When Gravity Fails

When Gravity Fails

He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.... He is a lonely man and his pride is that you will treat him as a proud man or be very sorry you ever saw him. He talks as the man of his age talks—that is, ...

Author: George Alec Effinger

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497605404

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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In a futuristic Middle East, plug-ins can turn anyone into a killer in this “wry and black and savage” Nebula and Hugo award finalist (George R. R. Martin). Set in a high-tech near future featuring an ascendant Muslim world and divided Western superpowers, this cult classic takes us into a world with mind- or mood-altering drugs for any purpose, brains enhanced by electronic hardware with plug-in memory additions and modules offering the wearer new personalities, and bodies shaped to perfection by surgery. Marid Audran, an unmodified and fairly honest street hustler, lives in a decadent Arab ghetto, the Budayeen, and holds on tight to his cherished independence. Then, against his best instincts, he becomes involved in a series of inexplicable murders. Some seem like routine assassinations, carried out with an old-fashioned handgun by a man wearing a plug-in James Bond persona; others, involving whores, feature prolonged torture and horrible mutilations. Soon the problem comes to the attention of Budayeen godfather Friedlander Bey—who makes Audran an offer he can’t refuse. Nominated for the Nebula and Hugo awards, the highest honors in the genre, When Gravity Fails, which introduced the cyberpunk Budayeen Cycle, is a pioneering work the Denver Post called “superior science fiction” and Harlan Ellison described as “crazy as a spider on ice skates . . . plain old terrific.”
Categories: Fiction

Cocktail Dive Bar

Cocktail Dive Bar

The name comes from a Bob Dylan lyric in the song “Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues”: “Your gravity fails, and negativity don't pull you through.” (Nina Simone does a great cover, by the way.) That said, “Gravity Fails” also bears a strong ...

Author: T. Cole Newton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762472918

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Dive deep into the world of cocktail lore, classic recipes, and hard-won wisdom in Cocktail Dive Bar: Real Drinks, Fake History, and Questionable Advice from New Orleans' Twelve Mile Limit. In this irreverent and engaging guide T. Cole Newton, the owner and proprietor of the beloved Louisiana bar Twelve Mile Limit, brings classic and original cocktail recipes to life with a combination of colorful invented histories and real stories, alongside advice drawn from his experience as a young bar owner in the Crescent City. Lively tongue-in-cheek mini-essays on a range of topics (including such illuminating takes as why the unflappable Maury Povich is the ideal role model for the service industry and how bar owners can work to be community allies) break up this alphabetical compendium of cocktail recipes. Make the book your own by taking recipe notes or coloring in the playful, graphic drawings by Bazil Zerinsky and Laura Sanders. A detailed index of ingredients, infusion recipes, and more makes this an ideal companion for any at-home mixologist or industry professional.
Categories: Cooking

The Universe in Your Hand

The Universe in Your Hand

And when they calculate, on paper, how these gravitons would affect their surroundings, theoreticians find that they would ... of the gravitational field, those gravitons, also make the straightforward idea of gravity fail completely.

Author: Christophe Galfard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447284079

Category: Science

Page: 300

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Imagine if The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy were a real, practical book about the mysteries of the universe . . . The Universe in Your Hand takes us on a wonder-filled journey to the surface of our dying sun, shrinks us to the size of an atom and puts us in the deathly grip of distant black holes. Along the way you might come to understand, really understand, the mind-bending science that underpins modern life, from quantum mechanics to Einstein's theory of general relativity. Through brilliant storytelling and humour rather than graphs and equations, internationally renowned astrophysicist Christophe Galfard has written an instant classic that brings the astonishing beauty of the universe to life – and takes us deep into questions about the beginning of time and the future of humanity.
Categories: Science

100 Songs

100 Songs

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez And it's Eastertime too And your gravity fails And negativity don't pull you through Don't put on any airs When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue They got some hungry women there And they really ...

Author: Bob Dylan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501173370

Category: Music

Page: 224

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“Dylan remains the rare singer whose work is worth reading on the page. His words are consistently funny, alive to the sound of language, and of course appealingly cryptic.” —The New York Times Book Review A new collection of Bob Dylan’s most essential lyrics—one hundred songs that represent the Nobel Laureate’s incredible range through the entirety of his career so far. Bob Dylan is one of the most important cultural figures of our time, and the first American musician in history to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. 100 Songs is an intimate and carefully curated collection of his most important lyrics that spans from the beginning of his career through the present day. Perfect for students who may be new to Dylan’s work as well as longtime fans, this portable, abridged volume of these singular lyrics explores the depth, breadth, and magnitude of one of the world’s most enduring bodies of work.
Categories: Music

Who Is That Man

Who Is That Man

Al Kooper thought it was about the wildlife on Eighth Avenue—hookers, pimps, drug dealers. ... When you're lost in the rain in Juarez And it's Eastertime too And your gravity fails And negativity don't pull you through Don't put on any ...

Author: David Dalton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781401304171

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Now in paperback and with a new foreword, a kaleidoscopic look at the many faces of Bob Dylan, legendary folk singer-songwriter and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. For almost half a century, Bob Dylan has been a primary catalyst in rock's shifting sensibilities. Few American artists are as important, beloved, and endlessly examined, yet he remains something of an enigma. Who, we ask, is the "real" Bob Dylan? Is he Bobby Zimmerman, yearning to escape Hibbing, Minnesota, or the Woody Guthrie wannabe playing Greenwich Village haunts? Folk Messiah, Born-Again Bob, Late-Elvis Dylan, Jack Fate, or Living National Treasure? In Who Is That Man? David Dalton--cultural historian, journalist, screenwriter, and novelist--paints a revealing portrait of the rock icon, ingeniously exposing the three-card monte games he plays with his persona. Guided by Dalton's cutting-edge insights and myth-debunking point of view, Who Is That Man? follows Dylan's imaginative life, integrating actual events with Dylan's words and those of the people who know him most intimately. Drawing upon Dylan's friends and fellow eyewitnesses--including Marianne Faithfull, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Stampfel , Larry "Ratso" Sloman, Eric Andersen, Nat Hentoff, Andrew Oldham, Nat Finkelstein, and others--this book will provide a new perspective on the man, the myth, and the musical era that forged them both.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography



Deconstruction is a set of ideas and motifs which can remind us again that the possibility of a full translation, ... too And your gravity fails and negativity don't pull you through Don't put on any airs when you're down on Rue 7 ...

Author: David Punter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134461264

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Metaphor is a central concept in literary studies, but it is also prevalent in everyday language and speech. Recent literary theories such as postmodernism and deconstruction have transformed the study of the text and revolutionized our thinking about metaphor. In this fascinating volume, David Punter: establishes the classical background of the term from its philosophical roots to the religious and political tradition of metaphor in the East relates metaphor to the public realms of culture and politics and the way in which these influence the literary examines metaphor in relation to literary theory, philosophy, psychoanalysis and postcolonial studies illustrates his argument with specific examples from western and eastern literature and poetry. This comprehensive and engaging book emphasizes the significance of metaphor to literary studies, as well as its relevance to cultural studies, linguistics and philosophy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Get on Board and Stay on Board

Get on Board and Stay on Board

WHEH ORHVIIV DOWS The law ofgravity makes sure whatever goes up comes back down. Nothing remains suspended, mid-air by itself But gravity failed whenJesus ascended into heaven Proving God is the author ofgravity and everything else One ...

Author: Pearl Nsiah-Kumi

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449761783

Category: Poetry

Page: 294

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Get on Board and Stay on Board contains poems, articles, and short Bible studies. It is directed toward unbelievers and believers alike. It is designed to lead the unbeliever to faith in Jesus Christ, and then help him or her in a spiritual journey. Articles and poems in section one of the book clearly challenge unbelievers about their need for salvation and admonish them to prepare for eternity before it is too late by accepting Jesus' offer of salvation through His shed blood. There is emphasis on good works not being good enough to save; only the blood of Jesus is good enough to appease God's wrath. Whether people agree or disagree with God does not change the facts. God is God, and He laid down the rules. It also stresses the point that hell is by choice; one can avoid going there by believing in Jesus Christ. The articles in section two cover different aspects of the Christian walk, including prayer, obedience, fellowship, witnessing, and eternity. Section three is general and covers holy days, celebrations, and responsibility toward government. In addition, believers will find these articles helpful in their personal walk and in use as a good witnessing and follow-up tool for evangelism.
Categories: Poetry

4 Chord Songbook Bob Dylan

4 Chord Songbook  Bob Dylan

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Words & Music by Bob Dylan G C D C. C. C. X C. C. XX C # Intro | D |c | G | G :| G C Verse I When you're lost in the rain in Juarez D C G C G And when it's Easter time too, And your gravity fails C D C G C G ...

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 9781783233533

Category: Music

Page: 48

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The 4 Chord Songbook returns with eighteen of everyone’s favourite Bob Dylan songs. This series allows the beginner guitarist to build a repertoire of acoustic songs without having to remember reams of obscure chords: Just four will do! These special arrangements make this the perfect way to begin playing and performing Bob Dylan’s songs, building your confidence and rhythm skills. Songlist: - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - All Along The Watchtower - All I Really Want To Do - Blowin' In The Wind - Everything Is Broken - Forever Young - Highway 61 Revisited - Is Your Love In Vain? - Isis - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Mississippi - Mr Tambourine Man - Not Dark Yet - Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Shelter From The Storm - Subterranean Homesick Blues - The Times They Are A Changin'
Categories: Music

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Suppose God phoned you and, after having assured you with sufficiently impressive miracles that he is God, told you that he created at least as many universes with the same past as yours in which gravity fails to hold tomorrow as ones ...

Author: William Wainwright

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198031581

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion contains newly commissioned chapters by 21 prominent experts who cover the field in a comprehensive but accessible manner. Each chapter is expository, critical, and representative of a distinctive viewpoint.
Categories: Philosophy

The Manoeuverer

The Manoeuverer

UNDER the mizen , fhips keep better to the wind , than under any other fail , because this fail is farther abaft the center of gravity ( n . 40. ) than any of the reft ; confequently ought to keep the veffel from drifting more than any ...

Author: Jacques Bourdé de Villehuet


ISBN: NYPL:33433008146627

Category: Naval tactics

Page: 378

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Categories: Naval tactics