For the brain that is Jack the Bodiless does not die, but lives. Impossibly, it lives, impervious, sustaining itself in some arcane psychoredactive fashion, nourished by the atmosphere and ...
Author: Julian May
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
For 60,000 years, the worlds of the Galactic Milieu have observed Earth, waiting for humanity to evolve sufficiently to join them. Now, humanity is almost ready for Intervention. Across the world, children with unusual mental powers are being born, known as operants. One such is Rogi Remillard, humble book dealer. Helped by an entity he labels the family ghost, Rogi will inadvertently steer his family – and so all mankind – into the future. Rogi's journey starts with his nephew Denis, as he guides his strong metapsychic abilities. The young man's irresponsible father certainly isn't interested, focusing instead on his volatile son Victor. Yet Victor's own emerging powers make him increasingly dangerous. Events take a dark turn when Victor starts consorting with criminals, eventually setting his sights on undermining society itself. Only his family can bring him down, but Denis may be forced to call to the stars for help. 'Has irrevocably placed herself among the great of fantasy and science fiction' Azimov's Science Fiction, 'Excellent ... a host of interesting characters and incidents' InfinityPlus.co.uk
Raimo Hakkinen worked in the Megapod Reserve of British Columbia, famous asthe birthplace of Jack the Bodiless. Megowan, Coach, executive of a ringhockey team, the Greenhammers, on Acadie. He was Felice's boss.
Author: Julian May
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Saga of the Exiles, Julian May’s much loved and critically-acclaimed science fiction series, was an International bestseller in the 1980s, captivating readers with its richly detailed story of the Tanu and Furvulag. This Pliocene Companion is essential reading for all fans of the Saga, new and old alike. Inside there is a descriptive listing of all the characters, a chronology, the author’s original maps, three interviews with Julian May herself, and a selective bibliography. The glossary gives information on metapsychology, on the futuristic science of the Galactic Milieu, and on the exotic world of the Tanu and Firvulag. Beyond that, it offers readers a chance to explore further the surroundings of a world 6,000,000 years in the past.
The scene neatly summarises the respective roles of Terry and Jack in the film : Jack , the bodiless voice whose instructions motivate the plot , Terry , definitively embodied , and consequently vulnerable .
Author: Nicole Matthews
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Performing Arts
This study argues that comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s helped change people into flexible, self-managing citizens of the New Right. It provides a critical introduction to approaches to comedy, testing psychoanalytics, Bakhtininan and postmodernist theory.
Jack the Bodiless When the time changes, I realize that it is dark when I leave for school in the morning and dark when I arrive home. The whole month goes by with no sense of connection to the natural environment or to my own body.
Author: Evelyn Wolff
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This story of deep wounding and subsequent healing bridges lifetimes. Evelyn is born into a long line of Dutch Barons, who through their greed to keep their land, marry their cousins, rarifying the genetics to produce genius and madness. Evelyn is gifted with both an excess of grey matter and a very sensitive physiology and nervous system. The uprooting of her family through immigration to Canada, and the subsequent poverty, and loss further take their toll, though the family meets hardship with courage and creativity. The strain of failing health, learning problems, and gender complexities culminate in a near death experience. Surprisingly after nearly dying, Evelyn begins to recuperate. Finishing high school, she proceeds directly into Pre-Meds and after mostly single-parenting a baby through Medical school, she graduates. Following her heart to be with a woman, results in the loss of her son. This heartbreak is multiplied after she begins to work as a physician, and realizes that the woman she loves does not want to live. Evelyn invites you to follow her through a painful transformation, causing a spiritual opening that births the artist in her. This opening also leads her to remember past lives, that allow her to see the workings of cause and effect, while encouraging her to move forward revitalized into a whole new life.
Praise for Julian May and The Galactic Milieu Trilogy Jack the Bodiless “Witty, epic in scope, and emotionally complex, Jack the Bodiless is the first in a planned multivolume tale of the Milieu. If the rest is as promising as this ...
Author: Julian May
Publisher: Del Rey
“Fascinating . . . May has cemented her position as one of this generation's foremost storytellers. . . .This satisfying end to a remarkable feat of the imagination is a necessary purchase.”—Library Journal By the mid-twenty-first century, humanity is beginning to enjoy membership in the Galactic Milieu. Human colonies are thriving on numerous planets, life on Earth is peaceful and prosperous, and as more humans are being born with metapsychic abilities, it will not be long before these gifted minds at last achieve total Unity. But xenophobia is deeply rooted in the human soul. A growing corps of rebels plots to keep the people of Earth forever separate, led by a man obsessed with human superiority: Marc Remillard. Marc's goal is nothing less than the elevation of human metapsychics above all others, by way of artificial enhancement of mental faculties. His methods are unpalatable, his goal horrific. And so Marc and his coconspirators continue their work in secret. Only the very Unity he fears and abhors can foil Marc's plans. And only his brother, Jack the Bodiless, and the young woman called Diamond Mask can hope to lead the metaconcert to destroy Marc, Unify humanity, and pave the way for the Golden Age of the Galactic Milieu to begin . . . “A certain crowd-pleaser.”—Kirkus Reviews
Jack the Bodiless was invulnerable to most injury, immune to disease, and could, at any time, refashion for himself a new human form or any other material housing that struck his fancy. Fury could neither inflict physical damage upon ...
Author: Julian May
Publisher: Del Rey
The 21st century was drawing to a close, and metapsychic humankind was poised at last to achieve Unity -- to be admitted into the group mind of the already unified alien races of the Galactic Milieu. But a growing corps of rebels was plotting to keep the people of Earth forever separate in the name of human individuality. And the rebels had a secret supporter: Fury, the insane metapsychic creatrue that would stop at nothing to claim humanity for itself. Fury's greatest enemy was the mutant genius Jack the Bodiless, whose power it craved. But Jack would never be a tool for Fury . . . And so it turned to Dorothea Macdonald, a young woman who had spent a lifetime hiding her towering mindpowers from the best mind readers of the Milieu. But she could not hide them from Fury -- or from Jack. Time and again she rejected their advances, unwilling to be drawn into the maelstrom of galactic politics or megalomaniacal dreams. And in the end, no one -- not Jack, not Fury, not even the Galactic Milieu -- would be a match for the awesome powers of the girl who would come to be called Diamond Mask . . .
Jablokov, Alexander,33,248,255,283,356 ''Jack'' (Willis), 361 Jack Faust (Nye), 178 Jack of Eagles (Blish),67,509 Jackson, Charles Loring, 159 Jackson, Edward Payson, 167 Jack the Bodiless (May), 343 Jack the Ripper,107 Jacobin science, ...
Author: Brian Stableford
Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.
... Ethan), 1 107 The Ivory Child (Haggard, H. Rider), 652 ' J Jack of Hearts (Hansen, Joseph), 675 Jack Rivers and Me (Radlcy, Paul), 1283 Jack the Bodiless (May, Julian), 1022 Jack, the Giant-Killer (dc Lint, Charles), 357 The Jackal ...
Author: Merle Jacob
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.
... Hands and Voices (Gollancz; vt The Broken Land, Bantam); Maureen F McHugh's China Mountain Zhang (Tor); Julian May's Jack the Bodiless (Knopf); Judith Moffett's Time, Like an EverRolling Stream (St. Martin's Press); James Morrow's ...
Author: John Clute
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Literary Criticism
For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. Look at the Evidence is a collection of reviews from a wide variety of sources - including Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly - about the most significant literatures of the twenty-first century: science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times. It covers the period between 1987 and 1992.