Lawrence Lessig - "a brilliant agile mind - absolutely extraordinarily prolific writer and speaker and above all an advocate for all the right things"
"If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of a thinking power called an idea ... no one possesses the less of it because every other possesses the whole of it ... as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening mine" -- Thomas Jefferson
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The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems of Homer. The action takes place after Homer's Iliad and details the journey home of the Greek hero Odysseus (Ulysses). The journey takes years, in part due to the Gods' disagreements over his eventual fate, and it is only when he is finally home that his troubles really begin.
The War of the Worldsis the famous H.G. Wells Science fiction story of aliens from Mars invading earth. An explosion on Mars is followed by a cylinder landing on Horsell Common. When the cylinder opens tentacled creatures emerge and enormous tripod machines terrify all in their path. More cylinders land across the English countryside and the Martians from within their tripods armed with Heat Rays and chemical weaponry, heedlessly attack people and property leaving behind a trail of confusion, trauma and mass destruction. Is humanity doomed?......It's the stuff that movie blockbusters are made from. Legendary H.G. Wells.
"There has never been a time in history when more of our 'culture' was as 'owned' as it is now. And yet there has never been a time when the concentration of power to control the uses of culture has been as unquestioningly accepted as it is now." -- Free Culture
"It's never too late to try a little common sense, Lessig says. It's only one of the things that makes him such an unusual law professor -- and such an important voice in the ongoing copyright wars." -- John Schwartz for AMERICAN LAWYER
Lewis Shiner is a two-time finalist for the Nebula (Frontera, Deserted Cities of the Heart), a finalist for the Philip K. Dick (Frontera), and won the World Fantasy award for Glimpses.
Lewis has released the first three chapters of Deserted Cities of the Heart. The novel begins in contemporary Mexico where Rolling Stone reporter John Carmichael has been drawn in his search of news ...
This taste will leave you wanting more...
Great Expectations is one of Dickens' later works and considered one of his best. It is notable for it's more naturalistic depiction of characters; here motivations and personal viewpoints form the heart of the narrative. The story follows the arc of a young orphan's life as he first tries to raise himself to a higher station in life and finally discovers the solution to some mysteries and comes to terms with himself.
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