Stranger in a Strange Land

Author: Robert Anson Heinlein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780441790340

Category: Fiction

Page: 395

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This is the epic saga of an earthling, Valentine Michael Smith, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with "psi" powers--telepathy, clairvoyance, telekinesis, and the ability to take control of the minds of others--and yet with complete innocence regarding the mores of man.
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Starship Troopers

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848948786

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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5,000 years in the future, humanity faces total extermination. Our one defence: highly-trained soldiers who scour the metal-strewn blackness of space to hunt down a terrifying enemy: an insect life-form known only as 'Bugs.' This is the story of trooper Johnny Rico, from his idealistic enlistment in the infantry of the future through his rigorous training to the command of his own platoon. And his destiny is a war that will span the galaxy. Robert A. Heinlein announced himself as a master of modern science fiction with Starship Troopers, his controversial take on modern military politics. His best-known novels include The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land
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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444791044

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In 2075, the Moon is no longer a penal colony. But it is still a prison... Life isn't easy for the political dissidents and convicts who live in the scattered colonies that make up lunar civilisation. Everything is regulated strictly, efficiently and cheaply by a central supercomputer, HOLMES IV. When humble technician Mannie O'Kelly-Davis discovers that HOLMES IV has quietly achieved consciousness (and developed a sense of humour), the choice is clear: either report the problem to the authorities... or become friends. And perhaps overthrow the government while they're at it. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress has been called Robert A. Heinlein's crowning achievement. His best-known novels include Starship Troopers Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land.
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The Crossover Novel

Contemporary Children's Fiction and Its Adult Readership

Author: Rachel Falconer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135865019

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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"Highly recommended" by Choice While crossover books such as Rowling's Harry Potter series have enjoyed enormous sales and media attention, critical analysis of crossover fiction has not kept pace with the growing popularity of this new category of writing and reading. Falconer remedies this lack with close readings of six major British works of crossover fiction, and a wide-ranging analysis of the social and cultural implications of the global crossover phenomenon. A uniquely in-depth study of the crossover novel, Falconer engages with a ground-breaking range of sources, from primary texts, to child and adult reader responses, to cultural and critical theory.
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Notional Identities

Ideology, Genre and National Identity in Popular Scottish Fiction Since the Seventies

Author: Thomas Christie

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443864455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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Notional Identities takes up the challenge of engaging with the popular genres of speculative fiction and crime fiction by Scottish authors from the mid-1970s until the beginning of the twenty-first century, examining a variety of significant novels from across the decades in the light of wider considerations of ideology, genre and national identity. The book investigates the extent to which the national political and cultural climate of this tumultuous era informed the narrative form and social commentary of such works, and considers the manner in which—and the extent to which—a specific and identifiably Scottish response to these ideological matters can be identified in popular prose fiction during the period under discussion. Although Scottish literary fiction of recent decades has been studied in considerable depth, Scottish popular genre literature has received markedly less critical scrutiny in comparison. Notional Identities aims to help in redressing this balance, examining popular Scottish texts of the stated period in order to reflect upon whether a significant relationship can be discerned between genre fiction and the mainstream of Scottish literary writing, and to consider the characteristics of the literary connections which exist between these different modes of writing.
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Wolf Star Rise

Author: Tanith Lee

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

ISBN: 9780340918135

Category: Claidi (Fictitious character : Lee)

Page: 197

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Abducted from her wedding to Argul, chief of the Hulta, Claidi finds herself crossing a weather-mad ocean to a strange land, menaced by giant flowers, mysterious animals, and the Rise - a great cliff topped by a mansion.
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