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Ings, Simon

Overview
Works: 25 works in 125 publications in 9 languages and 2,918 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Science fiction  Biography  Biographies  Thrillers (Fiction)  Hypertext fiction  Popular works  Detective and mystery fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction) 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6059.N54, 612.84
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Most widely held works about Simon Ings
 
Most widely held works by Simon Ings
A natural history of seeing : the art and science of vision by Simon Ings( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible evaluation of the science and philosophy of seeing explains how only one percent of what the eye sees is in focus at a given time, in an account that traces the evolution of sight while discussing such related topics as light physics and Leonardo da Vinci's theories of perception
Stalin and the scientists : a history of triumph and tragedy 1905-1953 by Simon Ings( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stalin and the Scientists tells the story of the hugely gifted scientists who worked in Russia from the years leading up to the Revolution through the death of the 'Great Scientist' himself, Joseph Stalin. It weaves together the stories of scientists, politicians, and ideologues into an intimate and sometimes horrifying portrait of a state determined to remake the world. They often wreaked great harm. Stalin was himself an amateur botanist, and by falling under the sway of dangerous charlatans like Trofim Lysenko (who denied the existence of genes), and by relying on antiquated ideas of biology, he not only destroyed the lives of hundreds of brilliant scientists, he caused the death of millions through famine. But from atomic physics to management theory, and from radiation biology to neuroscience and psychology, these Soviet experts also made breakthroughs that forever changed agriculture, education, and medicine"--Inside jacket
The weight of numbers by Simon Ings( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Weight of Numbers" is a big, ambitious novel that posits a world where everything is connected but, post-faith, post-fate, all that is left to guide us is numbers
Wolves by Simon Ings( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new novel from Simon Ings is a story that balances on the knife blade of a new technology. Augmented Reality uses computing power to overlay a digital imagined reality over the real world. Whether it be adverts or imagined buildings and imagined people with Augmented Reality the world is no longer as it appears to you, it is as it is imagined by someone else. Ings takes the satire and mordant satirical view of JG Ballard and propels it into the 21st century. Two friends are working at the cutting edge of this technology and when they are offered backing to take the idea and make it into the next global entertainment they realise that wolves hunt in this imagined world. And the wolves might be them. A story about technology becomes a personal quest into a changed world and the pursit of a secret from the past. A secret about a missing mother, a secret that could hide a murder. This is no dry analysis of how a technology might change us, it is a terrifying thriller, a picture of a dark tomorrow that is just around the corner
The eye : a natural history by Simon Ings( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We spend about one-tenth of our waking hours completely blind. Only one per cent of what we see is in focus at any one time. You don't need eyes to see - blind volunteers have been taught to see through their chests. Through a spellbinding mix of scientific research, mathematics, philosophy, history, myth, anecdote and language theory, Simon Ings brilliantly unravels the never-ending puzzle of how and why we see in the way that we do. With the help of a beguiling mix of illustrated visual conundrums and enigmas, Ings triumphs with a compelling dissection of the eye's age-old mysteries that is both seriously interesting and interestingly fun."--Product description
Hot head by Simon Ings( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious SF novel that is at once post-cyberpunk and post-modern. Complex, multi-layered, it combines hard science, tarot and images of late 20th-century Europe to make something utterly original. And introduces a memorable new heroine to the genre ... Malise has a problem. She's come downwell to Earth, but years of space combat have ruined her: her muscles have wasted away, her past is a confused torture of events and her brain is wired to addictive military hardware that's illegal on Earth. But with an AI mining probe returning to Earth, having bred and grown until it is hundreds of miles across, Malise is in the firing line again. The probe is indestructible and it is insatiable for more metals. No one knows how to stop it. Malise doesn't know she has a blueprint for humanity's survival wired into her head
Dead Water by Simon Ings( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off the coast of Sri Lanka, a tramp steamer is seized by pirates. The captain has his wife and son aboard and knows that their survival depends on giving the pirates exactly what they want. But what can they possibly want with his worn-out ship and its cargo of junk? On the island of Bali a tsunami washes up a rusting container
Hotwire by Simon Ings( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fast-moving cyberpunk thriller set in a world of thinking cities, ruthless corporations and mad orbital AIs. A novel that links the groundbreaking works of William Gibson to the new generation of writers such as Charlie Stross and Hannu Rajaniemi. Ajay had a future once, birthing intelligent cities for the Haag Agency. First Delhi, then Milan. But then he is seduced into betraying his employers and finds himself working for a city that wishes to become human. Ajay must steal some rare technology from a long-dead wetware expert, a new Frankenstein called Snow, a man now alive in an AI. A man who wants a new toy for his manufactured daughter
Painkillers by Simon Ings( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of Adam's odyssey into a nightmare of corruption and violence, where it is only his forlorn hope that he is helping his autistic son Justin that offers any solace. As everything implodes around him, he risks everything to lay hands on the one thing that might save him
Headlong by Simon Ings( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-cyberpunk SF that recalls the darkness of M. John Harrison and the wild visual imagination of China Mieville and Hannu Rajaniemi, HEADLONG felt ahead of the curve when first published and now serves to show just why Simon Ings has remained on the cutting edge of genre fiction. Surgically connected to their swarming robotic workers, architects Christopher and Joanne Yale are turning the moon into a paradise. But now, without warning, the machines have pulled the plug and are building a new, insane future away from the control of human minds
Das Auge : Meisterstück der Evolution by Simon Ings( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The smoke by Simon Ings( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity has been split into three different species. Mutual incomprehension has fractured the globe. As humans race to be the first of their kind to reach the stars, another Great War looms. For you that means returning to Yorkshire and the town of your birth, where factories churn out the parts for gigantic spaceships. You're done with the pretentions of the capital and its unfathomable architecture. You're done with the people of the Bund, their easy superiority and unstoppable spread throughout the city of London and beyond. You're done with Georgy Chernoy and his questionable defeat of death. You're done with his daughter, Fel, and losing all the time. You're done with love. But soon enough you will find yourself in the Smoke again, drawn back to the life you thought you'd left behind. You're done with love. But love's not done with you
Stalin and the scientists : a history of triumph and tragedy, 1905-1953 by Simon Ings( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic history of science in the Soviet Union, following the scientists who survived Stalin's rule and helped to reshape the world
A natural history by Simon Ings( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a spellbinding mix of scientific research, mathematics, philosophy, history, neuroscience, anecdote and language theory, this book unravels the never-ending puzzle of how and why we see in the way that we do. It tells the eye's whole story, fusing eye and sight into a single story
Best new horror by Stephen Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best and grisliest short stories of today. For twenty-five years this series has been published in the United Kingdom as The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and now comes to the US to delight and terrify thriller enthusiasts. This has been the world's leading annual anthology dedicated solely to showcasing the best in contemporary horror fiction. This newest volume offers outstanding new writing by masters of the genre, such as Joan Aiken, Peter Atkins, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Joe R. Lansdale, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Robert Silverberg, Michael Marshall Smith, Evangeline Walton, and many others!
Datafat Roman by Simon Ings( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The weight of numbers by Simon Ings( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the metamorphosis of three people: Anthony Burden, a mathematical genius; Saul Cogan, transformed from prankster idealist to trafficker in the poor and dispossessed; and Stacey Chavez, ex-teenage celebrity and mediocre performance artist, hungry for fame and starved of love. All are haunted by Nick Jinks, a malevolent curse of a man who seems to be everywhere at once
Sayıların ağırlığı by Simon Ings( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital domains : a decade of science fiction and fantasy( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl who eats dreams, a woman who chooses the apes, and a barbarian hero rendered as a collage. Datlow collects some of the best and most controversial of the stories from the webzines-- now in print for the first time
 
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A natural history of seeing : the art and science of vision
Alternative Names
Ings, Simon D. 1965-

Ings, Simon David 1965-

Simon Ings britischer Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller

Simon Ings British writer

Simon Ings Brits schrijver

Simon Ings escritor británico

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The weight of numbersThe eye : a natural historyHotwirePainkillersHeadlongA natural history