in the jungle. Her friends are inside a smart boulder on the slope of an active volcano. The planet is super-habitable - for its own life, not hers. But soon, the alien infestation growing on her robot body is the least of her problems. Carlos is out of patience. With the Reaction arming for conquest, the Corporations trading with the enemy and the Direction planning to stamp out the rebel robots and their allies for good, he has to fight fire with fire. Seba is out of time. Deep inside the enemy stronghold, the free robots have to spark a new revolt before the whole world falls in on them. As battle looms, the robots must become their own last hope.

The Corporation Wars Trilogy

Author: Ken MacLeod
Publisher:
ISBN: 031648914X
Release Date: 2018
Genre: FICTION

From Arthur C. Clarke Award-nominated author Ken MacLeod, an action-packed space opera told against a backdrop of interstellar drone warfare, virtual reality, and an A.I. revolution. In deep space, ruthless corporations vie for control of scattered mining colonies, and war is an ever-present threat. Led by Seba, a newly sentient mining reboot, an AI revolution grows. Fighting them is Carlos, a grunt who is reincarnated over and over again to keep the "freeboots" in check. But he's not sure whether he's on the right side. Against a backdrop of interstellar drone combat Carlos and Seba must either find a way to rise above the games their masters are playing or die. And even dying might not be the end of it. The Corporation WarsThe Corporation Wars: Dissidence The Corporation Wars: InsurgenceThe Corporation Wars: Emergence.

The Corporation Wars Insurgence

Author: Ken MacLeod
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780356505022
Release Date: 2016-11-29
Genre: Fiction

DIE FOR THE COMPANY, LIVE FOR THE PAY And the ultimate pay-off is DH-17, an Earth-like planet hundreds of light years from human habitation. Ruthless corporations vie over the prize remotely, and war is in full swing. But soldiers recruited to fight in the extremities of deep space come with their own problems: from A.I. minds in full rebellion, to Carlos 'the Terrorist' and his team of dead mercenaries, reincarnated from a bloodier period in earth's history for one purpose only - to kill. But as old rivalries emerge and new ones form, Carlos must decide whether he's willing for fight for the company or die for himself. Ken MacLeod continues the Corporation Wars trilogy in this action-packed science fiction adventure told against a backdrop of interstellar drone warfare, virtual reality, and an A.I. revolution.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirty Fifth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250164643
Release Date: 2018-07-03
Genre: Fiction

The multiple Locus Award-winning annual collection of the year's best science fiction stories. In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self-evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection, the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field. Featuring short stories from acclaimed authors such as Indrapramit Das, Nancy Kress, Alastair Reynolds, Eleanor Arnason, James S.A. Corey & Lavie Tidhar, an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

The Corporation Wars Omnibus

Author: Ken MacLeod
Publisher: Orbit Books
ISBN: 0356512517
Release Date: 2018-12-06
Genre: Science fiction, English

Three books in one! The Corporation Wars trilogy is an epic vision of man and machine in the far reaches of space - a robot's eye view of a robot revolt Carlos is dead. A soldier who died for his ideals a thousand years ago, he's been reincarnated and conscripted to fight an A.I. revolution in deep space. And he's not sure he's fighting for the right side. Seba is alive. By a fluke of nature, a contractual overlap and a loop in its subroutines, this lunar mining robot has gained sentience. Gathering with other 'freebots', Seba is taking a stand against the corporations that want it and its kind gone. As their stories converge against a backdrop of warring companies and interstellar drone combat, Carlos and Seba must either find a way to rise above the games their masters are playing, or die. And even dying will not be the end of it. Collects the three novels in the Corporation Wars trilogy - Dissidence, Insurgence and Emergence. Praise for Ken MacLeod 'Prose sleek and fast as the technology it describes . . . watch this man go global' Peter F. Hamilton 'MacLeod's novels are fast, funny and sophisticated. There can never be enough books like these: he is writing revolutionary SF. A nova has appeared in our sky' Kim Stanley Robinson 'MacLeod is up there with Banks and Hamilton as one of the British sci-fi authors you absolutely have to read' SFX

Tool

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641221836
Release Date: 2018-10-08
Genre: Fiction

Tool lebt in einem Land, das früher einmal Amerika war. Doch nach Klimakatastrophen und Bürgerkriegen ist dort nichts mehr, wie es einmal war. Auch Tool ist kein normaler junger Mann, sondern ein Halbmensch, dessen DNA mit der von Raubkatzen gekreuzt wurde, um ihn zu einer perfekten Killermaschine im Dienste des Systems zu machen. Doch Tool kann entkommen und entdeckt etwas, von dem er niemals hätte erfahren dürfen: den freien Willen. Er schließt sich einer Gruppe von Rebellen an, steigt schließlich sogar zu ihrem Anführer auf und verschreibt sein Leben dem Kampf gegen die Ungerechtigkeit.

Rache

Author: Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641214722
Release Date: 2018-01-09
Genre: Fiction

Die Galaxis hat riesige Imperien aufsteigen und fallen sehen. Jetzt hat sich die menschliche Zivilisation verstreut, und es gibt überall verborgene Schätze zu finden. Wenn man weiß, wo man suchen muss – wie Captain Rackamore und seine Crew. Der nächste Auftrag jedoch könnte sich für die Raumpiraten nicht nur als höchst lukrativ, sondern auch als äußerst tödlich erweisen ...

Bullshit Jobs

Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608115062
Release Date: 2018-08-30
Genre: Political Science

Ein Bullshit-Job ist eine Beschäftigungsform, die so völlig sinnlos, unnötig oder schädlich ist, dass selbst der Arbeitnehmer ihre Existenz nicht rechtfertigen kann. Es geht also gerade nicht um Jobs, die niemand machen will, sondern um solche, die eigentlich niemand braucht. Im Zuge des technischen Fortschritts sind zahlreiche Arbeitsplätze durch Maschinen ersetzt worden. Trotzdem ist die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit nicht etwa gesunken, sondern auf durchschnittlich 41,5 Wochenstunden gestiegen. Wie konnte es dazu kommen? David Graeber zeigt in seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Buch, warum immer mehr überflüssige Jobs entstehen und welche verheerenden Konsequenzen diese Entwicklung für unsere Gesellschaft hat. Im Jahr 1930 sagte der britische Ökonom John Maynard Keynes voraus, dass durch den technischen Fortschritt heute niemand mehr als 15 Stunden pro Woche arbeiten müsse. Fast ein Jahrhundert danach stellt David Graeber fest, dass die Gegenwart anders aussieht: Die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit ist gestiegen und immer mehr Menschen üben Tätigkeiten aus, die unproduktiv und daher eigentlich überflüssig sind – als Immobilienmakler, Investmentbanker oder Unternehmensberater. Es sind Jobs, die keinen sinnvollen gesellschaftlichen Beitrag leisten. Es sind Bullshit-Jobs. Warum bezahlt eine Ökonomie solche Tätigkeiten, die sie nicht braucht? Wie ist es zu dieser Entwicklung gekommen? Und was können wir dagegen tun? David Graeber, einer der radikalsten politischen Denker unserer Zeit, geht diesem Phänomen auf den Grund. Ein packendes Plädoyer gegen die Ausweitung sinnloser Arbeit, die die moralischen Grundfesten unserer Gesellschaft ins Wanken bringt.

Corporation Nation

Author: Charles Derber
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466881068
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Foreword by Ralph Nader. In Corporation Nation Derber addresses the unchecked power of today's corporations to shape the way we work, earn, buy, sell, and think—the very way we live. Huge, far-reaching mergers are now commonplace, downsizing is rampant, and our lines of communication, news and entertainment media, jobs, and savings are increasingly controlled by a handful of global—and unaccountable—conglomerates. We are, in effect, losing our financial and emotional security, depending more than ever on the whim of these corporations. But it doesn't have to be this way, as this book makes clear. Just as the original Populist movement of the nineteenth century helped dethrone the robber barons, Derber contends that a new, positive populism can help the U.S. workforce regain its self-control. Drawing on core sociological concepts and demonstrating the power of the sociological imagination, he calls for revisions in our corporate system, changes designed to keep corporations healthy while also making them answerable to the people. From rewriting corporate charters to altering consumer habits, Derber offers new aims for businesses and empowering strategies by which we all can make a difference.

The Legacy of John Kenneth Galbraith

Author: STEVEN PRESSMAN
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317982036
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Business & Economics

When John Kenneth Galbraith passed away on April 29, 2006, the economics profession lost one of its true giants. And this is not just because Galbraith was an imposing figure at 6 feet, 9 inches tall. Throughout his life, Galbraith advised Presidents, made important professional contributions to the discipline of economics, and also tried to explain economic ideas to the general public. This volume pays tribute to Galbraith’s life and career by explaining some of his major contributions to the canon of economic ideas. The papers describe the series of unique contributions that Galbraith made in many different areas. He was a founder of the Post Keynesian view of money, and a proponent of the Post Keynesian view that price controls were necessary to deal with the problem of inflation in a modern economy where large firms already control prices and prices are not determined by the market. He promulgated the view that firms manipulate individual preferences and tastes, through advertising and other means of persuasion, and he drew out the economic implications of this view. He was a student of financial frauds and euphoria, and a forerunner of the Post Keynesian/Minskean view of finance and how financial markets really work. This book was published as a special issue of the Review of Political Economy.

Patrimonium

Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838712260
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Genre: Fiction

Flinx reist zu der fernen Welt mit dem wunderlichen Namen Gestalt. Hier wird er angeblich alle Antworten auf seine Herkunft finden. Doch zu seinem Pech lauert ein Kopfgeldjäger auf ihn, der kürzlich von der fürstlichen Belohnung erfahren hat, die auf Flinx ausgesetzt ist. Ehe Flinx sich's versieht, wird sein Gleiter abgeschossen, und er muss notlanden. In einem reißenden Fluss, mitten in einer unwirtlichen Gegend, in der es von ausgehungerten Fleischfressern nur so wimmelt ...

The Emergence of Industrial America

Author: Peter James George
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0873955781
Release Date: 1982-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book contains a series of interpretive essays on the most dramatic aspects of American economic growth during the last century--the sweeping technological and organizational changes in manufacturing and agriculture and their profound economic and social consequences. The overall focus is the maturing of the American economy from a classic market economy, based primarily on small units of production and private enterprise, through the growth of industrialism and the structural transformation of the economy, to the modern mixed economy with its complex array of giant corporations and labor unions and greatly expanded government sector. The chapters are organized thematically. A distinctive feature of the book is the use of illustrative case studies in each chapter.

Battlemage

Author: Stephen Aryan
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492969222
Release Date: 2015-09-14
Genre: Fiction

Die Welt, die Stephen Aryan kreiert, ist hart und erbarmungslos. Ein irrer König überzieht das Land mit Krieg. Sein Lieblingsspielzeug im Vernichtungsfeldzug ist ein größenwahnsinniger Hexenmeister, der längst all seine Menschlichkeit verloren hat. Einzig die letzten verbleibenden Kriegsmagier stehen zwischen ihm und dem Herz des Reiches. Doch ihre Zahl ist gering und ihre Reihen wanken, während die einfachen Soldaten in der Schlacht sterben wie die Fliegen. Die Götter interessieren diese sterblichen Schicksale wenig, sich einzumischen ist nicht ihre Art. Doch tatenlos zuzusehen, wie der Glaube an sie immer schwächer wird, können sie sich bald nicht mehr erlauben. Die letzten Tage des Krieges brechen an ...

Technology in the Modern Corporation

Author: Mel Horwitch
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483160542
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Technology in the Modern Corporation: A Strategic Perspective examines the role of technology in corporate planning and all that this relationship implies to corporate organization and strategy. Organized into 13 chapters, this book first discusses the management of corporate entrepreneurship; technological innovation and interdependence; and the rise and character of modern technology strategy. Subsequent chapters describe corporate research and development; corporate strategies for managing emerging technologies; approaches for the strategic management of technology; innovation and corporate strategy; and executive succession, strategic reorientations, and organization evolution.