The Doomed City

Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. This is life in the Experiment.

Author: Arkady Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147322229X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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It is a mysterious city whose sun is switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. This is life in the Experiment. Andrei Voronin, a young astronomer plucked from Leningrad in the 1950s, is a die-hard believer in the Experiment, even though his first job in the city is as a garbage collector. As increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect.



The Doomed City a Thrilling Tale Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Frank Thompson Searight

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780267449125

Category: History

Page: 194

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Excerpt from The Doomed City a Thrilling Tale San Francisco's injured and homeless found succor, once sheltered the garrison of the Spanish King. Into those dim old Spanish times one day there burst a magic cry. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Doomed City

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: John R Carling

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780344213137

Category:

Page: 402

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Nanjing 1937

Nanjing 1937 by Peter Harmsen fills this gap. This is the follow-up to Harmsen’s bestselling Shanghai 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze, and begins where that book left off.

Author: Peter Harmsen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026241

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 171

A true story of the Sino-Japanese conflict: A “valuable account of a little-known event [and] a grim reminder of the darker side of war” (Military History Monthly). The infamous Rape of Nanjing looms like a dark shadow over the history of Asia in the twentieth century, and is among the most widely recognized chapters of World War II in China. By contrast, the story of the month-long campaign before this notorious massacre has never been told in its entirety. Nanjing 1937 by Peter Harmsen fills this gap. This is the follow-up to Harmsen’s bestselling Shanghai 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze, and begins where that book left off. In stirring prose, it describes how the Japanese Army, having invaded the mainland and emerging victorious from the Battle of Shanghai, pushed on toward the capital, Nanjing, in a crushing advance that confirmed its reputation for bravery and savagery in equal measure. While much of the struggle over Shanghai had carried echoes of the grueling war in the trenches two decades earlier, the Nanjing campaign was a fast-paced mobile operation in which armor and air power played major roles. It was blitzkrieg two years before Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Facing the full might of modern, mechanized warfare, China’s resistance was heroic, but ultimately futile. As in Shanghai, the battle for Nanjing was more than a clash between Chinese and Japanese. Soldiers and citizens of a variety of nations witnessed or took part in the hostilities. German advisors, American journalists, and British diplomats all played important parts in this vast drama. And a new power appeared on the scene: Soviet pilots dispatched by Stalin to challenge Japan’s control of the skies. This epic tale is told with verve and attention to detail by Harmsen, a veteran East Asia correspondent who consolidates his status as the foremost chronicler of World War II in China with this path-breaking work of narrative history.

The Doomed City

THE DOOMED CITY . BY A PRESBYTER . “ He that hath ears to hear , let him
hear . ” The time has come when the disciples of Christ should be looking for the
fulfillment of the last of that series of wonderful predictions contained in the word
of ...

Author: Samuel Bradhurst Schieffelin

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Novels by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

As of 1998, 38 editions of the novel were published in 20 countries. The novel was first translated to English by Antonina W. Bouis.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230612010

Category:

Page: 26

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 24. Chapters: Noon Universe novels, Roadside Picnic, Prisoners of Power, Hard to Be a God, Disquiet, Space Apprentice, Monday Begins on Saturday, Noon: 22nd Century, Space Mowgli, The Ugly Swans, The Final Circle of Paradise, Far Rainbow, Beetle in the Anthill, The Second Invasion from Mars, The Time Wanderers, The Kid from Hell, The Doomed City, Escape Attempt, Definitely Maybe, Dead Mountaineer's Hotel, Tale of the Troika, The Land of Crimson Clouds, Search for Designation or Twenty Seventh Theorem of Ethics, The Way to Amalthea, Devil amongst people, Stalker. Excerpt: Roadside Picnic (Russian:, Piknik na obochine, IPA: ) is a short science fiction novel written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky between January 18 and November 3 of 1971. As of 1998, 38 editions of the novel were published in 20 countries. The novel was first translated to English by Antonina W. Bouis. The preface to the first American edition of the novel (MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc, New York, 1977) was written by Theodore Sturgeon. The film Stalker directed by Andrei Tarkovsky is loosely based on the novel, with a screenplay written by the Strugatskys. The story was written by Strugatsky brothers in 1971 (the first outlines written January 18-27, 1971 in Leningrad, with the final version completed between October 28 and November 3, 1971 in Komarovo.) In 1977, the novel was first published in the United States in English. Roadside Picnic was refused publication in the Soviet Union for eight years due to government censorship and numerous delays. The heavily censored different versions published between 1980 and 2000 have little in common with the original version written by the authors. Soviet censors rewrote major plot points, changed names of characters and dialog to better reflect the...

The Quaker City

Or, The Monks of Monk-Hall : a Romance of Philadelphia Life, Mystery, and
Crime George Lippard. The lament wept its tears of melody for them , the young
... The last day of the Doomed city ! Streaking the east with faint grey and then
with soft ...

Author: George Lippard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Page: 494

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Doomed City

Doomed City is the first book in the action-packed Prehistoric Survival science fiction series. If you like dynamic characters, unimaginable challenges, and nail-biting suspense, then you'll love K. G. Sander's edge-of-your-seat adventure.

Author: K G Sander

Publisher: Ursa Major Publishing House

ISBN: 9781989395073

Category:

Page: 300

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She was striving for a Nobel Prize, not a time warp. Will she survive this deadly blast to the past? Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Between her career and family, Dr. Maggie Knight's stress level is off the charts. Buried in work on a revolutionary supercollider that can provide green energy, she's barely had a moment for her loved ones. And on the project's initial test-run, a tiny math error causes a colossal misfire and catapults the entire city back 65 million years. Desperate to locate the husband and children she's ignored for too long, Maggie narrowly escapes death from a rampaging triceratops. But with no modern means of communication, she'll have to maneuver dino-ravaged streets to find them before they all go extinct. Can this scientist reunite her household or will they be made prey? Doomed City is the first book in the action-packed Prehistoric Survival science fiction series. If you like dynamic characters, unimaginable challenges, and nail-biting suspense, then you'll love K. G. Sander's edge-of-your-seat adventure. Buy Doomed City for an evolutionary battle never imagined today!

Velikiye Luki 1942 43

This illustrated title reveals the full story of the tense seven-week siege of Velikiye Luki, which saw Soviet forces striving to liberate the city in the face of a determined garrison and fierce relief efforts.

Author: Robert Forczyk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472830709

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 898

Velikiye Luki had been an important Russian fortress city since the 13th century and had become an important rail-hub by the 19th century. In August 1941, the Germans occupied the city of 30,000 during Operation Barbarossa and made it a bulwark on the boundary between Heeresgruppe Nord and Heeresgruppe Mitte. In the winter of 1942–43, while Soviet forces were encircling Stalingrad, the Stavka (High Command) conducted a simultaneous offensive to isolate and destroy the 7,500-man German garrison in Velikiye Luki. After surrounding the city on 27 November 1942, the Soviet 3rd Shock Army gradually reduced the city to rubble, while the German garrison, sustained by Luftwaffe air lifts, hunkered down in the medieval city and awaited rescue. This illustrated title reveals the full story of the tense seven-week siege of Velikiye Luki, which saw Soviet forces striving to liberate the city in the face of a determined garrison and fierce relief efforts. Detailed analysis by renowned World War II historian Robert Forczyk is complimented by stunning and historically accurate battlescenes, maps, and bird's-eye-views to offer a comprehensive look at this gripping campaign.

Mohun or The Last Days of Lee and his Paladins

THE. “DOOMED. CITY.” Richmond presented a singular spectacle in that summer
of 1864. It was styled “the doomed city,” by our friends over the border, and in
truth there was something gloomy and tragic in its appearance—in the very ...

Author: John Esten Cooke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734021669

Category: Fiction

Page: 552

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Reproduction of the original: Mohun, or The Last Days of Lee and his Paladins by John Esten Cooke

Monday Starts on Saturday

Like the works of Gogol and Kafka, it tackles the nature of institutions--here focusing on one devoted to discovering and perfecting human happiness.

Author: Arkadiĭ Strugat︠s︡kiĭ

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781613739235

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Sasha, a young computer programmer from Leningrad, is driving through the forests of Northwest Russia to meet up with some friends for a nature vacation. He picks up a couple of local hitchhikers, who persuade him to come work with them at the National Institute for the Technology of Witchcraft and Thaumaturgy, or NITWiT. The adventures Sasha has in the largely dysfunctional Institute involve all sorts of magical beings and devices--a wish-granting fish, a talking cat who can remember only the beginnings of stories, a sofa that translates fairy tales into reality, a motorcycle that can zoom into the imagined future, a hungry dog-size mosquito--along with a variety of wizards (including Merlin), vampires, and petty bureaucrats. First published in Russia in 1964, Monday Starts on Saturday has become the most popular Strugatsky novel in the authors' homeland. Like the works of Gogol and Kafka, it tackles the nature of institutions--here focusing on one devoted to discovering and perfecting human happiness. By turns wildly imaginative, hilarious, and disturbing, Monday Starts on Saturday is a comic masterpiece by two of the world's greatest science fiction writers.

Constantinopolis Istanbul

References to Constantinople as the doomed city, and comparisons between it
and Edirne, become increasingly more frequent in the final sections ofthe epic, as
Saru Saltuk becomes more ofa figure ofthe present time and place and less ...

Author: Çi_dem Kafescio_lu

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271027762

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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"Studies the reconstruction of Byzantine Constantinople as the capital city of the Ottoman empire following its capture in 1453, delineating the complex interplay of socio-political, architectural, visual, and literary processes that underlay the city's transformation"--Provided by publisher.

The Pirate City

“For,” said he with emphasis, “I'm neither a lion nor a rabbit, and cannot therefore
make up my mind to spend the rest of my days ... Other clouds arose here and
there and overhung the doomed city, but the infatuated pirates remained blind as.

Author:

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435724496

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Songs of the Doomed

We are on the brink. Yes. I have an idea.' When Hunter S. Thompson has an idea, you just have to listen – and he shares many of his unique ideas in this collection of journalism, social commentary, short fiction and autobiography.

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447206940

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 854

'I was thinking; my mind was running at top speed, scanning and sorting my options. They ranged all the way from Dumb and Dangerous to Crazy, Evil, and utterly wrong from the start . . . stand back. We are on the brink. Yes. I have an idea.' When Hunter S. Thompson has an idea, you just have to listen – and he shares many of his unique ideas in this collection of journalism, social commentary, short fiction and autobiography. Divided into sections by decade, Songs of the Doomed begins with a furious condemnation of the US justice system and ends with the author’s own version of the events that led to his extraordinary court case. Stopping off at the infamous summit conference in Elko, Illinois; Saigon in 1975 (the war zone Thompson was fired while en route to); and Palm Beach in the eighties for the Pulitzer divorce, here – in true Gonzo fashion – is the long strange trip from Kennedy to Nixon to Quayle. ‘Mr Thompson’s best work of the past three decades’ New York Times Book Review ‘There are many hideously funny stories in this collection. Thompson writing on mescalin, staying on for the fall of Saigon, explaining what it must be like to be a multimillionaire in Palm Beach . . .’ Independent on Sunday ‘Dead funny . . . That our guru has made it this far merits drinks and dynamite all round at the Woody Creek Road and Gun Club (and spiritually affiliated North London branches). That he is still alive, and at large, defies medical and legal beliefs’ Andy Kershaw, Literary Review ‘Proves that you can’t keep the old bastard quiet . . . a superb offering’ City Limits

Doomed Planet

To any observer it would look like the tripped weapon's recoil was driving the
tank into the air, out of control. ... ahead on radio to identify himself to the outer
Apparatus bunkers, Lombar Hisst boomed the tank through the Palace City gates
, ...

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 1592125875

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

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Fasten your seatbelts. Mission Earth is approaching climax ... And it will rock your world! Who will control Voltar? What is Earth’s ultimate fate? And what is the big mystery? The wait is over. Powerful forces are on the move. Entire planets hang in the balance. The moment of truth is finally at hand—and it’s a real blast! In the middle of it all stands Royal Officer of the Fleet, Jettero Heller, a man determined to save both Voltar and Earth from extinction. Together with an outlaw emperor and an army one hundred thousand strong, Heller lays siege to Palace City, which has fallen into the depraved and diabolical hands of Lombar Hisst. But the success of Heller’s great adventure is far from a sure thing. For in order to achieve victory, he will not only have to break the laws of Voltar—but defy the laws of physics. Here is your ticket to travel beyond the boundaries of space and time. Experience the unfolding mysteries, the violent pleasures and the biting, inescapable truths you can only find in the final reckoning of The Doomed Planet. “Marvelous satire by a master of adventure.” —Anne McCaffrey This book is intended for mature audiences.

The Inhabited Island

Now, in a sparkling new translation by award-winning translator Andrew Bromfield, this landmark novel can be newly appreciated by both longtime Strugatsky fans and new explorers of the Russian science fiction masters' astonishingly rich ...

Author: Arkady Strugatsky

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613736002

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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When Maxim, a space explorer from Earth, accidentally discovers a planet inhabited by humanoids who destroy his spaceship, he thinks of himself as a modern-day Robinson Crusoe. But after his experiences in the planet's nightmarish military and mental health facilities, he begins to realize that his sojourn on this radioactive and war-scarred world will not be a walk in the park. The Inhabited Island is one of the Strugatsky brothers' most popular and acclaimed novels, yet the only previous English-language edition was based on a heavily censored version. Now, in a sparkling new translation by award-winning translator Andrew Bromfield, this landmark novel can be newly appreciated by both longtime Strugatsky fans and new explorers of the Russian science fiction masters' astonishingly rich oeuvre.

Snail on the Slope

The Snail on the Slope takes place in two worlds.

Author: Arkady Strugatsky

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613737572

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Snail on the Slope takes place in two worlds. One is the Administration, an institution run by a surreal, Kafkaesque bureaucracy whose aim is to govern the forest below. The other is the Forest, a place of fear, weird creatures, primitive people and violence. Peretz, who works at the Administration, wants to visit the Forest. Candide crashed in the Forest years ago and wants to return to the Administration. Their journeys are surprising and strange, and readers are left to puzzle out the mysteries of these foreign environments. The Strugatskys themselves called The Snail on the Slope "the most complete and important" of their works.