Jimmy Coates: Killer

Author: Joe Craig

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007374933

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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An eleven-year-old boy discovers he has strange powers, and a future that holds mystery, adventure – and death!
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Jimmy Coates: Sabotage

Author: Joe Craig

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007343590

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Jimmy Coates embarks on his fourth adventure in his ongoing mission to out-think / out-manouevre and outwit NJ7. If you think it’s over, think again...
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Jimmy Coates: Target

Author: Joe Craig

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007378246

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Jimmy’s back in the electrifying sequel to Jimmy Coates: Killer. Stand back for this high-speed adventure, packed with surprises, danger and escape against the odds.
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Representations of Technology in Science Fiction for Young People

Author: Noga Applebaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135255172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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In this new book, Noga Applebaum surveys science fiction novels published for children and young adults from 1980 to the present, exposing the anti-technological bias existing within a genre often associated with the celebration of technology. Applebaum argues that perceptions of technology as a corrupting force, particularly in relation to its use by young people, are a manifestation of the enduring allure of the myth of childhood innocence and result in young-adult fiction that endorses a technophobic agenda. This agenda is a form of resistance to the changing face of childhood and technology’s contribution to this change. Further, Applebaum contends that technophobic literature disempowers its young readers by implying that the technologies of the future are inherently dangerous, while it neglects to acknowledge children’s complex, yet pleasurable, interactions with technology today. The study looks at works by well-known authors including M.T. Anderson, Monica Hughes, Lois Lowry, Garth Nix, and Philip Reeve, and explores topics such as ecology, cloning, the impact of technology on narrative structure, and the adult-child hierarchy. While focusing on the popular genre of science fiction as a useful case study, Applebaum demonstrates that negative attitudes toward technology exist within children’s literature in general, making the book of considerable interest to scholars of both science fiction and children’s literature.
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Revenge

Author: Joe Craig

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149764173X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 311

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His enemy will always find him—even inside his head Each day, the programming grows stronger and Jimmy Coates is one step closer to becoming a killer. He has run out of places to hide from NJ7, the British intelligence agency that engineered him to be an assassin. Jimmy and his friends escape to Chinatown in New York City. But after arriving, Jimmy begins experiencing something new—headaches accompanied by flashing images. Could he be seeing visions of the future? Meanwhile, his safehouse has been attacked, but not by NJ7. Why haven’t they been looking for him? Jimmy must piece together the puzzle before his visions become reality—and the United States is under siege.
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Declensions of the Self

A Bestiary of Modernity

Author: Jean-Jacques Defert,Trevor Tchir,Dan Webb

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443815926

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

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This work is a collective reflection on the modern self as a narrative. Modernity as a metamorphic conglomeration of permeating discourses, new practices and institutional forms, a historical unfolding of centrifugal and centripetal discursive dynamics of regulation and normalization offers limitless grounds for a critical investigation. The modern self, both as the revelation of the inner self and as a reflection of the collective, arises from the dialogical interplay within the intersubjective communicative space of social discourse. The bestiary proposed in this series of articles attempts to rethink the spectacle consisting of modern dichotomies by which the self is declined along ontological, metaphysical, and ethical premises: the real and the ideal, the said and the unsaid, the rational and the irrational, the bound and the free, the familiar and the exotic, the universal and the particular, self and world. The reader is therefore encouraged to engage in a multiple reading of the articles presented in this collection. As individual scholarly pieces of inquiry, these articles provide thoughtful insights into the inexhaustible topic of modernity and the modern subject–they tell stories of the past, the present, and of a prospective future. As academic works, however, they also reflect and/or unsettle disciplinary paradigms and scholarly practices, from which they acquire legitimacy and visibility; they conform, apply, reconfigure and/or experiment with new grounds by borrowing from an eclectic mix of various thinkers, their tools, and their axiomatic propositions that constitute their theoretical and critical apparatus. This exercise is ultimately an introspective journey in which we are placed not only as the spectator–the one who gazes through the bars–but also the spectacle–the beast subject to the gaze–finding itself in a predicament of which the subject, itself, is the architect.
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Target

Author: Joe Craig

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497641721

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 266

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The secret is out and the hunt is on In the nonstop sequel to Jimmy Coates: Assassin, eleven-year-old Jimmy is in hiding from NJ7, the British intelligence agency that designed and programmed him to be a superassassin. The agency has plans for Jimmy—but, regardless of his programming, he’s determined not to become a killer. If he won’t cooperate, he has to run. But escaping just got harder—there’s another teenage assassin out to find him. This boy is just like Jimmy, except he plans to fulfill his mission to kill.
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Power

Author: Joe Craig

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497641764

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 181

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Some people will do anything for power—and Jimmy will do anything to stop them Jimmy is ready to tell the world the truth—about the government, his role in the bombing, and his own genetic alteration. But it may be too much knowledge for people to handle. Still, his country is under attack, his body is poisoned, and time is running out. Jimmy needs to fight back with all the assassin skills he has without becoming the killer he was trained to be. With the clock ticking, he discovers that some people will do anything for power. And to stop them, he will have to use some power of his own—even if it turns him into a killer once and for all.
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Death Benefit

Author: David Heilbroner

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780380722624

Category: Criminals

Page: 440

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Explains how attorney Steve Keeney uncovers psychopath Virginia McGuinnis' twenty-year-long history of arson, murder, and theft by examining a suspicious link between an insurance policy and Deana Wild's next-day fall off a cliff. Reprint. NYT.
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