This hugely important and ground-breaking book – an unprecedented oral history – gives voice to a silent generation and tells the secret history of 20th century China.
In 1912, five thousand years of feudal rule ended in China. Warlords, Western businessmen, soldiers, missionaries and Japanese all ruled China, exploited and fought one another and the Chinese. In 1949, Mao Zedong came to power.
China Witness is both a journey through time and through the author's own country, and a memorial to an extraordinary generation of men and women who have survived war, invasion, revolution, famine and modernization – to tell the story of their times. It is an extraordinary personal testimony from a normally silent generation who, in their lifetimes have seen China transformed from a largely peasant, agricultural country of more than 1.3 billion people into a modern state. These are ordinary people – a herb woman at a market, retired teachers, a legendary 'bandit' woman, Red Guards, oil pioneers, an acrobat, a naval general, a shoe mender, a lantern maker, taxi drivers, and others – from west to east, across the vast country, now in their seventies, eighties and nineties, and whose memories will soon die with them.
Here, for the first time many of them speak out about their lives and private thoughts about what they witnessed. Together their intimate stories are perhaps the only accurate record of modern Chinese history.
Naota's life is not simple. He lives with his eccentric father and grandfather in a city distinguished by a gigantic hand-iron shaped factory perched on hill. His brother's ex-girlfriend makes passes at him. And to top it all off, an impish, playful alien has run him over with her Vespa and smacked him in the head with a bass guitar! Little does he know that this is only the beginning of his involvement in an interplanetary ideological war.
Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, the Vampiric Fae are on the move, hunting anyone in their path. As the war with the vampires ratchets up, Myst, Queen of the Indigo Court, enshrouds New Forest in her chilling grasp.
Cicely Waters, owl shifter and Wind Witch, has rescued the Fae Prince Grieve at a great cost. Their reunion has lost them the allegiance of the Summer Queen – and the tolerance of the vampires. In desperation they turn to the Consortium for help. Now, to regain the good will of Lainule, they must dare to enter the heart of Myst's realm. But as Cicely and Grieve embark on their search for the heartstone of Summer, Winter is already wreaking her terrifying revenge.
Méto et ses camarades ont enfin franchi les portes de la Maison, livrant un combat terrible pour leur liberté. Méto est grièvement blessé lors de la bataille... Lorsqu'il se réveille, il se rend compte que ses paupières ont été cousues et qu'il est entravé à un lit. Où est-il? Et ses amis, sont-ils encore en vie?..
el tipo (yasutaka tsutsui) q nos induce a un estado imaginario poco comun dentro de los cuentos q he leido la historia basicamente trata de un escritor frustado q a su esposa la enterraron convirtiendola en un arbol (au, si es bien ficcionero)por conspirar contra el gobierno.
One of Tsutsui's best-known and most popular works in his native Japan, The Girl Who Leapt through Time is the story of fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Kazuko, who accidentally discovers that she can leap back and forth in time. In her quest to uncover the identity of the mysterious figure that she believes to be responsible for her paranormal abilities, she'll constantly have to push the boundaries of space and time, and challenge the notions of dream and reality.
En una ciudad de cristal y acero del Estado Único, separada por un muro del mundo salvaje, la vida transcurre sometida a la inflexible autoridad del Bienhechor: los hombres-número trabajan con horarios fijos, siempre a la vista de todos, sin vida privada: el “yo” ha dejado lugar al “nosotros”.
El narrador de este diario íntimo, D-503, es el constructor de una nave interestelar que deberá llevar al universo “el bienaventurado yugo de la razón”. Pero se enamora: el amor equivale a la rebelión, y el instinto sexual al deseo de libertad. Aunque, tras extirparle a D-503 el “ganglio craniano de la fantasía”, el Estado sedentario, entrópico, salga victorioso de la conspiración, allende sus muros siguen los hombres nómadas, llenos de energía, que generarán nuevos insurrectos: no existe, jamás existirá, la última revolución. Muchos lectores, al leer Nosotros, escrita entre 1919 y 1921, prohibida oficialmente hasta 1988 en la URSS, comprobarán cómo se anticipa magistralmente a todas las novelas posteriores sobre utopías totalitarias, sobre todo la de Orwell, 1984.
In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. But one frontier remains: outer space. Now, with the creation of the spaceship Integral, that frontier—and whatever alien species are to be found there—will be subjugated to the beneficent yoke of reason.
One number, D-503, chief architect of the Integral, decides to record his thoughts in the final days before the launch for the benefit of less advanced societies. But a chance meeting with the beautiful I-330 results in an unexpected discovery that threatens everything D-503 believes about himself and the One State. The discovery—or rediscovery—of inner space… and that disease the ancients called the soul.
A page-turning SF adventure, a masterpiece of wit and black humor that accurately predicted the horrors of Stalinism, “We” is the classic dystopian novel. Its message of hope and warning is as timely at the end of the twentieth century as it was at the beginning.