Twelve Tomorrows

Twelve Tomorrows

  • Author : Wade Roush
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 276
  • ISBN-10 : 026234694X
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Twelve visions of the future—by turns hilarious, frightening, and relevant—from new and established voices in science fiction. In this book, new and established voices in science fiction come together to offer original stories of the future. Ken Liu writes about a virtual currency that hijacks our empathy; Elizabeth Bear shows us a smart home tricked into kidnapping its owner; Clifford V. Johnson presents, in a graphic novella, the story of a computer scientist seeing a new side of the AIs she has invented; and J. M. Ledgard describes a 28,000-year-old AI who meditates on the nature of loneliness. We encounter metal-melting viruses, vegetable-based heart transplants, search-and-rescue drones, and semi-automated sailing ships. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes frightening, and always relevant, Twelve Tomorrows offers compelling visions of potential futures. Originally launched in 2011 by MIT Technology Review, the Twelve Tomorrows series explores the future implications of emerging technologies through the lens of fiction. Featuring a diverse collection of authors, characters, and stories rooted in contemporary real-world science, each volume in the series offers conceivable and inclusive stories of the future, celebrating and continuing the genre of “hard” science fiction pioneered by authors such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert Heinlein. Twelve Tomorrows is the first volume of the series to be published in partnership with the MIT Press. Contributors Elizabeth Bear, SL Huang, Clifford V. Johnson, J. M. Ledgard, Liu Cixin, Ken Liu, Paul McAuley, Nnedi Okorafor, Malka Older, Sarah Pinsker, Alastair Reynolds

Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars

Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars [Finn Mackay]

  • Author : Finn Mackay
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 264
  • ISBN-10 : 0755606655
Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars provides important theoretical background and context to the 'gender wars' or 'TERF wars' – the fracture at the … GET BOOK
Portrait of an Island

Portrait of an Island [Mark Hinchman]

  • Author : Mark Hinchman
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Architecture
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 0803280890
The once famous trading center of Gorée, Sénégal today lies in the busy harbor of the modern city of Dakar. From its beginnings as a modest outpost, Gor … GET BOOK
Undoing Gender

Undoing Gender [Judith Butler]

  • Author : Judith Butler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 284
  • ISBN-10 : 1135880751
Undoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler's recent reflections on gender and sexuality, focusing on new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transg … GET BOOK
Heroes Proved

Heroes Proved [Oliver North]

  • Author : Oliver North
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 1476706328
The New York Times bestselling, “heart-thumping” (Sean Hannity) espionage thriller from #1 bestselling author Oliver North offers an epic tale of Ameri … GET BOOK
The Female Brain

The Female Brain [Louann Brizendine, M.D.]

  • Author : Louann Brizendine, M.D.
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0767928415
Since Dr. Brizendine wrote The Female Brain ten years ago, the response has been overwhelming. This New York Times bestseller has been translated into more … GET BOOK
Louder and Faster

Louder and Faster [Deborah Wong]

  • Author : Deborah Wong
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 266
  • ISBN-10 : 0520973151
A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Louder and Faster is a cultural study of the phenomenon of Asian A … GET BOOK
Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs [David Graeber]

  • Author : David Graeber
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 1501143344
From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meani … GET BOOK
Gender Outlaws

Gender Outlaws [Kate Bornstein,S. Bear Bergman]

  • Author : Kate Bornstein,S. Bear Bergman
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1580053777
In the 15 years since the release of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein’s groundbreaking challenge to gender ideology, transgender narratives have made their … GET BOOK
Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation [Eric Schlosser]

  • Author : Eric Schlosser
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0547518242
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The jaw-dropping exposé on how America's fast food industry has shaped the landscape of America. This fascinating study reveal … GET BOOK
International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities

International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities [Michael Flood,Judith Kegan Gardiner,Bob Pease,Keith Pringle]

  • Author : Michael Flood,Judith Kegan Gardiner,Bob Pease,Keith Pringle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 744
  • ISBN-10 : 1134317069
The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities offers a comprehensive guide to the current state of scholarship about men, masculinities, and gend … GET BOOK
Fandom as Methodology

Fandom as Methodology [Catherine Grant,Kate Random Love]

  • Author : Catherine Grant,Kate Random Love
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Art
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 191268523X
An illustrated exploration of fandom that combines academic essays with artist pages and experimental texts. Fandom as Methodology examines fandom as a set … GET BOOK
Living a Feminist Life

Living a Feminist Life [Sara Ahmed]

  • Author : Sara Ahmed
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 312
  • ISBN-10 : 0822373378
In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and … GET BOOK
The Gangs Of New York

The Gangs Of New York [Herbert Asbury]

  • Author : Herbert Asbury
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: True Crime
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1786259699
Herbert Asbury presents here a vivid and startling account of New York gangdom from its beginning in Revolutionary times to comparatively recent days. Here … GET BOOK
Media Spectacle

Media Spectacle [Douglas Kellner]

  • Author : Douglas Kellner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 1134493959
During the mid-1990s, the O.J. Simpson murder trial dominated the media in the United States and were circulated throughout the world via global communicat … GET BOOK
Beebo Brinker

Beebo Brinker [Ann Bannon]

  • Author : Ann Bannon
  • Publisher : Cleis Press Start
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1573445754
Ann Bannon was designated the “Queen of Lesbian Pulp” for authoring several landmark novels in the ’50s. Unlike many writers of the period, however, … GET BOOK
A Short History of the United States

A Short History of the United States [Robert V. Remini]

  • Author : Robert V. Remini
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 0061981990
In A Short History of the United States, National Book Award winner Robert V. Remini offers a much-needed, concise history of our country. This accessible … GET BOOK
The Marvel Studios Phenomenon

The Marvel Studios Phenomenon [Martin Flanagan,Andrew Livingstone,Mike McKenny]

  • Author : Martin Flanagan,Andrew Livingstone,Mike McKenny
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1501311867
Marvel Studios has provided some of the biggest worldwide cinematic hits of the last eight years, from Iron Man (2008) to the record-breaking The Avengers … GET BOOK
The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition [Dr. Sherril Dodds]

  • Author : Dr. Sherril Dodds
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Music
  • Total Pages : 656
  • ISBN-10 : 0190639105
In the twenty-first century, values of competition underpin the free-market economy and aspirations of individual achievement shape the broader social worl … GET BOOK
Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans

Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans [Jeffrey A. Brown]

  • Author : Jeffrey A. Brown
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 232
  • ISBN-10 : 1604737638
What do the comic book figures Static, Hardware, and Icon all have in common? Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives an answer that goes … GET BOOK
Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott [William B. Parrill]

  • Author : William B. Parrill
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Total Pages : 189
  • ISBN-10 : 0786485930
Ridley Scott, the director of such seminal films as Blade Runner, Alien and Thelma & Louise, is one of the most important directors of the last fifty years … GET BOOK