Author: Theodore Sturgeon, Alain Dorémieux
Après ##Les songes superbes## (dans la même collection) voici les ##Symbol secrets##. Six longues nouvelles (1947-1962) de l'un des grands écrivains de science-fiction qui est un orfèvre de cette forme, n'ayant écrit que deux romans. Qualité de l'invention imaginative et humour très signifiant.
Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrative is the first book to explore the implications of the psychoanalytic theory of the phantom for the study of narrative literature. A phantom is formed when a shameful, unspeakable secret is unwittingly transmitted, through cryptic language and behavior, transgenerationally from one family member to another. The "haunted" individual to whom the "encrypted" secret is communicated becomes the unwitting medium for someone else's voice--and the result is speech and conduct that appear incongruous or obsessive in a variety of ways. Through close readings of texts by Conrad, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Balzac, James, and Poe, Esther Rashkin reveals how shameful secrets, concealed within the unspoken family histories of fictive characters, can be reconstructed from their linguistic traces and can be shown not only to drive the characters' speech and behavior but also to generate their narratives. First articulated by the French psychoanalysts Nicolas Abraham and Maria Torok, the theory of the phantom here represents a radical departure from Freudian, Lacanian, and other psychoanalytic approaches to literary interpretation. In Rashkin's hands, it also provides a response to structuralist and poststructuralist critiques of character analysis, an alternative to deconstructive strategies of reading, and a new vantage point from which to consider problems of intertextuality, "authorship," and the formation and origins of narrative. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
L'Incal : Les Mystères de l'Incal
Author: Christophe Quillien, Jean Annestay, Moebius, Alejandro Jodorowsky
Publisher: Les Humanoïdes Associés
Les tribulations du minable détective John Difool, lancé à la recherche du précieux et convoité Incal. Le chef d'œuvre de Moebius et Jodorowsky. PARUTION EN 1 VOLUME - ŒUVRE TERMINÉE "Une œuvre violente, drôle, sexy, philosophique sublimée par le graphisme renversant de Mœbius." Dans un futur lointain, une autre galaxie ou un autre espace temps, l'Incal et l'immense pouvoir qu'il confère exacerbent toutes les convoitises. John Difool, minable détective de classe R adepte d'homéoputes et de bon ouisky se retrouve embarqué malgré lui dans cette course à l'Incal. Il aura affaire à des mouettes qui parlent, des extraterrestres idiots, un empire dictatorial ultra violent, des rats de 15 mètres commandés par une déesse nue, une bataille mémorable dans une fourmilière, une secte adepte des trous noirs, et enfin une bataille intersidérale entre le bien et le mal. L'ALBUM Paru dans une première édition en 1989, Les Mystères de l’Incal est LA référence sur la bande dessinée mythique de Moebius et Jodorowsky. Telle une encyclopédie agrémentée de témoignages des auteurs et de dessins préparatoires, elle révèle de nombreux mystères de ce monument de la science-fiction.
Author: René Barjavel
Publisher: William Morrow &Company
The Road to Corlay
Author: Richard Cowper
On the Eve of the Fourth Millennium a slowly-building civilization, struggling out of the rubble of the Drowning, was crushed beneath the sceptre of a powerful and repressive Church. But on the Eve of the Fourth Millennium the sound of a magical pipe was heard, and the air was filled with songs of freedom and enlightenment. And on the Eve of the Fourth Millennium the Boy appeared, bringing the gift of sacrilege, a harbinger of the future, heralding the arrival of the White Bird of Dawning. It is the coming of a New Age. A glorious future bearing the presents of the past!
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and astronomer Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space. In December of 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who—or what—is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future—and our own.
Author: Jo Walton
One summer weekend in 1949—but not our 1949—the well-connected "Farthing set", a group of upper-crust English families, enjoy a country retreat. Lucy is a minor daughter in one of those families; her parents were both leading figures in the group that overthrew Churchill and negotiated peace with Herr Hitler eight years before. Despite her parents' evident disapproval, Lucy is married—happily—to a London Jew. It was therefore quite a surprise to Lucy when she and her husband David found themselves invited to the retreat. It's even more startling when, on the retreat's first night, a major politician of the Farthing set is found gruesomely murdered, with abundant signs that the killing was ritualistic. It quickly becomes clear to Lucy that she and David were brought to the retreat in order to pin the murder on him. Major political machinations are at stake, including an initiative in Parliament, supported by the Farthing set, to limit the right to vote to university graduates. But whoever's behind the murder, and the frame-up, didn't reckon on the principal investigator from Scotland Yard being a man with very private reasons for sympathizing with outcasts...and looking beyond the obvious. As the trap slowly shuts on Lucy and David, they begin to see a way out—a way fraught with peril in a darkening world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Running Man
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A desperate man attempts to win a reality TV game where the only objective is to stay alive in this #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman. It was the ultimate death game in a nightmare future America. The year is 2025 and reality TV has grown to the point where people are willing to wager their lives for a chance at a billion-dollar jackpot. Ben Richards is desperate—he needs money to treat his daughter’s illness. His last chance is entering a game show called The Running Man where the goal is to avoid capture by Hunters who are employed to kill him. Surviving this month-long chase is another issue when everyone else on the planet is watching—and willing to turn him in for the reward. With an introduction by Stephen King on “The Importance of Being Bachman.”