Des Fleurs Pour Algernon

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Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Keyes
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547539638
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Oscar-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache.

Algernon, Charlie, and I

Algernon, Charlie, and I Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Keyes
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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In Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo-a laboratory mouse and a man-who captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and I, Keyes reveals his methods of creating fiction as well as the heartbreaks and joys of being published. With admirable insight he shares with readers, writers, teachers, and students the creative life behind his classic novel, included here in its original short-story form. All those who love stories, storytelling, and the remarkable characters of Charlie and Algernon will delight in accompanying their creator on this inspirational voyage of discovery.

Brass Man

Brass Man Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neal Asher
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330464817
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No one can outrun the past in Brass Man, is the third novel in Neal Asher's popular Agent Cormac series. Imperfectly resurrected by Jain technology, Mr Crane is back from the dead. The brass killing machine is haunted by a violent past he can’t fully forget or truly remember. He seeks to heal his shattered mind as his new master, an old biophysicist enemy of Agent Cormac, sets him on an improbable mission: to hunt a dragon on the frontier world of Cull. On Cull, each day is a struggle for survival. Ferocious insectile monsters roam the volatile planet. And the low-tech human settlers are desperate to reach their ancestors’ starship – orbiting tantalisingly out of reach. An entity calling itself Dragon assists them, but what are its real motives, and why is the biophysicist really here? Cormac must find the answers, and face multiple threats to the Polity. Brass Man is followed by Polity Agent, the fourth book in the Agent Cormac series.

Seeker

Seeker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack McDevitt
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101208422
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With Polaris, multiple Nebula Award-nominee Jack McDevitt reacquainted readers with Alex Benedict, his hero from A Talent for War. Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, return to investigate the provenance of the cup. Alex and Chase follow a deadly trail to the Seeker - strangely adrift in a system barren of habitable worlds. But their discovery raises more questions than it answers, drawing Alex and Chase into the very heart of danger.

The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Bishop
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101019808
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In a tumultuous world ruled by witches and warlocks who wear their power as jewels, one Queen’s chance at redemption is the last hope for a desperate people in this novel set in the world of the Black Jewels... Theran Grayhaven is the last of his line, desperate to restore the land of Dena Nehele. But first he needs to find a Queen who knows Protocol, remembers the Blood’s code of honor, and lives by the Old Ways. Languishing in the Shadow Realm, Lady Cassidy is a Queen without a court, a castoff. But when she is chosen to rule Dena Nehele, she must convince bitter men to serve once again. Theran’s cousin Gray is a Warlord Prince who was damaged in mind and body by the vicious Queens who once ruled Dena Nehele. Yet something about Cassidy makes him want to serve—and makes him believe he can be made whole once again. And only Cassidy can prove to Gray—and to herself—that wounds can heal and even the whisper of a promise can be fulfilled...

Pig-Heart Boy

Pig-Heart Boy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malorie Blackman
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446453553
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You're thirteen. All you want is a normal life. But most normal kids don't need heart transplants. So there's this doctor. He says there's a chance for you. But he also says it's experimental, controversial and risky. And it's never been done before. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, this is a powerful, thought-provoking story from the award-winning Malorie Blackman.

Let the Elephants Run

Let the Elephants Run Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Usher
Editor: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1770898697
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At David Usher’s company, CloudID Creativity Labs, there is a sign on the wall that reads: “Dream big, let the elephants run!” The words are a reminder for us to hold a place in our minds for creativity, where big ideas can form and our imagination can run free. Based on his wildly popular speaking engagements, Let the Elephants Run shows us how to reignite creativity whether in the head office, the home office or the artist’s studio. Usher believes creativity is in our DNA; it's in everyone, not just the creative class. We all start our lives as creative beings but for many that spark becomes lost over time. How do we jump-start our creative process as adults? What does it means to be a creative person? How do we follow through with our ideas and turn them into tangible outcomes? Usher empowers readers to achieve more “aha” moments through two cornerstone principles of creativity: freedom and structure. Using a mix of personal anecdotes and professional examples from the worlds of industry, technology, science, music and art, he shows us that creativity is not magic; it is a learnable skill that any person or business can master. The dynamic full-colour design includes photographs, artwork and illustrations, as well as action pages to help readers start cultivating the habit of documenting their ideas for future execution. Let the Elephants Run is an essential guidebook to reconnecting with our imaginations and nurturing our creativity in accessible and productive ways.

The Lair of Bones

The Lair of Bones Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Farland
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429911993
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Certain works of fantasy are immediately recognizable as monuments, towering above the rest of the category. They have been written by the likes of Stephen R. Donaldson, Robert Jordan, and Terry Goodkind. Now add to that list David Farland, whose epic fantasy series began with The Runelords, continued in Brotherhood of the Wolf and the New York Times bestseller Wizardborn, and reaches its peak now in The Lair of Bones. Prince Gaborn, the Earth King, has defeated the forces arrayed against him each time before: the magical and human forces marshaled by Raj Ahten, who seeks immortality at any cost and has given up his humanity in trade; and the inhuman, innumerable, insectile hordes of the giant Reavers from under the Earth, whose motives are unknowable, but inimical to human life. Now there must be final confrontations, both on the field of battle, with the supernatural creature that Raj Ahten has become, and underground, in the cavernous homeland of the Reavers, where the sorcerous One True Master who rules them all lies in wait--in the Lair of Bones. The survival of the human race on Earth is at stake. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicola Yoon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0385683669
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New York Times Bestseller My disease is as rare as it is famous. It's a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black--black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change--starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer. Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Prayers to Broken Stones

Prayers to Broken Stones Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Simmons
Editor: Spectra
ISBN: 0307781879
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From a ghostly Civil War battlefield to a combat theme park in Vietnam, from the omnipotent brain of an autistic boy to a shocking story of psychic vampires, journey into a world of fear and mystery, a chilling twilight zone of the mind. A woman returns from the dead with disastrous results for the family who loves her. . . . An old-fashioned barbershop is the site of a medieval ritual of bloody terror. . . . During a post-apocalyptic Christmas celebration, a messenger from the South brings tidings of great horror. . . . Includes the following stories: “The River Styx Runs Upstream” “Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams” “Vanni Fucci Is Alive and Well and Living in Hell” “Vexed to Nightmare by a Rocking Cradle” “Remembering Siri” “Metastasis” “The Offering” “E-Ticket to 'Namland” “Iverson's Pits” “Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites” “The Death of the Centaur” “Two Minutes and Forty-Five Seconds” “Carrion Comfort”

Encyclopedia of French Film Directors

Encyclopedia of French Film Directors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philippe Rège
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086939X
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Cinema has been long associated with France, dating back to 1895, when Louis and Auguste Lumi_re screened their works, the first public viewing of films anywhere. Early silent pioneers Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy BlachZ and others followed in the footsteps of the Lumi_re brothers and the tradition of important filmmaking continued throughout the 20th century and beyond. In Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Philippe Rège identifies every French director who has made at least one feature film since 1895. From undisputed masters to obscure one-timers, nearly 3,000 directors are cited here, including at least 200 filmmakers not mentioned in similar books published in France. Each director's entry contains a brief biographical summary, including dates and places of birth and death; information on the individual's education and professional training; and other pertinent details, such as real names (when the filmmaker uses a pseudonym). The entries also provide complete filmographies, including credits for feature films, shorts, documentaries, and television work. Some of the most important names in the history of film can be found in this encyclopedia, from masters of the Golden Age_Jean Renoir and RenZ Clair_to French New Wave artists such as Fran_ois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

Bloodmage

Bloodmage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Aryan
Editor: Orbit
ISBN: 0316298301
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The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever. BYRNE is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders in which the corpse was drained entirely of life. FRAY's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father, years before. CHOSS is a champion fighter, trying to diffuse a war in the underworld that threatens to turn the streets red with rivers of blood. KATJA is a spy from a foreign land, attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties and destroy the fragile peace in the city for ever. Watchmen and spies, assassins and criminals will clash on the streets in this magic-fuelled adventure from the author of Battlemage.

Ender's Game

Ender's Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Orson Scott Card
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 142996393X
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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm /The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts /First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Retrograde

Retrograde Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Cawdron
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328834522
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“For lovers of Andy Weir’s The Martian, here’s a true hard-science-fiction tale set on the red planet — a terrific blend of high tech and high tension, of science and suspense, of character and crisis.” — Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award–winning author of Red Planet Blues “Post-apocalyptic disaster meets fractured utopian space exploration in this terrifying tale, which Cawdron (Anomaly) sets in a scientific outpost on Mars . . . This tense cat-and-mouse game plays off fears . . . to satisfying result.” — Publishers Weekly Venturing into space and traveling to Mars sounds like an exotic adventure, but the reality of living on a rocky, frozen, lifeless planet is exacting on the Mars Endeavour crew. The exhilaration of reaching the surface of Mars has worn off for the public, and the exploration has moved into its scientific phase. The only viable option for long-term habitation lies hundreds of feet beneath the surface, in lava caves that shield humans from harsh cosmic radiation. Connor, Harrison, and Liz are senior members of the U.S. module. When war breaks out on Earth and rumors spread to Mars, their core principles are rocked by the devastation and loss of friends and family. Whom can you trust on an international mission when your countries are at war? As colonists from different nations struggle to figure out what really happened on Earth, grief and anger become pitted against camaraderie and the spirit of exploration. “Science fiction as it should be. Retrograde combines realistic characters with depictions of Mars as our explorers will one day find it in a powerful story. A must-read!” — Ben Bova, Hugo Award winner and author of the Grand Tour series

Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel

Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrea Barrett
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393347214
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"A luminous work of historical fiction that explores the far reaches of the Arctic and of men's souls." —Denver Post Capturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration—the mid-nineteenth century romance with the Arctic—Andrea Barrett's compelling novel tells the story of a fateful expedition. Through the eyes of the ship's scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells, we encounter the Narwhal's crew, its commander, and the far-north culture of the Esquimaux. In counterpoint, we meet the women left behind in Philadelphia, explorers only in imagination. Together, those who travel and those who stay weave a web of myth and mystery, finally discovering what they had not sought, the secrets of their own hearts.

Bouge ton cerveau

Bouge ton cerveau Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wendy Suzuki
Editor: Marabout
ISBN: 2501119339
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Quand on fait du sport, ça fait du bien au cerveau ? C’est la question que se pose Wendy Suzuki... Quarante ans, star des neurosciences, mais pas d’amis, pas d’homme dans sa vie depuis des siècles, des kilos en trop... Bref, une caricature de geek avec un gros cerveau. Elle raconte de façon cash et désopilante comment elle a décidé de reprendre sa vie en main en utilisant ses connaissances sur le cerveau et en les appliquant dans les salles de sport, dans les laboratoires, sur les sites de rencontres...

Histoire de la science-fiction

Histoire de la science-fiction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Xavier Dollo,Djibril Morissette-Phan
Editor: Les Humanoïdes Associés
ISBN: 2731640251
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Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur la science-fiction !

Everything, everything

Everything, everything Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicola Yoon,Eric Chevreau
Editor: Bayard Jeunesse
ISBN: 2747069389
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Le plus grand risque dans la vie, c'est de ne pas en prendre. « "Everything, everything" est vraiment TOUT : puissant, charmant, déchirant, et si prenant que je l'ai dévoré d'une traite. L'un des rares romans qui vous élèvent, vous brisent et vous nourrissent en même temps. » Jennifer Niven, auteur de "Tous nos jours parfaits" Ma maladie est aussi rare que célèbre, mais vous la connaissez sans doute sous le nom de « maladie de l'enfant-bulle ». En gros, je suis allergique au monde. Je viens d'avoir dix-huit ans, et je n'ai jamais mis un pied dehors. Un jour, un camion de déménagement arrive. Je regarde par la fenêtre et je le vois. Le fils des nouveaux voisins est grand, mince et habillé tout en noir. Il remarque que je l'observe, et nos yeux se croisent pour la première fois. Dans la vie, on ne peut pas tout prévoir, mais on peut prévoir certaines choses. Par exemple, je vais certainement tomber amoureuse de lui. Et ce sera certainement un désastre.

The EC Archives: Shock Illustrated

The EC Archives: Shock Illustrated Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Keyes,Al Feldstein
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1506715265
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The EC Archives: Shock Illustrated by Daniel Keyes,Al Feldstein Summary

Illustrated tales designed to shock! Enjoy the complete run of Shock Illustrated, an innovative "Picto-Fiction" magazine containing illustrated prose stories of switch parties, thrill killers, and more of society's dark underbelly--written and illustrated by Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon), Jack Kamen, Reed Crandall, Graham Ingels, and more! Features the lost fourth issue, with pencils from Frank Frazetta! This archive volume contains Shock Illustrated issues 1 though 4.

Activités lecture à partir de la littérature de jeunesse

Activités lecture à partir de la littérature de jeunesse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christian Poslaniec
Editor: Hachette Éducation
ISBN: 2011820812
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Activités lecture à partir de la littérature de jeunesse by Christian Poslaniec Summary

La littérature de jeunesse est devenue incontournable, à l’école comme au collège. Mais comment l’utiliser pour qu’elle donne l’envie de lire aux enfants et aux adolescents, et qu’ainsi ils entrent en littérature ? Les enseignants, les bibliothécaires et les parents doivent faire preuve de beaucoup d’imagination pour initier les jeunes à la lecture, à la littérature, sans pour autant scolariser les livres. Christian Poslaniec et Christine Houyel, tous deux spécialistes de la littérature de jeunesse, proposent quelques 200 activités ludiques et amusantes, à partir d’un choix de plus de 400 titres, pour aider les médiateurs de lecture.