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Douglas Adams "Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun." Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans. He had found a Nutri-Matic machine which had provided him with a plastic cup filled with a liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.
Last Chance to See Last Chance to See is a 1989 BBC radio documentary series and its accompanying book, written and presented by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine. In the series, Adams and Carwardine travel to various locations in the hope of encountering species on the brink of extinction. The book was published in 1990. Radio The Observer project[clarification needed] was successful, and Adams and Carwardine developed a radio series around the same concept for BBC Radio 4.
The Meaning of Liff 1984 US edition 1990 US edition Content The book is a "dictionary of things that there aren't any words for yet". Rather than inventing new words, Adams and Lloyd picked a number of existing place-names and assigned interesting meanings to them; meanings that can be regarded as on the verge of social existence and are ready to become recognisable entities.
Dirk Gently (born Svlad Cjelli, also known as Dirk Cjelli) is a fictional character created by Douglas Adams and featured in the books Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. He is portrayed as a pudgy man who normally wears a heavy old light brown suit, red checked shirt with a green striped tie, long leather coat, red hat and thick metal-rimmed spectacles. "Dirk Gently" is not the character's real name. It is noted early on in the first book that it is a pseudonym for "Svlad Cjelli". Dirk himself states that the name has a "Scottish dagger feel" to it. Dirk Gently
Cookies by Douglas Adams
I have read a lot about Isaac Asimov over the years often written by Isaac Asimov himself, but last night when I was browsing the web I came across a very interesting piece of information that I had never heard. It seems that Isaac Asimov had AIDS and it contributed to his death. According to what I read he had contracted aids from a blood transfusion during a heart bypass in 1983, largely due to the inability of the tests to find HIV and a general misunderstanding of AIDs which kept him from being diagnosed as early as he could have been. He also kept his disease a secret on the advice of doctors who likely recognized that the fear of AIDS at that time would make everyone knowing he had it a bad idea. As everyone who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s I heard a lot about AIDs, and there were celebrities which had AIDS, but the truth is that they were people I had no connection to. Isaac Asimov
Three Laws of Robotics This cover of I, Robot illustrates the story "Runaround", the first to list all Three Laws of Robotics. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.A robot may not injure its own kind and defend its own kind unless it is interfering with the first or second rule. The original laws have been altered and elaborated on by Asimov and other authors. Asimov himself made slight modifications to the first three in various books and short stories to further develop how robots would interact with humans and each other. In later fiction where robots had taken responsibility for government of whole planets and human civilizations, Asimov also added a fourth, or zeroth law, to precede the others: 0.
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EP101: The 43 Antarean Dynasties » By Isaac Asimov. Read by Stephen Eley. First appeared in Astounding Science Fiction, September 1941. “Of the six suns, only Beta is left in the sky. Do you see it?” Nightfall : Escape Pod
Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick - Science Fiction Author - Official Site
Personal life The family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. When Philip turned five, his father was transferred to Reno, Nevada. When Dorothy refused to move, she and Joseph divorced. Philip K. Dick
The judges of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award and the Philadelphia SF Society, along with the Philip K. Dick Trust, are pleased to announce seven nominated works that comprise the final ballot for the award: Philip K. Dick Award
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations have been damaged greatly by nuclear war during World War Terminus. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Edit Storyline In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. Blade Runner (1982
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All Critics (96) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (87) | Rotten (9) | DVD (30) This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental. As a display terminal for the wizardry of Designers Lawrence G. Blade Runner
Ray Bradbury bibliography
The Illustrated Man
The Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury - Biography
Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein
Double Star Robert Heinlein
Farmer in the Sky (1951
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (1960
Stranger in a Strange Land (19
Robert A. Heinlein, Dean of Science Fiction Writers
Robert A. Heinlein
Nevinyrral - MTG Salvation Wiki
The Mote in God's Eye
Larry Niven - Summary Bibliography
Larry Niven (Goodreads)