Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Poetical Works

Haven't decided what to read today? Why not checking out one of the most critically acclaimed writer, Edgar Allan Poe. Born January 19, 1809, Poe has played a considerable part in the American Romantic Movement. An author, poet, editor and literary critic, he was best known for his stories of macabre and mystery. Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works was made possible with the help of John H. Ingram when he decided to present to society, for the first time, all the printed and unprinted poems of the brilliant author. This produced a showcase of Poe's poetical prowess, proving his stand in the world of literature.

Stories Of A Hollow Earth – Peter Fitting review of Ludvig Holberg’s “Journey Under the Ground”

In 1741 the Norwegian-Danish author Ludvig Holberg published Klimii Iter Subterraneum, a satirical science-fiction/fantasy novel detailing the adventures of its hero Niels Klim in a utopian society existing beneath the surface of the earth. Peter Fitting, author of Subterranean Worlds: A Critical Anthology, explores Holberg’s book in the wider context of the hollow earth theory.

The Power of Open

Creative Commons began providing licenses for the open sharing of content only a decade ago. Now more than 400 million CC-licensed works are available on the Internet, from music and photos, to research findings and entire college courses. Creative Commons created the legal and technical infrastructure that allows effective sharing of knowledge, art and data by individuals, organizations and governments. More importantly, millions of creators took advantage of that infrastructure to share work that enriches the global commons for all humanity.

New Music Strategies: The 20 Things You Must Know About Music Online

So what does it take to thrive in the ever-changing music industry? Could New Music Strategies provide some of the answers? Well, actually it just could. The content of the e-book might have been written in 2007 (light-years in the age of information society) but its underlying principles are more than valid today and remain one of the top resources out there ready to help you (yes you!), aspiring musician, navigate through and understand the ever-changing nature of the industry. In essence, New Music Strategies by Andrew Dubber, is there to remind you of some basic yet extremely important guidelines (about 20 of them) and set you off on a great start in the new media environment.

Sean Luke: Essentials of Metaheuristics

"Metaheuristics" is calculation technique for obtaining optimal solution which gives minimum value (or maximum value) of the function with large number of variables. The features are to carry out the search while mutual relationships are given based on the experimental rule in respect of the multiple points." (Sciencelinks.JP) Essentials of Metaheuristics is an easy to understand book that features lecture notes about metaheuristic algorithms. Written by Sean Luke, the book is available as a free PDF download and intended for helping out undergraduate students gain a better insight about the subject.

Machine of Death

Machine of Death is a best-selling book filled with a collection of interesting stories revolving around a single machine. In the book, there's a machine that tells you how you are going to die by using one drop of your blood; it takes this idea and compiles more than 30 stories about this dark but surprisingly entertaining concept. The whole idea came to Ryan North when an offhand comment by a T-Rex in Dinosaur Comics, triggered an onslaught of questions and possibilities. What is this machine made of? What are its capabilities? What if a machine like this did exist? What would you do if you do find out how you are going to die? All this and so much more are dealt with by more than 30+ contributors for this intriguing volume.

Henry Pierrot: Poetics for Cosmonauts

"Poetics for Cosmonauts" by Henry Pierrot is a short little book of poems inspired by the soon-to-be shot full feature crowd-sourced movie licensed under Creative Commons entitled "The Cosmonaut". Released in conjunction with the movie (a hard copy is being sold to help found it!) it complements is it extremely well giving you the fell and a little taste for the main release.

Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas

Jack Kerouac taking on Lovecraft and his cult. There are very few writers who like to mix and match. Some love to experiment with different genres while others love to take inspiration from the existing work of fellow writers. Nick Mamatas is a mix of both. With Move Under Ground, he manages to integrate his love for Kerouac and the Beats. His three characters are on the verge of an adventure, stumbling into Lovecraft's R'lyeh. Move Under Ground follows three characters as they discover this fictional city which holds the Cthulhu. The book features plenty of references to other materials and holds an engaging storyline for any reader that loves this horror, fantasy genre.