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Douglas Adams. Douglas Adams. 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.

Last Chance to See

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[edit] The Meaning of Liff. 1984 US edition 1990 US edition Content[edit] The book is a "dictionary of things that there aren't any words for yet".[2] Rather than inventing new words, Adams and Lloyd picked a number of existing place-names and assigned interesting meanings to them;[3] meanings that can be regarded as on the verge of social existence and are ready to become recognisable entities.[4]

The Meaning of Liff

Dirk Gently. 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.

Dirk Gently

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. Cookies by Douglas Adams. Don't Panic.

Hitchhikers Trilogy

Isaac Asimov. 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.

Isaac Asimov

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. 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 must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.[1] 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. The Three Laws, and the zeroth, have pervaded science fiction and are referred to in many books, films, and other media. History[edit] Asimov. Asimov. Nightfall. Philip K. Dick. There are few more science fiction authors with a more interesting personal story that Philip K.

Philip K. Dick

Dick and in part that is why the images of him are so interesting. Philip K. Dick - Science Fiction Author - Official Site. Philip K. Dick. Personal life[edit] The family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Philip K. Dick

When Philip turned five, his father was transferred to Reno, Nevada. When Dorothy refused to move, she and Joseph divorced. Both parents fought for custody of Philip, which was awarded to the mother. Dorothy, determined to raise Philip alone, took a job in Washington, D.C., and moved there with her son. Philip K. Dick Award. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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. Blade Runner (1982. BladeZone: The Online Blade Runner Fan Club and Museum. Blade Runner. 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.

Blade Runner

As a display terminal for the wizardry of Designers Lawrence G. Paull, Douglas Trumbull and Syd Mead, the movie delivers. This definitive print should be the last little push that "Blade Runner" needs to complete its 25-year journey from box office failure to cult favorite to full-blown classic. The film still represents the cutting edge of dark science fiction. Blade Runner: The Final Cut plays better now than ever. Ray Bradbury. Ray Bradbury bibliography. The Illustrated Man. The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind.

The Illustrated Man

The Martian Chronicles. Structure[edit] Like Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, The Martian Chronicles follows a "future history" structure.

The Martian Chronicles

The stories, complete in themselves, come together as episodes in a larger sequential narrative framework. Ray Bradbury - Biography. By Chris Jepsen & Richard Johnston Ray Douglas Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on August 22, 1920. He was the third son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury. They gave him the middle name "Douglas," after the actor, Douglas Fairbanks. Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le titre fait référence au point d'auto-inflammation, en degrés Fahrenheit, du papier. Cette température équivaut à un peu moins de 233 °C. Résumé[modifier | modifier le code] Première partie : Le foyer et la salamandre[modifier | modifier le code] Dans la nuit, le pompier Guy Montag marche sur la route pour rentrer chez lui.

Arrivé chez lui, il trouve sa femme Mildred étendue sur le lit sans connaissance et à ses pieds gît un petit flacon de cristal vide : elle vient d'absorber son contenu, une trentaine de comprimés d'un somnifère. Le lendemain, elle ne se souvient plus de rien. Montag croise régulièrement Clarisse dans la rue. Site Officiel. Robert A. Heinlein. For pure ideas there are very few science fiction books ever written which are better than The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and while alone the quotes from this don't have the same weight there are a few great quotes that are worth recording.

TANSTAAFL (There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch) One way or other, what you get, you pay for. Robert A. Heinlein. Robert Anson Heinlein (/ˈhaɪnlaɪn/ HYN-lyn;[1][2][3] July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers",[4] he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time. He set a standard for scientific and engineering plausibility, and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality.

He was one of the first science fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s. Double Star Robert Heinlein. Robert Heinlein. Farmer in the Sky (1951. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (1960. By Robert A. Heinlein Plot of Starship Troopers.

Stranger in a Strange Land (19. Robert A. Heinlein, Dean of Science Fiction Writers. Robert A. Heinlein. Larry Niven. Nevinyrral - MTG Salvation Wiki. Larry Niven. Laurence van Cott Niven (/ˈnɪvən/; born April 30, 1938) is an American science fiction author. Ringworld. Ringworld is a 1970 science fiction novel by Larry Niven, set in his Known Space universe and considered a classic of science fiction literature. The Mote in God's Eye. Overview[edit] The book describes a complex alien civilization, the Moties. Larry Niven. Larry Niven (Goodreads)