Mortal Engines

In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of ...

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060082093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 373

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In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.

Mortal Engines

Encompassing his Fables for Robots and stories from his protagonists Ijon Tichy (from The Star Diaries) and Pirx the Pilot, this is a highly entertaining but also deeply alarming view of the glories and absurdities of Outer Space.

Author: Stanislaw Lem

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241269083

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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'On one side of the ducats was stamped the radiant profile of Archithorius, on the other - an image of his six hundred arms' Mortal Engines is a selection of the best of Stanislaw Lem's extraordinary miniature space epics, chosen by his heroic translator Michael Kandel, who has somehow battled through Lem's jokes, parodies, fabricated technological terms and unreliable robots and brilliantly converted them from Polish into English. Encompassing his Fables for Robots and stories from his protagonists Ijon Tichy (from The Star Diaries) and Pirx the Pilot, this is a highly entertaining but also deeply alarming view of the glories and absurdities of Outer Space.

Mortal Engines

Author: John M. Hoberman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781930665378

Category: Medical

Page: 374

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In this reprint of a classic originally published in 1992, John Hoberman dissects the modern sports establishments of Europe and America and shows how a community of mutually dependent interest groups combine to promote continued scientific experiments despite futile efforts by Olympic authorities to enforce their sanctions on those who violate the ban on illicit drugs. Hoberman also reflects on the future of sport as we enter a new era of unprecedented developments in genetic engineering and hormonal manipulation, with important implications for the science of human performance. Great sport begins where good health ends. Bertolt Brecht. "John Hoberman has written another magisterial study of sport... [a] brilliantly crafted narrative." ..". I heartily recommend Hoberman's book to serious students and enthusiasts of sport alike. It is a highly readable book that treats some of the most salient and delicate problems that have plagued high-performance sport since its inception. It is, to put it quite simply, one of the most intelligent and perceptive analyses of elite sport that I have had the pleasure of reading." -- William J. Morgan, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 19 (1992): 101, 106 "Two previous books by John Hoberman, Sport and Political Ideology (1984) and The Olympic Crisis (1986), demonstrated his mastery of the European -- and, to a lesser degree, the American -- literature relevant to the history of modern sports. This mastery has enabled him to probe deeply and insightfully into the instrumentalization of the human body in the service of sports performance." "Hoberman's splendidly researched and unusually thoughtful book should be an important contribution to the public debate of this issue. Will it be read by those who have the power to influence events?" -- Allen Guttmann, International Journal of the History of Sport 11 (1994): 516, 517 "Mortal Engines is a horror story. For almost 300 pages John Hoberman presents the reader with evidence that our view of sports and athletes and the attitude athletes have about themselves have become hopelessly and dangerously warped. The lure of money and the determination to establish national prestige have led trainers, scientists and doctors to endanger athletes. Sometimes the athletes have known what was going on, and sometimes they have simply swallowed what they were told was good for them and then kept their mouths shut.... "But the remarkable achievement of Mortal Engines is the extent to which it demonstrates that doped competitors are not so much freaks, cheats or unfortunate victims as they are the logical consequence of a dangerous and destructive set of assumptions which most of us make about our athletes." -- Bill Littlefield on Morning Edition, National Public Radio (NPR), July 27, 1992 "John Hoberman has written a continually fascinating, ingenious and well-narrated book about sport, athletes and the use of science in modern sport from its origins at the end of the nineteenth century. It is a book that should be read by anyone who is interested in sports and physiology or, as one might put it, physiopolitics." -- Mats Gellerfelt, Svenska Dagbladet [Stockholm], February 12, 1994

Mortal Engines Mortal Engines Book 1

The epic city-eat-city adventure is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545394430

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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The epic city-eat-city adventure is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

The Mortal Engines Quartet

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future.

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 140719495X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1664

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MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged in a boxset with fantastic and eye-catching covers featuring new artwork.

The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines

This definitive companion guide includes detailed maps, fascinating character profiles, and stunning colour illustrations from incredible artists, including Ian McQue, David Wyatt, Aedel Fakhrie, Maxime Plasse, Rob Turpin, Philip Varbano ...

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407195077

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea. So begins Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines, the first book in his epic post-apocalyptic series of giant motorized cities on wheels. But how did the world end up like this? What led to the downfall of our civilization, and to the rise of the Traction Cities that roam the Great Hunting Ground to attack and devour each other? Now, for the first time, discover the untold future history of Traction. This lavishly illustrated book contains incredible tales of fearsome Zagwan warriors riding war-zebras into battle, daring air-traders flying the Bird-Roads in search of adventure, and the mysterious plague-ridden wasteland of the Dead Continent that was formerly known as 'North America'. This definitive companion guide includes detailed maps, fascinating character profiles, and stunning colour illustrations from incredible artists, including Ian McQue, David Wyatt, Aedel Fakhrie, Maxime Plasse, Rob Turpin, Philip Varbano and Amir Zand. MORTAL ENGINES is soon to be a major motion picture.

Infernal Devices Mortal Engines Book 3

Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545394457

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

A Darkling Plain Mortal Engines Book 4

Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545394465

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 808

Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

Mortal Engines Film Tie In

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future, and is now released with a film tie-in cover.

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781407188959

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 336

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MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future, and is now released with a film tie-in cover. The first installment introduces young apprentice Tom Natsworthy and the murderous Hester Shaw, flung from the fast-moving city of London into heart-stopping adventures in the wastelands of the Great Hunting Ground. "No 11-to-16-year-old should miss the superbly imagined debut novel from Philip Reeve" - The Times "This big, brave, brilliant book combines a thrilling adventure story with endless moral conundrums" - Guardian

Mortal Engines 1

Mortal Engines launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future.

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

ISBN: 1921988142

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 294

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Mortal Engines launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. The first instalment introduces young apprentice Tom Natsworthy and the murderous Hester Shaw, flung from the fast-moving city of London into heart-stopping adventures in the wastelands of the Great Hunting Ground. Repackaged with a stunning double cover and eye-catching new look that features the famous recycled 'Old-Tech' of Reeve's fantastic world.

Night Flights A Mortal Engines Collection

Go deeper into the world of Mortal Engines with these brand-new short stories set in the Mortal Engine world, just in time for the release of the epic film, produced by Peter Jackson!

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338307460

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 614

Go deeper into the world of Mortal Engines with these brand-new short stories set in the Mortal Engine world, just in time for the release of the epic film, produced by Peter Jackson!

Predator s Gold Mortal Engines Book 2

Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545394449

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 873

Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

Mortal Engines 2

The Jenny was drifting across the shoulder of a big volcano.

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781760661885

Category: Science fiction

Page: 352

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The Jenny was drifting across the shoulder of a big volcano. Beyond it there were no more mountains, just an endless blue-white plain stretching to the horizon. They were at the mercy of the wind, and it was carrying them helplessly into the Ice Wastes. Tom and Hester, now in possession of the airship Jenny Haniver, find themselves being pursued by League forces. Scrambling to escape, they head north and land on the city of Anchorage. But the savage Huntsmen of Arkangel are closing in, and the young margravine must make a last desperate bid for survival.

MORTAL ENGINES COLLECTION

Author: PHILIP. REEVE

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781780482934

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Mortal Engines 3

At first there was nothing.

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781760661892

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 384

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At first there was nothing. Then came a spark, a sizzling sound that stirred frayed webs of dream and memory. And thenwith a crackle, a roara blue-white rush of electricity was surging through him, bursting into the dry passages of his brain like the tide pouring back into a sea cave. Anchorage has become a static settlement on the shores of the Dead Continent, at peace for sixteen years. But now trouble is approachingin a limpet sub, and fast. The Lost Boys are back, and theyll do anything to get what they want. Tom and Hesters daughter Wren is their eager dupe, bored and desperate for adventure. When Wren is snatched away in the limpet,Tom and Hester set off to rescue her, in a journey that will stir up old needs, old secretsand send them into perilous waters...

Parodies of the Works of English American Authors

And , O you mortal engines , whose rude throats The immortal Jove ' s dread
clamours counterfeit , Farewell ! Othello ' s occupation ' s gone ! Act III . Scene III .
This favorite passage is cleverly imitated in George Colman ' s Epilogue to ...

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Novels by Philip Reeve

The novel won the 2006 Guardian Award and the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction. The book is set six months after Infernal Devices.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230484983

Category:

Page: 40

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 39. Chapters: Larklight trilogy, Mortal Engines quartet, A Darkling Plain, List of Mortal Engines Quartet characters, Hester Shaw, Traction City, Lost Boys, Wren Natsworthy, Predator's Gold, Anchorage-in-Vineland, Infernal Devices, Stalker, Shrike, Thaddeus Valentine, Here Lies Arthur, Anti-Traction League, Starcross, Municipal Darwinism, Sixty Minute War, Cruwys Morchard, Green Storm, London, Oenone Zero, Anna Fang, Fever Crumb, Theo Ngoni, Nimrod Pennyroyal, Mothstorm, A Web of Air, Jenny Haniver, Traktionstadtsgesellschaft, Magnus Crome, Buster Bayliss series, Nicholas Quirke. Excerpt: A Darkling Plain is the fourth and final novel in the Mortal Engines Quartet series written by author Philip Reeve. The novel won the 2006 Guardian Award and the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction. The book is set six months after Infernal Devices. Wren Natsworthy and her father Tom Natsworthy have taken to the skies in their airship, the Jenny Haniver. After the apparent death of the Stalker Fang at the end of Infernal Devices, General Naga has seized command of the Green Storm and has signed a peace treaty between the Green Storm and the Traktionstadtsgesellschaft, ushering in a new era of peace and trade. Whilst Wren is enjoying life as an aviator, Tom misses Hester, and has been informed by a doctor that his weak heart means he only has a few years left to live. The Lost Boy, Fishcake, is secretly repairing the Stalker Fang, coming to regard her as the mother he never had. Theo Ngoni has returned to Zagwa and rejoined his family. The title is derived from Matthew Arnold's poem Dover Beach. This excerpt of the poem appears at the beginning of the book: Ah, love, let us be trueTo one another! for the world, which seemsTo lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful so..

The Works of William Shakespeare

424 . mortal , deadly , murderous : This news is mortal to the queen , iii . ... 397 ;
you mortal engines , vii . ... 271 . mortal , " exceeding , very " ( Craven Dialect ) :
as all is mortal in nature , so is all nature in love mortal in folly ( “ abounding in
folly ...

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424 . mortal , deadly , murderous : This news is mortal to the queen , iii . 454 ; The
... 260 ; The mortal gate ( “ The gate that was made the scene of death , ”
JOHNSON ) of the city , vi . 170 ; you ... 397 ; you mortal engines , vii . 426 ;
Would be ...

Author: William Shakespeare

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Category: English drama

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The Works of William Shakespeare Glossary

409 . mortal , deadly , murderous : This news is mortal to the queen , iii . 445 ; The
mortal ... 256 ; The mortal gate ( “ The gate that was made the scene of death , "
JOHNSON ) of the city , vi . 178 ; you spirits ... 159 ; you mortal engines , viii .

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