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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] All the words listed are toponyms and describe common feelings and objects for which there is no current English word.

The Meaning of Liff

Examples are Shoeburyness ("The vague uncomfortable feeling you get when sitting on a seat that is still warm from somebody else's bottom") and Plymouth ("To relate an amusing story to someone without remembering that it was they who told it to you in the first place"). 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. "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. Holistic detective[edit] 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. 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.

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's Science Fiction. Manuscript Guidelines: what we are looking for, rates, rights, content and format Change of Address Form: for subscribers who have moved 2010 Dell Magazines Award Column Hugo and Nebula Award Winners Reader's Forum: share your thoughts with other readers FAQs: for your Frequently asked Questions to be answered.

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Asimov. Asimov. Nightfall. EP101: The 43 Antarean Dynasties » By Isaac Asimov.

Nightfall

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?” The question was rather unnecessary. Philip K. Dick. 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. From 1948 to 1952, Dick worked at Art Music Company, a record store on Telegraph Avenue. 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. 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. Most types of animals are endangered or extinct due to extreme radiation poisoning from the war. Setting[edit] Overview[edit] 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. Open the champagne: Blade Runner is finally just the way Ridley Scott wanted it. 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

A recurring theme throughout the eighteen stories is the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people. A number of the stories, including "The Veldt", "The Fox and the Forest" (as "To the Future"), "Marionettes, Inc. ", and "Zero Hour" were dramatized for the 1955-57 radio series X Minus One.

"The Veldt", "The Concrete Mixer", "The Long Rain", "Zero Hour", and "Marionettes Inc. " were adapted for the TV series The Ray Bradbury Theater. Story summaries[edit] The Martian Chronicles. Structure[edit] Like Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, The Martian Chronicles follows a "future history" structure. 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. Ray Bradbury. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bradbury. Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury en. 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] 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. Genius is where you find it. God fights on side of heaviest artillery. Robert A. Heinlein. 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. Stranger in a Strange Land (19. Robert A. Heinlein, Dean of Science Fiction Writers. Robert A. Heinlein. Robert A. Heinlein AKA Robert Anson 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. It is followed by three sequels and four prequels, and ties into numerous other books set in Known Space. The Mote in God's Eye. Larry Niven. Larry Niven (Goodreads)