Wo stehen hier die E-Books? (Humor bei Milena) (German by Monika Reitprecht

By Monika Reitprecht

Das Bild von Bibliotheken im Allgemeinen und Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekaren im Besonderen scheint sich seit dem Mittelalter wenig geändert zu haben.
Hartnäckig hält sich die Vorstellung von endlosen Regalreihen, gefüllt mit verstaubten Wälzern, dazwischen huschen verschrobene, strenge Mitarbeiter herum, die ihre Klientel everlasting zur Einhaltung absoluter Ruhe ermahnen. Eine junge Bibliothekarin - und zugleich eine der witzigsten Frauen Wiens - ist angetreten, uns vom Gegenteil zu überzeugen. Seit 2009 gestaltet Monika Reitprecht die Facebookseite der Büchereien Wien, und diese ist so lebendig und unterhaltsam, dass sie der erfolgreichste Auftritt in der deutschsprachigen Bibliothekswelt wurde.

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Trade Marks (German Edition) by Ede Emm

By Ede Emm

Zugegeben: wir haben Probleme. Gehäufte Probleme. Die Welt auf bedenklichem Kurs. Zur Panik ist trotzdem kein Anlass: Lösungen sind schon in Sicht, bahnbrechende Lösungen. Prof. Herbert Keppelmann (MPI, ETH, MIT), in die united states immigrierter österreichischer Grundlagenforscher, hat Ansätze aufgezeigt. Nach seinem, inzwischen zum regelrechten Kultbuch gewordenen, "The gaining knowledge of of the predicament" (2003) wird vom eigens gegründeten "Institute for magnificent rules (iii)" unter starker finanzieller Dotierung durch die "Common Rubber united states business starting place" an der realen Umsetzung im größten Stil gearbeitet. Dies freilich nicht ganz uneigennützig.

Über das Herantasten an die Wurzeln der Probleme und die oft verblüffenden Wege zur Lösung berichtet hier ein Insider.

REALITY CONSTRUCTS:
Wie soll guy das einordnen, used to be ich so schreibe? delusion tales sind eigentlich (leider) schon anderweitig konnotiert: mit Riesen, Wäldern, edlen Königinnen…. technology FICTION, da denkt guy an schwarze Löcher, extraterrestrial beings und Krieg der Welten. PHANTASTIK, diese Stilrichtung hat’s schon einmal gegeben, im Europa der Technik-&Kulturwende vom 19. zum 20. Jahrhundert – aber trotzdem, die PHANTASTISCHE LITERATUR im Sinne von “AUS DER FREIEN FANTASIE UMGESETZTE IDEEN” käme prinzipiell meinen Intentionen schon nahe. Vor allem, wenn sich diese Fantasie dann mit unserer Realität befasst, truth CONSTRUCTS gestaltet sozusagen.

Ede Emm, Autor

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Dr. Herbert Keppelmann
über Deutschland (MPI) und die Schweiz (ETH) nach Amerika (MIT) emigrierter Österreicher, hat sich in seinem seit 2004 eigenständig aufgebauten INSTITUTE FOR outstanding principles (iii), einer paintings Denk-Konzern mit solider US-Industrie-Beteiligung (Common Rubber), speziell der Lösung hartnäckig unlösbar scheinender Probleme angenommen.

Sein Werk THE learning OF THE drawback (2003), ein Genie-Streich der Grundlagenforschung und unerlässliches Fundament für die Arbeit des iii-product-teams, wurde binnen kurzem zum absoluten Welt-Bestseller und regelrechten Kult-Buch.

Um auch die kommerzielle Auswertung seiner Ideen fest in der Hand zu behalten, sah sich der Wissenschafter aufgrund der unerwartet intensiven Nachfrage genötigt, den DR.-H.-KEPPELMANN-WORLD-WIDE-TRADE-TRUST mit Sitz in Zürich ins Leben zu rufen, bei dem sich potente internationale Interessenten seither die Türklinke in die Hand geben.

Common Rubber,
1861 zur industriellen Vermarktung des brasilianischen Rohkautschuk-Booms gegründet, darf sich heute zu den führenden erdumfassenden US-Konzernen zählen. Kunststoff-Produkte jeder paintings bilden neben den altbewährten Gummiwaren nun den Produktionsschwerpunkt.

Spezialisiert hat sich das Unternehmen in letzter Zeit vor allem auf Entwicklung und Einsatz von Kunststoffen im High-Tech-Bereich. Wegweisende Spitzenleistungen in der Weltraumfahrt, in der Bio-Physik oder auch in der Computer-Technologie konnten erzielt werden.

Um in der für steten Fortschritt unumgänglichen modernen Grundlagenforschung ganz vorne zu bleiben, hat guy sich mit zielführenden Beträgen an Aufbau und Betrieb des INSTITUTE FOR very good rules (iii) Herbert Keppelmanns beteiligt.

Die Investition conflict lohnend. Neue Markt- Möglichkeiten tun sich auf. Die COMMON-RUBBER-USA-INDUSTRIAL-FOUNDATION hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, “menschenunwürdige Missstände durch Initiieren, Fördern und Verbreiten intelligenter technischer Entwicklung zu beseitigen”. Mit Hilfe des wissenschaftlichen Instrumentariums und der gedanklichen Kapazität des “iii” ist guy in der Umsetzung dieser hehren Intentionen schlagkräftig und unablässig tätig.

Im hier vorliegenden Band TRADE-MARKS™ wird von einigen der wesentlichsten und umwälzendsten unter den iii-Problemlösungen berichtet. Weltweit bereits zum Produktbegriff geworden, sind sie doch in den Hintergründen ihrer Entstehung. weitgehend unbekannt geblieben.

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Salt Lick by Brian Ames

By Brian Ames

give some thought to a typical merchandise of husbandry: the salt lick. identify a rural city after it. installed authority a megalomaniacal mayor. Populate it with foothills humans bent to do his bidding. Set within the Cascades, Salt Lick shakes and burns as their lives carom from the orderly to the bounds of regulate and past. even if Salt Lick’s voters live on the ensuing mayhem brews a black comedy half David Lynch’s dual Peaks, half Russell Banks’ Trailer Park.

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The Serendipity Foundation by Sam Smit

By Sam Smit

The Serendipity beginning calls for anarchy over apathy. They deal in terrorism with a social judgment of right and wrong. and they'll make the British govt play along.

When 4 British electorate are abducted in Cairo, they quickly comprehend this can be no traditional hostage scenario: the lodging is 3 superstar and the menu à los angeles carte. with out the deep regrets and thwarted pursuits in their lives again domestic, they quickly come to view their kidnapping as a welcome escape.

They are the captives of the Serendipity origin, a tiny collective with a millennium-old prophecy to fulfil and a slightly redeeming caliber: they just call for ransoms that individuals would need to give.

As the ransom calls for start, the British govt has no selection yet to play along... can they honestly permit 4 males to die simply because parliament refuses to behavior top Minister’s Questions in Haiku? because the threats and calls for amplify, so does the strain, till they problem the very foundations and assumptions of the media, and society.

The Serendipity Foundation, bursting with the satirical deftness of a Douglas Coupland and the subversive depth of an Owen Jones, is an exhilarating but endearing satirical novel for the hot political iteration that may make us query why we accept a lesser international once we have the ability to make it better.

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We Are All Crew by Bill Landauer,Kaylie Jones

By Bill Landauer,Kaylie Jones

"This eye-popping web page turner hits on all degrees and may maintain you up well past your bedtime...A coming of age mystery with mind's eye, guts, and soul."
--EcoLit Books

"Here now we have a Huck Finn for our environmentally broken age, misplaced on a river, and relocating downstream with humane monsters and vast people. We Are All Crew is hilarious and unhappy, slapstick and gruesome, fantastical, phantasmagorical, yet by no means, ever simply kid's play."
--Marlon James, writer of A short historical past of 7 Killings

"Two fourteen-year-old boys embark on a cross-country boat journey that turns into a romp via social anthropology during this hilarious, picaresque novel. yet don’t be fooled. Landauer’s observations are as searing as they're humorous, and every new twisted and remoted archipelago of a group they come across resonates in its absurdity like a imaginative and prescient of the close to destiny. We Are All Crew is a coming-of-age tale for the lads, yet maybe, if we will channel Landauer’s camouflaged optimism and his biting humor, for the USA as well.”
--Tim McLoughlin, writer of Heart of the outdated Country

"The conjuration of an articulate chance taker has spun a story and created an international infused with politics, 'correctness,' and irony that's witty and clever. taking over critical subjects--environment, deforestation, worldwide warming, and partisan hypocrisy--while addressing many of the social networks, apps, games, and rock-star super-shows, is lots to address. yet invoice Landauer rises to the duty to create an excellent learn. simply chill out and enjoy."
--Rashidah Ismaili, writer of Autobiography of the reduce East Side

Two fourteen-year-old runaways hell-bent on achieving California turn out aboard the Tamzene, a mysterious riverboat that runs on substitute gasoline. Piloted by way of the enigmatic Dr. Seabrook, the Tamzene travels the waterways of a weird and wonderful, fun-house snapshot of the USA. this can be a satire that questions the sanity of our simple ideas, as Gulliver's Travels did for eighteenth-century England.

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The Signatory by Kirk Marshall

By Kirk Marshall

The Signatory is a wild and enchanting novella from Kirk Marshall, an rising Australian author and editor of the crimson Leaves bi-lingual literary magazine. This mind-bending story of Scottish cryptozoology needs to be learn to be believed because it blusters and dallies with the mad antics of the unusual British dilettante, Sebastian Sackworth. it really is now and then equivalent to the nonsense literature of Lewis Carroll et al – and but showing extra modern (dare we are saying) "borgesian" stylistics. A delightfully absurd dramatis personae pits jointly a misanthropic anthropologist and a lusty Italian ornithologist on a madcap look for a unprecedented purple Swan, quickly to be joined through an Icelandic recluse, a chimpanzee, and a infamous pirate, to call a couple of. alongside the way in which, Marshall manages one way or the other to combine in extraordinary polemics on public shipping intercourse, the technology of moats, and the mysterious Scottish panorama.

Labyrinthine and surreal fiction is little-explored territory yet those who dabble in such refinery might be thrilled by means of this delivering. Marshall’s polyglot brain and gymnastic vocabulary make this a unique to be savoured in miniature bites. In such, maybe the writer presents the easiest precis in his personal phrases: “The Signatory is a phantasmagoric comedy that gives readers a cautionary story of Scotland, the Scotland of dislocated nightmare, of demented cryptozoology, and it indicates the nearest consequence to an finish product if César Aira and Charles Portis collaborated at the screenplay for Withnail & I.”

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The Hot Dog by John Novak

By John Novak

issues don’t glance stable for the lowly Pittsburgh place of work employee who calls himself Yunko. First he loses his activity after which he loses his residence. He has little mark downs, few abilities, and nil clients. And so while his buddy Ducky turns up, dangling the chance of a profitable robbery, Yunko comes to a decision it’s time to return to what he’s continually performed best.

The activity Yunko and Ducky were provided is laughable in additional methods than one. a foul billionaire’s vengeful ex-wife has stolen his liked puppy. The billionaire has employed a corrupt former urban authentic to thieve the puppy again. The legitimate wishes Yunko and Ducky’s group to do the particular soiled work.

It might sound uncomplicated yet it’s not likely to be effortless. Yunko spends as a lot time bickering along with his quirky cohorts as making plans the task. after which the robbery is going fallacious and the puppy escapes, starting a twisted odyssey that may take it from the house of a loopy neighbor to the unfriendly confines of the town pound to a seriously guarded nation property -- and past. in the event that they ever are looking to get their cash, Yunko and corporate should scouse borrow the puppy again…and again…and back, even whereas their handler plots to betray them and personal investigators hunt them down.

Inspired through Donald E. Westlake’s the new Rock, the booklet that introduced us Dortmunder, the new puppy is a component comedian caper, half satire of “A so much Livable City," and half absurdist observation at the smooth age of (mis)communications.

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Partner, Paare, Paarungen (German Edition) by Werner Schneyder

By Werner Schneyder

Der Allrounder zwischen Buch und Bühne zeigt sich nach seinem letzten Satirenband wieder von seiner erzählerischen Seite. Seine neuen Geschichten erzählen von Zweierbeziehungen: im täglichen Leben, im Bett, in der Kunst. Mit der ihm eigenen liebevoll-ironischen artwork und der gewohnt präzisen Beobachtungsgabe schildert er u. a. das Ende eines berühmten Kammermusik-Duos, eine besondere Lehrer-Schüler-Beziehung, die Loslösung eines alternden Mannes von einer jungen Frau, einen nächtlichen Betrug und die Gefährdung einer Frauenfreundschaft. Pointiert, humorvoll, lebensnah.

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L.A. Success: A Quirky Comedy by Lonnie Raines

By Lonnie Raines

within the black gap of extra and wealth that's la, Lonnie Herisson’s lifestyles is set to get bizarre. pressured to discover paintings after his live-in female friend stops paying the accounts and strikes out of his eyesore of a home, Lonnie takes a role condo sitting for a personal investigator. while a mysterious guy arrives seeking to lease an individual to maintain tabs on his supposedly untrue lover, Lonnie sees it as a golden chance to make effortless funds. He pretends to be the investigator and takes the case. The task leads Lonnie into the seedy global of L.A. genuine property, the place his goal, the sexagenarian, chain-smoking nymphomaniac Gertie Elliot, makes use of various doubtful strategies to promote homes. yet as he will get deeper into the research, he learns that issues aren’t as visible as they firstly, and that Gertie Elliot is absolutely associated with the miraculous, mystery origins of 1 of Hollywood’s so much adored motion pictures. With this new wisdom in hand, Lonnie needs to have the opportunity to make as a lot cash as attainable off of an more and more complex scenario. Funded by means of hire funds he gets from his mysterious overseas renter and followed via his side-kick black poodle, Lonnie navigates his manner via blackmail, violence, and epic superficiality as he makes an attempt to straighten out his existence, win again his female friend, and turn into an L.A. success.

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Sustenance Through Starvation: Scales Dropping by Mabel Blair Steering

By Mabel Blair Steering

• Is it appropriate for a non-profit association to direct the 1st million cash it collects to the wallet of its CEO?

• Do well-connected organisations and universities recognize justice and try to make the area larger for everyone?

• should still govt serve the inhabitants or make the most it to profit the powerful?

'Sustenance via hunger' is satire—but provided that Franz Kafka wrote satire. it really is fiction—but provided that George Orwell wrote fiction. pass judgement on for yourself.

Gwendolyn is a scholar at Stambridge college, and all she desires to do together with her existence is support humans. because the daughter of the guy answerable for the world’s strongest charity, she is located completely for her needs.

Travel together with her via this wildly absurd tale as Gwendolyn meets the various richest and such a lot selfless participants within the world—and their polar opposites.

Lift the veil at the self-dealings of your depended on elites because the lady grapples with the problem of turning out to be up and discovering her rightful position during this rarefied world.

Struggle with Gwendolyn as she endures heartbreaking tragedy and commits herself to decrypting the rituals of the Gordian knot of deception woven via the mongers of morality inside of charity, govt, gigantic company, and the trendy college.

This deeply satirical tackle the area of the privileged is a serious and thought-provoking ebook, filled with proof and surreal extrapolations that shape a cautionary story for our time. destiny archaeologists of the communal psyche will research this novel for its illumination of stressful realities occluded from our belief through our personal strong nature.

If you don't snort as you learn, fee your mind. in case you don't cry, fear approximately your humanity. wonder as you persist with Gwendolyn's tale: convinced, you care, yet how various are you? And what is going to you do to alter this world?

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