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Daniel Suarez’s New York Times bestselling debut high-tech thriller is “so frightening even the government has taken note” (Entertainment Weekly). Daemons: computer programs that silently run in the background, waiting for a specific event or time to execute. They power almost every service. They make our networked world possible. But they also make it vulnerable... When the obituary of legendary computer game architect Matthew Sobol appears online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events that begins to unravel our interconnected world. This daemon reads news headlines, recruits human followers, and orders assassinations. With Sobol’s secrets buried with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed, it’s up to Detective Peter Sebeck to stop a self-replicating virtual killer before it achieves its ultimate purpose—one that goes far beyond anything Sebeck could have imagined...

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Daniel Suarez
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2009-01-08
Download Book : 640 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1101007516


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This book tells the story of the early modern astronomer Johannes Kepler’s Somnium, which has been regarded by science historians and literary critics alike as the first true example of science fiction. Kepler began writing his complex and heavily-footnoted tale of a fictional Icelandic astronomer as an undergraduate and added to it throughout his life. The Somnium fuses supernatural and scientific models of the cosmos through a satirical defense of Copernicanism that features witches, lunar inhabitants, and a daemon who speaks in the empirical language of modern science. Swinford’s looks at the ways that Kepler’s Somnium is influenced by the cosmic dream, a literary genre that enjoyed considerable popularity among medieval authors, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Dante, John of Salisbury, Macrobius, and Alan of Lille. He examines the generic conventions of the cosmic dream, also studying the poetic and theological sensibilities underlying the categories of dreams formulated by Macrobius and Artemidorus that were widely used to interpret specific symbols in dreams and to assess their overall reliability. Swinford develops a key claim about the form of the Somnium as it relates to early science: Kepler relies on a genre that is closely connected to a Ptolemaic, or earth-centered, model of the cosmos as a way of explaining and justifying a model of the cosmos that does not posit the same connections between the individual and the divine that are so important for the Ptolemaic model. In effect, Kepler uses the cosmic dream to describe a universe that cannot lay claim to the same correspondences between an individual’s dream and the order of the cosmos understood within the rules of the genre itself. To that end, Kepler’s Somnium is the first example of science fiction, but the last example of Neoplatonic allegory.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Dean Swinford
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2013-10-08
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781135515676


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Anthony Peake's first book, Is There Life After Death?: The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die, cause a considerable stir. In The Daemon: A Guide to Your Extraordinary Secret Self, Peake expands on one of the most enigmatic areas of his previous book, the proposition that all consciously aware beings consist of not one but two...

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Genre Book : Psychology
Author Book : Anthony Peake
Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
Release Book : 2010-11-24
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ISBN-10 : 9781848379640


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND KIRKUS REVIEWS Hailed as “the indispensable critic” by The New York Review of Books, Harold Bloom—New York Times bestselling writer and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University—has for decades been sharing with readers and students his genius and passion for understanding literature and explaining why it matters. Now he turns at long last to his beloved writers of our national literature in an expansive and mesmerizing book that is one of his most incisive and profoundly personal to date. A product of five years of writing and a lifetime of reading and scholarship, The Daemon Knows may be Bloom’s most masterly book yet. Pairing Walt Whitman with Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson with Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne with Henry James, Mark Twain with Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens with T. S. Eliot, and William Faulkner with Hart Crane, Bloom places these writers’ works in conversation with one another, exploring their relationship to the “daemon”—the spark of genius or Orphic muse—in their creation and helping us understand their writing with new immediacy and relevance. It is the intensity of their preoccupation with the sublime, Bloom proposes, that distinguishes these American writers from their European predecessors. As he reflects on a lifetime lived among the works explored in this book, Bloom has himself, in this magnificent achievement, created a work touched by the daemon. Praise for The Daemon Knows “Enrapturing . . . radiant . . . intoxicating . . . Harold Bloom, who bestrides our literary world like a willfully idiosyncratic colossus, belongs to the party of rapture.”—Cynthia Ozick, The New York Times Book Review “The capstone to a lifetime of thinking, writing and teaching . . . The primary strength of The Daemon Knows is the brilliance and penetration of the connections Bloom makes among the great writers of the past, the shrewd sketching of intellectual feuds or oppositions that he calls agons. . . . Bloom’s books are like a splendid map of literature, a majestic aerial view that clarifies what we cannot see from the ground.”—The Washington Post “Audacious . . . The Yale literary scholar has added another remarkable treatise to his voluminous body of work.”—The Huffington Post “The sublime The Daemon Knows is a veritable feast for the general reader (me) as well as the advanced (I assume) one.”—John Ashbery “Mesmerizing.”—New York Journal of Books “Bloom is a formidable critic, an extravagant intellect.”—Chicago Tribune “As always, Bloom conveys the intimate, urgent, compelling sense of why it matters that we read these canonical authors.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Few people write criticism as nakedly confident as Bloom’s any more.”—The Guardian (U.K.)

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
Release Book : 2015-05-12
Download Book : 544 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780812997835


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Our world is only the beginning... Cameron's father is dead and his inheritance is ... rather unusual. He has power to world shift: travel between the Human and Daemonic realms and the Parallel - a void where the worlds meet. Between befriending werewolves and battling daemons, Cameron's new life is already pretty complicated but things are about to get even more dangerous...

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Genre Book : Juvenile Fiction
Author Book : Roy Gill
Publisher : Floris Books
Release Book : 2014-01-31
Download Book : 307 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780863158988


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A year has passed since that fateful night in Daemon Hall's house of horrors. Bestselling macabre author Ian Tremblin decides to hold another writer's contest but this time in the safety of his own home. Tremblin is excited to share with contestants a very old book he has recently acquired that once belonged to Rudolph Daemon, the millionaire builder of Daemon Hall who later went mad and killed his family. But the book, like the mansion, is powerfully evil and soon transports the group to the burned out shell of the haunted mansion. Flesh eaters, voodoo, a proficient sociopath, and the root of the house's malevolence are all part of the mix. Who will get out alive?

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Genre Book : Young Adult Fiction
Author Book : Andrew Nance
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release Book : 2011-07-19
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781429975292


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"Daemon in the Sanctuary"explores the uncanny contradiction between the phenomenological experience of home as a site of nurture and security and the empirical reality that people are far more likely to be hurt and even killed in their own homes by their intimates, rather than at the hands of strangers. Moving from the syrupy tributes of the god of love in Plato's "Symposium"to the subject of domestic violence appears to be a giant leap, but he author shows that embroidered romantic ideas about love prepare the initiate poorly for the reality of intimate connection. Poets and philosophers who lead us to believe that love is heaven sent can leave us craving an extreme experience. We crave an earth-shaking, life-altering intrusion on our tranquility as evidence that love is real. Thus the naive initiate can easily mistake the flutter of the pulse, the quickening of the heart rate, the flush, the confused emotions, and the painful longing as signs of the god's gift. But these are also the signs of fear! Wendy C. Hamblet, a philosopher in the phenomenological lineage, examines the truth value of phenomenological experience, through the lens of the problem of intimate violence. If Husserl is right and phenomenological method provides the ground of all empirical truth, then what is to be made of the fundamental contradiction between the lived experience of home as a site of nurture and security and of intimates as guardians and caretakers, and the empirical fact, evident in every human society, that people are far more likely to be harmed, and even killed, in their homes or in the homes of their intimates and at the hands of those charged with their care? Hamblet carefully choreographs a dance between the two opposing 'truths' to expose how the lived sense of home, colored by ideals, can tint people's expectations about intimate connection and cloud their ability to recognize the signs of intimate abuse. This book illuminates the dangers and pitfalls of unhealthy intimacy and offers a regimen for loosening the grip of a sickened love's pathological hold.

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Genre Book : Electronic books
Author Book : Wendy C. Hamblet
Publisher : Algora Publishing
Release Book : 2013
Download Book : 222 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781628940381


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The life of an odd family is disrupted when the cat daemon appears and tries to become the center of the family

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Henri Guigonnat
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release Book : 1985
Download Book : 136 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0811209393


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Extraordinary true story of untold secret Londoners in awe of their city. Milgram-inspired social experiment on deschooling, SEN, and labeled gifted. Fighting back the poverty through thought provoking, mind-blowing success in the gutters of Third World London and prestige. Triumph over adversity, courage of a mother to keep family, home and alternative holistic education, and brothers love for their sister. Storytelling is the quest for finding the lost blindfold of Lady Justice and protest against modern-day witch hunt by LEA and persecution.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : LG Sotello
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release Book : 2012-06-20
Download Book : 164 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781468586305


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When the Dubois investigation turns up an unexpected connection to the Russian mob, Luna finds herself heading down a terrifying path of no return. Soon she is held captive by the very evil she hunts—one that reaches far across the borders of Nocturne City to the seedy brothels of Europe and beyond. Now, with street smarts, seduction, and a sixth-sense for danger as her only weapons, Luna will enlist the help of her former lover Dmitri—who has his own reasons for bringing down this crime ring—and risk it all in the ultimate showdown.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Caitlin Kittredge
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Book : 2010-05-25
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1429928131