Year of publication: 2019
Linda Nagata INVERTED FRONTIER EDGES Prelude: Arrival Against a starscape, a smudge of white light. A faint gleam, devoid of detail. Notable, because it had not been present when that sector of the Near Vicinity had last been surveyed by the array of telescopes in orbit around the Deception Well star system. So it was something new, although not unknown. A Dull Intelligence, assigned to analyze astronomical data, had observed such phenomena five times before during its twelve hundred years of ...
Keywords: Action and Adventure Aliens far future frontier worlds human expansion nanotechnology starfaring starship
Year of publication: 2018
Martin Rees ON THE FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR HUMANITY PREFACE THIS IS A BOOK ABOUT THE FUTURE. I write from a personal perspective, and in three modes: as a scientist, as a citizen, and as a worried member of the human species. The books unifying theme is that the flourishing of the worlds growing population depends on the wisdom with which science and technology is deployed. Todays young people can expect to live to the end of the century. So how can they ensure that ever more powerful ...
Keywords: Civilization Future Studies Science Technology
Kenneth William Ford
Year of publication: 2015
Kenneth W. Ford BUILDING THE H BOMB A PERSONAL HISTORY To the memory of my many nuclear friends who are no longer with us Praise for Building the H Bomb Ken Ford has written a truly remarkable book. It is not only the story of his life but it is a primer for the nuclear age. He is one of the few witnesses left of how the hydrogen bomb was created. There are portraits of people like Edward Teller and John Wheeler and the physics is clear. It is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about the ...
Keywords: Engineering Hydrogen bomb Military Technology Nuclear Physics
Year of publication: 2016
Raven Oak HUNGRY This story is dedicated to all the cats Ive loved before. But especially ORiley, OMalley, and DiNozzo. Get a cat, they said. You work from home, so itll be great, they said. Besides, with Cat-Speak 4.0, even an idiot can take care of a cat. But I cant even take care of me They had a thousand and one reasons and being the sucker I am, I caved. A cat owner I became. What they hadnt said was how toddler-esque a cat would be, how utterly time-consuming said cat would be, or how ...
Keywords: cat stories Technology
Year of publication: 2016
Mary Roach GRUNT THE CURIOUS SCIENCE OF HUMANS AT WAR In memory of William S. Rachles By Way of Introduction THE CHICKEN GUN HAS a sixty-foot barrel, putting it solidly in the class of an artillery piece. While a four-pound chicken hurtling in excess of 400 miles per hour is a lethal projectile, the intent is not to kill. On the contrary, the chicken gun was designed to keep people alive. The carcasses are fired at jets, standing empty or occupied by simulated crew, to test their ability to ...
Keywords: Anatomy and Physiology Life Sciences Military Science Research and Methodology Science Technology and Engineering
Year of publication: 2015
Ashlee Vance ELON MUSK Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future DEDICATION For Mum and Dad. Thanks for Everything. 1 ELONS WORLD DO YOU THINK IM INSANE This question came from Elon Musk near the very end of a long dinner we shared at a high-end seafood restaurant in Silicon Valley. Id gotten to the restaurant first and settled down with a gin and tonic, knowing Musk wouldas everbe late. After about fifteen minutes, Musk showed up wearing leather shoes, designer jeans, and a plaid ...
Keywords: Business Business and Economics Entrepreneurship Inventions Technology and Engineering
Francis Gary Powers
Year of publication: 2004
Francis Gary Powers with Curt Gentry OPERATION OVERFLIGHT A MEMOIR OF THE U-2 INCIDENT To Sue, who provided the happy ending To the memory of Buster Eugene Edens who died in the crash of a U-2 at Edwards Air Force Base, California April 1965 FOREWORD On May 1, 1960the traditional May Day holidayan American U-2 spyplane flew high above the Soviet Union photographing strategic targets. It was the twenty-fourth U-2 mission over the USSR since the first overflight almost four years earlier. The ...
Keywords: Aviation Europe Military Science Russia and the Former Soviet Union Technology and Engineering
Joan D Vinge
Year of publication: 1984
WORLDS END 071-142-066-4.6 By: JOAN D. VINGECategory: Fiction Science FictionSynopsis:Volume 2 in the Snow Queen Cycle Now at last, Joan D. Vinge, best selling author of The Return of the Jedi Storybook, returns to the universe of her award-winning Snow Queen, with a novel as dazzling, as compelling, as the future classic Arthur C. Clarke. BZ Gundhalinu, police officer of the Hegemony, member of the elite tech class of the ruling planet Kharemough, left the planet Tiamat before the Stargate ...
Keywords: American literature Fiction General Immortalism Life on other planets Science Fiction Science fiction; American Technology
Year of publication: 2002
Eric Schlosser FAST FOOD NATION What the All-American Meal Is Doing to the World for Red A savage servility slides by on grease. ROBERT LOWELL introduction CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN SITS on the eastern slope of Colorados Front Range, rising steeply from the prairie and overlooking the city of Colorado Springs. From a distance, the mountain appears beautiful and serene, dotted with rocky outcroppings, scrub oak, and ponderosa pine. It looks like the backdrop of an old Hollywood western, just another ...
Keywords: food habits food science industries technology and engineering
Year of publication: 2013
Harry Steinman LITTLE DEADLY THINGS To my father, Jody, Rory and Rachelthe past, present, future and future perfect generations In the hierarchy of Tano deities, Yocahu was the supreme Creator. He lived in the northeast mountains, in the rainforest called El Yunque. Juricn was the god of evil and the hurricane. He was perpetually angry and often turned on his own followers. PART ONE BEGINNINGS WHOSO SHALL OFFEND ONE OF THESE LITTLE ONES WHICH BELIEVE IN ME, IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR HIM THAT A ...
Keywords: nanotechnology suspense
Year of publication: 2010
Robert Brockway EVERYTHING IS GOING TO KILL EVERYBODY The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead This book is dedicated to Meagan, who has had the kindness and decency to not realize shes way out of my league for many years now. It should also be noted that this entire book was her idea. Please direct complaints accordingly. INTRO There is no shortage of modern apocalyptic thought: Some Christians thought that the second coming of Jesus would coincide with the turn of the millennium, ...
Keywords: & & Death Dying Engineering Natural Disasters Technology