The Truth and Other Stories

The Truth and Other Stories

To tell the precise story of the ghost that crawled into the IBM machine through the main power plug of the federal network ... even be converted 311 into dollars , except that the knowledge obtained was THE TRUTH AND OTHER STORIES.

Author: Stanislaw Lem

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262366656

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Twelve stories by science fiction master Stanisław Lem, nine of them never before published in English. Of these twelve short stories by science fiction master Stanisław Lem, only three have previously appeared in English, making this the first "new" book of fiction by Lem since the late 1980s. The stories display the full range of Lem's intense curiosity about scientific ideas as well as his sardonic approach to human nature, presenting as multifarious a collection of mad scientists as any reader could wish for. Many of these stories feature artificial intelligences or artificial life forms, long a Lem preoccupation; some feature quite insane theories of cosmology or evolution. All are thought provoking and scathingly funny. Written from 1956 to 1993, the stories are arranged in chronological order. In the title story, "The Truth," a scientist in an insane asylum theorizes that the sun is alive; "The Journal" appears to be an account by an omnipotent being describing the creation of infinite universes--until, in a classic Lem twist, it turns out to be no such thing; in "An Enigma," beings debate whether offspring can be created without advanced degrees and design templates. Other stories feature a computer that can predict the future by 137 seconds, matter-destroying spores, a hunt in which the prey is a robot, and an electronic brain eager to go on the lam. These stories are peak Lem, exploring ideas and themes that resonate throughout his writing.
Categories: Fiction

No Time for the Truth and Other Stories

No Time for the Truth and Other Stories

As General Rafsanjani, Dr. Afef, and the handful of others just stared at the computer screen in disbelief, there was an ear-splitting sound and building-rattling vibration of a jet flying ... He 90 No Time for the Truth and Other Stories.

Author: Frederick Mosser

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595414246

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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From Leningrad in 1937 to present-day Washington, DC, the exciting and compelling stories in No Time for the Truth and Other Stories will keep you riveted."An Accidental Death"-A skeptical policeman investigates the death of a former CIA director."Just Another Saturday Morning Run"-A jogger thwarts an assassination attempt on the vice president of the United States."Encounter on the High Seas"-A yacht captain and crew fight an attempted piracy."Free Fall"-A flight attendant on AA Flight 11 and a CIA officer at Windows on the World encounter their fates at the World Trade Center on 9/11."The Avengers"-A retired Marine sniper sets his sights on radical Muslims."Boomerang"-A nuclear terrorist plot backfires.No Time for the Truth-A murder is committed to maintain a cover-up to a presidential assassination.Although each of these and other tales in No Time for the Truth is different-some are traditional while others are on the cutting edge or based on real people and actual events-all are original and engrossing.
Categories: Fiction

The Truth about Alicia and Other Stories

The Truth about Alicia and Other Stories

We were devoted to each other . We never wanted children ; we were selfish ; we didn't need them . It was delicious to be alone and travel where we wanted and think only of ourselves . After twenty years a visit to the doctor changed ...

Author: Ana Consuelo Matiella

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816521611

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

View: 909

"The truth about Alicia was that she wasnÕt that stable to begin with. So when she did what she did, no one was very surprised. Still it was shocking, the way she followed them from the hardware store to the woman's house, the way she broke the sliding glass door with the tire jack, the way she found them in bed. It was more than she could take, her being seven months pregnant and all. It only took two shots. . . . " Alicia is not the only woman with problems. In these stories about contemporary and traditional Latinas, Ana Consuelo Matiella uses sensitivity and wit to address issues faced by women of color and women everywhereÑissues largely having to do with love: between men and women, mothers and daughters, women and friends. In engaging stories about family myths, gossip, and lies, comadres converse over afternoon cafŽ con leche. "I'm sure that I was the only wife whose husband was teaching their daughter to do Cheech Marin imitations," remarks one of Matiella's characters. Another sings the praises of the chocolate milkshake diet: "ThatÕs one advantage of living on the border. You get to try all the latest gringo inventions as soon as they hit the streets." Through encounters with angels, conversations with dogs, and relationships with men overly concerned with the dimensions of their manhood, Matiella offers a new exploration of the human conditionÑone showing us that if we cannot laugh at life, no matter how tragic the circumstances, we are surely doomed. With humor and insight that come only through close observation of her fellow human beings, this gifted writer brings new twists to familiar scenes. The Truth about Alicia and Other Stories is an authentic portrayal of the world of contemporary Chicanas that will delight everyone who enters it.
Categories: Fiction

The Diary of Doctor X The Truth About Sustainability Other Stories

The Diary of Doctor X  The Truth About Sustainability   Other Stories

Shayala Knight. The Diary Of Doctor X The Truth About Sustainability & Other Stories shagala Knight The Diary of Doctor X. Front Cover.

Author: Shayala Knight

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387904914

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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The Diary of Doctor X is a book about survival. About survival when living in poverty, about survival when suffering from clinical depression and alcohol dependence, and, most importantly, about our collective, human survival on the planet Earth...The goal of The Diary...is to create a new language in which to discuss the realities of the modern era, and the post-modern era which must succeed it...this is "David Suzuki on steroids." From the preface, by editor and publisher: Dr. Roy. C. Dudgeon
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Stem Cell Quarterback Other Stories

The Stem Cell Quarterback   Other Stories

Jesus said he came to bring a sword, not peace, but that he was the truth, and that knowing truth – in other words, him – would set people free. Jesus' exact words in the book of John – the eighth chapter, I believe – were, ...

Author: James Clark

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781435700826

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 900

Short Story Collection
Categories: Fiction

The angel of the iceberg and other stories and parables

The angel of the iceberg  and other stories and parables

TRUTH OF GOD . Honest men and knaves not alike_Truth very important — What if God be not true ? ... Misery connected — No dishonest man happy -- Story of a dishonest man - Every sin makes us unhappy - God a being of truth - Fourth proof ...

Author: John Todd

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600053022

Category: Angels

Page: 284

View: 222

Categories: Angels

The Wonderful Pocket Chestnutting and Other Stories

The Wonderful Pocket  Chestnutting  and Other Stories

... to make himself useful in any way : but he would have fallen into idle and vicious habits ; have been miserable himself , and the cause of great unhappiness to others . Now you may think that this story has no foundation in truth .

Author: Chauncey Giles

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6I2I

Category: Angels

Page: 163

View: 375

Categories: Angels

A Wizard s War and Other Stories

A Wizard s War and Other Stories

Then they choose malleable chroniclers to write the Histories – and sometimes they distort the truth to fit the facts. So...' Llian swallowed bitter gall. 'Yes?' 'One could argue that a made-up story, one written solely to entertain its ...

Author: Ian Irvine

Publisher: Santhenar Trust

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 257

A collection of original short and long stories, and novellas, set in Ian Irvine's internationally bestselling Three Worlds epic fantasy universe. OVER A MILLION COPIES OF IAN IRVINE’S THREE WORLDS CYCLE SOLD The Price of Freedom. Tensor leads his troubled people to Santhenar to attack his Charon enemies. But can the Twisted Mirror show true? Or will it betray him? A long short story. The Harrows. Dare Lita open the box at the bottom of the pool? And if she does, will it save her people – or harrow them again? A short story. A Wizard's War. During the devastating Clysm, the first meeting of the two greatest wizards on Santhenar sets up a thousand years of conflict. Here, in Mendark’s own words, is the story of the worst deed of his life … and the deed that made him. A long short story. Darkness Visible. A young Karan goes to Carcharon to investigate her father’s death, and wishes she hadn’t. A short story. The Professional Liar. Llian, brilliant creator of the monumental Tale of the Mirror, is a tormented man, racked by guilt. Can he save himself – or is it too late? A long short story. The Seventh Sister. Aviel, the unluckiest girl in the world, finds a dying man dumped in the Sacrifice Tree. Can she solve the riddle of his murder and turn her miserable life around, or will the thumbless killer get her too? A novella. One Throw of the Die. The war has been lost and the surviving allies flee for their lives, pursued by Jal-Nish, who now holds all the magic in the world. Then Flydd's dying friend, Troist, begs him to save his twin daughters from the tyrant. It’s a suicide mission but Flydd cannot refuse. Can he rescue Liliwen and Meriwen, or will Jal-Nish destroy them all? A long novella. Some reviews of the Three Worlds books ‘For sheer excitement, there’s just no one like Irvine.’ SFX "In a world full of epic fantasy clones, this stands out as a world-building labour of love with some truly original touches." – Locuson A Shadow on the Glass “As good as anything I have read in the fantasy genre.” – Adelaide Advertiser “Hugely ambitious – an epic, tragic tale of history’s implacable impact on the present, full of driven, often unlikeable and inept characters, and betrayal. Interest and originality there is aplenty – and action.” – Starburst, UK, on The View from the Mirror quartet. “A page-turner of the highest order … Arguably the most inventive fantasy author to emerge in recent years, Irvine can now consider himself comfortably ranked next to the works of Robert Jordan and David Eddings and, more appropriately, the mighty Anne McCaffrey. Formidable!” – SFXon Geomancer. ‘It is the most engrossing book I’ve read in years, the lucid prose unfolding an action-and-suspense storyline featuring wonderfully credible characters.’ – Van Ikin, Sydney Morning Herald onScrutator. “Hang on with both hands, because this story waits for no one.” Sandy Auden, SFXon The Fate of the Fallen. “The final payoff is fantastic. The most unflaggingly inventive storyteller we’ve seen in years.” Sydney Morning Herald onThe Destiny of the Dead ‘Unbelievably, Irvine has managed to increase the pace of his story in this third and final volume – for sheer excitement, there’s just no one like Irvine around at the moment.’ SFXon The Destiny of the Dead. ‘This precise and beautifully crafted novel blooms from its ascetic opening to a resonant and rewarding climax. Makes what’s currently available on fantasy shelves seem hackneyed and formulaic. Utterly absorbing.” Stephen Davenport, Independent Weekly on The Destiny of the Dead.
Categories: Fiction

Afterlife and Other Stories

Afterlife and Other Stories

“I said the truth. You didn't like it? That's too bad. It's still the truth. Beat me or kill me, and the truth will still be there. No one will be saying it perhaps, but you will be a murderer. I will be dead, and the rats will still be ...

Author: Ed Krizek

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477181867

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 685

Afterlife and Other Stories is a collection of moving, poignant and exciting short stories set mainly in the Philadelphia, PA area. The stories were written and edited with great care over a period of fifteen years. Anyone who has experienced the magic and the heartbreak of living with hope in desperate times will find these stories appealing. Readers who appreciate all aspects of reality including angst and hope will relate to this book.
Categories: Fiction