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Douglas Adams. Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist.

Douglas Adams

Adams also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), The Deeper Meaning of Liff (1990), Last Chance to See (1990), and three stories for the television series Doctor Who. A posthumous collection of his work, including an unfinished novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002. Adams became known as an advocate for environmentalism and conservation, and also as a lover of fast cars, cameras, technological innovation, and the Apple Macintosh. He was a staunch atheist, imagining a sentient puddle who wakes up one morning and thinks, "This is an interesting world I find myself in—an interesting hole I find myself in—fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!

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H. G. Wells

G. " Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946)[3] was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.[4][a] His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context.[5] He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views. Early life[edit] Teacher[edit] H. H. He soon entered the Debating Society of the school. During 1888 H. Personal life[edit] Roald Dahl - The Official Web Site. Eric Van Lustbader - Thrillers. Ian Livingstone. Early life[edit] Livingstone attended Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, where he earned (he claims) only one A level, in Geography.

Ian Livingstone

He has retained his close links with the school and has visited it on numerous occasions, including to donate money for a refurbishment of the ICT suite, and also to give a speech and present awards to GCSE recipients in 1998. Career[edit] Games Workshop[edit] In 1980, Livingstone and Jackson began to develop the concept of the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series, the first volume of which (The Warlock of Firetop Mountain) was published in 1982 by Puffin Books (a subsidiary imprint of Penguin Books).[2]:46 Livingstone and Jackson sold Games Workshop in 1991 for £10 million.[4] The pair, together with Bryan Ansell, founded Citadel Miniatures in Newark to make miniatures for games.

Fighting Fantasy[edit] Videogame industry[edit] Skills Champion[edit] Awards[edit] In 2011, Livingstone received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Bournemouth University.[13][14] Philip K. Dick - Science Fiction Author - Official Site.