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By James Gleick

From the acclaimed writer of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time go back and forth: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and technological know-how, and its impact on our figuring out of time itself.

Gleick's tale starts on the flip of the 20th century with the younger H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the wonderful story that turned his first booklet, a world sensation, The Time Machine. a bunch of forces have been converging to transmute the human figuring out of time, a few philosophical and a few technological—the electrical telegraph, the steam railroad, the invention of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time shuttle as an idea within the culture—from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary among pulp fiction and smooth physics. ultimately, he delves right into a temporal shift that's unsettling our personal second: the prompt stressed out international, with its all-consuming current and vanishing future.

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Spin is Robert Charles Wilson's Hugo Award-winning masterpiece―a beautiful mixture of a galactic "what if" and a small-scale, very human story.

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It is the finish of the church as we all know it. In a digitally hooked up global, individuals are looking religious solutions via popular culture. rather than chickening out, Christians needs to "rethink the sacred" and input international conversations approximately God--in movie, literature, television, and music--or face extinction, argues Barry Taylor in leisure Theology. Taking snapshots from theology, cultural reports, sociology, and dad tradition, Taylor explores a myriad of things affecting non secular lifestyles because the Nineteen Seventies, together with expertise, type, megastar, and international communications. He exhorts a flow clear of conventional Christian faith, offering in its place a manifestation of Christianity as a faith now not of the earlier yet of the current and the long run. For students, seminary scholars, tradition watchers, and emerging-church readers, leisure Theology bargains thought-provoking wish for Christianity's destiny.

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