Small Gods

Discworld Novel, A
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061803208
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Lost in the chill deeps of space between the galaxies, it sails on forever, a flat, circular world carried on the back of a giant turtle— Discworld —a land where the unexpected can be expected. Where the strangest things happen to the nicest people. Like Brutha, a simple lad who only wants to tend his melon patch. Until one day he hears the voice of a god calling his name. A small god, to be sure. But bossy as Hell.

Worshipping Small Gods


Author: Richard Parks
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0809557452
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
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The follow-up to The Ogre's wife, containing fourteen stories, three of them original, and all created with the same philosophy, follow where the story leads, and face whatever comes. This ranges from comic zen parables as in the title story, "Worshipping Small Gods," to the darkest depths of the human heart as in "Voices in an Empty Room."

In Search of Small Gods


Author: Jim Harrison
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: 1619320894
Category: Poetry
Page: 120
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“Jim Harrison has probed the breadth of human appetites--for food and drink, for art, for sex, for violence and, most significantly, for the great twin engines of love and death. Perhaps no American writer better appreciates those myriad drives; since the publication of his first collection of poetry . . . Harrison has become their poet laureate.”--Salon.com In Jim Harrison’s new book of poems, birds and humans converse, biographies are fluid, and unknown gods flutter just out of sight. In terrains real and imagined--from remote canyons and anonymous thickets in the American West to secret basements in World War II Europe--Harrison calls his readers to live fully in a world where “Death steals everything except our stories.” In Search of Small Gods is an urgent and imaginative book--one filled with “the spore of the gods.” Maybe the problem is that I got involved with the wrong crowd of gods when I was seven. At first they weren’t harmful and only showed themselves as fish, birds, especially herons and loons, turtles, a bobcat and a small bear, but not deer and rabbits who only offered themselves as food. And maybe I spent too much time inside the water of lakes and rivers. Underwater seemed like the safest church I could go to . . . Jim Harrison is the author of thirty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including Legends of the Fall and Shape of the Journey. A long-time resident of Michigan, he now lives in Montana and Arizona.

Discworld 13 - Small Gods


Author: Pratchett, Terry
Publisher: Orion Press Inc.
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds

From Giant Turtles to Small Gods
Author: Marion Rana
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319672983
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 254
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This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.

In the Pockets of Small Gods


Author: Anis Mojgani
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1938912918
Category: POETRY
Page: N.A
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In Search of Small Gods


Author: Jim Harrison
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: 1556593007
Category: Poetry
Page: 87
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Harrison, one of America's most celebrated writers, is considered "a renegade genius" for his poetry.

La Corona del Pastor (Mundodisco 41)


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: FANTASCY
ISBN: 8415831943
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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La corona del pastor es el esperado desenlace de la emblemática serie del Mundodisco, que ha conquistado a millones de lectores, jóvenes y adultos, en todo el mundo. «No se trata simplemente de un gran libro del Mundodisco, se trata de un libro extraordinario. Una despedida perfecta para Pratchett y esta serie monumental.» The Telegraph Algo se está despertando en las profundidades de la caliza. Los búhos y los zorros lo presienten y Tiffany Dolorido lo nota en sus botas. Un viejo enemigo está reuniendo fuerzas. Es tiempo de finales y principios, de viejos y nuevos amigos, de romper los límites y cambiar de manos el poder. Ahora, Tiffany se encuentra entre la luz y las sombras, entre el bien y el mal. Mientras la horda de hadas se prepara para la invasión, Tiffany debe convocar a todas las brujas para que se unan a ella. Para proteger la tierra. Su tierra. Es la horade la verdad. A lo largo de más de tres décadas, Terry Pratchett se convirtió en uno de los escritores más populares y admirados del Reino Unido. Su prolífica obra consta de unos setenta libros, ha sido traducida a treinta y siete idiomas y lleva vendidos más de ochenta y cinco millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo. Se le conoce sobre todo por su serie del Mundodisco, cuyo primer volumen se publicó originalmente en 1983 y que se cierra ahora con La corona del pastor, la entrega número cuarenta y uno. Por otra parte, esta es la sexta novela del autor pensada tanto para los seguidores adultos de la serie como para introducir en ella a nuevos y más jóvenes lectores así como la quinta protagonizada por Tiffany Dolorido, uno de los personajes más queridos del Mundodisco. Esta joven bruja y sus inimitables ayudantes, los Nac Mac Feegle también aparecen en Los pequeños hombres libres, Un sombrero de cielo, La corona de hielo y Me vestiré de medianoche. Reseñas: «Terry fue uno de los mejores escritores de fantasía que han existido, y sin duda el más divertido.» George R.R. Martin «Terry Pratchett trajo más alegría a mi vida que ningún otro autor.» Patrick Rothfuss «Se le echará mucho de menos, pero ¡qué legado de ingenio y alegría nos deja!» Ursula K. Le Guin «Un autor de un talento monumental.» Rick Riordan «Era único. Tuve la suerte de escribir un libro con él, cuando éramos jóvenes, y aprendí mucho. Te echaré de menos, Terry.» Neil Gaiman

Little Gods


Author: Anna Richards
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330505297
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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An adventure, a black comedy, a fairy tale of sorts and a romance, Little Gods tells the story of larger-than-life Jean Clocker, whose birth challenges the very balance of nature and whose body resists all attempts to contain it. A girl – and later, woman – of unusual size and strength, fitting in is never an option for Jean, but it takes the chaos of war – and, later, America – to persuade her to fully appreciate her extraordinary stature. ‘A gorgeous, sprawling novel and a rich, colourful tale’ Metro ‘Four hundred and thirty-one pages of glory’ HELEN OYEYEMI ‘A wonderfully inventive ode to being different’ FT ‘Rich, gaudy, clever and irrepressible' ALI SMITH ‘A startlingly original first novel by a remarkable new talent’ Independent

Fairies, Demons, and Nature Spirits

'Small Gods' at the Margins of Christendom
Author: Michael Ostling
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113758520X
Category: History
Page: 366
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This book examines the fairies, demons, and nature spirits haunting the margins of Christendom from late-antique Egypt to early modern Scotland to contemporary Amazonia. Contributions from anthropologists, folklorists, historians and religionists explore Christian strategies of encompassment and marginalization, and the ‘small gods’ undisciplined tendency to evade such efforts at exorcism. Lurking in forest or fairy-mound, chuckling in dark corners of the home or of the demoniac’s body, the small gods both define and disturb the borders of a religion that is endlessly syncretistic and in endless, active denial of its own syncretism. The book will be of interest to students of folklore, indigenous Christianity, the history of science, and comparative religion.

Small Gods 'N Garbage


Author: Ivy Blyth
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467004947
Category: Humor
Page: N.A
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Pirómides


Author: Terry Pratchett,Albert Solé
Publisher: DEBOLSILLO
ISBN: 9788497593175
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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The Turtle Moves!

Discworld's Story Unauthorized
Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1935618385
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 296
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After growing from humble beginnings as a Sword & Sorcery parody to more than 30 volumes of wit, wisdom, and whimsy, the Discworld series has become a phenomenon unlike any other. Now, in The Turtle Moves!, Lawrence Watt-Evans presents a story-by-story history of Discworld’s evolution as well as essays on Pratchett’s place in literary canon, the nature of the Disc itself, and the causes and results of the Discworld phenomenon, all refreshingly free of literary jargon littered with informative footnotes. Part breezy reference guide, part droll commentary, The Turtle Moves! will enlighten and entertain every Pratchett reader, from the casual browser to the most devout of Discworld’s fans.

American Gods (En Espanol)

American Gods
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781594970993
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 477
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On the plane home to attend the funerals of his wife and best friend, Shadow, an ex-con, encounters an enigmatic stranger who seems to know a lot about him, and when Mr. Wednesday offers him a job as his bodyguard, Shadow accepts and is plunged into a dark and perilous world, where the soul of America is at stake. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, & Bram Stoker awards.

God in an Open Universe

Science, Metaphysics, and Open Theism
Author: William Hasker,Thomas Jay Oord
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877832
Category: Religion
Page: 214
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Since its inception, the discussion surrounding Open Theism has been dominated by polemics. On crucial philosophical issues, Openness proponents have largely been devoted to explicating the underlying framework and logical arguments supporting their perspective against competing theological and philosophical perspectives. As a result, very little constructive work has been done on the interconnections between Open Theism and the natural sciences. Given the central place of sciences in today's world, any perspective that hopes to have a broad impact must necessarily address such disciplines in a sustained and constructive manner. To date such engagements from the Openness perspective have been rare. God in an Open Universe addresses this deficiency. This book demonstrates that Open Theism makes a distinctive and highly fruitful contribution to the conversation and constructive work occurring between philosophy, theology, and the sciences. The various essays explore subjects ranging from physics to prayer, from special relativity to divine providence, from metaphysics to evolution, and from space-time to God. All who work at the intersection of theology and the sciences will benefit greatly from these essays that break new ground in this important conversation.

La Utopía Larga (La Tierra Larga 4)


Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Baxter
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
ISBN: 8401019540
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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La Utopía Larga es la esperada cuarta entrega de la saga «La Tierra Larga», una aclamadísima colaboración entre los dos gigantes de la ficción especulativa Terry Pratchett y Stephen Baxter, que ya lleva vendidos más de un millón de ejemplares en todo el mundo. Año 2045. La humanidad ha hecho frente a todo tipo de cataclismos y sigue tratando de salir adelante en el antiguo planeta de Datum. Desde que la revolución tecnológica le permitió acceso a las nuevas Tierras, nada ha vuelto a ser lo mismo. Ni siquiera para Lobsang, que, convertido en un superordenador viejo y estropeado, trata de pasar por humano en un mundo remoto y cree estar llevando una vida de lo más corriente, la de un hombre de familia en New Springfield. Agnes y él incluso han adoptado un niño. Entretanto, su viejo amigo Joshua ha emprendido su propio viaje: está buscando a su padre y reuniendo información sobre su familia. Cuando Lobsang descubra que algo verdaderamente extraño y terrible está pasando bajo la superficie de su nuevo hogar, irá en busca de Joshua, convencido de que deben unir fuerzas para acabar con lo que demonios sea lo que está ocurriendo, o será eso lo que acabe con todos los mundos de la Tierra Larga. Reseñas: «Te lo pasas en grande.» The Guardian «La serie de "La Tierra Larga" merece un lugar en las estanterías de los fans de la ciencia ficción y de los lectores de todo tipo.» Independent on Sunday «Alquimia literaria.» SFX

El Marte Largo (La Tierra Larga 3)


Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Baxter
Publisher: FANTASCY
ISBN: 8415831978
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Después de La Tierra Larga y La Guerra Larga, llega la extraordinaria tercera entrega de la saga escrita a cuatro manos por dos maestros de la literatura fantástica: Terry Pratchett y Stephen Baxter. 2040-2045. Durante los años posteriores a la catástrofe de Yellowstone, la población se ha establecido en los múltiples mundos paralelos que forman la Tierra Larga. Esta situación plantea interrogantes inesperados que exigen respuestas extraordinarias. En uno de esos asentamientos ha surgido una raza de niños súper inteligentes. Mientras los miembros de la sociedad humana les observan con recelo y suspicacia, Joshua Valienté deberá investigarles para sortear un conflicto que parece casi ineludible. Maggie Kauffman, por su parte, al mando de las tropas de Estados Unidos, ha emprendido una expedición hasta los remotos confines de la Tierra Larga: una aventura que la llevará a universos insólitos y desconocidos, donde las antiguas leyes no sirven. Mientras, Sally Linsay, la hija del inventor del mecanismo que cambió el significado de la vida humana para siempre, recibe un misterioso mensaje de su padre y se prepara para un viaje que nunca imaginó. La crítica ha dicho... «La mejor ciencia ficción. Imaginativa y capaz de sorprendernos.» Independent on Sunday «Un viaje emocionante e incesantemente entretenido.» SFX «La calidez y la humanidad de Pratchett se alían con la extraordinariamente fértil imaginación de Baxter.» The Guardian «Inteligente, ingenioso y tremendamente entretenido.» Daily Mail

Transformations and Transfer of Tantra in Asia and Beyond


Author: István Keul
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110258110
Category: Religion
Page: 541
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The essays in this volume, written by specialists working in the field of tantric studies, attempt to trace processes of transformation and transfer that occurred in the history of tantra from around the seventh century and up to the present. The volume gathers contributions on South Asia, Tibet, China, Mongolia, Japan, North America, and Western Europe. The chapters cover a wide thematic area, which includes modern Bengali tantric practitioners, tantric ritual in medieval China, the South Asian cults of the mother goddesses, the way of Buddhism into Mongolia, and countercultural echoes of contemporary tantric studies.