The Soft Machine

Download or Read eBook The Soft Machine PDF written by William S. Burroughs and published by Grove/Atlantic, Inc.. This book was released on 2011-02-24 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Soft Machine

Book Synopsis The Soft Machine by : William S. Burroughs

In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms, Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could create.

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  • Publisher – Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Total Pages – 202
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780802197214
  • ISBN-13 – 0802197213

Soft Machines

Download or Read eBook Soft Machines PDF written by Richard A. L. Jones and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2004-08-26 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Soft Machines

Book Synopsis Soft Machines by : Richard A. L. Jones

Enthusiasts look forward to a time when tiny machines reassemble matter and process information with unparalleled power and precision. But is their vision realistic? Where is the science heading? As nanotechnology (a new technology that many believe will transform society in the next one hundred years) rises higher in the news agenda and popular consciousness, there is a real need for a book which discusses clearly the science on which this technology will be based. Whilst it is most easy to simply imagine these tiny machines as scaled-down versions of the macroscopic machines we are all familiar with, the way things behave on small scales is quite different to the way they behave on large scales. Engineering on the nanoscale will use very different principles to those we are used to in our everyday lives, and the materials used in nanotehnology will be soft and mutable, rather than hard and unyielding. "Soft Machines" explains in a lively and very accessible manner why the nanoworld is so different to the macro-world which we are all familiar with. Why does nature engineer things in the way it does, and how can we learn to use these unfamiliar principles to create valuable new materials and artefacts which will have a profound effect on medicine, electronics, energy and the environment in the twenty-first century. With a firmer understanding of the likely relationship between nanotechnology and nature itself, we can gain a much clearer notion of what dangers this powerful technology may potentially pose, as well as come to realise that nanotechnology will have more in common with biology than with conventional engineering.

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  • Publisher – OUP Oxford
  • Total Pages – 240
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780191567247
  • ISBN-13 – 0191567248

The Soft Machine

Download or Read eBook The Soft Machine PDF written by David Porush and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Soft Machine

Book Synopsis The Soft Machine by : David Porush

The Soft Machine, originally published in 1985, represents a significant contribution to the study of contemporary literature in the larger cultural and scientific context. David Porush shows how the concepts of cybernetics and artificial intelligence that have sparked our present revolution in computer and information technology have also become the source for images and techniques in our most highly sophisticated literature, postmodern fiction by Barthelme, Barth, Pynchon, Beckett, Burroughs, Vonnegut and others. With considerable skill, Porush traces the growth of "the metaphor of the machine" as it evolves both technologically and in literature of the twentieth century. He describes the birth of cybernetics, gives one of the clearest accounts for a lay audience of its major concepts and shows the growth of philosophical resistance to the mechanical model for human intelligence and communication which cybernetics promotes, a model that had grown increasingly influential in the previous decade. The Soft Machine shows postmodern fiction synthesizing the inviting metaphors and concepts of cybernetics with the ideals of art, a synthesis that results in what Porush calls "cybernetic fiction" alive to the myths and images of a cybernetic age.

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  • Publisher – Routledge
  • Total Pages – 254
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781351129664
  • ISBN-13 – 135112966X

Soft Machine

Download or Read eBook Soft Machine PDF written by Graham Bennett and published by SAF Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2005 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Soft Machine

Book Synopsis Soft Machine by : Graham Bennett

The definitive biography of Soft Machine, whose pivotal role shaped progressive-rock and pioneered jazz-rock fusion.

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  • Publisher – SAF Publishing Ltd
  • Total Pages – 454
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  • ISBN-10 – UOM:39015047483568
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Nova Express

Download or Read eBook Nova Express PDF written by William S. Burroughs and published by Grove/Atlantic, Inc.. This book was released on 2011-02-24 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Nova Express

Book Synopsis Nova Express by : William S. Burroughs

The Soft Machine introduced us to the conditions of a universe where endemic lusts of the mind and body pray upon men, hook them, and turn them into beasts. Nova Express takes William S. Burroughs’s nightmarish futuristic tale one step further. The diabolical Nova Criminals—Sammy The Butcher, Green Tony, Iron Claws, The Brown Artist, Jacky Blue Note, Izzy The Push, to name only a few—have gained control and plan on wreaking untold destruction. It’s up to Inspector Lee of the Nova Police to attack and dismantle the word and imagery machine of these “control addicts” before it’s too late. This surrealist novel is part sci-fi, part Swiftian parody, and always pure Burroughs.

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  • Publisher – Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Total Pages – 194
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780802197221
  • ISBN-13 – 0802197221