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Mirror Worlds
Author: David Gelernter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195344855
Pages: 256
Year: 1993-01-28
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Technology doesn't flow smoothly; it's the big surprises that matter, and Yale computer expert David Gelernter sees one such giant leap right on the horizon. Today's small scale software programs are about to be joined by vast public software works that will revolutionize computing and transform society as a whole. One such vast program is the "Mirror World." Imagine looking at your computer screen and seeing reality--an image of your city, for instance, complete with moving traffic patterns, or a picture that sketches the state of an entire far-flung corporation at this second. These representations are called Mirror Worlds, and according to Gelernter they will soon be available to everyone. Mirror Worlds are high-tech voodoo dolls: by interacting with the images, you interact with reality. Indeed, Mirror Worlds will revolutionize the use of computers, transforming them from (mere) handy tools to crystal balls which will allow us to see the world more vividly and see into it more deeply. Reality will be replaced gradually, piece-by-piece, by a software imitation; we will live inside the imitation; and the surprising thing is--this will be a great humanistic advance. We gain control over our world, plus a huge new measure of insight and vision. In this fascinating book--part speculation, part explanation--Gelernter takes us on a tour of the computer technology of the near future. Mirror Worlds, he contends, will allow us to explore the world in unprecedented depth and detail without ever changing out of our pajamas. A hospital administrator might wander through an entire medical complex via a desktop computer. Any citizen might explore the performance of the local schools, chat electronically with teachers and other Mirror World visitors, plant software agents to report back on interesting topics; decide to run for the local school board, hire a campaign manager, and conduct the better part of the campaign itself--all by interacting with the Mirror World. Gelernter doesn't just speculate about how this amazing new software will be used--he shows us how it will be made, explaining carefully and in detail how to build a Mirror World using technology already available. We learn about "disembodied machines," "trellises," "ensembles," and other computer components which sound obscure, but which Gelernter explains using familiar metaphors and terms. (He tells us that a Mirror World is a microcosm just like a Japanese garden or a Gothic cathedral, and that a computer program is translated by the computer in the same way a symphony is translated by a violinist into music.) Mirror Worlds offers a lucid and humanistic account of the coming software revolution, told by a computer scientist at the cutting edge of his field.
The Mirror of Worlds
Author: David Drake
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429952199
Pages: 336
Year: 2007-07-10
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The Mirror of the Worlds is the second in David Drake's Crown of the Isles trilogy, which will conclude the epic Lord of the Isles series. The Fortress of Glass began the tale of how the new kingdom of the Isles is finally brought into being by the group of heroes and heroines who have been central to all the books in the series: Prince Garric, heir to the throne of the Isles, his consort Liane, his sister Sharina, her herculean sweetheart Cashel, and his sister Ilna. The powers of magic in the Isles have flooded to a thousand-year peak, and even local magicians can perform powerful spells normally beyond their control. Fantastic forces from all angles threaten, trying to keep Garric and his companions apart to thwart the reunification of the Isles. Now the world itself has suffered a magical upheaval. The ocean has receded and the Isles have become the higher ground of a newly formed continent. But the new continent is a patchwork of geography from the dispast and future, peopled by creatures from all times and places. Garric and his companions must now struggle for the survival of humanity. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Bell Between Worlds (The Mirror Chronicles, Book 1)
Author: Ian Johnstone
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007491247
Pages: 512
Year: 2013-06-06
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A glorious epic fantasy in the grand tradition of CS Lewis and Philip Pullman, and a major publishing event, The Mirror Chronicles will take you into another world, and on the adventure of your lifetime...
Mirror Worlds
Author: April D Brown
Publisher: UncoveredMyths
ISBN:
Pages: 253
Year: 2018-04-14
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Explore worlds, not quite as you know them. Alternative Earths, or human-like beings on other planets. Other times, history has changed. A forgotten past. An unreached future. A dream of places that may, or may not, be. Various short stories that stir the soul, and grasp at long forgotten truths which beg to be heard again. A variety of stories, at various lengths, slip between ten categories: Other Worlds and Other Worldly Dystopia Medical Science Fiction Future Endings Future Beginnings A Future We Won't Remember A Past Forgotten Paranormal Childhood Exploration Poetry Length: 57,087 words in 38 short stories and 2 poems.
Magika: Mirror Worlds
Author: James Hemming
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1291398058
Pages:
Year: 2013-08-31
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After a number of youthful indiscretions, and the legacy of a notorious thief for a father, the last thing failed university student and strip-club barman Thomas Hargreaves wanted was to receive a letter from a law firm. Much to his surprise, Tom discovers that a previously unknown and famous grandfather has left him an inheritance that will change everything about the world he thought he knew. Now, being guided by a nomadic Scotsman with poor dress sense and a heavy nicotine addiction, Tom is about to discover that he holds the key to saving a world beyond their own . . . . . . Which would be fine, if he wasn’t the target for mercenaries, rogue illusionists and strange creatures, all of who want to see him dead. Oh, and he can’t shake the feeling that little blue men are spying on him . . . Magika: Mirror Worlds Book 1 is the first of a two part story in the new Magika series written by British adult fantasy and sci-fi author James Hemming.
Mirror Worlds
Author: Simon Beecher
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1499670362
Pages: 274
Year: 2014-05-24
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As a young girl Chloe Alba's life couldn't have been any better, but life is fragile and when her parents are mercilessly slaughtred when she is just six yers old by an unknown killer, everything changes. She thought that she was strong, that she could cope with anything that was thrown her way, but she was so wrong. After a terrible accident her life is thrown into turmoil for a second time. Upon hearing the news from the Doctor that her daughter has died she takes off running and doesn't stop until she collapses, exhausted in the middle of a deserted forest. That was when she heard the voice speak to her, a voice that isn't entirely human... What does it want? How does it know her name? She quickly finds out the answer to her questions and her view of the world she thinks she knows is changed forever...
The Way Between the Worlds
Author: Ian Irvine
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0446556947
Pages: 672
Year: 2009-02-28
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In the conclusion to this series, Karan, the young Sensitive who holds the Mirror of Aachen, which has the power to heal or permanently destroy the rift between Worlds, is held captive. Her lover, Llian, is in chains, falsely accused of betraying her. With the dark moon rising, the Charon Rulke is unstoppable as he prepares to open the Way between the Worlds.
The Other Side of Magik
Author: Michael Lingaard
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN: 1681819996
Pages: 430
Year: 2017-04-25
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Imagine a world where history and nature took a slightly different path … Harold won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the DNA spiral is left-handed, dragons are real, werewolves can get a pension, electricity doesn't work … and magic does. England is a twenty-first century world of steam buggies and airships, a world in which magic is the science that binds the fabric of society. This science could offer a great future for its students, including sixteen-year-old Garreth Aldredge. In The Other Side of Magik, Garreth, along with Danny, his double in the parallel universe that is our universe, are sucked into each other’s world because a Mandrake needs a body to inhabit, a body that is impervious to magic. Can Wizard Emeritus Salamander Ord save Danny from being inhabited by the soul of an evil Mandrake, and return Garreth and Danny to their rightful worlds? There is an alternative reality to the universe we know and understand. A very close and similar reality that is almost exactly the same, almost normal and familiar … except for some minor deviations. History there took a slightly different path. The Other Side of Magik is a mesmerising story that may just be true … if you allow yourself to believe.
Michael and the Mirror Worlds
Author: Andrew Whyte
Publisher: FeedARead.com
ISBN: 1849231095
Pages: 268
Year: 2008-12
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Reflections of fantasy
Author: Beverly Lyon Clark
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
ISBN:
Pages: 195
Year: 1986
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The Slanted Worlds
Author: Catherine Fisher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142426784
Pages: 384
Year: 2015-02-24
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"Jake, Sarah, and Oberon Venn continue their fight for control of the Obsidian Mirror, and whoever wins will either save a life, change the past, or rescue the future"--
Mirror Worlds Merged
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Pages: 64
Year: 2012
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The Mirror Empire
Author: Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 085766557X
Pages: 544
Year: 2014-08-26
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A stunning new epic fantasy from two-time Hugo Award winner Kameron Hurley. On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past... while a world goes to war with itself. In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind nothing but ash and ruin. At the heart of this war lie the pacifistic Dhai people, once enslaved by the Saiduan and now courted by their former masters to provide aid against the encroaching enemy. Stretching from desolate tundra to steamy, semi-tropical climes seething with sentient plant life, this is an epic tale of blood mages and mercenaries, emperors and priestly assassins who must unite to save a world on the brink of ruin. As the dark star of the cataclysm rises, an illegitimate ruler is tasked with holding together a country fractured by civil war; a precocious young fighter is asked to betray his family to save his skin; and a half-Dhai general must choose between the eradication of her father's people or loyalty to her alien Empress. Through tense alliances and devastating betrayal, the Dhai and their allies attempt to hold against a seemingly unstoppable force as enemy nations prepare for a coming together of worlds as old as the universe itself. In the end, one world will rise - and many will perish. File Under: Fantasy [ Orphaned Child | World at War | Blood Magic | The Fluidity of Gender] From the Trade Paperback edition.
Old Worlds, New Mirrors
Author: Moshe Idel
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812241304
Pages: 323
Year: 2010
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There emerged in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries a new Jewish elite, notes Moshe Idel, no longer made up of prophets, priests, kings, or rabbis but of intellectuals and academicians working in secular universities or writing for an audience not defined by any one set of religious beliefs. In Old Worlds, New Mirrors Idel turns his gaze on figures as diverse as Walter Benjamin and Jacques Derrida, Franz Kafka and Franz Rosenzweig, Arnaldo Momigliano and Paul Celan, Abraham Heschel and George Steiner to reflect on their relationships to Judaism in a cosmopolitan, mostly European, context. Idel—himself one of the world's most eminent scholars of Jewish mysticism—focuses in particular on the mystical aspects of his subjects' writings. Avoiding all attempts to discern anything like a single "essence of Judaism" in their works, he nevertheless maintains a sustained effort to illumine especially the Kabbalistic and Hasidic strains of thought these figures would have derived from earlier Jewish sources. Looming large throughout is Gershom Scholem, the thinker who played such a crucial role in establishing the study of Kabbalah as a modern academic discipline and whose influence pervades Idel's own work; indeed, the author observes, much of the book may be seen as a mirror held up to reflect on the broader reception of Scholem's thought.
Mockeries and Metamorphoses of an Aztec God
Author: Guilhem Olivier, Michel Besson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0870819070
Pages: 403
Year: 2008-03-01
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Guilhem Olivier's Mockeries and Metamorphoses of an Aztec God is a masterful study of Tezcatlipoca, one of the greatest but least understood deities in the Mesoamerican pantheon. An enigmatic and melodramatic figure, the Lord of the Smoking Mirror was both drunken seducer and mutilated transgressor and although he severely punished those who violated pre-Columbian moral codes, he also received mortal confessions. A patron deity to kings and warriors as well as a protector of slaves, Tezcatlipoca often clashed in epic confrontations with his "enemy brother" Quetzalcoatl, the famed Feathered Serpent. Yet these powers of Mesoamerican mythology collaborated to create the world, and their common attributes hint at a dual character. In a sophisticated, systematic tour through the sources and problems related to Tezcatlipoca's protean powers and shifting meanings, Olivier guides readers through the symbolic names of this great god, from his representation on skins and stones to his relationship to ritual knives and other deities. Drawing upon iconographic material, chronicles written in Spanish and in Nahuatl, and the rich contributions of ethnography, Mockeries and Metamorphoses of an Aztec God - like the mirror of Tezcatlipoca in which the fates of mortals were reflected - reveals an important but obscured portion of the cosmology of pre-Columbian Mexico.

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