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1 Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee Final frontiers: Science Fiction and Techno-Science in Non-Aligned India 026875 2020 Book  
2 May, Andrew Pseudoscience and Science Fiction I10038 2017 eBook  
3 Villata, Massimo The Dark Arrow of Time I09905 2017 eBook  
4 Broderick, Damien The Time Machine Hypothesis I09470 2019 eBook  
5 Webb, Stephen New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales I08568 2019 eBook  
6 Lakshmichand Jain (tr.) Wah lambi khamoshi (Hindi) E01420 1999 Book  
7 Kailash Kabir (comp.) Vijay dan detha rachna sanchayan (Hindi) E01421 2009 Book  
8 Vandana Atre (tr.) Slumdog millionaire (Marathi) E01408 2005 Book  
9 Taslima Nasrin Lajja (Marathi) E01226 2008 Book  
10 PREMCHAND Rangbhumi (Hindi) E01216 2008 Book  
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TitleFinal frontiers: Science Fiction and Techno-Science in Non-Aligned India
Author(s)Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee
PublicationLiverpool, Liverpool University Press, 2020.
Descriptionxi, 192p.
Series(Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies)
Abstract Notehis is the first book-length study of the relationship between science fiction, the techno-scientific policies of independent India, and the global non-aligned movement that emerged as a response to the Cold War and decolonization. Today, we see the trend of science fiction writers being used by governments as advisors on techno-scientific policies and defence industries. But such relationships between literature, policy and geo-politics have a long and complex history. Glimpses of this history can be seen in the case of the first generation of post-colonial Indian science fiction writers, the policies of scientific and technological development in independent India, and the political strategy of non-alignment advocated by India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who proposed that Third World nations should maintain an equal distance between Washington and Moscow. Such a perspective reveals the surprisingly long and relatively unknown life of Indian science fiction, as well as the critical role played by the genre in imagining alternative pathways for scientific and geo-political developments to those that dominate our lives now.
ISBN,Price9781789620283 : £ 75.00(HB)
Classification82-31
Keyword(s)1. FICTION 2. SCIENCE FICTION 3. TECHNO-SCIENCE
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TitlePseudoscience and Science Fiction
Author(s)May, Andrew
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionX, 181 p. 45 illus., 28 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteAliens, flying saucers, ESP, the Bermuda Triangle, antigravity ??? are we talking about science fiction or pseudoscience? Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference. Both pseudoscience and science fiction (SF) are creative endeavours that have little in common with academic science, beyond the superficial trappings of jargon and subject matter. The most obvious difference between the two is that pseudoscience is presented as fact, not fiction. Yet like SF, and unlike real science, pseudoscience is driven by a desire to please an audience ??? in this case, people who ???want to believe???. This has led to significant cross-fertilization between the two disciplines. SF authors often draw on ???real??? pseudoscientific theories to add verisimilitude to their stories, while on other occasions pseudoscience takes its cue from SF ??? the symbiotic relationship between ufology and Hollywood being a prime example of this. This engagingly written, well researched and richly illustrated text explores a wide range of intriguing similarities and differences between pseudoscience and the fictional science found in SF. Andrew May has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD in astrophysics from Manchester University. After many years in academia and the private sector, he now works as a freelance writer and scientific consultant. He has written pocket biographies of Newton and Einstein, as well as contributing to a number of popular science books. He has a lifelong interest in science fiction, and has had several articles published in Fortean Times magazine
ISBN,Price9783319426051
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. FICTION 5. PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE 6. PHYSICS 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. Popular Science in Physics 9. Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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TitleThe Dark Arrow of Time : A Scientific Novel
Author(s)Villata, Massimo
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionV, 163 p. 1 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis riveting scientific novel combines adventure, love, suspense, magic, pathos, and mystery in a carefully woven plot that is full of unexpected twists and turns. The author is an astrophysicist who has developed an alternative theory, which holds that traveling in time is possible. Time is, in fact, the real protagonist of the novel and of the intrigue surrounding the attempt to seize the secret of Time???s other arrow, the dark arrow normally hidden from us, which points back at our past. The underlying premise is that antimatter is nothing more than common matter moving backwards in time. The justification for this interpretation has been with us for some time, ???hiding in plain sight??? within Maxwell???s equations, the Lorentz transformations, the CPT theorem of relativistic quantum mechanics, and Feynman diagrams. While the science underlying the narrative is explained whenever necessary, sometimes with the aid of simple mathematical formulas, these scientific asides account for only a small part of the book, which will appeal to a wide audience, including readers who are far from being science buffs
ISBN,Price9783319674865
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Elementary particles (Physics) 4. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory 5. FICTION 6. PHYSICS 7. Popular Science in Physics 8. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Time Machine Hypothesis : Extreme Science Meets Science Fiction
Author(s)Broderick, Damien
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXIII, 243 p : online resource
Abstract NoteEvery age has characteristic inventions that change the world. In the 19th century it was the steam engine and the train. For the 20th, electric and gasoline power, aircraft, nuclear weapons, even ventures into space. Today, the planet is awash with electronic business, chatter and virtual-reality entertainment so brilliant that the division between real and simulated is hard to discern. But one new idea from the 19th century has failed, so far, to enter reality???time travel, using machines to turn the time dimension into a two-way highway. Will it come true, as foreseen in science fiction? Might we expect visits to and from the future, sooner than from space? That is the Time Machine Hypothesis, examined here by futurist Damien Broderick, an award-winning writer and theorist of the genre of the future. Broderick homes in on the topic through the lens of science as well as fiction, exploring some fifty different time-travel scenarios and conundrums found in the science fiction literature and film
ISBN,Price9783030161781
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. FICTION 4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 5. LITERATURE 6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 7. PHYSICS 8. Popular Science in Literature 9. Popular Science in Physics 10. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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TitleNew Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales
Author(s)Webb, Stephen
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXIII, 305 p. 22 illus., 14 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents the reader with some of the earliest classic SF short stories ??? all of them published between 1858 and 1934, featuring both well-known and long-forgotten writers ??? dealing for the first time with topics to which science had (some) answers only at much later stages. This includes aspects of alien life forms, transmogrification, pandemics, life on Mars, android robots, big data, matter transmission and impact events to name but a few. The short stories are reprinted in full alongside extensive commentaries which also examine some of the latest scientific thinking surrounding the story???s main theme and provide the reader with suggestions for further reading. Since gaining a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, Stephen Webb has worked in a variety of universities in the UK. He has published an undergraduate textbook Measuring the Universe - The Cosmological Distance Ladder (1999) as well as several popular science books, among them Out of this World - Colliding Universes, Branes, Strings, and Other Wild Ideas of Modern Physics in 2004, New Eyes on the Universe - Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the Tools We Need to Solve Them in 2012, the second edition of If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY? Seventy-Five Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life in 2015, All the Wonder that Would Be - Exploring Past Notions of the Future in 2017, also published as part of Springer???s Science and Fiction series, as well as recently, Clash of Symbols - A ride through the riches of glyphs. His 2018 TED talk on aliens has to date been watched more than 2.33 million times
ISBN,Price9783030031954
Keyword(s)1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. FICTION 5. LITERATURE 6. PHYSICS 7. Popular Science in Literature 8. Popular Science in Physics
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TitleWah lambi khamoshi (Hindi)
Author(s)Lakshmichand Jain (tr.);Shashi Deshpande
PublicationNew Delhi, Sahitya Akademi, 1999.
Description202p.
ISBN,Price8126006420 : Rs. 100.00(HB)
Classification82-32=914.3
Keyword(s)1. FICTION 2. M.V.S. 3. SHORT STORIES
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E01420   82-32=914.3/JAIN/E01420  Issued IS018: Muktangan Vidnyan Shodhika, C/O Samir Dhurde 20/Jun/2011

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TitleVijay dan detha rachna sanchayan (Hindi)
Author(s)Kailash Kabir (comp.)
PublicationNew Delhi, Sahitya Akademi, 2009.
Description726p.
ISBN,Price9788126023431 : Rs. 400.00(HB)
Classification82-31=914.6
Keyword(s)1. FICTION 2. M.V.S. 3. POETRY 4. SHORT STORIES
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E01421   82-31=914.6/KAB/E01421  Issued IS018: Muktangan Vidnyan Shodhika, C/O Samir Dhurde 15/Jun/2011

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TitleSlumdog millionaire (Marathi)
Author(s)Vandana Atre (tr.);Vikas Swarup
PublicationPune, Mehta Publishing House, 2005.
Description263p.
ISBN,Price9788184980233 : Rs. 200.00(PB)
Classification82-32=914.6
Keyword(s)1. FICTION 2. M.V.S.
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TitleLajja (Marathi)
Author(s)Taslima Nasrin
PublicationPune, Mehta Publishing House, 2008.
Description245p.
ISBN,Price8177660055 : Rs. 150.00(PB)
Classification82.31=914.6
Keyword(s)1. FICTION 2. M.V.S.
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TitleRangbhumi (Hindi)
Author(s)PREMCHAND
PublicationNew Delhi, Diamond Books, 2008.
Description496p.
ISBN,Price8171822517 : Rs. 150.00(PB)
Classification82-31=914.3
Keyword(s)1. FICTION 2. M.V.S.
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E01216   82-31=914.3/PRE/E01216  Issued IS018: Muktangan Vidnyan Shodhika, C/O Samir Dhurde 14/Jun/2011

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