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  The White Earth | Book Review | Entertainment Weekly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Daniel Fierman is a staff writer for EW It is with an enviable and effortless touch that Andrew McGahan unveils the tale of the fictional McIvor family — a band of farmers, murderers, gimlet-eyed lusters, and not-so-secret haters of aborigines — who ripped through rural Australia in the 20th century.
And while The White Earth bears all the hallmarks of a neo-Dickensian novel (there's everything from an abandoned child protagonist to a spooky, run-down mansion with a dark family secret), a lot more is going on in McGahan's latest than simple homage.
Seen through the eyes of preteen William, whose soul hangs in the balance throughout the book, the saga of the McIvors is nothing less than a grim and supremely entertaining take on colonialism in Australia and the tortured, stained hearts of all its New World cousins.
www.ew.com /ew/article/0,,1148616,00.html   (249 words)

  
 Earth (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Earth is a 1990 science fiction novel written by David Brin.
The plot of the book involves an artificially created fl hole which has been lost in the Earth's interior and the attempts to recover it before it destroys the planet.
Brin set this novel 50 years in the future from the time he was writing, using the book as an opportunity to predict what technologies might — at that future date — be taken for granted day to day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Earth_(novel)   (293 words)

  
 Red Earth and Pouring Rain -- Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The novel--for all its careful substructure of recurring themes and chiming incidents--honours confusion, and it is itself a triumphant demonstration of the creativity of a morass...
His novel takes on nothing less than the whole of the Indian subcontinent in a huge, twisty narrative bursting with colour, light and energy.
Within the first few pages of this novel, it becomes clear that the voice is one of absolute skill and authority, the kind of voice that one seldom finds in works by wellknown, established writers, let alone in a first novel.
www.vikramchandra.com /vc/pages/Reviews_RedEarth.aspx   (2867 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Woman Who Lives in the Earth : A Novel: Books: Swain Wolfe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Originally self-published, The Woman Who Lives in the Earth is the type of work that likely would not have been published otherwise, as it is odd and lacks in popular or market appeal.
The Woman Who Lives in the Earth is a fable of those who reach out in fear and those who look within and then reach out in curiosity and hope.
Although Sarah is a child, this is not a children's story; the consequences for those who come to deny her as evil and to accept her for the child she is are quick, harsh, and irrevocable.
www.amazon.ca /Woman-Who-Lives-Earth-Novel/dp/0312316984   (1024 words)

  
 Earth: Cinephiles Movie Review
Earth is a film which explores the social conflicts in pre-partition Lahore, India in 1947.
Lenny, the narrator, recalls her time as an eight-year-old Parsee girl (Maia Sethna) whose experiences evolved from living in a comfortable and harmonious household, to witnessing the bloodshed that resulted from the division of British India into independent India and Pakistan.
A film which gracefully establishes the beauty of peace and crudely depicts the tragic loss of it, Earth concludes that the most painful kind of betrayal is that which occurs within the family.
www.cinephiles.net /Earth/Film-Synopsis.html   (243 words)

  
 Mission Earth (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Vaughn Young wrote a lengthy introduction to the first volume stating that the novel was meant as a satire and that Hubbard's intent was to "poke barbs" at certain segments of present-day society.
Critics of Scientology note that the "satirical" view of the planet Earth is close to the actual world view promoted by Hubbard's Church of Scientology, which believes that the entire planet is in the grip of a grand conspiracy headed by the twin demons of psychiatry and psychology([1], [2]) (See Scientology and psychiatry).
Heller's investigations of Earth soon reveal to him that the entire planet is in the grip of a vast organized corporate conspiracy headed by the Rockecenter corporation and its head, Delbert John Rockecenter (the similarity to "John D. Rockefeller" is one of many blatant puns and references included in the series by Hubbard).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mission_Earth_(novel)   (1807 words)

  
 David Brin's Official Web Site: My Other Science Fiction Novels
The title of my new novel -- the most original thing I've done in years -- is Kiln People, which received four SECOND PLACE awards: the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novel; the 2003 Locus Award; the 2003 Arthur C. Clarke Award; and the 2003 John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
Against this background, the novel highlights the love affair of Ortho biologist Saul Lintz, who helped create the Percells, and Percell computer engineer Virginia Herbert, who is pioneering a biologically based computer possessing genuine artificial intelligence.
A microscopic fl hole has accidentally fallen into the Earth's core and the entire planet is in danger of being destroyed within two years.
www.davidbrin.com /othersfbooks.html   (1483 words)

  
 ESA Portal - Space houses on Earth
The spherical form of the SpaceHouse is the result of the use of high-tech composite materials developed for rigid, strong spacecraft structures.
The SpaceHouse concept is a novel proposal for sustainable housing based on advanced materials and technologies developed by Europe for its space programmes.
Soon GaA-based solar cells, which are the subject of further development by ESA and European industry, could also be a very powerful source of energy for other applications on Earth as well as in space.
www.esa.int /esaCP/SEMP3OW4QWD_index_1.html   (513 words)

  
 THE ROOKIE - A Scott Sigler Podcast Novel
Infection is the follow-up to Sigler's groundbreaking podcast novels EarthCore and Ancestor.
The Rookie is a summer blockbuster podcast novel by Scott Sigler, author of EarthCore, Ancestor and The Rookie.
The Rookie is a summer blockbuster podcast novel by Scott Sigler, author of EarthCore, Ancestor and Infection.
feeds.feedburner.com /EarthCore   (5431 words)

  
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However, the idea that the earth has a hollow interior where strange lands, creatures, and civilizations may exist was first proposed as a scientific theory in 1692 by Sir Edmund Halley (of Halley's comet fame).
The Hollow Earth: The Narrative of Mason Algiers Reynolds of Virginia by Rudy Rucker
Here the Hollow Earth is given a true 19th-century American twist, with an insistence on Manifest Destiny requiring a habitable interior that must be colonized by the United States, along with an up-to-date use of electromagnetism to explain many phenomena, including how the Hollow Earth is held together in a complex electromagnetic matrix.
www.hollow-earth.com /links.html   (2718 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Planet hunters find 'super-Earth'
The extra-solar planet is one of a mere handful detected using a novel technique called microlensing.
This can be observed by telescopes on Earth as a brightening and fading effect, as the lens star floats across the face of the background star.
In January, a new planet 5.5 times the mass of the Earth - the smallest yet - became the third exoplanet to be detected by the microlensing technique.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/4801842.stm   (614 words)

  
 Peace on Earth (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peace on Earth (Pokój na Ziemi in Polish) is a 1987 science fiction novel by Stanisław Lem.
The novel describes in a satirical (and in the same time, very serious) tone the ultimate implications of the arms race.
A MAD stabilizing factor is apparently preserved by the ability of countries, in case of war, to quickly ship weapons down from the Moon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peace_on_Earth_(novel)   (316 words)

  
 Tops-Search-Mitt Romney names his favorite novel: “Battlefield Earth.”   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Due to the fact that Terl does not understand English, Jonnie is able to convince the Scots to help him overthrow the Psychlo rule on Earth.
During the next several months, Jonnie and the Scots try to mine the gold as well as develop a means of defeating not only the Psychlos on Earth, but also nullify the threat of counterattack that could come from the Psychlo (the Psychlo’s home planet).
During the semi-annual teleportation of personnel, goods, and coffins (all dead Psychlos are shipped home for burial on Psychlo) back to Psychlo, Jonnie and the Scots manage to pack several of the huge coffins with nuclear dirty bombs and “planet busters” in hopes of destroying the Psychlo’s home planet.
newsb7.topsite2007.com /Tops-Search-Mitt-Romney-names-his-favorite-novel-Battlefield-Earth   (649 words)

  
 BATTLEFIELD EARTH
Critics proclaiming Battlefield Earth to be the worst movie ever have undoubtedly not watched straight-to-video crud such as Beowulf and Future Fear lately.
the novel also expects one to have the unquestioning and uncritical mental capabilities of a five-year-old.
That Battlefield Earth would be such an unoriginal movie is no surprise when one considers the source material: it is based on the 1 000 plus page space opera best-seller written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1980s.
www.scifimoviepage.com /battlefield.html   (639 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Virgin Earth: A Novel: Books: Philippa Gregory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The virgin earth of the title is literally the land and the mindset of the English people-and after this book it is virgin no more.
Those were difficult times in which Gregory places this tale, and the great proof of her success as a storyteller is how engaged the reader becomes in her fictional characters, all the while knowing the ultimate outcome the conflict on which it hinges; to wit, Cromwell's Roundhead Revolution.
The part of the novel that deals with the earliest settlement of Virginia is fascinating.
www.amazon.com /Virgin-Earth-Novel-Philippa-Gregory/dp/0743272536   (2478 words)

  
 Catherine Wells:  The Earth Is All That Lasts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Given the strong theme of conservation, the title of Catherine Wells's first novel, The Earth Is All That Lasts may, perhaps, be taken with some irony.
The first book of a trilogy as well as the start of her career, The Earth Is All That Lasts is a sadly ignored novel which is currently out-of-print but deserves to be more widely read.
The People are not alone in the wilderness, however, for there is a small enclave of scientists living nearby and Coconino forms a relationship with one of their number, a woman named Phoenix.
www.sfsite.com /~silverag/earth.html   (406 words)

  
 Penguin Reading Guides | This Bitter Earth | Bernice L. McFadden
She credits the two years spent under the guidance of her professors as well as the years spent lost in the words of her favorite authors, to the caliber of writer she has become.
McFadden made a conscious effort to write as much as possible and began to send out hundreds of query letters to agents and publishers attempting to sell one of her short stories or the novel she was working on.
The novel is told in third person rather then first person narrative.
us.penguingroup.com /static/rguides/us/this_bitter_earth.html   (1609 words)

  
 No mystery: Writer-director knew he was the one to bring Chabon novel to the screen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Thurber was smitten with Michael Chabon's novel "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" when he read it in the summer of 1995.
"There's a sense of beauty to the novel, a sense of fun, an overwhelming sense of nostalgia at play, of memory, and it's a great summertime novel in the same way that 'The Great Gatsby' was a great summertime novel.
It was Thurber's success writing and directing "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" that paved the way for "Mysteries." His agent advised him to "capture the essence of the moment," which meant pitching another project along the same lines, a romantic comedy about darts or curling or competitive eating.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06290/730530-254.stm   (1598 words)

  
 Earth Bound Novel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
'This is not a novel but a guide book to the mind..'
If this is true, then Digger Mawson, 'Earth Bound's' hero, is on the right chariot when he declares that there is a greater knowing which will always be present in any event, no matter how apparently destructive or confusing.
Letting go of the mind's suffering is the way to happiness and effectiveness.
www.intention-in-action.com /earthbound.htm   (191 words)

  
 NovelGuide: The Good Earth: Novel Summary: Chapter 1-3
The Good Earth begins at dawn on a spring morning in the late nineteenth century in China.
As the novel unfolds, Wang Lung's traditional values will be challenged in several ways.
He is aware that it is the earth that gives him life, and he is completely in harmony with its rhythms and its seasons.
www.novelguide.com /TheGoodEarth/novelsummary.html   (1037 words)

  
 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
A new NASA study proposes a novel technique to pinpoint more precisely the location of Earth's center of mass and how it moves through space.
JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft is being used by scientists to observe atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Glaciers, ice sheets and oceans at Earth's poles are the subject of the International Polar Year.
www.jpl.nasa.gov /earth   (338 words)

  
 Action Figures, Gifts and Collectibles at Entertainment Earth
Action Figures, Gifts and Collectibles at Entertainment Earth
Product specifications, prices and ship dates are subject to change and availability without notice.
Copyright 1996-2007 Entertainment Earth, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
www.entertainmentearth.com   (635 words)

  
 New Tales from Middle Earth Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
These resources and banners are for use with the PanHistoria novel
There are numerous other roles open most of which are not listed here.
To skip to the Third and Fourth Age click here.
home.earthlink.net /~asrd1/newtales.htm   (58 words)

  
 DBZ Graphic Novel #03 - Earth vs. The Saiyans
DBZ Graphic Novel #03 - Earth vs. The Saiyans
DBZ Graphic Novel #03 - Earth vs. The Saiyans - While Goku races towards Earth along the million-km Serpent Road, the world's mightiest martial artists make their last stand against alien invaders determined to wipe out the human race!hic Novel #03
DBZ Graphic Novel #07 - The Ginyu Force
www.zstore.com /Detail.bok?no=979   (148 words)

  
 New Tales from Middle Earth Time-Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
These time-lines for use with the PanHistoria novel New Tales of Middle Earth Novel and contain changes and additions from the events in Tolkien's published works and Peter Jackson's film trilogy.
Images include art by Howe, Naismith, Miller, Garland, Postma and Tolkien that have been cropped to fit this page.
This page last updated on 25 January 2004
home.earthlink.net /~asrd1/timeline6.htm   (264 words)

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