The Country of the Blind and other Selected Stories

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Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937114

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Herbert George Wells was perhaps best known as the author of such classic works of science fiction as The Time Machine and War of the Worlds. But it was in his short stories, written when he was a young man embarking on a literary career, that he first explored the enormous potential of the scientific discoveries of the day. He described his stories as "a miscellany of inventions," yet his enthusiasm for science was tempered by an awareness of its horrifying destructive powers and the threat it could pose to the human race. A consummate storyteller, he made fantastic creatures and machines entirely believable; and, by placing ordinary men and women in extraordinary situations, he explored, with humor, what it means to be alive in a century of rapid scientific progress.

The Country of the Blind

and Other Science-Fiction Stories

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Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486154688

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Entertaining tales from the foremost science-fiction writer of the early 20th century include the title tale, "The Star," "The New Accelerator," "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes," "Under the Knife," and others.

"The Country of the Blind" and Other Science-fiction Stories

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Author: Herbert George Wells,Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486295695

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

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"In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." Or is he? In H. G. Wells' acclaimed tale, a stranded mountaineer encounters an isolated society in which his apparent advantage proves less than valuable. This thought-provoking fable is accompanied by other short stories, including "The Star," a gripping tale about a massive celestial object hurtling toward the Earth, as well as "The New Accelerator," "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes," "Under the Knife," and "The Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper." With the 1895 publication of his first novel, The Time Machine, Wells established himself as the foremost science-fiction writer of his era. This entertaining collection was selected and edited by Martin Gardner, who also provides an Afterword that offers insight into the liveliness and originality of Wells’ imagination.

The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

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Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411631382

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 111

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The re-publishing, in paperback, of a collection of short stories by the man often referred to as the father of modern science fiction, H.G. Wells.

Thomas Hardy in Context

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Author: Phillip Mallett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521196485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 520

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This book covers the range of Thomas Hardy's works while providing a comprehensive introduction to his life and times.

THE LOGIC OF FLESH AND OTHER STORIES

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Author: Norval Rindfleisch

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475933908

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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THE LOGIC OF FLESH and other stories is a gathering of new and previously uncollected stories with a wide selection of voices, characters and perspectives all united by Midwestern rural and urban setting from the 1940’s through the 1970’s. Th e stories range for graphic realism to the lyrical and poetic, from the colloquial to the reflective and satiric. Off beat and idiosyncratic, the characters occupy a world apart from main stream fiction and will strike the reader as refreshingly original.

My Global Life

A Conversation with Raymond Malley

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Author: Raymond Malley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479719897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

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Persons interested in foreign affairs and global business will be fascinated by this conversation with retired senior diplomat and business executive RAYMOND MALLEY. It vividly describes his role during the Cold War in negotiating and managing foreign aid programs in key countries of Asia and Africa, and in formulating and introducing policies amidst political infighting in Washington and Paris. Reflecting on his experience as a senior executive with a major Korean industrial manufacturing group, Malley also shares his views on the complex operations of global business.

Country of the Blind

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Author: Christopher Brookmyre

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193870

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2073

The murder of a controversial Scottish media mogul ignites “a high-octane political thriller doused in stinging satire” (The Sunday Times). Just when left-leaning journalist Jack Parlabane trades in his muckraking career for domestic quietude, the muck comes calling. Conservative tabloid tycoon Roland Voss, his wife, and their two ineffectual bodyguards have been found at Voss’s country estate with their throats slit. An arrest has been made, the media is pouncing, and Parlabane smells a fix. So does public defender Nicole Carrow. The pigeon is her former client, a harmless Robin Hood burglar now accused of breaking parole most spectacularly. But this is no simple frame-up. It’s more of a high-end conspiracy. Parlabane and Carrow are determined to do right—even as so many things are about to go wrong. Jack Parlabane, the hero of Christopher Brookmyre’s acclaimed series returns—along with the author’s trademark “sassy, nasty fast style of . . . Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen” (The Guardian). “Brookmyre . . . twists his plotlines, throws out terrific one-liners, piles up corpses and contrives narrow escapes with the impeccable timing of a Swiss watchmaker. If there’s a code for fulfilling the requirements of a witty crime caper, surely he’s cracked it.” —The New York Times “A biting, violent, fiendishly funny story of bribery, blackmail, and murder in high places . . . for all lovers of hip, intelligent, action-packed crime thrillers.” —Booklist