Category: Uplift

Mr. Turtle

Mr. Turtle

In a world of humans, what’s a cyborg turtle to do?It’s a fair question in the bizarre, compelling story of Mr. Turtle. Yusaku Kitano’s science fiction masterpiece, originally published under the eponymous title Kame-kun, renews the visionary integrity that won it the Nihon SF Taisho (Japan’s equivalent of the Nebula) Award in 2001 as it…

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Roadside Geology of Utah

Roadside Geology of Utah

Arches National Park. Bryce Canyon. Zion. When one thinks of Utah, it’s rocks and iconic landforms—preserved in a nearly endless list of national parks and monuments—come immediately to mind. Perhaps more so than any other state, Utah is built for geologic exploration, and geologists/authors Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic, and Halka Chronic are its expert tour…

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Snowflake War Journal

Snowflake War Journal

Warning: Contains Snowflake This hyper-evolved and foul-mouthed panda has had a variety of jobs, from pilot to a super hero team to sidekick to a motorcycle vigilante. This book contains three tales of Snowflake’s solo adventures in the world of Cobalt City! In “A Snowflake’s Chance in Hell,” he finds himself in trouble at a…

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George Orwell and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy [Why 1984 Didn’t Happen]

George Orwell and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy [Why 1984 Didn’t Happen]

One of the most powerful novels of all time, published fifty years ago, foresaw a dark future that never came to pass. That we escaped the destiny portrayed in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, may be owed in part to the way his chilling tale affected millions, who then girded themselves to fight “Big Brother” to…

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Insistence of Vision: Stories

Insistence of Vision: Stories

A soaring collection of stories from a modern master of science fiction. What may we become? How will we endure? The future is a daunting realm, filled with real and imagined perils. So enter it prepared! Here are vivid tales about possible tomorrows, from the keen eye and colorful pen of David Brin. Visit a…

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A Tail Of Humanity

A Tail Of Humanity

Colonizing the stars was supposed to be a boon for the Domen race. A fleet of murderous robotic ships of unknown origin has instead made it a treacherous struggle. The Domen know such struggles appear to have killed off another space-faring race, the humans, a long time ago. Can the Domen avoid the same fate?…

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The New Uplift Trilogy (3 Book Series)

The New Uplift Trilogy (3 Book Series)

From Book 1: David Brin’s Uplift novels–Sundiver, Hugo award winner The Uplift War, and Hugo and Nebula winner Startide Rising–are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction tales ever written.  Now David Brin returns to this future universe for a new Uplift trilogy, packed with adventure, passion and wit. The planet Jijo is forbidden to…

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Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity

Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity

In Uplift Cinema, Allyson Nadia Field recovers the significant yet forgotten legacy of African American filmmaking in the 1910s. Like the racial uplift project, this cinema emphasized economic self-sufficiency, education, and respectability as the keys to African American progress. Field discusses films made at the Tuskegee and Hampton Institutes to promote education, as well as…

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