Among The Stars

Among The Stars

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Clancy, Tom – Debt of Honor (1994 HB)

Clancy, Tom - Debt of Honor (1994 HB)

Debt of Honor
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1994
766 pages
Jacket design and illustration by Lawrence Ratzkin

From the dust jacket:
Every novel by Tom Clancy has been "a jaw-tightener and a nail-biter of the first order," as the San Diego Union described Without Remorse. But Debt of Honor surpasses them all, with Jack Ryan facing his greatest challenge – against a peril that may become all too real.

In retrospect, it would seem an odd way to start a war…

The end of history. The new world order. Fine phrases, but as Jack Ryan is about to discover, history isn’t dead yet – and only the nature of the threat is new.

On the Pacific island of Saipan, a wealthy Japanese businessman regards his new-bought land with satisfaction. In the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka, a foreign navy begins a series of highly unusual exercises. At the headquarters of America’s major stock-clearing corporation, an engineer brings a customized computer program on-line for the first time, and smiles at his own private joke. Three seemingly unrelated incidents, but all just the first links in a chain of events that will stun the world.

Called out of retirement to serve as the new President’s National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the problems of peace are fully as complex as those of war. Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and even the form of conflict has changed. What he cannot realize, however, is just how close the next conflict is. And when one of those new enemies readies a strike not only at America’s territory, but at the heart of her economy, it is Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, who must prepare an untested President to meet the challenge, if Ryan can only figure out how. For there is a debt of honor to be paid – and the price will be terrifyingly high…

Debt of Honor is Tom Clancy’s most timely and gripping novel yet. Filled with the exceptional realism and intricate plotting that are his hallmarks, it attests to the words of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "This man can tell a story."

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“Neuromancer ” by William Gibson. London: Gollancz, 1984. First British & first hardcover edition

"Neuromancer" is a seminal work in the cyberpunk genre and the first winner of the science-fiction "triple crown" — the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award. It was Gibson’s debut novel and the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy. The novel tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to pull off the ultimate hack. [Summary from Wikipedia]

Posted by lhboudreau on 2015-07-27 15:39:54

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Messy stitch of a messy desk

Messy stitch of a messy desk

My workplace, quickly rendered. I’ll probably create a fuller-frame version sometime soon, but for now, click on the multitude of deskcrap to learn more.

Posted by FezzusAustralis on 2006-08-10 03:53:22

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Day 111/365: Not For Me.

Day 111/365: Not For Me.

Another one of those boring, non inspiring days today. The only exciting thing I did today was open up my Captivate to see why my power button stopped working. I was hoping it was only dust or something, but It turns out it’s something much worse then that, so I’m using apps to lock/unlock my phone right now T__T. Hopefully getting a new phone in a month or two, so I’ll see how that goes.

The reason I own this book, is because not to long ago, I wanted to become a programmer/hacker person. But, that sadly hasn’t happened because I don’t have the patience to become one. Could never really get into it. Which is a shame, because it is something I want to be able to do, I just can’t take reading for hours on end to figure a simple problem that could be a misplaced semicolon.

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Bookabooka!

Bookabooka!

I’m now sharing these books with fellow students via bookabooka! – a great online service that was recently attacked by the Finnish antipiracy lobby.

Sure, my first edition copy of "Logic and computer design fundamentals" by Mano and Kime is more than twelve years old, but in pristine condition, still perfectly relevant and still recommended reading for the course. Why pay $100 for the shiny 4th edition hardback? Just rent my copy for 1€ per month and you’ll pass the course. It’s doing nothing on my shelf but gather dust, so why not share it. The only thing I need from it is the ASCII character code table, and you know, I’ve already copied that. Yeah, what a nasty pirate I am.

Other books here:
Computer Networking – A top down approach featuring the internet, Kurose & Ross
Data structures and algorithm analysis in Java, Mark Weiss

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Posted by wstryder on 2009-04-28 20:00:44

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Urban Art: New Books In October

Urban Art: New Books In October
Fortunately for fans of the genre, urban art projects have reached the point that high-profile books are being released to chronicle the development of street art over the last twenty-five years. The widespread attention gained by breakout artists like Banksy, Faile, Stephen Fairey, and Jef Aerosol has finally begun to crack the faade of a previously-dismissed underground movement led by an environment of radicals and rogue artists.

Case in point: a growing collection of new books are being released to rave reviews, covering the ever-expanding dynamic of graffiti, street, and contemporary art works no longer relegated to downtown street corners and abandoned lots. Heres this months palette of new releases worth mentioning.

This will be a major release (October 15), sponsored by graffiti gods Wooster Collective and prestigious retail source Taschen. Yesterdays opening reception for the new book Tresspass: A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art at Taschens Soho location in New York City drew 35 artists, over 600 visitors, and loads of press reps for an orgy of swank hob-nobbing, autograph sessions, and full-scale, unashamed endorsement.

The 320-page retrospective, co-authored by Paper Magazine editor Carlo McCormick and Wooster Collectives Marc and Sarah Schiller, is a broad-scale project that involved contributions from over 150 artists, many involved with the less lucrative and more adventurous and controversial forms of street art and graffiti.
The book is sure to become an instant classic on the street scene. Heres a brief YouTube video describing some of the details:

No less than 20 street artists were invited to create ready-made card stock stencils for inclusion in The Street Art Stencil Book from Laurence King Publishing. Consisting of 90 pages containing 50 illustrations from urban icons like Eine, Blek Le Rat, Ben Frost, D-Face, and Jef Aerosol, this one-of-a-kind collectors item includes hand-picked photographs of each stencil in action, as it was used in an original composition from each artist.
Since the tear-out stencils are designed to be used by those who buy the book, a second copy will likely be required for true fans, as a bookshelf keepsake item.

Faile, the well-known two-man team serving as kingpins of street art culture in their native Brooklyn, New York, has just released a new collection of works spanning a prolific decade of urban art gems aptly titled Prints + Originals 1999-2009. McNeil and Miller are no strangers to success, having sold at swank galleries like Lazarides and Gagosian.
This release (September 1), however, is the first major documentation of the dynamic duos contributions to blank walls and empty spaces, displaying their trademark style that never compromises on a unique blend of collage, color, and social commentary.

Buenos Aires is Argentinas largest city, a thriving metropolis that is home to over 11 million people. The citys culture includes an urban art scene that regularly attracts talents from many other countries. Local photographer Matt Fox-Tucker recently toured the citys 48 neighborhoods over a period of six months to document its generous collection of street art gems and interview some of its brightest stars.

This 160-page hardcover (October 19), titled Textura Dos: Buenos Aires Street Art, the second in this series of street art books from Mark Batty Publisher, is a major contribution for the local scene that marks the first slice of notoriety for many regional contributors.

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Lunar Strike

Lunar Strike

AUTHOR: H.I. Larry

ILLUSTRATOR: Andy Hook

SERIES: Zac Power ; book 7

LOCATION: FIC LAR

Astronauts are given three years to train for their first trip into outer space– Zac is given three hours to get the hang of zero gravity! An enemy agent is out to sabotage the worldwide webcast of a rock festival, and steal billions of dollars from the bank computer that orbits the Earth. Zac is rocketed into outer space to stop the robbery. Will Zac be able to stop the theft without being blasted to space dust?

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“3001: The Final Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke. NY: Ballantine Books, (1997). First Edition. Jacket Design by David Stevenson

3001 follows the adventures of Frank Poole, the astronaut killed by the HAL-9000 computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. One thousand years later, Poole’s freeze-dried body is discovered in the Kuiper belt by a comet-collecting space tug named the Goliath, and revived. Poole is next taken home to explore and learn about the Earth in the year 3001. Some of its notable features include the BrainCap, a brain-computer interface technology; genetically-engineered dinosaur servants; a space drive; and four gigantic space elevators located evenly around the Equator. Human beings have also colonized the Jovian moons Ganymede and Callisto. TMA-1, the black monolith found on the Moon in 1999, has been brought to Earth in 2006 and installed in front of the United Nations Building in New York City.

Posted by lhboudreau on 2014-11-28 03:13:58

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Egan, Greg – Crystal Nights (2009 HB)

Egan, Greg - Crystal Nights (2009 HB)

Crystal Nights
Subterranean Press, 2009
310 pages
Cover art by Steve Montiglio
Dust Jacket Design by Desert Isle Designs, LLC

From the Dust jacket:
The nine stories in Greg Egan’s new collection range from parables of contemporary human conflict and ambition to far-future tales of our immortal descendants.

In "Lost Continent," a time traveler seeking refuge from a war-torn land faces hostility and bureaucratic incompetence. "Crystal Nights" portrays a driven man’s moral compromises as he chases an elusive technological breakthrough, while in "Steve Fever" the technology itself falls victim to its own hype.

"TAP" brings us a new kind of peotry, where a word is more powerful than a thousand images. "Singleton" shows us a new kind of child, born of human DNA modeled in a quantum computer – who, in "Oracle," journeys to a parallel world to repay a debt to an intellectual ancestor.

"Induction" chronicles the methods and motives behind humanity’s first steps to the stars. "Border Guards" reflects on the painful history of a tranquil utopia. And in the final story, "Hot Rock," two immortal citizens of the galaxy-spanning Amalgam find that an obscure, sunless world conceals mind-spinning technological marvels, bitter factional struggles, and a many-layered secret history.

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