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For Kids, Activibooks: Jumbo Coloring
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Erscheinungsdatum: 21.07.2016, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Jumbo Coloring, Titelzusatz: Classic Cars, Autor: For Kids, Activibooks, Verlag: Activibooks for Kids, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: JUVENILE FICTION // Activity Books, Rubrik: Kinder- und Jugendbücher // Bilderbücher, Seiten: 106, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 290 gr, Verkäufer: averdo

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Robot Dreams
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From Isaac Asimov-the bestselling author of I, Robot and Foundation-comes a collection of 20 of his best science fiction stories. "His name is synonymous with all that is best in science fiction."-The New York Times In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov-science writer, historian, and futurist-accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics. Robot Dreams spans the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the mid-1980s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes-from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse-presented by the author in an introductory essay. In addition to the title story (a Locus poll winner, and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov's robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in "Little Robot Lost;" a woman's talent for "Light Verse" overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; and "The Last Question" presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered.

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Robot Dreams
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From Isaac Asimov-the bestselling author of I, Robot and Foundation-comes a collection of 20 of his best science fiction stories. "His name is synonymous with all that is best in science fiction."-The New York Times In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov-science writer, historian, and futurist-accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics. Robot Dreams spans the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the mid-1980s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes-from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse-presented by the author in an introductory essay. In addition to the title story (a Locus poll winner, and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov's robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in "Little Robot Lost;" a woman's talent for "Light Verse" overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; and "The Last Question" presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered.

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The Big Book of Science Fiction
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Quite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all time past, present, and future!What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, you ll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave, and more. Learn about the secret history of science fiction, from titans of literature who also wrote SF to less well-known authors from more than twenty-five countries, some never before translated into English. In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Immerse yourself in the genre that predicted electric cars, space tourism, and smartphones. Sit back, buckle up, and dial in the coordinates, as this stellar anthology has got worlds within worlds. Including:· Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin· An unearthed sci-fi story from W. E. B. Du Bois· The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in twenty years· A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Cixin LiuPlus:· Aliens!· Space battles!· Robots!· Technology gone wrong!· Technology gone right!

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The Big Book of Science Fiction
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Quite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all time past, present, and future!What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, you ll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave, and more. Learn about the secret history of science fiction, from titans of literature who also wrote SF to less well-known authors from more than twenty-five countries, some never before translated into English. In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Immerse yourself in the genre that predicted electric cars, space tourism, and smartphones. Sit back, buckle up, and dial in the coordinates, as this stellar anthology has got worlds within worlds. Including:· Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin· An unearthed sci-fi story from W. E. B. Du Bois· The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in twenty years· A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Cixin LiuPlus:· Aliens!· Space battles!· Robots!· Technology gone wrong!· Technology gone right!

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Robot Dreams , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 874min
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In a career spanning nearly 50 years, Isaac Asimov - science writer, historian, and futurist - accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics as chronicled in such popular books as I, Robot; Robots and Empire; and The Robots of Dawn. Robot Dreams spans the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the mid ’80s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes - from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse. In addition to the title story (a Locus poll winner and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov’s robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in "Little Lost Robot"; a woman’s talent for "Light Verse" overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; "The Last Question" presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered … and 17 more future visions from the grand master of science fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008047/bk_reco_008047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories , Hörbuch,...
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The profoundly original and wildly entertaining short stories of a legendary Twilight Zone writer. It is only natural that Charles Beaumont would make a name for himself crafting scripts for The Twilight Zone - for his was an imagination so limitless it must have emerged from some other dimension. Perchance to Dream contains a selection of Beaumont's finest stories, including five that he later adapted for Twilight Zone episodes. Beaumont dreamed up fantasies so vast and varied, they burst through the walls of whatever box might contain them. Supernatural, horror, noir, science fiction, fantasy, pulp, and more - all were equally at home in his wondrous mind. These are stories where lions stalk the plains, classic cars rove the streets, and spacecraft hover just overhead. Here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and perhaps even the devil himself. With dizzying feats of master storytelling and joyously eccentric humor, Beaumont transformed his nightmares and reveries into impeccably crafted stories that leave themselves indelibly stamped upon the walls of the mind. In Beaumont's hands, nothing is impossible; it all seems plausible, even likely. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Harlan Ellison, Alex Hyde-White, Arthur Morey, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008446/bk_blak_008446_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Thieves Like Us , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 319min
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Thieves Like Us is classic hardboiled fiction. Raymond Chandler declared that Anderson was better than Steinbeck, and Thieves Like Us was "one of the best stories of thieves ever written...one of the forgotten novels of the '30s". The story follows the exploits of three desperate escaped convicts. They rob banks and have a string of successes. They buy guns, nice clothes, and fast cars and read about themselves in the newspapers. Bowie, the central figure of the three thieves, had been serving time for a murder he committed when only 16. Bowie falls in love with Keechie, the cousin of one of his partners, and she joins him on the run. First published in 1937, Anderson's Thieves Like Us offered gritty realism. The Depression had unleashed an infamous crime spree. Gangsters like Baby Face Nelson, Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde were in the headlines, and across America desperate men were driven to crime. Anderson drew on his own rough experiences during the Depression, and he interviewed prisoners at Huntsville prison, recording their stories and making note of their speech patterns and perspectives. Anderson used this research to create rich characterizations like T-Dub, who provides the novel's title when he refers to bankers, politicians, and the like as "just thieves like us". This widely acclaimed classic has been adapted to film twice, by Nicholas Ray in 1949 and Robert Altman in 1974, and the Library of America included it in Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 1940s. Mike Dennis has just the right amount of grit in his voice, the perfect touch of menace, and a facility with accents that make him the ideal narrator for Thieves Like Us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Dennis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/phyp/000007/bk_phyp_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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In the Frame (eBook, ePUB)
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A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Charles Todd, a successful artist who paints horses, arrives at his cousin Donald's house and stumbles on a grisly scene: police cars everywhere, his cousin arrested for murder and Donald's wife brutally slain. Believing - unlike the police - Donald's story of a burglary gone wrong, Charles follows clues which lead him from England to Australia and a diabolical scheme involving fraud and murder. But soon Charles realises that someone is on his trail. Someone who wants to make sure that Charles won't live long enough to save Donald. Praise for Dick Francis: 'As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing' Daily Mirror'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman 'Francis writing at his best' Evening Standard 'A regular winner . . . as smooth, swift and lean as ever' Sunday Express 'A super chiller and killer' New York Times Book ReviewDick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three 'best novel' Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.

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