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Nangis. Le réalisateur Steeve de Jarnatt, au week-end science-fiction et anticipation

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Nangis. Le réalisateur Steeve de Jarnatt, au week-end science-fiction et anticipation

- Le cinéma La Bergerie, à Nangis, consacre le week-end des 24 et 25 juin à deux films d’anticipation et de science-fiction. Une façon de rendre hommage au réalisateur américain Steeve de Jarnatt, qui fera le déplacement en Seine-et-Marne, le samedi, pour présenter la version restaurée de « Miracle Mile ». La projection est prévue à 20 heures, ce 24 juin. Quatre jours, avant la sortie officielle du film

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Art et science-fiction: 3 Japonaises gagnent leur place à la Fiac

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Art et science-fiction: 3 Japonaises gagnent leur place à la Fiac

- Trois jeunes artistes japonaises ont été primées vendredi à Tokyo par un jury franco-nippon issu des mondes de l'art et du luxe, et pourront exposer en octobre à la Foire internationale d'art contemporain de Paris leurs oeuvres inspirées de nouvelles de science-fiction. Cinquante étudiants de l'Université des arts de Tokyo étaient en compétition pour créer des installations, peintures, sculptures fondées sur une nouvelle parmi six écrites par des auteurs français qui se sont projetés en 2074 pour y imaginer la place de l'art, du luxe et des technologies

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British author Matthew Goodwin eats his book on live TV after wrong UK poll prediction

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British author Matthew Goodwin eats his book on live TV after wrong UK poll prediction

- After the results came in, British author Matthew Goodwin was trolled by Labour supporters for his. A British author ate his book during a live TV show after his prediction that the opposition Labour party would poll less than 38 per cent votes went wrong. Matthew Goodwin, 35, a professor of politics at the University of Kent, is the co-author of 'Brexit: Why Britain voted to leave the European Union'

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Comment la science-fiction a imaginé les institutions du futur

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Comment la science-fiction a imaginé les institutions du futur

- Simon Bréan est maître de conférences en littérature française des XXe et XXIe siècles à l’université Paris-Sorbonne, spécialiste de la science-fiction française. Il a notamment publié "La Science-fiction en France. Théorie et histoire d’une littérature" (PUPS, 2012). Penser la démocratie du futur, ou le futur de la démocratie? Au milieu des vaisseaux spatiaux, des robots et des extraterrestres, ce genre de questionnement peut paraître noyé, voire absent, dans la littérature de science-fiction

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Hall comedy coming to city

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Hall comedy coming to city

- ROGER Hall's hugely successful Four Flat Whites in Italy comedy play is coming to the Royal Wanganui Opera House on Thursday night. It's 2007 and, guide book in hand, retired librarians Alison and Adrian are excitedly embarking on their long-awaited (and carefully saved-for) Italian trip of a lifetime. But when their best friends pull out at the last minute, they find themselves sharing their precious holiday with their neighbours - Harry, a wealthy plumber, and his new wife Judy

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Italian-American author releases latest pictorial book on immigrant life in America

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Italian-American author releases latest pictorial book on immigrant life in America

- (WTNH)–An Italian-American New Haven author has done it again. He has just released his latest book on immigrant life in America, capturing the past, which is so important for the future. The book is entitled “From Italy to the North End.” Anthony Ricco traced his roots from Italy to the north end of Boston, where his relatives settled with others. A town within a town, an area of about a mile and a half, where everybody knew everybody

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Local publisher Blue Ormer releases two new works « Guernsey Press

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Local publisher Blue Ormer releases two new works « Guernsey Press

- The Trail of Ebenezer Le Page, written by Steve himself, is a guided tour of the Guernsey locations associated with The Book of Ebenezer Le Page and its author, G B Edwards, and is intended to help visitors and residents learn more about the novel and the man who wrote it. Illustrated with maps, photos and quotes, it shows how the people and events in the author’s life inspired his classic novel

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As A Queer Kid In Rural France, This Writer Was Subjected To Extreme Violence

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As A Queer Kid In Rural France, This Writer Was Subjected To Extreme Violence

- In Hallencourt, where writer Édouard Louis grew up, the word “violence” is seldom used. Which isn’t to say it’s a peaceful, idyllic place. There may be the ostensible benefits of the countryside; the surrounding area may be lively and green. But the town ― which, in France’s recent presidential race, favored the Trump-esque Marine Le Pen ― is marked by its gendered social values

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Author slapped with €100 fine after threatening National Book Council chairman

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Author slapped with €100 fine after threatening National Book Council chairman

- The replies had led to Sciberras filing a counter-allegation, claiming that Camilleri was making defamatory allegations about him An author who threatened to make the chairman of the National Book Council “swallow his teeth” has been fined €100 and ordered to keep his distance from the man he threatened. Andrew Gerald Sciberras, 49, had co-authored the book “Kritika Prattika - L-Ewwel Volum” together with Tarcisio Zarb, which was to be submitted as an entry for last year's National Book Prize

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EU accepts Amazon e-book commitments to settle antitrust case

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EU accepts Amazon e-book commitments to settle antitrust case

- BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it had accepted commitments by U.S. online retailer Amazon (AMZN.O) to alter its e-book contracts with publishers to end an EU antitrust investigation. Amazon, the biggest e-book distributor in Europe, proposed to drop some clauses in its contracts so publishers would not be forced to give it terms as good as those for rivals

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Amazon will no longer strongarm ebook publishers in Europe

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Amazon will no longer strongarm ebook publishers in Europe

- The European Commission has accepted Amazon's changes to how it sells its e-books. Following a 2015 investigation over the retailer's anti-competitive behaviour, Amazon said back in January that it would change its ebook contracts, removing clauses that demanded the most favorable distribution deals. This encompassed release dates and promotions, in addition to the plain wholesale prices offered by publishers to Amazon

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Writers seek out Scotland's 'wild adventures'

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Writers seek out Scotland's 'wild adventures'

- A new book provides details of 750 "secret places" and "wild adventures" in Scotland, according to its publishers. Wild Guide to Scotland is latest in a series of adventure travel guide books. Three Scottish writers and photographers have written the book and contributed photographs. Kimberley Grant is a travel and lifestyle journalist and photographer from Glasgow. David Cooper is a photographer, writer and mountaineer from the Shetland Isles

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«La Colère d'un homme patient» : sanglant et éblouissant ****

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«La Colère d'un homme patient» : sanglant et éblouissant ****

- Le titre du film («la Colère d'un homme patient») intrigue et le thriller s'avère largement à la hauteur de la promesse. Dans le bar qu'il fréquente, le taiseux José rencontre Ana, serveuse malheureuse depuis que son mari, Curro, purge une longue peine après un braquage qui a mal tourné. Les deux âmes en peine se tournent autour jusqu'à se rapprocher, mais la sortie de prison de Curro rebat les cartes

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Séries: une nouvelle science-fiction moins apocalyptique

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Séries: une nouvelle science-fiction moins apocalyptique

- La science-fiction avait disparu ces dernières années des écrans radar de la télévision. La voilà à nouveau à l'honneur. Décodage. Ce sera l'instant geek de l'année. revient sur la chaîne américaine CBS au mois de mai sous le titre du nom du nouveau vaisseau de la flotte spatiale. Plus de dix ans qu'on attendait ça. Depuis la fin, en 2005, de Star Trek: Enterprise, quatrième déclinaison télévisuelle de la franchise

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Walid Nabhan wins EU Prize for Literature

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Walid Nabhan wins EU Prize for Literature

- Maltese-Palestinian author Walid Nabhan Maltese-Palestinian author Walid Nabhan has won the European Union Prize for Literature 2017 for his novel L-Ezodu tac-Cikonji. The European Union Prize for Literature is awarded annually to 12 authors, recognising literary talent from all corners of Europe. In a statement, L-Akkademja tal-Malti, which represents the prize on a local level, said that in nominating this year’s winner – something which is done in three-year intervals – the choice fell on Nabhan for his novel centred around a protagonist born to a refugee Palestinian family in Jordan who finds himself in Malta

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Chris Pratt ose le dire: les hommes aussi sont blessés par les critiques sur leur physique

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Chris Pratt ose le dire: les hommes aussi sont blessés par les critiques sur leur physique

- CINÉMA - Qui a dit que les célébrités féminines étaient les seules à être victimes de critiques sur leur physique? Certainement pas Chris Pratt et il le fait bien savoir sur Instagram au travers d'une publication positive et pleine d'humour. Celui qui, dans la série "Parks & Recreation", était un peu rondelet a fait déjà beaucoup d'efforts pour endosser le rôle de Peter Quill dans "Les Gardiens de la Galaxie"

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Etats-Unis: Le projet de budget de Trump sous le feu des critiques

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Etats-Unis: Le projet de budget de Trump sous le feu des critiques

- L.Br. A mi-chemin des 100 jours de son mandat, Donald Trump est sous pression avec sa première proposition de budget qui prévoit de couper beaucoup depostes de dépenses en faveur de la défense. Beaucoup de critiques ont suivi sa publication, même dans les rangs des Républicains, son propre camp. Parmi les propositions du premier budget Trump : l’élimination du programme « 21st Century Community Learning Centers »

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  • The 11-year-old Brazilian boy teaching his mother to read
    The 11-year-old Brazilian boy teaching his mother to read

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    It is only been a year since Sandra Maria de Andrade woke up to the wondrous world of reading. One afternoon after work, the garbage picker from north-eastern Brazil was lying exhausted in a hammock when her youngest son, Damiao Sandriano, invited her to take a look at a book. "Mum, would you like to read with me?" he asked. "It's a story, and it has pictures." At the time,

     

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Fiction

  • Comment la science-fiction a imaginé les institutions du futur
    Comment la science-fiction a imaginé les institutions du futur

    , nouvelobs.com

    Simon Bréan est maître de conférences en littérature française des XXe et XXIe siècles à l’université Paris-Sorbonne, spécialiste de la science-fiction française. Il a notamment publié "La Science-fiction en France. Théorie et histoire d’une littérature" (PUPS, 2012). Penser la démocratie du futur, ou le futur de la démocratie? Au milieu des vaisseaux spatiaux, des robots et des extraterrestres, ce genre de questionnement peut paraître noyé, voire absent, dans la littérature de science-fiction

     

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Novels

  • Fact to fiction: Boris Johnson's father pens Brexit thriller
    Fact to fiction: Boris Johnson's father pens Brexit thriller

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    There's a familiar cast of characters in this timely novel. . Fact to fiction: Boris Johnson's father pens Brexit thriller There's a familiar cast of characters in this timely novel LONDON — In the thriller "Kompromat," a political earthquake is shaking Britain and the European Union, a populist tide is sweeping the West and a resurgent Russia is pulling invisible strings around the world

     

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Poetry

  • A tribute to Ireland's greatest living poet
    A tribute to Ireland's greatest living poet

    , independent.ie

    As he does the Kerry cadences roll across the room, the music of his voice works a kind of magic on the words and when he finishes the broad shining smile of Brendan Kennelly, the laughing boy from Ballylongford, is back. "What's he saying?" asks one of the old dears sitting around the walls in the day room of the nursing home outside Listowel, Co Kerry. "He's a poet," answers

     

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