NOVA wendet sich an Leser, die das suchen, was ihnen in den gängigen Science-Fiction-Taschenbuchreihen nur noch selten geboten wird: intelligente, glänzend erzählte Science-Fiction-Stories mit aktuellen Ideen aus Wissenschaft, Technologie und Gesellschaft, ergänzt um informative Artikel zur Science Fiction und verwandten Themen. Es gibt in Deutschland kein vergleichbares Science-Fiction-Magazin. Leser, die am Puls der Zeit sind, die sich für Wissenschaft, Technologie und die Welt der Zukunft interessieren, die heute bereits Wirklichkeit wird, werden auch in NOVA finden, was sie suchen: spannende Unterhaltung und phantasievolle Anregungen. Themenausgabe Musik und Science Fiction: Thomas Ziegler Unten im Tal Norbert Stöbe Shamane Karsten Kruschel Licht Thomas Adam Sieber Sodom Jazz Festival Marcus Hammerschmitt In Wien ist die Musik Frank Hebben Cantus Guido Seifert Le roi est mort, vive le Roi! Marc Späni Dr.Kojimas Cyber-Symphonic Orchestra Michael Marrak Das Lied der Wind-Auguren Stephen Kotowych Saturn in g-Moll Essay: Martina Claus-Bachmann Das Fremde als Konstrukt: Musik und Science Fiction Das Titelbild stammt von Dirk Berger.
Musiker - Occupational Science:Verändert sich die Bedeutung des Musizierens mit einer physischen Beeinträchtigung Regina Göller
If the planet Krypton had a gravitational field strong enough to account for Superman´s amazing strength, would it be possible to launch a rocket ship from the planet´s surface? Assuming that the Flash could actually travel at the speed of light, would any villain ever stand a chance against him? Could evolution actually produce X-Men?The Science of Superheroes takes a lighthearted but clearheaded look at the real science behind some of the greatest superhero comic books of all time, including Spider-Man, Batman, the Fantastic Four, and many more. Each chapter presents the origin of one or more superheroes and asks intriguing questions that lead to fascinating discussions about the limits of science, the laws of nature, and the future of technology.If gamma rays can´t turn a 128-pound weakling into the Incredible Hulk, what could? Are Spider-Man´s powers really those of a spider? Could a person ever breathe water like a fish? From telepathy to teleportation, from cloning to cosmic rays, this vastly entertaining romp through the nexus of science and fantasy separates the possible from the plausible and the barely plausible from the utterly ridiculous.You´ll discover the connection between black holes and green lanterns; what Galileo could have told Professor Pym about the stresses caused by shrinking and growing; and how many of Batman´s ´´inventions´´ anticipated actual technological developments. You´ll learn how comic book writers use ´´technobabble´´ to create seemingly credible explanations of improbable superpowers and bizarre events.The Science of Superheroes celebrates the ingenuity and imagination of the writers and artists behind the greatest superheroes, and offers helpful suggestions on how some characters´ origin stories could be made more believable. It offers immensely enjoyable and informative listening for anyone who loves science, superheroes, or both.The Science of Superheroes is also available in print from Wiley. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000105de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The June 2003 issue of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction is a tribute to SF great Barry M. Malzberg, and so it´s appropriate that Audible´s May/June composite audio issue is bracketed by Malzbergiana, opening with Barry´s own ´´A Short Religious Novel,´´ a seeker tale reminiscent of the best of both Franz Kafka and Arthur C. Clarke, and ending with John Kessel´s ´´Of New Arrivals, Old Encounters, and the Music of the Spheres,´´ chronicling Barry´s first night in Writer´s Heaven. ´´The Retriever´´ by Harvey Jacobs is a noirish-toned piece of fantasy, depicting the ultimate gumshoe, who retrieves much more than the usual lost objects of desire.The ingredients for ´´Basement Magic´´ are available in every home, but this powerful story of a trod-upon stepchild, written by Ellen Klages, is anything but mundane. In ´´The Refuge Elsewhere,´´ Robert Sheckley takes us inside the FBI´s witness protection program and beyond - from upstate New York to a world we´ve mostly all heard of, but few have visited.Jack Cady´s ´´The Twenty-Pound Canary´´ is a romp through a carnival of science experiments set in an idyllic Midwestern town.´´The Tale of the Golden Eagle´´ by David D. Levine is a miniature epic space opera in the grand tradition, while Paulo Bacigalupi´s ´´The Fluted Girl´´ is an equally classic evocation of a complex future society, complete with its own unique class structures, social mores, and political intrigues. Both these stories benefit from highly individualized characterizations and art forms far beyond most of our wildest dreams.And finally, give up all pretense of knowing what´s real and what´s not on television by dialing ´´555.´´ This Hollywood story by Robert Reed takes us inside an alternative world where soap opera is played for keeps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Amanda Karr, Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000014de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are six stories from the January and February 2003 issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, at once more current and more human than today´s headlines.M. Shayne Bell´s ´´Anomalous Structures of My Dreams´´ is set in his hometown of Salt Lake City. The narrator, stuck in a hospital bed, discovers that there is danger of infection from his roommate, and a far greater danger as well - to the fabric of life itself.In ´´Vandoise and the Bone Monster,´´ Alex Irvine employs a unique narrative device to explore the ways in which stories survive over time, to show his concern for the land Out West, and to tell a bone-chilling tale.Set on the Gulf on Mexico, Albert E. Cowdrey´s ´´Grey Star´´ unleashes a hurricane of horror. ´´Old Virginia´´ by Laird Barron takes place during a domestic CIA operation gone bad, and suggests a new hypothesis about the lost Roanoke Colony of 1588, and, indeed, a new theory of evil.Ursula K. Le Guin´s cautionary tale of sociological ecology, ´´The Seasons of the Ansarac,´´ is from her forthcoming collection, Changing Planes, and deals with a complex and beautiful alien culture.And finally, Sheila Finch´s new story, ´´Reach,´´ focuses on a brilliant dancer, and on how difficult it can be to stand out in one´s chosen field. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir, Rex Linn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000012de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the pages of Scientific American magazine: ´´The Science of Persuasion´´ reveals how sales people and politicians, as well as friends and family, get others to agree to what they want.This article, written by Robert Cialdini, originally appeared in the February 2001 issue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sal Giangrasso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/scam/010202de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Science fiction literature and films have contributed indelible images to the popular imagination, from H. G. Wells´s War of the Worlds to Ray Bradbury´s Martian Chronicles to the fiction of ´´cyberpunks´´. In addition to enthralling readers with breathtaking narratives and dazzling the imagination with mind-bending glimpses of possible futures, the best science fiction asks essential questions: What does it mean to be human? Are we alone in the universe, and what does it mean if we´re not? Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout traces the history of science fiction in this series of stimulating lectures. From Mary Shelley´s Frankenstein to today´s cutting- edge authors, Drout offers a compelling analysis of the genre, including a look at hard-boiled science fiction, the golden age of science fiction, New Wave writers, and contemporary trends in the field. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Michael D. C. Drout. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/reco/002073de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We can all be smarter – target your learning with iMinds Specialist Series - have a particular interest? Recognize gaps in your knowledge? iMinds Specialist works across each of our 12 categories bringing you targeted information to broaden your mind. Science & Nature Volume One looks at Meteorites, the beautiful Aurora Borealis, the theory of Evolution, putting Man on the Moon, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the science of Wind Power. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000089de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lucien Bandemyr, Crown Prince of the Qorathi Empire, looked forward to adventure, excitement, and glory from his first campaign outside of the Empire´s star systems. Instead, he found frustration and betrayal, as an assassination attempt, coupled with an unexpected military catastrophe, put him squarely in the center of a galaxy-wide struggle for power. With his father near death, his most trusted advisors not above suspicion, and a Republican-minded princess seemingly determined to set his mind awhirl, Lucien sets out to right the military situation, and discover the assassin´s identity. But he is young and inexperienced, and finding these answers could prove more costly than Lucien ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Michaelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093336de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Annihilation of Foreverland: When kids awaken on an island, they´re told there was an accident. Before they can go home, they will visit Foreverland, an alternate reality that will heal their minds. Foreverland Is Dead: Six teenage girls wake with no memories. One of them is in a brick mansion, her blonde hair as shiny as her shoes. The others are in a cabin, their names tagged to the insides of their pants. Their heads shaved. Slashes mark the cabin wall like someone has been counting. Hundreds of them. Ashes of Foreverland: Tyler Ballard was in prison when his son created a dreamworld called Foreverland, a place so boundless and spellbinding that no one ever wanted to leave. Or did. Now his son is dead, his wife is comatose, and Tyler is still imprisoned. But he planned it that way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Bertauski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059520de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.