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Book The Cyberiad

    Book Details:
  • Author : Stanislaw Lem
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2014-06-05
  • ISBN : 0141394609
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book The Cyberiad written by Stanislaw Lem and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-06-05 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A charming, mind-bending and anarchic book of imagined civilizations 'Most cosmic civilizations long for things, in the depths of their souls, they would never openly admit to...' Trurl and Klapaucius are 'constructors' - they travel around the universe creating machines of astonishing inventiveness and power and visiting a bewildering variety of violent, peculiar and morose civilizations. The Cyberiad is oddly reminiscent of Gulliver's Travels, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Phantom Tollbooth and Alice in Wonderland. Charming, mind-bending and anarchic, it is perhaps Lem's greatest work. This edition includes all of Daniel Mroz's hallucinatory original illustrations.

Book Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines

Download or read book Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines written by Ipke Wachsmuth and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When people communicate face to face they don't just exchange verbal information. Rather, communication encompasses the whole body. Communication partners synchronize their body sway, and mimic or imitate each other's body postures and actions. They produce a multitude of manual and facial gestures that help to illustrate what is being said, show how communication partners feel, or or reveal verbal deception. Moreover, face-to-face communication takes place in shared contexts where partners jointly attend and refer to the same objects, often while working on joint tasks such as carrying a table or repairing a car together. Traditionally, communication research has neglected these parts of communication using the engineering model of signal transmission as the main theoretical metaphor. This book takes a new look at recent empirical findings in the cognitive and neurosciences, showing that the traditional approach is insufficient, and presenting a new interdisciplinary perspective, the Embodied Communication perspective. The core claim of the Embodied Communication perspective is that human communication involves parallel and highly interactive couplings between communication partners. These couplings range from low-level systems for performing and understanding instrumental actions, like the mirror system, to higher-systems that interpret symbols in a cultural context. The book can also serve as a guide for engineers who construct artificial agents and robots that should be able to interact with humans.

Book Doctor Who  Twelve Angels Weeping

Download or read book Doctor Who Twelve Angels Weeping written by Dave Rudden and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2018-10-11 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twelve extraordinary Doctor Who stories, each featuring a monstrous villain from the Doctor Who world. On every planet that has existed or will exist, there is a winter . . . Many of the peoples of Old Earth celebrated a winter festival. A time to huddle together against the cold; a time to celebrate being half-way out of the dark. But shadows are everywhere, and there are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things, lurking in the cold between the stars. Here are twelve stories - one for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas - to remind you that to come out of the darkness we need to go into it in the first place. We are not alone. We are not safe. And, whatever you do: don't blink. Written by popular children's author, and lifelong Doctor Who fan, Dave Rudden.

Book Robot Takeover

Download or read book Robot Takeover written by Ana Matronic and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-09-03 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the not too distant future, mankind faces the possibility of being overthrown by its own creations. In Robot Takeover, Ana Matronic presents 100 of the most legendary robots and what makes them iconic - their creators, purpose, design and why their existence has shaken, or in some cases, comforted us. Through 100 iconic robots - from Maria in Fritz Lang's Metropolis to the Sentinels of The Matrix and beyond, via the Gunslinger (Westworld), R2-D2 (Star Wars) etc. - this is a comprehensive look at the robot phenomenon. As well as these 100 entries on specific robots, there are features on the people who invent robots, the moral issues around robot sentience, and the prevalence of robots in music, art and fashion, and more. It's the only robot book you need. With fighters, seducers and psychos in their ranks, it's best you get ready for the robot revolution. Know your enemy...

Book Chaos Bound

    Book Details:
  • Author : N. Katherine Hayles
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2018-03-15
  • ISBN : 1501722956
  • Pages : 328 pages

Download or read book Chaos Bound written by N. Katherine Hayles and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2018-03-15 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: N. Katherine Hayles here investigates parallels between contemporary literature and critical theory and the science of chaos. She finds in both scientific and literary discourse new interpretations of chaos, which is seen no longer as disorder but as a locus of maximum information and complexity. She examines structures and themes of disorder in The Education of Henry Adams, Doris Lessing’s Golden Notebook, and works by Stanislaw Lem. Hayles shows how the writings of poststructuralist theorists including Barthes, Lyotard, Derrida, Serres, and de Man incorporate central features of chaos theory.

Book The Turing Test

    Book Details:
  • Author : James H. Moor
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9401001057
  • Pages : 273 pages

Download or read book The Turing Test written by James H. Moor and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book gives the most comprehensive, in depth and contemporary assessment of this classic topic in artificial intelligence. It is the first to elaborate in such detail the numerous conflicting points of view on many aspects of this multifaceted, controversial subject. It offers new insights into Turing's own interpretation and is essential reading for research on the Turing test and for teaching undergraduate and graduate students in philosophy, computer science, and cognitive science.

Book The Cyberiad

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  • Author : Stanislaw Lem
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 2002-12-16
  • ISBN : 0547538510
  • Pages : 305 pages

Download or read book The Cyberiad written by Stanislaw Lem and published by HMH. This book was released on 2002-12-16 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Lem has an almost Dickensian genius for vividly realizing the tragedy and comedy of future machines.” —The New York Times Book Review These are the stories of Trurl and Klapaucius, master inventors and engineers known as “constructors,” who have created marvels for kingdoms. Friends and rivals, they are constantly outdoing and challenging each other to reveal the next great evolution in cybernetics, and the exploits of these brilliant men are nothing short of incredible. From tales of love, in which a robotic prince must woo a robotic princess enchanted by pleasures of true flesh, to epics of battle, in which the heroic constructors must use their considerable wit to outsmart a monarch obsessed with hunting, to examinations of humanity, wherein Trurl and Klapaucius must confront the limits of their skills and the meaning of true perfection, these stories are rich with profound questions, unimaginable marvels, and remarkable feats. Hailed as “the most completely successful of [Lem’s] books,” The Cyberiad is an outrageously funny and incomparably wise collection of short stories, taking an insightful look at mechanics, technology, invention, and human ambition (The Boston Globe).

Book Doctor Who  The Whoniverse

Download or read book Doctor Who The Whoniverse written by Justin Richards and published by Random House. This book was released on 2016-10-27 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Whoniverse is a never-before-seen history of the Human Race – from the formation of Earth round the Racnoss eggs, and the creation of life by the destruction of the last Jagaroth spaceship, through to the eventual expansion of the sun and end of the world and beyond – to New Earth, and Utopia... Along the way, The Whoniverse also explores the untold histories of other planets and other lifeforms as they have interacted with humanity. We examine the Daleks and Cybermen, the Time Lords and the Sontarans, the Ice Warriors, Silurians, Weeping Angels, and many many more... We visit Gallifrey and Skaro, Mondas and Telos, Mars and Sontar, to explore how their histories have coincided with the Time Lords, and with our own. With full-colour illustrations, maps, charts and photography throughout, The Whoniverse is a dramatic retelling of the uprisings, wars and battles that formed Doctor Who's universe, and an astonishing compendium of the races that live within it. It is the definitive, essential companion to this universe, and any other.

Book The Paul Di Filippo MEGAPACK

Download or read book The Paul Di Filippo MEGAPACK written by Paul Di Filippo and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 531 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 22 Tales of of the fantastic -- science fiction, fantasy, fantastika, slipstream -- by one of the most acclaimed modern masters of the genre! Includes a bonus interview with the author. Included are: LIFE IN THE CARBYNE AGE GALAXY OF MIRRORS SPECTER-BOMBING THE BEER GOGGLES LIFE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE LITTLE WORKER FRACTAL PAISLEYS THE MILL THE GRANGE PHYLOGENESIS GRAVITONS REDSKINS OF THE BADLANDS FarmEarth ANGELMAKERS THE JONES CONTINUUM ADVENTURES IN COGNITIVE HOMOGAMY: A LOVE STORY KAREN COXSWAIN A NIGHT IN THE THIRTEENTH AVENUE MISSION I KANT CUZ I’M TOO JUNG THE NEW CYBERIAD YES WE HAVE NO BANANAS FEMAVILLE 29 SHUTEYE FOR THE TIMEBROKER If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 160+ entries in the MEGAPACKTM series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

Book The Cyberiad

Download or read book The Cyberiad written by and published by . This book was released on 1980 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trurl and Klaupacius are constructor robots who try to out-invent each other. They travel to the far corners of the cosmos to take on freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire consequences for their employers.

Book Short Story Index

Download or read book Short Story Index written by and published by . This book was released on 1974 with total page 824 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book 1 000 Books to Read Before You Die

Download or read book 1 000 Books to Read Before You Die written by James Mustich and published by Workman Publishing. This book was released on 2018-10-02 with total page 961 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The ultimate literary bucket list.” —THE WASHINGTON POST Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage. Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading. “948 pages later, you still want more!” —THE WASHINGTON POST

Book WIKIWORLD and Other Stories

Download or read book WIKIWORLD and Other Stories written by Paul Di Filippo and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Di Filippo is a joyful writer…insightful…skillful.” —Washington Post This collection presents PAUL DI FILIPPO at his best and most creative—an astonishing, multiverse-spanning selection of 19 of his very best tales, from humorous to serious, from otherworldly to in-your-backyard (and in-your-face)! Here are: Providence Argus Blinked Life in the Anthropocene Bombs Away! Cockroach Love Waves and Smart Magma To See Infinity Bare The End of the Great Continuity Fjaerland The HPL Commonplace Book Professor Fluvius’s Palace of Many Waters Yes We Have No Bananas A Partial and Conjectural History of Dr. Mueller’s Panoptical Cartoon Engine The New Cyberiad iCity Return to the 20th Century Murder in Geektopia The Omniplus Ultra! Wikiworld Introduction by Rudy Rucker

Book The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Download or read book The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction written by Anthony Boucher and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Chicorel Index to Short Stories in Anthologies and Collections

Download or read book Chicorel Index to Short Stories in Anthologies and Collections written by and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Survey of Science Fiction Literature

Download or read book Survey of Science Fiction Literature written by Frank Northen Magill and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page 652 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Seed

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 678 pages

Download or read book Seed written by and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 678 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: