Selected Folktales (Ausgewahlte Marchen) by Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm K. Grimm; Stanley Appelbaum (Editor, Translator)The twenty-seven world-famous tales in this collection have inspired countless adaptations in many languages. Included are such favorites as "Hänsel and Gretel," "The Brave Little Tailor," "Cinderella," and "Little Red Riding Hood," as well as the less familiar tales such as "The Danced-Out Shoes," "The Golden Bird," and "The Six Swans."
The Complete World of Greek Mythology by Richard BuxtonThis book combines a retelling of Greek myths with a comprehensive account of the world in which they developed--their themes, their relevance to Greek religion and society, and their relationship to the landscape.
Celtic Mythology by Philip FreemanIn this book, for the first time, Philip Freeman brings together the best stories of Celtic mythology. Captured in vivid prose these shadowy figures - gods, goddesses, and heroes - come to life for the modern reader.
Otherworldly Politics by Stephen Benedict DysonDyson explains how these shows (Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Battlestar Galactica) offer alternative histories and future possibilities for humanity. He argues that science fiction and fantasy television creators share a fundamental kinship with great minds in international relations.
Call Number: JZ1305 .D98 2015 HLC
Publication Date: 2015
Star Trek and Sacred Ground by Jennifer E. Porter; Darcee L. McLarenDrawing on a number of methodologies and disciplinary perspectives, this book boldly goes where none has gone before by focusing on the interplay between Star Trek, religion, and American culture as revealed in the four different Trek television series, and the major motion pictures as well.
Call Number: Online resource
Publication Date: 1999
The Art of Video Games by Chris Melissinos; Elizabeth Broun (Foreword by); Mike Mika (Introduction by)In the forty years since the first Magnavox Odyssey pixel winked on in 1972, the home video game industry has undergone a mind-blowing evolution. Fueled by unprecedented advances in technology, boundless imaginations, and an insatiable addiction to fantastic new worlds of play, the video game has gone supernova, rocketing two generations of fans into an ever-expanding universe where art, culture, reality, and emotion collide.
Call Number: GV1469.3 A7656 2013 EGN, HYS
Publication Date: 2012
Back to Our Future by David SirotaIn this wide-ranging and wickedly entertaining book, New York Times bestselling journalist David Sirota takes readers on a rollicking DeLorean ride back in time to reveal how so many of our present-day conflicts are rooted in the larger-than-life pop culture of the 1980s--from the "Greed is good" ethos of Gordon Gekko (and Bernie Madoff) to the "Make my day" foreign policy of Ronald Reagan (and George W. Bush) to the "transcendence" of Cliff Huxtable (and Barack Obama). Today's mindless militarism and hypernarcissism, Sirota argues, first became the norm when an '80s generation weaned on Rambo one-liners and "Just Do It" exhortations embraced a new religion--with comic books, cartoons, sneaker commercials, videogames, and even children's toys serving as the key instruments of cultural indoctrination.
Call Number: E169.12 .S5188 2011 CYP, RRC
Publication Date: 2011
Of Dice and Men by David M. EwaltIn Of Dice and Men, David Ewalt recounts the development of Dungeons & Dragons from the game's roots on the battlefields of ancient Europe, through the hysteria that linked it to satanic rituals and teen suicides, to its apotheosis as father of the modern video-game industry.
Hackers by Steven LevyLevy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems. They had a shared sense of values, known as "the hacker ethic," that still thrives today.
Call Number: QA76.6 .L469 2010 HYS, NRG, SGC
Publication Date: 2010
The Circle by Dave EggersThe Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
Call Number: PS3605.G48 C57 2013 HYS, NRG, SAC
Publication Date: 2013
The Tempest by Shakespeare, William. Grace, Tiffany (ed.)Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge.
Call Number: PR2833.A2 T54 2012 EGN, HYS
Publication Date: 2011
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. DickRick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and "retire" them. But when cornered, androids fight back--with lethal force.