The Gods Themselves

In the twenty-second century Earth obtains limitless, free energy from a source science little understands: an exchange between Earth and a parallel universe, using a process devised by the aliens.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0307792382

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In the twenty-second century Earth obtains limitless, free energy from a source science little understands: an exchange between Earth and a parallel universe, using a process devised by the aliens. But even free energy has a price. The transference process itself will eventually lead to the destruction of the Earth's Sun—and of Earth itself. Only a few know the terrifying truth—an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun. They know the truth—but who will listen? They have foreseen the cost of abundant energy—but who will believe? These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to Earth's survival.

The Gods Themselves

His single finest creation' The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9780575129054

Category: Humanity

Page: 269

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In the year 2100, the invention of the Electron Pump - an apparently inexhaustible supply of free energy - has enabled humanity to devote its time and energies to more than the struggle for survival, finally breaking free of the Earth. But the Electron Pump works by exchanging materials with a parallel universe, and such unbalancing of the cosmos has consequences. Humans and aliens alike must race to prevent a vast nuclear explosion in the heart of the Sun - and the vaporisation of the Earth exactly eight minutes later ...

Winter of the Gods

The killing isn't just the work of another homicidal cult - this time, someone's sacrificing the gods themselves.

Author: Jordanna Max Brodsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356507289

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. Winter in New York: snow falls, lights twinkle, and the goddess Artemis prowls the streets looking for prey. But when a dead body is discovered sprawled atop Wall Street's iconic Charging Bull statue, it's clear the NYPD can't solve the murder without help. The killing isn't just the work of another homicidal cult - this time, someone's sacrificing the gods themselves. While raising fundamental questions about the very existence of the gods, Artemis must hunt down the perpetrators, tracking a conspiracy that will test the bonds of loyalty and love.

Howl of the Gods

The city of Moon Valley is being stalked by a savage killer that can move without sound, strike without warning, and whose howl contains a power granted only by the gods themselves.

Author: Rajesh Pandey

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595187676

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

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The city of Moon Valley is being stalked by a savage killer that can move without sound, strike without warning, and whose howl contains a power granted only by the gods themselves. Lieutenant Hal Dillon is drawn into the killer’s grisly web, and as he uncovers the incredible mystery of the killer’s existence, he discovers something even more harrowing. He and the killer are united in a struggle against an enemy that has been stalking both of them for years. Hal finds himself locked in an epic battle between the forces of chaos and death, where the only way for him to win may be to disavow his own humanity. Hal and a group of his friends now must face their ultimate fears, with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance…


The Gods Themselves

This chapbook, the poet's first, includes twenty-four original poems, most of which have appeared on his blog.

Author: Jon-Paul Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522770947

Category:

Page: 52

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This chapbook, the poet's first, includes twenty-four original poems, most of which have appeared on his blog. Some of the poems as they appear here in print are different than what appears electronically. These versions represent the more realized, more "official" versions, of these poems. The cover art here, "Fantasy", is based on a photograph of a painting by SaemusKaerr, one of the poet's lifelong friends.

Seven Years in Ukraine

The author left his life in America teaching Mathematics to write and study in Ukraine. A trip that was intended to be an escape for perhaps a year to study unfettered by work, turned into an ordeal involving nuns and gangsters.

Author: James Curry

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781466262621

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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The author left his life in America teaching Mathematics to write and study in Ukraine. A trip that was intended to be an escape for perhaps a year to study unfettered by work, turned into an ordeal involving nuns and gangsters.

The Gods Are Watching

In 1500 BCE, the Minoan king’s celebrated artist Paleus is invited by the prince of Egypt to travel to Thebes to paint a mural in Egypt’s royal palace.

Author: David D. McCormick

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984563742

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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In 1500 BCE, the Minoan king’s celebrated artist Paleus is invited by the prince of Egypt to travel to Thebes to paint a mural in Egypt’s royal palace. But the unsuspecting Paleus and his family and friends arrive in an empire reeling from years of war—and are quickly caught up in rebellions, political intrigue, and even an assassination attempt on the royal family. To complete his omission successfully—and survive the chaos surrounding him—Paleus must use his wits to deal with natural disasters, uninvited passions, and powerful magic and appease the Egyptian gods themselves.

Trickery

Either way, she is in trouble. This is a full novel, 90,000 words. Book 1 of 5 in the Curse of the Gods Series

Author: Jaymin Eve

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544094014

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 374

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Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being. In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods. At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world-a position that she definitely did not earn. Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it. Either way, she is in trouble. This is a full novel, 90,000 words. Book 1 of 5 in the Curse of the Gods Series

Gods Themselves

Only a few know the truth and they hold the key to the Earth's survival.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780449228838

Category:

Page:

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Only a few know the truth and they hold the key to the Earth's survival.

CliffsNotes on Asimov s Foundation Trilogy Other Works

In this study guide, you'll find Life and Background on the Author, Introduction to Asimov's Science Fiction, and Critical Commentaries on Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation, plus a look inside the following other ...

Author: L. David Allen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544179706

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 52

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background—all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Asimov's Foundation Trilogy and Other Works, you explore the American author's original three Foundation books, the three Empire novels, The End of Eternity, and The Gods Themselves. The Foundation Trilogy, written between 1951–53 is celebrated science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's most famous work. In the three-book series, he portrays the ruin and rebirth of a futuristic interstellar empire. In this study guide, you'll find Life and Background on the Author, Introduction to Asimov's Science Fiction, and Critical Commentaries on Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation, plus a look inside the following other titles by this prolific writer: Pebble in the Sky The Stars, Like Dust The Currents of Space The End of Eternity The Gods Themselves Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Ragnarok

The Booker Prize–winning author of Possession breathes life into the Ragnorak myth through the novel of a young British girl during World War II. Ragnarok retells the finale of Norse mythology: a story of the destruction of life on this ...

Author: A.S Byatt

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802194877

Category: Fiction

Page: 193

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The Booker Prize–winning author of Possession breathes life into the Ragnorak myth through the novel of a young British girl during World War II. Ragnarok retells the finale of Norse mythology: a story of the destruction of life on this planet and the end of the gods themselves. What more relevant myth could any modern writer choose? As the bombs of the Blitz rain down on Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. She is struggling to make sense of her new wartime life. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods—a book of ancient Norse myths—and her inner and outer worlds are transformed. War, natural disaster, reckless gods and the recognition of impermanence in the world are just some of the threads that A.S. Byatt weaves into this most timely of books. Linguistically stunning and imaginatively abundant, this is a landmark. A Globe and Mail Best Book “A gorgeous, brilliant, and significant performance.” —Booklist, starred review “Byatt’s prose is majestic, the lush descriptive passages—jewelled one minute, gory the next—a pleasure to get lost in.” —The Telegraph

Cradle of the Gods

The time of the Stonechosen has come. NOTE: This is the large print edition of Cradle Of The Gods, with a larger font / typeface for easier reading.

Author: Thomas Quinn Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781651686782

Category:

Page: 372

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In the world of Allwyn, a war has led to the downfall of humanity. Thousand years later, the survivors live on the fringes of a vast dwarven empire. Ghile, one of the last humans, is preparing for his Rite of Attrition in a settlement known as the Cradle of the Gods. Meanwhile, Almoriz the Sorcerer and his apprentice Riff arrive in Ghile's village for their annual visit. Their meeting sets forth a series of events that changes Ghile's life forever. He is marked as the Stonechosen, and wields powers of the gods themselves. But Ghile is not alone; others chosen to fulfill the prophecy are also traveling to the Cradle, seeking to destroy him. The time of the Stonechosen has come. NOTE: This is the large print edition of Cradle Of The Gods, with a larger font / typeface for easier reading.

Fury of the Gods An Areios Brothers Novel

Becoming entangled in the schemes of mortals and immortals, Liam will have to fight or lose everyone he loves. Deadly monsters, betrayal, and pulse-pounding action fill the pages of the third novel in the AREIOS BROTHERS series.

Author: Amy Braun

Publisher: Areios Brothers

ISBN: 9781773400082

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Fate brings consequence. Separated from his brother by curses and lies, Derek Areios is forced into hiding. With rogue goddesses on his side, he begins his search for the Mind of Cronus. But his plans come to a screeching halt when the Olympians send nightmarish warriors to hunt him. Creatures even the gods themselves fear. Liam Areios, lost without his brother and trapped in service for the Olympians, continues the hunt for the Mind of Cronus. The remaining gods refuse to trust him--or any human--and Liam begins to see just how mad power has made them. Becoming entangled in the schemes of mortals and immortals, Liam will have to fight or lose everyone he loves. Deadly monsters, betrayal, and pulse-pounding action fill the pages of the third novel in the AREIOS BROTHERS series.

Liber Deorum

This book was relayed to Rain Draken by the Divine GODS themselves. This book will open your eyes, and reconnect you to yourself, the world around you and the GODS. This is much more than a book - this is the Rebirth of a Religion.

Author: Rain Draken

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 246

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Liber Deorum is The Book of the GODS. It brings back the Worlds First Religion back from the pages of Mythology to Relevance. This book will expose some serious lies and coverups perpetuated over the ages in an ongoing war between the GODS and the CORRUPTORS. This book was relayed to Rain Draken by the Divine GODS themselves. This book will open your eyes, and reconnect you to yourself, the world around you and the GODS. This is much more than a book - this is the Rebirth of a Religion.

The Giddy Knight 2

One god is not in his Heaven and all is becoming not right with the world.

Author: C. L. Maccaferri

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780997870183

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 196

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One god is not in his Heaven and all is becoming not right with the world. Zeus is on the loose. His whereabouts? Unknown. His appearance? Unknown. His condition? Unknown. Paracelsus is called forth once again as the Giddy Knight to find the errant deity before the Heavens and Earth become unlivable. But how can the Giddy Knight find a god that the gods themselves cannot find?

Religion of the Gods

26 The theme of the sacrificing gods in the art of the late archaic and early ... By the end of the shift, “the people of Athens could see themselves as ...

Author: Kimberley Christine Patton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019509106X

Category: Art

Page: 490

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In many of the world's religions, both polytheistic and monotheistic, a seemingly enigmatic and paradoxical image is found--that of the god who worships. Various interpretations of this seeming paradox have been advanced. Some suggest that it represents sacrifice to a higher deity. Proponents of anthropomorphic projection say that the gods are just "big people" and that images of human religious action are simply projected onto the deities. However, such explanations do not do justice to the complexity and diversity of this phenomenon.In Religion of the Gods, Kimberley C. Patton uses a comparative approach to take up anew a longstanding challenge in ancient Greek religious iconography: why are the Olympian gods depicted on classical pottery making libations? The sacrificing gods in ancient Greece are compared to gods who perform rituals in six other religious traditions: the Vedic gods, the heterodox god Zurvan of early Zoroastrianism, the Old Norse god Odin, the Christian God and Christ, the God of Judaism, and Islam's Allah. Patton examines the comparative evidence from a cultural and historical perspective, uncovering deep structural resonances while also revealing crucial differences.Instead of looking for invisible recipients or lost myths, Patton proposes the new category of "divine reflexivity." Divinely performed ritual is a self-reflexive, self-expressive action that signals the origin of ritual in the divine and not the human realm. Above all, divine ritual is generative, both instigating and inspiring human religious activity. The religion practiced by the gods is both like and unlike human religious action. Seen from within the religious tradition, gods are not "big people," but other than human. Human ritual is directed outward to a divine being, but the gods practice ritual on their own behalf. "Cultic time," the symbiotic performance of ritual both in heaven and on earth, collapses the distinction between cult and theology each time ritual is performed. Offering the first comprehensive study and a new theory of this fascinating phenomenon, Religion of the Gods is a significant contribution to the fields of classics and comparative religion. Patton shows that the god who performs religious action is not an anomaly, but holds a meaningful place in the category of ritual and points to a phenomenologically universal structure within religion itself.

The God Secret

Highest humanity will never rest until it knows the Mind of God, and takes possession of the key to the innermost secrets of existence. This book provides the astonishing answer to the supreme question – what is the meaning of life?

Author: Mike Hockney

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1291576843

Category: Religion

Page:

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Even God has an ultimate secret, and, since the dawn of time, humanity has sought to discover it. Our finest minds, noblest souls and most adventurous spirits have quested for the Holy Grail, the Philosopher’s Stone and the mystical Blue Flower of transcendent perfection. Prometheus stole the fire of the gods to give to humanity, and suffered a terrible punishment for his beneficence and audacity. Faust obsessively pursued the infinite and unreachable, and was willing to pay any price, even if it cost him his soul. Lowest humanity gets on its knees and belly to “God”. Highest humanity will never rest until it knows the Mind of God, and takes possession of the key to the innermost secrets of existence. This book provides the astonishing answer to the supreme question – what is the meaning of life? The answer is as wondrous as it ought to be. Despite appearances, we really do live in the best of all possible worlds, one that is gradually turning us into exactly what we want to be – the Gods themselves.

The Godless

Ben Peek's The Godless is the first in the Children Trilogy; an epic fantasy series with a gripping plot and unforgettable characters.

Author: Ben Peek

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447253248

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Ben Peek's The Godless is the first in the Children Trilogy; an epic fantasy series with a gripping plot and unforgettable characters. The Gods have fallen but their powers live on . . . Fifteen thousand years after the War of the Gods and their corpses now lie scattered across the world, slowly dying as men and women awake with strange powers that are derived from their bodies. While some see these powers as a gift - most call them a curse. When Ayae - a young cartographer's apprentice in the city of Mireea - is trapped in a burning building, she is terrified as a dormant power comes to life within her. The flames destroy everything around her but she remains unscathed - fire cannot touch her. This curse makes her a target for the army marching on her home - an army determined to reclaim the body of the god Ger, who lies dying beneath the city, and harness his power for themselves. Zaifyr, a man adorned in ancient charms, also arrives in Mireea. His arrival draws the attention of two of the 'children of the gods', Fo and Bau, powerful, centuries-old beings who consider themselves immortal. All three will offer different visions for Ayae's powers - and whatever choice she makes will result in new enemies. Meanwhile, as the army approaches ever closer to Mireea, the saboteur Bueralan and Dark, his mercenary group, look to infiltrate and learn its weaknesses. Alone in a humid, dangerous land, they find themselves witness to rites so appalling they realize it would take the Gods themselves to halt the enemy's attack - and even they may not be enough. Book One in the epic Children Trilogy

A God Against the Gods

Akheneten, husband of Nerfertiti and Pharaoh of Egypt, wields his powers to establish himself as the supreme God, thereby directly challenging the existing order and the old gods themselves

Author: Allen Drury

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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Akheneten, husband of Nerfertiti and Pharaoh of Egypt, wields his powers to establish himself as the supreme God, thereby directly challenging the existing order and the old gods themselves