Books published in 2005

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Accelerando

  [english | 2005]  

Charles Stross


Summary: [The book is a collection of nine short stories telling the tale of three generations of a highly dysfunctional family before during and after a technological singularity. It was originally written as a series of novelettes and novellas all published in Asimovs Science Fiction magazine in the period 2001 to 2004.The first three stories follow the character of venture altruist Manfred Macx starting ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 251

All Complex Ecosystems Have Parasites

  [english | 2005]  

Cory Doctorow


Summary: [Excellent diagnosis - insightful without pretending to have an answer]
Genres: [essays | computers | post 1930Downloads: 121

An Elementary Course In Synthetic Projective Geometry

  [english | 2005]  

Derrick Norman Lehmer


Excerpts: [... the course all the more easily. The author has had no difficulty, however, in presenting it to students in the freshman class at the University of ...... plane to S. Through S draw a plane at right angles to MS. This meets the given plane in a line m which may be taken as corresponding to the point M. ...... that these conceptions have any essential connection with physical facts, ...]
Genres: [science | post 1930Downloads: 386

Appeals Court

  [english | 2005]  

Cory Doctorow


Summary: [I only made 15 pages of this one. Being Christian myself and not appreciating bad language replacing dialogue and plot I took it as long as I could. Dont recommend it myself.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 26

Burn

  [english | 2005]  

James Patrick Kelly


Summary: [Colonization is the theme of this exciting complex page-turner that provides a provocative and entertaining look at Thoreaus classic eco-text Walden. Eccentric billionaire Jack Winter has bought the planet Beekmans Pea renamed it Walden and created a utopia in which members renounce the technologies of human civilization. Marginalized by these newcomers the planets original inhabitants are ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 2

Butcher Bird

  [english | 2005]  

Richard Kadrey


Summary: [Spyder Lee is a happy man who lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo shop. One night an angry demon tries to bite his head off before hes saved by a stranger. The demon infected Spyder with something awful - the truth. He can suddenly see the world as it really is: full of angels and demons and monsters and monster-hunters. A world full of black magic and mysteries. These are the Dominions ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | horrorDownloads: 284

Epistle To The Son Of The Wolf

  [english | 2005]  

Bahaullah


Excerpts: [... cruelties, I inflicted. Woe is me, woe is me, for my remoteness from Thee, and for my waywardness, and mine ignorance, and my baseness, and my repudiation ...... fire, whose violence none can quench. The Hand of Divine power can, alone, deliver mankind from this desolating affliction. Consider the war ...... Thyself and through Thy Name, wherewith God hath revived the hearts of ...]
Genres: [religion | philosophy | post 1930Downloads: 18

Gormglaith

  [english | 2005]  

Heidi Wyss


Summary: [Gormglaith is hard science fiction set in a scientifically plausible future with a witchy Gaelic/Celtic bent. In August 2007 Skepchick.org published an interview about Gormglaith with writer Heidi Wyss: http://skepchick.org/blog/?p=636]
Genres: [creative commons | science fiction | sexualityDownloads: 89

I Robot

  [english | 2005]  

Cory Doctorow


Summary: [The Lotus and the Robot is a 1960 book by Arthur Koestler exploring eastern mysticism. Although now dated by Westerners greater exposure to Oriental practices it concentrates mainly on Indian and Japanese traditions which form the two parts - the lotus and the robot respectively. Some of Koestlers comments read controversially now perhaps even racist but the book is also interesting for ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 35

Magic For Beginners

  [english | 2005]  

Kelly Link


Summary: [Magic for Beginners is a collection of nine works of fantasy and light horror short fiction by Kelly Link. The stories were all previously published in other venues from 2002 to 2005. The book won the 2006 Locus Award for best short story collection the title story Magic for Beginners won the 2006 Nebula Award and 2006 Locus Award for best novella and the 2006 British SF Award for best short ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | science fictionDownloads: 184

Mothers And Other Monsters

  [english | 2005]  

Maureen Mchugh


Summary: [A debut collection and finalist for the Story Prize. Maureen F. McHugh is an expert craftswoman who brings her clear-eyed vision (and empathy) to the relationships at the heart of our lives. Her stories are relevant insightful and beautifully written: She uses her deceptively simple prose to illuminate the unexpected chasms that open between generations.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 452

Prayers And Meditations

  [english | 2005]  

Bahaullah


Excerpts: [... them, then, with the good of this world and of the next. Thou art, verily, He Whose grace hath guided them aright, He Who hath declared Himself ...... with the ornament of tribulation before all that dwell in Thy land. Grant, moreover, that they whose hearts yearn over Thee may draw nigh unto the ...... O my God, that Thou art God, and that there is no God besides Thee. From ...]
Genres: [religion | post 1930Downloads: 374

Reborn Again

  [english | 2005]  

Robert Sheckley


Excerpts: [... name is Ritchie. I know, but you're more of a Herbie type. Ritchie let that one go. He muttered, I need to get this mess straightened out. There's ...... carefully wiped her feet on the mat and entered the apartment. Moses led her into the living room. He was already familiar with Ritchie's apartment. ...... excuse the language. Esther made a small dismissing gesture. She studied ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 300

Someone Comes To Town Someone Leaves Town

  [english | 2005]  

Cory Doctorow


Summary: [Someone Comes To Town Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow. Alan is a middle-aged entrepeneur in contemporary Toronto who has devoted himself to fixing up a house in a bohemian neighborhood. This naturally brings him in contact with the house full of students and layabouts next door including a young woman who in a moment of stress reveals to him that she has wings--wings moreover which grow back ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 124

The Hidden Words Of Bahullh

  [english | 2005]  

Bahaullah


Excerpts: [... that in My. 44: O SON OF THE THRONE. Thy hearing is My hearing, hear thou therewith. 45: O SON OF BEING. Seek a martyr's death in My path, content ...... the. 9: O FLEETING SHADOW. Pass beyond the baser stages of doubt and rise to. 10: O SON OF DESIRE. Give ear unto this: Never shall mortal eye recognize. ...... of this world, and. 41: O SON OF MY HANDMAID. Didst thou behold ...]
Genres: [religion | post 1930Downloads: 250

The Kitb I qn

  [english | 2005]  

Bahaullah


Excerpts: [... of everlasting life. For over a hundred years He admonished them to hold fast unto the commandments of God and eschew that which is forbidden. His admonitions, ...... unto the rustling of the leaves of Paradise, from the tree which the hand of divine power hath, by the permission of God, planted in the Ridvn of the ...... descriptive attribute. The quintessence of every name can ...]
Genres: [religion | post 1930Downloads: 417

The Men In The Back Room At The Country Club

  [english | 2005]  

Rudy Rucker


Excerpts: [... of bourbon and water, their every little gesture saying, Leave us alone. Mr. Inkle stubbed out a cigarette and lit a fresh one. Listen up, said ...... as it seemed, the liquid in the glasses still hadn't settled down it was moving around as if someone were stirring it. Around then Ragland came out ...... children dubbed with eminent Killeville surnames. Banks, Price, Sydnor, and ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 489

The Proclamation Of Bahullh

  [english | 2005]  

Bahaullah


Excerpts: [... and dire warnings went unheeded, and in one instance the bearer was cruelly tortured and killed. Bah'u'llh, viewing that old world and seeing ...... rulers and engulf in ruin the peoples of the world, He nevertheless left no doubt about the outcome. 'Soon', He declared, 'will the present day order ...... Who hath created you through a word from Him, and ordained you to be, for all ...]
Genres: [religion | post 1930Downloads: 110

The Seven Valleys And The Four Valleys

  [english | 2005]  

Bahaullah


Excerpts: [... of singleness: He who was Ahmad in the kingdom of the exalted ones, and Muhammad amongst the concourse of the near ones, and Mahmd(2) in the realm ...... the heat of his search will grow. One must judge of search by the standard of the Majnn of Love.(11) It is related that one day they came upon Majnn ...... every face, he seeketh the beauty of the Friend in every country he ...]
Genres: [religion | post 1930Downloads: 249

Toy Planes

  [english | 2005]  

Tobias Buckell


Excerpts: [... deft hands flicked from dreadlock to dreadlock, considering her strategy. You always leaving, she said, flicking the razor on, and suddenly I'm ...... accent. But the rocket plane's sponsor wanted them cut. It would be disaster for a helmet not to have a proper seal in an emergency. Explosive decompression was ...... driver rocketed down the dirt road from Joanie's. My sister had ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 221