Clash of the Rival Robots: Gareth P. Jones
Absolute Beginner´s Guide to Building Robots: Gareth Branwyn
Robot Grippers: Gareth J. Monkman/ Stefan Hesse/ Ralf Steinmann/ Henrik Schunk
What happens on the pitch is only half the story. Being a footballer is not just kicking a ball about with twenty-one other people on a big grass rectangle. Sometimes being a footballer is about accidentally becoming best mates with Mickey Rourke, or understanding why spitting is considered football´s most heinous crime. In How to be a Footballer , Peter Crouch took us into a world of bad tattoos and even worse haircuts, a world where you´re on the pitch one minute, spending too much money on a personalised number plate the next. In I, Robot , he lifts the lid even further on the beautiful game. We will learn about Gareth Bale´s magic beans, the Golden Rhombus of Saturday night entertainment, and why Crouchy´s dad walks his dog wearing an England tracksuit from 2005. Whether you´re an armchair expert, or out in the stands every Saturday, crazy for five-a-side or haven´t put on a pair of boots since school, this is the real inside story of how to be a footballer.
Ribo Quadrilobe is a mystery where nobody dies. Ribo Quadrilobe is the quintessential robot. Ribo has no desire to become a human. He is an investigator pursuing the case of one Hannah H. Harvester. Hannah is a human doctor who has a super high percentage of patients who recover. Is Hannah violating the law which forbids her to use her religion and faith when practicing science? Will Ribo judge Hannah innocent or guilty? Will they fall in love? Ribo Quadrilobe is not a religious book. On the other hand it does take a close look at separation of church and state. I´m a firm believer in that concept, but how far should that separation go? Join Ribo for a breakfast of banana pancakes, and watch him reach his fullest potential with help from Hannah. Laugh at him being overly logical. See things from a Robo´s perspective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113869/bk_acx0_113869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unabridged audio collection of the ´´best of the best´´ science fiction stories published in 2014 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In ´´Marielena´´ by Nina Allan, an immigrant is haunted by his past, as well as his present and future, in a disturbingly mean-spirited near-future England. A convicted serial killer is sentenced to ´´rightminding´´ to cure his neurological disorder, which resulted in the sociopathic murdering of 13 women in ´´Covenant´´ by Elizabeth Bear. ´´The Magician and LaPlace´s Demon´´ by Tom Crosshill follows a powerful AI that discovers the existence of magic and then prosecutes a vendetta against the magicians, who grow more powerful as their numbers dwindle. In ´´Sadness´´ by Timons Esaias, a man strikes back, as best he can, against the powerful aliens who conquered Earth long ago. In ´´Amicae Aeternum´´ by Ellen Klages, a young girl shares her last morning on Earth with her girlfriend before boarding a generation starship. ´´Red Lights and Rain´´ by Gareth L. Powell is a blend of sci-fi and vampire-hunting lore in which the vampires are made, not born. In ´´The Sarcophagus´´ by Robert Reed, the maintenance cyborgs of the Great Ship encounter a stranded spacer in a derelict lifesuit from a long ago ship. ´´In Babelsberg´´ by Alastair Reynolds showcases a robot whose account of the dead colonists recently found on Titan are challenged by another AI. In ´´Passage of Earth´´ by Michel Swanwick, a coroner gets a taste of the Earth invaders´ superior intelligence while dissecting a giant worm-like alien. Finally, in ´´The Colonel´´ by Peter Watts, Colonel Moore tries to assess the capabilities of the hived human intelligences that have attacked a compound under his command. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/atxt/000039/bk_atxt_000039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.