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Blindsight

Author : Peter Watts
ISBN : 1429955198
Genre : Fiction
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Blindsight is the Hugo Award–nominated novel by Peter Watts, "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" (The Globe and Mail). Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can't feel his own flesh. Send a pacifist warrior and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find—but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Blind Sight

Author : James H. Pence
ISBN : 1601454384
Genre : Fiction
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Disillusioned by the tragic loss of his family, Thomas Kent just wants to die. But a mysterious message and a voice from the past stir him to fight for his life and the lives of a family he doesn't know.

Blind Sight

Author : Meg Howrey
ISBN : 9780307379610
Genre : Fiction
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This spellbinding story introduces the unforgettable seventeen-year-old narrator, Luke Prescott, who has been brought up in a bohemian matriarchy by his divorced New Age mother, a religious grandmother, and two precocious half-sisters. Having spent a short lifetime swinging agreeably between the poles of Eastern mysticism and New England Puritanism, Luke is fascinated by the new fields of brain science and believes in having evidence for his beliefs. “Without evidence,” he declares, “you just have hope, which is nice, but not reliable.” Luke is writing his college applications when his father—a famous television star whom he never knew—calls and invites him to Los Angeles for the summer. Luke accepts and is plunged into a world of location shooting, celebrity interviews, glamorous parties, and premieres. As he begins to know the difference between his father’s public persona and his private one, Luke finds himself sorting through his own personal mythology. By the end of the summer Luke thinks he has found the answers he’s been seeking, only to discover that the differences between truth and belief are not always easy to spot, and that evidence can be withheld: when Luke returns home, his mother reveals something she knows will change everything for him. With Blind Sight, Meg Howrey gives us a smart, funny, and deeply moving story about truth versus belief, about what we do and don’t tell ourselves—with the result, as Luke says, that we don’t always know what we know. From the Hardcover edition.

Blind Sight

Author : Carol O'Connell
ISBN : 9780399184253
Genre : Fiction
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The extraordinary new Mallory novel from one of the most acclaimed crime writers in America. A blind child and a Catholic nun disappear from a city sidewalk in plain sight of onlookers. There, then gone—vanished in seconds. Those who witnessed the event still cannot believe it happened. It was all too real. Detective Kathy Mallory and the NYPD’s Special Crimes Unit enter the investigation when the nun’s body is found with three other corpses in varying stages of decomposition left on the lawn of Gracie Mansion, home to the mayor of New York City. Sister Michael was the last to die. The child, Jonah Quill, is still missing. Like Jonah, the police are blind. Unknown to them, he is with a stone killer, and though he has unexpected resources of his own, his would-be saviors have no suspect, no useful evidence, and no clue — except for Detective Mallory’s suspicions of things not said and her penchant for getting to the truth beneath lies. Behind her back, the squad’s name for her is Mallory the Machine, yet she has a dark understanding of what it is to be human. A child is waiting, time is running out, and atop her list of liars is the mayor himself…and a theory of the crimes in which no sane cop could believe. From the Hardcover edition.

Blindsight

Author : Lawrence Weiskrantz
ISBN : 0198521928
Genre : Psychology
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Damage to a particular area of the brain - the neocortex - is generally understood to result in blindness. Studies of some patients suffering from this form of blindness have nevertheless revealed that they can discriminate certain types of visual events within their 'blind' fields. They are not aware that they can do so, however and think that they are only guessing. This phenomenon has been termed 'blindsight'. The present book gives an account of research over a number of years intoa particular case of blindsight, together with a discussion of the historical and neurological background, a review of cases reported by other investigators, and a number of theoretical and practical issues and implications.

Blindsight

Author : Robin Cook
ISBN : 9781101203514
Genre : Fiction
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Robin Cook is back—with a shocking story of medical conspiracy. Today, organ transplants are common miracles of science. But if the supply cannot meet the demand, how far will people go to find donors? Dr. Laurie Montgomery, a forensic pathologist, learns the terrifying answer when she investigates a series of fatal "overdose" of young professionals. Some crimes are beyond comprehension. But seeing is believing... * A Literary Guild? Dual Selection From the Paperback edition.

Blindsight

Author : Maurice Gee
ISBN : 9781742288000
Genre : Fiction
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Alice Ferry is a retired Wellington scientist, a mycologist (fungi is her thing). One day a young man knocks on her door. Adrian is a great-nephew she never knew she had, the grandson of her brother Gordon. As her story unfolds we learn of her childhood with Gordon in West Auckland and of the divergent paths their lives have taken. While Alice has gone on to have a successful career, Gordon has mentally deteriorated to the point where he is a silent derelict living on the streets of Wellington. Adrian wants to meet him. But Alice resists.As Adrian persists, Alice becomes more and more edgy. What is she hiding from her nephew? How has Gordon ended up in this state? And what does Alice have to do with it? Blindsight shows Gee the master playing with characters and complex story structures with immense skill.

Blindsight And The Nature Of Consciousness

Author : Jason Holt
ISBN : 1551113511
Genre : Philosophy
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Ever since its discovery nearly thirty years ago, the phenomenon of blindsight—vision without visual consciousness—has been the source of great controversy in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and the neurosciences. Despite the fact that blindsight is widely acknowledged to be a critical test-case for theories of mind, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness is the first extended treatment of the phenomenon from a philosophical perspective. Holt argues, against much received wisdom, for a thorough-going materialism—the view not only that mental states are brain states, but (much more controversially) that mental properties are physical as well. Designed not only for philosophers and scientists, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness has something to say to anyone interested in the mystery of the human mind and in how philosophers and scientists are working toward solving that mystery.

Blind Sight

Author : Terri Persons
ISBN : 9780385530361
Genre : Fiction
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“Persons has shattered the thriller mold.” —John Sandford A deer hunter tracking his wounded prey through the Minnesota woods gets much more than he bargained for when he makes the grisly discovery of a young girl’s body. The condition of the corpse is shocking: The girl had been pregnant, but the fetus was removed from her womb and an inverted pentagram drawn on her forehead. After the girl is identified as the daughter of a high-powered Senator, the FBI is called in to find the murderer—and the missing baby. The case becomes increasingly complex as Bernadette and Tony’s personal relationship heats up, and the investigation is hampered by the many lies that lead them on a circuitous—and deadly—route to the truth. Through dogged police work and Bernadette’s unique powers of second sight, they close in on the killers on a frigid night in the snowy woods in an effort to save the tiny victim of the toughest crime they’ve ever solved.

Blind Sight

Author : Marvin L. Kennon
ISBN : 9781425710903
Genre : Religion
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Blind Sight is for the searching soul struggling to find an enduring faith. This remarkable retelling of The Gospel According to Mark sweeps away the dust of the ages, uncovering extraordinary hidden power, bridging millennia and recovering Jesus' vision of God. Out of archaic mists of an indistinct past, Blind Sight comes with good news for a world that only believes the bad. Emerging from more than twenty years of exhaustive research and literary analysis of Mark's first century roots, this fresh approach pushes beyond mere historical data and reveals a surprising vision to twenty-first century eyes. A key is turned that releases Mark's Gospel from its captivity to the thought forms of the ancients and makes the power of his message manifest in this new millennium. Approaching the biblical text with inquiring freshness Dr. Kennon accepted nothing uncritically. He read every book in the Old Testament and every reading into Greek classical literature seeking associations to Mark. He has written with confidence in his research and has dared say things no one else has, pushing beyond the limits of tradition and authority. This new narrative is based on the Greek text as Mark shaped it. Dr. Kennon relies on his own textual criticism and translation of the Greek using the traditional sixteen chapter format. Describing the pairs of opposites that make up the literary construction of the text, he identifies "synoptic composition" as a key to its interpretation. "Of greatest issue for Mark," Kennon says, "is the persistently stubborn human spirit that resists accepting the nearness and goodness of the rule of God." He expresses the hope that Blind Sight will help readers find God. "Underneath the mountain of confusion that has been dumped upon us" in this present age, writes Dr. Kennon, lives "the divine within us and beyond us." Blind Sight stands as a seminal witness to Mark's first century liberating word in the twenty first century.

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