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Palmer, Ada

Overview
Works: 26 works in 85 publications in 2 languages and 3,027 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Dystopian fiction  Bibliography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folk music  Song cycles  Musicals  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ada Palmer
Too like the lightning by Ada Palmer( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labeling all public writing and speech ... And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destabilize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life ..."--Jacket
Seven surrenders by Ada Palmer( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is a world in which near-instantaneous travel from continent to continent is free to all. In which automation now provides for everybody's basic needs. In which nobody living can remember an actual war. In which it is illegal for three or more people to gather for the practice of religion--but ecumenical "sensayers" minister in private, one-on-one. In which gendered language is archaic, and to dress as strongly male or female is, if not exactly illegal, deeply taboo. In which nationality is a fading memory, and most people identify instead with their choice of the seven global Hives, distinguished from one another by their different approaches to the big questions of life. And it is a world in which, unknown to most, the entire social order is teetering on the edge of collapse. Because even in utopia, humans will conspire. And also because something new has arisen: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to conscious life"--
The will to battle by Ada Palmer( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The long years of near-utopia have come to an abrupt end. Peace and order are now figments of the past. Corruption, deception, and insurgency hum within the once steadfast leadership of the Hives, nations without fixed location. The heartbreaking truth is that for decades, even centuries, the leaders of the great Hives bought the world's stability with a trickle of secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction could ever dominate. So that the balance held. The Hives' façade of solidity is the only hope they have for maintaining a semblance of order, for preventing the public from succumbing to the savagery and bloodlust of wars past. But as the great secret becomes more and more widely known, that façade is slipping away. Just days earlier, the world was a pinnacle of human civilization. Now everyone--Hives and hiveless, Utopians and sensayers, emperors and the downtrodden, warriors and saints--scrambles to prepare for the seemingly inevitable war"--
Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance by Ada Palmer( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After its rediscovery in 1417, Lucretius's Epicurean didactic poem De Rerum Natura threatened to supply radicals and atheists with the one weapon unbelief had lacked in the Middle Ages: good answers. Scholars could now challenge Christian patterns of thought by employing the theory of atomistic physics, a sophisticated system that explained natural phenomena without appeal to divine participation, and argued powerfully against the immortality of the soul, the afterlife, and a creator God. Ada Palmer explores how Renaissance readers, such as Machiavelli, Pomponio Leto, and Montaigne, actually ingested and disseminated Lucretius, and the ways in which this process of reading transformed modern thought. She uncovers humanist methods for reconciling Christian and pagan philosophy, and shows how ideas of emergent order and natural selection, so critical to our current thinking, became embedded in Europe's intellectual landscape before the seventeenth century. This heterodoxy circulated in the premodern world, not on the conspicuous stage of heresy trials and public debates, but in the classrooms, libraries, studies, and bookshops where quiet scholars met the ideas that would soon transform the world. Renaissance readers - poets and philologists rather than scientists - were moved by their love of classical literature to rescue Lucretius and his atomism, thereby injecting his theories back into scientific discourse. Palmer employs a new quantitative method for analyzing marginalia in manuscripts and printed books, exposing how changes in scholarly reading practices over the course of the sixteenth century gradually expanded Europe's receptivity to radical science, setting the stage for the scientific revolution."--Front inside flap of dust jacket
The recovery of ancient philosophy in the Renaissance : a brief guide by James Hankins( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too like the lightning : Terra Ignota by Ada Palmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer--a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away. The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labelling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world's population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless economic and cultural competion is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life. And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destablize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life
Too like the lightning by Ada Palmer( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer-a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away. The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labeling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world's population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless economic and cultural competition is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life. And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destabilize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life
Too like the lightning : a narrative of events of the year 2454 by Ada Palmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2454. Humanity has engineered a hard-won golden age, forged in the aftermath of a bitter conflict that wiped both religion and nation state from the planet. Now seven factions or 'hives' co-govern the world, their rule fuelled by benign censorship, oracular statistical analytics and technological abundance. But this is a fragile Utopia, and someone is intent on pushing it to breaking point. Convicted for his crimes, celebrated for his talents, Mycroft Canner is the indentured instrument, and confidant, of some of the world's most powerful figures. When he is asked to investigate a bizarre theft, he finds himself on the trail of a conspiracy that could shatter the tranquil world order the Hives have maintained for three centuries
Seven surrenders by Ada Palmer( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a world in which near-instantaneous travel from continent to continent is free to all. In which automation now provides for everybody's basic needs. In which nobody living can remember an actual war. In which it is illegal for three or more people to gather for the practice of religion--but ecumenical "sensayers" minister in private, one-on-one. In which gendered language is archaic, and to dress as strongly male or female is, if not exactly illegal, deeply taboo. In which nationality is a fading memory, and most people identify instead with their choice of the seven global Hives, distinguished from one another by their different approaches to the big questions of life. And it is a world in which, unknown to most, the entire social order is teetering on the edge of collapse. Because even in utopia, humans will conspire. And also because something new has arisen: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to conscious life
Seven surrenders by Ada Palmer( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second book of Terra Ignota, a political SF epic of extraordinary audacity In a future of near-instantaneous global travel, of abundant provision for the needs of all, a future in which no one living can remember an actual war.a long era of stability threatens to come to an abrupt end. For known only to a few, the leaders of the great Hives, nations without fixed location, have long conspired to keep the world stable, at the cost of just a little blood. A few secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction can ever dominate, and the balance holds. And yet the balance is beginning to give way. Mycroft Canner, convict, sentenced to wander the globe in service to all, knows more about this conspiracy the than he can ever admit. Carlyle Foster, counselor, sensayer, has secrets as well, and they burden Carlyle beyond description. And both Mycroft and Carlyle are privy to the greatest secret of all: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to life. Shot through with astonishing invention, Seven Surrenders is the next movement in one of the great SF epics of our time
The will to battle by Ada Palmer( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third book of Terra Ignota, a political SF epic of extraordinary audacity In a future of near-instantaneous global travel and abundant provision for the needs of all, a future in which no one living can remember an actual war-war has finally come. This is book 3 of the 4-volume SF epic Terra Ignota
Homer among the moderns : volumes from the Bibliotheca Homerica Langiana( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Recovery of Ancient Philosophy in the Renaissance a Brief Guide by James Hankins( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Surrenders (Terra Ignota, 2) by Ada Palmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future of near-instantaneous global travel and abundance where leaders conduct mathematically planned, secret murders to maintain a peaceful balance, a convict sentenced to wander the world in service to all teams up with a guilt-stricken counsellor when both become privy to the existence of a supernatural child
Will to Battle, The by Ada Palmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After three centuries of peace, how does a war begin? With every world ruler friends with every other, how do the nations pick sides? How can war begin when every nation already has surrendered? Genius convict Mycroft Canner has completed the history started in Too Like the Lightning and concluded in Seven Surrenders. Now he begins his chronicle of the guideless search for an order to the conflict as the world slouches toward war, while a living myth contends with a celebrity assassin, a corrupt priestess and a captive god to shape the conflict and the world to come
Sundown : whispers of Ragnarok by Ada Palmer( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Music from a filk dramatic retelling of the legends of the Norse Gods in the form of an a cappella song cycle. Twelve songs narrate the history of the cosmos, according to Viking legend, from the creation of the Nine Worlds to Ragnarok and the new world beyond, focusing on the the death of Baldur, and the strife between Odin and his blood-brother Loki. The songs are based on medieval Icelandic sources, including the Eddas and Viking traditions, and combine a folk style with medieval modes, complex close harmony, and multiple sets of competing lyrics
Terra Ignota. Seven surrenders by Ada Palmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"It is a world in which near-instantaneous travel from continent to continent is free to all. In which automation now provides for everybody's basic needs. In which nobody living can remember an actual war. In which it is illegal for three or more people to gather for the practice of religion--but ecumenical "sensayers" minister in private, one-on-one. In which gendered language is archaic, and to dress as strongly male or female is, if not exactly illegal, deeply taboo. In which nationality is a fading memory, and most people identify instead with their choice of the seven global Hives, distinguished from one another by their different approaches to the big questions of life. And it is a world in which, unknown to most, the entire social order is teetering on the edge of collapse. Because even in utopia, humans will conspire. And also because something new has arisen: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to conscious life"--
Shoreline of Infinity 8½ EIBF Edition by Nalo Hopkinson( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine is published in Edinburgh, Scotland. It features short fiction, articles, poetry, art, reviews and more. The first issue was published in the summer of 2015; already we have published some astonishingly good stories from new and more well known writers, from Scotland and from around the world.We also run a monthly science fiction cabaret, Event Horizon.This is a special edition produced in partnership with the Edinburgh International Book Festival.We have fantastic sci-fi stories, articles and poems from Pippa Goldschmidt, Adam Roberts, Ken MacLeod, Ada Palmer, Nalo Hopkinson, Charles Stross, Jo Walton and Jane Yolen (all of whom are appearing at the Book Festival). This issue also shows off some of the fine Scottish science fiction talent we have been privileged to publish. Tips of the hat go to: Caroline Grebbell, Iain Maloney, Russell Jones, Dee Raspin, Gary Gibson, Thomas Clark, Katie Gray and Andrew J Wilson for their stories. We are also delighted to use this issue as an excuse to re-publish Ruth EJ Booth’s BSFA award winning story, The Honey Trap. Ruth writes a regular well-loved column on the boulder-strewn path to becoming a writer.This special issue is also an opportunity for the editorial team to reflect. Iain Maloney, takes a look at Scottish dystopian fiction, Russell Jones talks about SF poetry and, as MC and organiser, tells us about Event Horizon. Monica Burns brings us up to date with SF Caledonia, our project on early Scottish science fiction, and Mark Tonerexplores the artwork of Shoreline of Infinity
Seven surrenders by Ada Palmer( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Surrenders brings humanity into a new reality, rife with competition, assassination, kidnapping, fantasy, concealed arsenals, revealed Truth, and the lust for power
Seven surrenders by Ada Palmer( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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