Axiom s End

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The alternate history first contact adventure Axiom's End is an extraordinary debut from Hugo finalist and video essayist Lindsay Ellis.

Author: Lindsay Ellis

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250256747

Category: Fiction

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The alternate history first contact adventure Axiom's End is an extraordinary debut from Hugo finalist and video essayist Lindsay Ellis. Truth is a human right. It’s fall 2007. A well-timed leak has revealed that the US government might have engaged in first contact. Cora Sabino is doing everything she can to avoid the whole mess, since the force driving the controversy is her whistleblower father. Even though Cora hasn’t spoken to him in years, his celebrity has caught the attention of the press, the Internet, the paparazzi, and the government—and with him in hiding, that attention is on her. She neither knows nor cares whether her father’s leaks are a hoax, and wants nothing to do with him—until she learns just how deeply entrenched her family is in the cover-up, and that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades. Realizing the extent to which both she and the public have been lied to, she sets out to gather as much information as she can, and finds that the best way for her to uncover the truth is not as a whistleblower, but as an intermediary. The alien presence has been completely uncommunicative until she convinces one of them that she can act as their interpreter, becoming the first and only human vessel of communication. Their otherworldly connection will change everything she thought she knew about being human—and could unleash a force more sinister than she ever imagined.

Axiom s End

Stop the vehicle and lure the motorist out of the cab.” “Lure the motorist out of the
cab?” she repeated. “What are you going to do—” She turned around to see only
a long, empty two-lane highway and a vast blue lake. Ampersand was gone.

Author: Lindsay Ellis

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1789095417

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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An alternate history first contact adventure set in the early 2000's, pitched as Arrival meets The Three-Body Problem, by video essayist Lindsay Ellis. By the fall of 2007, one well-timed leak revealing that the U.S. government might have engaged in first contact has sent the country into turmoil, and it is all Cora Sabino can do to avoid the whole mess. The force driving this controversy is Cora's whistleblower father, and even though she hasn t spoken to him in years, his celebrity has caught the attention of the press, the Internet, the paparazzi, and the government - and redirected it to her. She neither knows nor cares whether her father's leaks are a hoax, and wants nothing to do with him - until she learns just how deeply entrenched her family is in the cover-up, and that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades. To save her own life, she offers her services as an interpreter to a monster, and the monster accepts. Learning the extent to which both she and the public have been lied to, she sets out to gather as much information as she can, and finds that the best way for her to find the truth is not as a whistleblower, but as an intermediary. The alien presence has been completely uncommunicative until she convinces one of them that she can act as their interpreter, becoming the first and only human vessel of communication. But in becoming an interpreter, she begins to realize that she has become the voice for a being she cannot ever truly know or understand, and starts to question who she's speaking for - and what future she's setting up for all of humanity.

Conference Record of the Fourth ACM Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages

These axioms ( H1 - H4 ) are widely discussed in the literature and will not be
stated provided that e , ce ei e2 and e here ... Volle 0 o ' , { U } call Fox Vndle ( 4 )
{ x = 1 } begin new x ; x : = 2 ; call q ; end { z = 2 } / e B1 Axioms R2 - R6 enable
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Tenth Annual Washington Ada Symposium

TheItem ; end if ; end TopOf ; 1. The axioms contraining IsEmpty : Is Empty ( MtStk
) == true ; IsEmpty ( Push ( 2,1 ) ) = false ; become program constraints : After
executing MkEmptyStk ( S ) , the value of IsEmpty ( S ) must be TRUE ; After ...

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Initial Computability Algebraic Specifications and Partial Algebras

axioms e : Nodes , W1 , W2 : Path , x : Edges p - end ( nil ( e ) ) = e if we = add (
W1 , 2 ) then p - end ( wz ) = end ( x ) end FINITE PATHS If we want to extend an
interpretation G of DIRECTED GRAPH to an interpretation W ( G ) of the extended
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Author: Horst Reichel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Computer science

Page: 221

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One of the first detailed expositions of partial algebras, this book develops a special theory of partial algebras as a powerful foundation of a model theoretic, initial semantics of algebraic specification languages. Professor Reichel explores the possibility of increasing the use of partial algebras, particularly in computer science. He presents examples of algebraic specifications of increasing complexity and proves that structural induction can yield a complete calculus of abstract programs on parameterized abstract data types. Finally, he extends the model-theoretic initial semantics of abstract data types with partial operations to behavioral semantics.

IEEE Computer Society 1984 Conference on Ada Applications and Environments

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Category: Ada (Computer program language)

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Symplectic End Invariants and C0 Symplectic Topology

We will refer to a capacity c satisfying these axioms as extrinsic ; if c also satisfies
a more restrictive version of axiom C2 in which f is only assumed to be an
embedding of U in R2n , then c is called intrinsic . Early examples of intrinsic ...

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Bulletin de la Soci t royale des sciences de Li ge

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8th International Workshop Expert Systems Their Applications General conference

C - axioms add ( s1 , e ) = = case si of seq _ error : seq _ error ; else : case e of
undef _ i : seq _ error ; end ; end . axioms car ( s ) = = case s of seq _ error : undef
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seq ...

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Reasoning about Plans

End Go Hiking Hunt Rob Bank Cash Check s2 s1 s1 s2 s1 Go To Woods Get Gun
Go To Bank Figure 1 : An event hierarchy We encode this event hierarchy in first -
order logic with the following axioms . Vx . GoHiking ( x ) > End ( x ) Vx . Hunt ...

Author: James Allen

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Pub

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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This book presents four contributions to planning research within an integrated framework. James Allen offers a survey of his research in the field of temporal reasoning, and then describes a planning system formalized and implemented directly as an inference process in the temporal logic. Starting from the same logic, Henry Kautz develops the first formal specification of the plan recognition process and develops a powerful family of algorithms for plan recognition in complex situations. Richard Pelavin then extends the temporal logic with model operators that allow the representation to support reasoning about complex planning situations involving simultaneous interacting actions, and interaction with external events. Finally, Josh Tenenberg introduces two different formalisms of abstraction in planning systems and explores the properties of these abstraction techniques in depth.

Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence

BRUTEDL can reduce the number of rules it has to process by pruning away
rules guaranteed not to be part of the final decision list. BRUTEDL uses the
axioms in Table 2 to determine the portions of the search space it can ignore.
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Author: American Association for Artificial Intelligence

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ISBN: 9780262611022

Category: Artificial intelligence

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The Axiomatic Method with Special Reference to Geometry and Physics

identical with the well - known ones , if one assumes the axioms of continuity ,
instead of Axiom IV1 , making the incomplete ... 4 The end 2 ( called by Hilbert oo
) will be distinguished , and the endcalculus defined for the ends different from 2.

Author: Leon Henkin

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Category: Axioms

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Quest

He maintained that the objec- because science would compel us to make tive
validity of religious , aesthetic and explicit our final axioms from which our ethical
values cannot be demonstrated . ends are derived . But what it cannot do Least of
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The Chaos Cookbook

TurtleInterpret End Sub Sub ExpandAxiomString ( ) For i = 1 To application comm
$ = " For j = 1 To Len ( axioms ) currents = Mids ( axioms , j . 1 ) AxiomExtended =
0 For k = 1 TO number_rules If ( current $ = prodrule $ ( k ) ) Then comm5 ...

Author: Joe Pritchard

Publisher: Digital Press

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Category: Architecture

Page: 487

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One of the bestselling books on Chaos/Fractals examines chaos theory in a much more practical way than other books. Chaos is not just a way of generating computer graphics, or a mathematical curiosity. It has relevance to the real world and the easiest way to explore and visualize chaos is on the computer screen.

IJCAI 95

( 22 ) But this yields a vacuous action qualification axiom since the right hand
side of the implication is a tautology . Step 4. There are no other domain
constraints . Similar efforts on the second and the third axioms end Step 5.
Clearly , the theory ...

Author: Christopher S. Mellish

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Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 2077

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Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Capture

11 task assemble - axiom ( Axiom ) % an Axiom have an Head ( single tuple ) %
and a Body ( list of constraints ) % LV is a list ... TimeVar ) end - if end - do (
where it might have been expected ) , but also for modifications of horn - logic
axioms .

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Commonsense Summer

Final Report Jerry R. Hobbs. Axiom 3 . 125 V8 8182 . separation ( 8 , 81 , 82 ) ▻
nimpervious ( sí , sz ) sisa . si e elements ( 81 ) 1 sa E elements ( 82 ) Axiom 3 .
126 V81822 . ( miscible ( 81 , 82 ) V soluable ( 81 , 82 ) 1 pc ( , 81 , 82 ) ▻ 33 ...

Author: Jerry R. Hobbs

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Basic Topology

Accepting the axioms for a topology ( Section 21 ) , one may concentrate on basic
ideas , or one may also include , as they occur , countability axioms ( end of
Section 22 ) , separation axioms ( Section 36 ) , and local properties ( Section 39
) .

Author: Dan Edwin Christie

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

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Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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Instruction on Axioms

the end , so that man shall seek ( donec ) until he find , and be glad of his seeking
all the way , and that is the via negative , beginning with the primary absurdities
and rascalities of reason , emptying the mystery of nothingness across his ...

Author: George Edwin Burnell

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The Turing Programming Language

false or In ( 25 , EmptySet ) ( Use boolean axiom ) In ( 25 , EmptySet ) ( Use
axiom 1 ) false This sequence of steps ... When this is done we have an
unbalanced if operation , defined by these axioms : if true then x end if = x if false
then x end if ...

Author: Richard C. Holt

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