Author: Geoff Schmidt

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574413198

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

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Geoff Schmidt's debut collection Out of Time is a meditation on meaning and mortality, and the ways that story and the imagined life can sustain us. In these stories time is running out for the people, yet the power of language, the human ability to tell, to imagine and invent, is a redemptive force.
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Author: Alton Gansky

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310292182

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The fog released more of the ship. As he watched the bow slowly emerge, Stanton saw something that made his gut twist. 'This can't be.' Stanton stared at the gray-white battleship. 'It's a Dreadnought.' But that kind of ship ceased sailing three-quarters of a century ago. It starts as a trip to help five troubled teens, courtesy of a new Navy youth program. With retired submarine commander J.D. Stanton serving as captain and two young naval officers heading the expedition, the state-of-the-art catamaran leaves port. It's a routine voyage . . . until a mysterious storm pulls Stanton and his crew into an eerie world of swirling mist and silence. There is no sun, no moon or stars, no way to take a bearing. Electrical appliances fail. The diesel engine is sullen and unresponsive. And then, out of the mist, a ship slowly appears---H.M.S. Archer, a pre-WW1 Dreadnought. A ship missing since 1913. The antique vessel holds disturbing surprises: a ghostly crew . . . evidence of a mass murder . . . and a thousand questions. Now J.D. Stanton and his untried team must discover the answers---before this ship out of time leads them to their destruction.
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Author: Paul McCusker

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310863368

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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A long history of strange disappearances and unexplainable occurrences leave clues that the town of Fawlt Line may actually sit on a time fault—a portal to alternate times and unexpected time travels—a twist of fate that puts all of Fawlt Line’s citizens in serious danger. Will they find the faith to hold on to the town and time where they belong?On a foggy night, Jeff and Elizabeth see a car heading through the mist. A man on horseback is in the middle of the road, and a collision was barely avoidable. Now the victim—a giant of a man—lies on a hospital bed, surrounded by hospital staff and a host of questions. Has King Arthur really slipped through a time crack into Fawlt Line?Impossible? Perhaps. But lately in the town of Fawlt Line, the impossible has had a way of proving true. And the most incredible events are yet to come.
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Author: John Marsden

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 1743349033

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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"Australia's king of young adult fiction" The Australian James reads by his open bedroom window at night. Other lives and other worlds beckon. One of these worlds is conjured by old Mr Woodford, a physicist who looks more like an accountant and who constructs a strange black box.One day when James slips into the laboratory, he makes a dreadful discovery and learns to master a great power. Who is the little boy in Mexico who scratches pictures of aeroplanes in the dust? How will the girl caught in a wartime bomb blast be reunited with her parents? And why does James sit alone in his island of silence? With Out of Time John Marsden has produced a novel that will further enhance his reputation as one of the most successful writers of fiction for teenagers. This is a challenging novel which poses a new question on every page as it draws us into an ever-widening series of mysteries, into magical, dangerous worlds - in and out of time. Fans of Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins and John Flanagan will love John Marsden.
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Author: Peter McPhee

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781550287967

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 168

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A suicide pact made within her circle of friends leads Eilean, with unexpected help from school bully Ron, on a race against time: Jamie is dead, Sarah is in the hospital, and Cathy can't be found.
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Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442461292

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6542

Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840...or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret -- it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?
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Desire in Atemporal Cinema

Author: Todd McGowan

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816669953

Category: Art

Page: 285

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A new temporal aesthetic in films such as "Memento," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "2046," and "The Hangover."
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Philip Guston and the Refiguration of Postwar American Art

Author: Robert Slifkin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275292

Category: Art

Page: 246

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Focusing on the thirty-three paintings that Philip Guston exhibited at the Marlborough Gallery in 1970, this in-depth account reconsiders the history of postwar American art and the conception of figuration in modern art history. Through a myriad of cultural touchstones, including evidence from literary and musical vogues of the period, Robert Slifkin examines the role of history as both artistic medium and creative catalyst to Guston’s practice as a painter. Slifkin employs a wealth of visual examples, archival materials, and original scholarship to situate Guston’s paintings within broader artistic debates of the time, using the cultural movement of “the sixties” as its orienting foreground. This historical framework provides an interface between the notions of time in art and time in the material world. Lively and edifying, Slifkin’s comprehensive text productively complicates the prescribed traditions of postwar art history and, in turn, shifts our perception of Guston and his place in the domain of modern art.
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Fifteen soul-chilling tales by

Author: H.P. Lovecraft,August Derleth

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345485718

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Venture at your own risk into a realm where the sun sinks into oblivion–and all that is unholy, unearthly, and unspeakable rises. These rare, hard-to-find collaborations of cosmic terror are back in print, including • Wentworth’s Day A fellow figures his debt to a dead man is null and void, until he discovers just how terrifying interest rates can be. • The Shuttered Room A sophisticated gentleman must settle his grandfather’s estate, only to find that the house shelters dark secrets. • The Dark Brotherhood A beautiful woman and her companion meet the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, in a tale as terrifying as anything Poe himself ever created. • Innsmouth Clay A sculptor returns from Paris to create a statue not entirely of this world–and not at all under his control. • Witches’ Hollow A new schoolteacher puts his soul in peril while trying to save one of his students from a ravenous creature. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Ruth Boswell

Publisher: Muswell Press

ISBN: 0956557589

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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Joe (17) is locked out of his house and pursued by a crowd determined to kill him. He escapes and finds shelter among a group of dissidents fighting a dictator. He is in a parallel world like and unlike his own and here, over a period of two life-changing years, he learns to survive and he falls passionately in love. But will he be returned to his own world?
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A Dada Diary

Author: Hugo Ball

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520204409

Category: Art

Page: 274

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"A key document. . . . Indispensable for an understanding of the beginnings of the Dada movement and Dada in Zurich."--Rudolf Kuenzli, Director, International Dada Archive "In Flight Out of Time one can follow Dada's unfolding and expansion almost day-by-day."--Charles Haxthausen, coeditor, Berlin: Culture and Metropolis
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Man Out of Time

Author: Margaret Cheney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451674864

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 363

In this “informative and delightful” (American Scientist) biography, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of Nikola Tesla, one of the twentieth century’s greatest scientists and inventors. In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was, without a doubt, a trailblazing inventor who created astonishing, sometimes world-transforming devices that were virtually without theoretical precedent. Tesla not only discovered the rotating magnetic field -- the basis of most alternating-current machinery -- but also introduced us to the fundamentals of robotics, computers, and missile science. Almost supernaturally gifted, unfailingly flamboyant and neurotic, Tesla was troubled by an array of compulsions and phobias and was fond of extravagant, visionary experimentations. He was also a popular man-about-town, admired by men as diverse as Mark Twain and George Westinghouse, and adored by scores of society beauties. From Tesla's childhood in Yugoslavia to his death in New York in the 1940s, Cheney paints a compelling human portrait and chronicles a lifetime of discoveries that radically altered -- and continue to alter -- the world in which we live. Tesla: Man Out of Time is an in-depth look at the seminal accomplishments of a scientific wizard and a thoughtful examination of the obsessions and eccentricities of the man behind the science.
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a time travel novella

Author: Cliff Ball

Publisher: Cliff Ball



Page: N.A

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Music and the Making of Modernity

Author: Julian Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019023329X

Category: Music

Page: 400

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What does music have to say about modernity? How can this apparently unworldly art tell us anything about modern life? In Out of Time, author Julian Johnson begins from the idea that it can, arguing that music renders an account of modernity from the inside, a history not of events but of sensibility, an archaeology of experience. If music is better understood from this broad perspective, our idea of modernity itself is also enriched by the specific insights of music. The result is a rehearing of modernity and a rethinking of music - an account that challenges ideas of linear progress and reconsiders the common concerns of music, old and new. If all music since 1600 is modern music, the similarities between Monteverdi and Schoenberg, Bach and Stravinsky, or Beethoven and Boulez, become far more significant than their obvious differences. Johnson elaborates this idea in relation to three related areas of experience - temporality, history and memory; space, place and technology; language, the body, and sound. Criss-crossing four centuries of Western culture, he moves between close readings of diverse musical examples (from the madrigal to electronic music) and drawing on the history of science and technology, literature, art, philosophy, and geography. Against the grain of chronology and the usual divisions of music history, Johnson proposes profound connections between musical works from quite different times and places. The multiple lines of the resulting map, similar to those of the London Underground, produce a bewildering network of plural connections, joining Stockhausen to Galileo, music printing to sound recording, the industrial revolution to motivic development, steam trains to waltzes. A significant and groundbreaking work, Out of Time is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of music and modernity.
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History and Evolution in Anthropological Discourse

Author: Nicholas Thomas

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472083770

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

View: 9106

A lucid theoretical reflection on the intersection of anthropology and history
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Author: Shirlee McCoy

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459206312

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Someone plans to disrupt the 175th anniversary celebration of the Battle of the Alamo—and it's Alamo Ranger Susannah Jorgenson's job to stop the culprit. But that means partnering with Levi McDonall, who skipped town years ago with her heart. Levi's now a Texas Ranger, sworn to protect her at any cost, but Susannah knows she'll pay the price if she falls for him again. She has to stay focused on their goals—to eliminate the threat and solve the murder of Levi's captain. But an unknown killer is watching…ready to eliminate them.
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Author: RS Perry

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 0988082756

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Out Of Time “A real page-turner start to finish, Out of Time satisfies on so many levels. Insightful characterizations, romance, adventure, a wealth of knowledge make the story come alive and leap off the page at you. Having devoured the third book of the O Trilogy at lightning speed, what am I to do now – perhaps wishing to much, a saga...” Jenny Lyons
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Author: Cliff Ryder

Publisher: Gold Eagle

ISBN: 1426815492

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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One last mission When crisis looms and politics and red tape conspire against effective measures, the International Intelligence Agency plays its hidden hand. Now the spymasters of Room 59-dedicated, dangerous and willing to push the limit-get the green light to eradicate the threat. One last chance Room 59 agent Alex Tempest has a secret: a degenerative illness that may end his career as a fi eld operative. But fi rst he accepts one fi nal mission. And…it's personal. A research facility in China has built the ultimate biological weapon. Alex's job: infi ltrate and destroy. His wife works at the biotech company's stateside lab, and Alex fears danger is poised to hit home. But when Alex is captured, his personal and professional worlds collide in a last, desperate gamble to stop ruthless masterminds from unleashing virulent, unstoppable death.
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Author: Sylvia Townsend

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460211960

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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When Marc Bouchard launches his debut novel, it unleashes a series of events whose aftereffects send ripples back to his ancestors in Paris during the 1700s. Through hypnosis, a past life is uncovered, revealing a shocking connection and we are transported back in time to a world of Isabel – a beguiling young courtesan – and her lover, Armand. Both are caught up in a scheme whose consequences can never be undone. Or can they? ...
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The Secret of the Swan

Author: Gill Jepson

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1848766122

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Rebecca's life takes a dramatic turn one summer. When she loses her beloved Granddad, she takes solace in visiting the places they used to go. Exploring one of her favourite places, Furness Abbey, with her friends one day leads to adventures beyond their wildest dreams. The youngsters find themselves in the midst of a mystery, as old as the abbey itself, and rather unexpectedly, make friends with the ghost of the Cistercian monk and an errand boy from the 1930s, who reveal to them the secret of the abbey treasures. The friends must race against time to find the lost abbey treasure before an evil adversary, the mysterious Mr. Steele, can seize it. Time is ticking as the friends decipher the clues that lead to the treasure, they must pit themselves against the evil Mr Steele to win the treasure back. The finale of the adventure reveals a surprise which Rebecca could never have anticipated that allows her to come to terms with the passing of her Granddad. Out of Time is a fascinating blend of past and present, magic and time travel, all woven together with a real life experience and the emotions that go with it. It vividly describes lives in other times and will appeal to readers aged 9 upwards.
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