The list includes hard and soft science fiction. Hard science fiction features great attention to detail in the quantitative sciences, while soft riffs on the social sciences. You also find space opera with its heroes and heroines on distant planets; cyberpunk, loved by nerds in goggles everywhere; time travel a simple concept that been around since day; military science fiction where soldiers drive the narrative; dystopian fiction where society has usually gone awry; superhuman stories where humans develop new or greater skills (and that usually means trouble) and the always cheery apocalyptic fiction sub genre (where we could be battling to avoid the end of Earth or struggling to survive after a catastrophe).
Revised Edition. In today’s complex and fast evolving environment, understanding India’s economy is not just an intellectual challenge, but, with the country emerging as a major global player, also a requirement. This unique volume, the first comprehensive resource of its kind on the contemporary Indian economy, aims to address this need. Culled from the collective wisdom and experience of over 200 distinguished contributors, that include economists, business leaders, policymakers, and analysts, the Companion covers the evolution of the Indian economy from relative obscurity to an emergent global force. The more than 200 entries span the recent cover stories of India’s high growth, leadership in software and information technology, and outsourcing success, and also document the backwaters the widespread poverty, farmer suicides, child labour, and the large and impoverished informal sector that houses a majority of India’s labour force. The revised edition, a testimonial to the dynamism that epitomizes ‘the Indian economy’, includes several new topics that have grown in significance since the first edition was planned; and several revised entries on topics that have undergone rapid transformation during the short time since the first edition was written.
Per Kate Bellm (Londra, 1987) la fotografia è sinonimo di evasione. Il suo ultimo lavoro infatti, “Night Sky Rising”, ci mostra una sorta di paradiso terrestre, un ambiente naturale fatto di mondi acquatici e paesaggi onirici, dove le protagoniste che a volte si intravedono sono confuse silhouette nude. Rinomata per il suo lavoro nella fotografia di moda, la Bellm, che ha collaborato con riviste come Esquire, GQ, Interview Magazine, Vogue UK e marchi internazionali come ASOS, Gucci, Noor Fares e Ray Ban, ora si spinge oltre: con questa nuova serie esplora la bellezza della natura attraverso uno sguardo personale, ricordandoci di non dimenticare la possibilità di poter vivere a contatto con le meraviglie del nostro pianeta.