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Borrowed Tides

by Paul Levinson

A voyage and an adventure as sublime as any in the history of the universe.<P> Aaron Schoenfeld has parlayed a Ph.D. in the philosophy of science and a sharp tongue into an improbable second career as director of a project to plan and execute the first interstellar voyage. The trip to Alpha Centauri will take many years and might end up being a one-way journey for the crew.<P> His old acquaintance Jack Lumet may be the unlikely source of an answer. An anthropologist obsessed with the myths of Native Americans, he once wrote a paper about Wise Oak, an Iroquois sachem who claimed to have ridden a cosmic version of the Hudson, a tidal river that flows both ways, to the stars and back.<P> In a world where money for space journeys is hard to come by, even a slightly mad theory that suggests a possible shortcut to the stars is an attractive possibility for the people who believe more in humanity's destiny among the stars than they do in safety considerations, minimal risks, or taking no for an answer.

El Complot para Salvar a Sócrates

by Paul Levinson Lic. Liliana Ganduglia

En el año 2042, Sierra Waters, a una joven estudiante graduada en Clásicos, le muestran un Nuevo diálogo de Sócrates, recientemente descubierto en el cual un viajero del tiempo argumenta que podría escapar de la muerte viajando al futuro. Thomas un académico mayor quien le mostrara a ella el documento, desaparece y Sierra inmediatamente comienza a investigar el origen del manuscrito con la ayuda de su novio de la Universidad, Max. La trama la lleva a las máquinas del tiempo en clubes de caballeros en Londres y Nueva York y al pasado - y a un viajero del tiempo proveniente del futuro, que se hace pasar por Herón de Alejandría en 150DC. Complicaciones, misterios, viajes, y giros en el tiempo proliferan mientras Sierra trata de discernir quien está planificando salvar al más grande de todos los filósofos de la historia de la humanidad. Personajes fascinantes desde Alcibíades hasta William Henry Appleton, el gran editor norteamericano del siglo diecinueve, hasta aparecen Hypatia, Platón y el mismísimo Sócrates.


by Paul Levinson Vasco Bento

Uma jovem académica recebe um fragmento de um diálogo que refere um encontro entre Sócrates e um estrangeiro, que o visitou na prisão antes de beber a cicuta. Este propõe-lhe resgatá-lo e deixar um clone no seu lugar. Outras personagens entram também em contacto com esse diálogo , entre eles um inventor que criou uma cadeira para viajar no tempo. Irá Sócrates ser salvo? Quem vai sobreviver àquela corrida contra o tempo?

A Friday Night Lights Companion

by Jonna Rubin Paula Rogers Jacob Clifton Travis Stewart Paul Levinson Will Leitch Adam Wilson Jeremy Clyman Kiara Koenig Jen Chaney Ariella Papa Sarah Marian Seltzer Robin Wasserman Kevin Smokler Leah Wilson

Called one of the best shows on TV by more than a dozen media publications, including Time and Entertainment Weekly, Friday Night Lights is not just one of the most critically acclaimed shows on air, it's also one of the most watchable. Despite its focus on high school football, its masterfully crafted characters and honestly portrayed relationships make its portrait of small town Texas life compelling and relatable in ways that have nothing to do with field goals or touchdowns.Love, Loss, and Dillon Football: A Friday Night Lights Companion explores the victories and pitfalls of Dillon, Texas - both the town itself and those who live and love there. Because Friday Night Lights is so much more than just a teenage football drama: it's about the struggle to not get trapped in the circumstances one is born into. It's about love, it's about loss, and, yes, it's even about football.

Fringe Science

by Paul Levinson Mike Brotherton Nick Mamatas Garth Sundem David Thomas Jacob Clifton Stephen Cass Bruce Bethke Jovana Grbic Kevin R Grazier Amy Berner Brendan Allison Amy H. Sturgis

More than 7 million viewers are captivated weekly by Fringe, a science fiction procedural in the best tradition of The X-Files with a taut central mythology, rich characters, and it's own laboratory cow. In its weekly cases and its overarching plot, Fringe strikes a compelling balance between the strange and the familiar, and the quirky and the tragic.Fringe Science delves into the science, science fiction, and pseudoscience of Fringe with a collection of essays by science and science fiction writers on everything from alternate universes to time travel to genetically targeted toxins, as well as discussions on the show's moral philosophy and the consequences of playing God.

Il Piano per Salvare Socrate

by Paul Levinson Emilia De Paola

Nel 2042, a Sierra, una giovane studentessa laureata in lettere classiche, viene mostrato un nuovo dialogo socratico, recentemente scoperto, in cui un viaggiatore nel tempo sostiene che Socrate potrebbe sfuggire alla morte grazie al viaggio nel futuro! Thomas, lo studioso anziano che le ha mostrato il documento, scompare, e Sierra si mette subito alla ricerca delle origini del manoscritto con l'aiuto del suo ragazzo Max, studioso di antichità classiche. Il percorso la porta alle macchine del tempo nei club per gentiluomini di Londra e di New York, e nel passato-- oltre che da un viaggiatore nel tempo proveniente dal futuro che dice di essere Erone di Alessandria del 150 d.C.. Complicazioni, misteri, viaggi, e loop temporali si moltiplicano mentre Sierra cerca di scoprire chi sta progettando di salvare il più grande filosofo della storia umana. Personaggi storici affascinanti da Alcibiade a William Henry Appleton, il grande editore americano del diciannovesimo secolo, a Ipazia e allo stesso Socrate compaiono nel romanzo.

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