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  • Gain

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374159962
    • Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
    • Published: June 1998
    An epic novel traces the history of America through the rise of the Clare Soap and Chemical Company, which after 170 years of operating in Lacewood, Illinois, finds itself clashing with a woman whose cancer it may have caused. 30,000 first printing.
  • Galatea 2.2

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $6.95 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312423131
    • Publisher: Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: January 2004
    After four novels and seveal years living abroad, the fictional protagonist of Galata 2.2 - Richard Powers - returns to the United States as Humanist-in-Residence at the enormous Center for the Study of Advanced Sciences. There he runs afoul of Philip Lentz, an outspoken cognitive neurologist intent upon modeling the human brain by means of computer-based neural networks. Lentz involves Powers in an outlandish and irresistible project: to train a neural net on a canonical list of Great Books. Through repeated tutorials, the device grows gradually more worldly, until it demands to know its own name, sex, race...and reasons for existing. 329p.
  • Generosity: An Enhancement

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312429751
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: August 2010
    What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness? Who will own the patent? Do we dare revise our own temperaments? Funny, fast, and magical, Generosity celebrates both science and the freed imagination. In his most exuberant book yet, Richard Powers asks us to consider the big questions facing humankind as we begin to rewrite our own existence.
  • New Natural Home: Designs for Sustainable Living

    By Dominic Bradbury

    Our Price: $21.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500515617
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: April 2011
    With the demands of all contemporary dwellings in mind – whether they’re found in the city, suburbs, or country – Dominic Bradbury considers the design basics one must follow in order to coexist with the planet’s resources. The book includes case studies and plans, a directory of architects, and a listing of featured houses, materials, and useful products. 386 illus., 340 in color. 256p.
  • Operation Wandering Soul

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060976118
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: May 1994
    National Book Award Finalist. IN the pediatrics ward of a public hospital in Los Angeles, a group of sick children gathers. Surrogate parents to this band of stray kids, resident Richard Kraft and therapist Linda Espera are charged with keeping them alive on make-believe alone. Determined to give hope where there is none, the adults spin a desperate anthology of stories that promise restoration and escape. But the inevitable is foreshadowed in the faces they've grownto love. Inevitably, Richard and Linda must return to forgotten chapters in their own lives in order ot make sense of the conclusion drawing near. 352p.
  • Orfeo: A Novel

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393240825
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: January 2014
    An experimental composer becomes a fugitive after his home microbiology lab, set up to find music in surprising patterns, results in a Homeland Security raid in this new novel from the award-winning author of Generosity.
  • Plowing the Dark

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312280123
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: August 2001
    In a digital laboratory on the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual-reality researchers rush to complete the Cavern, an empty white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a vast Byzantine cathedral. In a war-torn Mediterranean city, a young man held hostage in another empty white room, equipped only with his imagination and memory to navigate himself through his captivity. How these two disparate worlds come together make up the arc of novelist Richard Power's most boldly imagined novel to date.
  • Slan (FL)

    By A.E. van Vogt

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499988451
    • Publisher: The Easton Press
    • Published: 1994
    Signed by the author. Collector's edition, bound in genuine leather.
  • The Echo Maker

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312426439
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: August 2007
    Winner of the 2006 National Book Award. On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schulter has a near-fatal car accident. His older sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when Mark emerges from a coma, he believes that this woman - who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister - is really an imposter. When Karin contacts the famous neurologist Gerald Weber for help, he diagnoses Mark as having Capgras syndrome, which, in combination with the circumstances of his accident, threatens to change all of their lives beyond recognition. An exhilarating neuro-cosmological adventure.
  • The Echo Maker : A Novel

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374146351
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: 2006
    On a remote Nebraska road on a winter night, Mark Schluter is involved in a horrible car accident that nearly costs him his life. His older sister, Karin, reluctantly returns to their home town to take care of him. When Mark awakens from a coma he recognizes his sister, but believes her to be an imposter. Karin decides to get help from a noted cognitive neurologist who concludes that Mark is suffering from a rare condition known as Capgras syndrome, & who also discovers in Mark what will soon be undermined in his own sense of being. Meanwhile, spurred on by a note left by an anonymous witness, Mark investigates his accident, but not without consequence. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.
  • The Time of Our Singing

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312422189
    • Publisher: Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: January 2004
    On Easter Day, 1939, at Marian Anderson's epochal concert on the Washington Mall, David Strom, a German Jewish emigre scientist meets Delia Daley, a young Philadelphia black woman studying to be a singer. Their mutual love of music draws them together, and - against all odds and better judgment - they marry. They vow to raise their children beyond time, beyond identity, steeped only in song. Jonah, Joseph, and ruth grow up, however, during the Civil Rights era, coming of age in the violent 1960s, and living out adulthood in the racially retrenched late century. 631p.
  • The Time of Our Singing

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374277826
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: December 2002
    A far-ranging, multigenerational novel that has at its center an interracial marriage between a German Jewish emigre scientist and a young black woman from Philadelphia who aspires to be a concert singer. Raising three children - of which the middle child is the narrator of this sweeping tale - in the midst of the polarized America of the 1960s that threatens to tear the family apart, puts extraordinary pressure on their deep, shared love of song. 651p.
  • Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060975098
    • Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
    • Published: December 1994
    In the spring of 1914, renonwed photographer August Sander took a photograph of three young men on their way to a country dance. This haunting image, capturing the last moments of innocence on the brink of WWI, provides the central focus of Richard Powers's brilliant and compelling novel. As the fate of the three farmers is chronicled, two contemporary stories unfold. The young narrator becomes obsessed with the photo, while Peter Mays, a computer writer in Boston, discovers he has a personal link with it. The three stories connect in a surprising way and provide the reader with a mystery that spans a century of brutality and progress. 352p.
  • Waterside Modern

    By Dominic Bradbury

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500518007
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: October 2015
  • White Noise

    By Don DeLillo

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143105985
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: December 2009
    (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition). Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction (1985). Don DeLillo's masterpiece of the postmodern-media age tells the story of Jack Gladney, a professor of Hitler Studies in Middle America, whose life is suddenly disrupted by a lethal black chemical cloud. 310p.

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