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This site is maintained by Jesse Sheidlower, Editor at Large of the Oxford English Dictionary. The content side of things is handled by Jeff Prucher and Malcolm Farmer. The project grew out of regular work that was being done for the OED's reading programs. Briefly, research for the OED takes two main forms: general reading, in which a variety of texts are read for any interesting words that are encountered, and targeted research, in which particular terms are specifically analyzed. This can consist of doing searches in electronic databases, sending general researchers to a library to see what they can find, or asking specialists for help in their subject fields. The site was started under the guidance of Mike Christie, an OED volunteer, and Sue Surova, a freelance researcher for the OED. The site is run by Jesse Sheidlower; please direct any comments about the site's functionality or design to him. Related:  All KindsScience FictionLORE

Mythical Creatures List, Mythical Creatures a-z A Collection of SciFi & Fantasy e-books A Collection of SciFi & Fantasy e-books Gonna Roll The Bones by Fritz Leiber Dangerous Visions, ed. Harlan Elison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday 1967 By His Bootstraps by Robert A. First publication (pseudonym Anson MacDonald): Astounding Science Fiction (October 1941) The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. First publication 1966 Removed on request of The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust. The Brains Of Earth by Jack Vance Ace Books, Inc. (1966) Removed on request of John Vance.

It’s Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been George Eliot? Adelaide Anne Procter? Apocryphal? Anonymous? Dear Quote Investigator: My favorite quotation about untapped potential and enduring spirit is attributed to the prominent Victorian novelist George Eliot: It is never too late to be what you might have been. This popular saying has been printed on refrigerator magnets, posters, shirts, and key chains. Quote Investigator: George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans who died in 1880. The earliest evidence of an exact match known to QI appeared in “Literary News: A Monthly Journal of Current Literature” in 1881. Prize Question No 31. In June 1881 the excerpts submitted by readers were printed in the periodical; however, they were not fully vetted for accuracy. We present herewith the selections made by our readers from the writings of George Eliot. Statement 21 was correct though truncated. A very interesting partial match for the saying appeared earlier in a poem in 1859. Devorgill. Her power is sometimes almost Shakespearian.

Dad challenging DVLA over right to wear 'religious headgear' in driving licence photo - a colander A madcap dad is challenging the DVLA who have told him to remove his "religious headgear" from his driving licence photo - because it's a colander. Eccentric Ian Harris, 51, is a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster whose followers are known as Pastafarians and revere the pasta strainer as a religious garment. Ian, of Brighton, East Sussex, is fighting for his "right" to wear the metal bowl in his licence photo, which he says is equivalent to Muslim women being pictured in hijabs. How to boost your wifi connection with a simple kitchen colander He has already been turned down once by the government agency but has sent off a fresh photo wearing the headgear and is making a second bid. Dad-of-one Ian said: "I'm fighting for the right to have my religious headgear shown on my photo. "I don't understand the DVLA should be able to discriminate whether my religion is valid. Religious exemptions include the Sikh turban and the Islamic Hijab.

Balrog Award The Balrog Awards were a set of awards given annually from 1979 to 1985 for the best works and achievements of speculative fiction in the previous year. The awards were named after the balrog, a fictional creature from J. R. Awards (By Year)[edit] 1979[edit] Best Novel: Blind Voices, Tom ReamyBest Short Fiction: "Death from Exposure", Pat CadiganBest Collection/Anthology: Born to Exile, Phyllis EisensteinBest Poet: Ray BradburyBest Artist: Tim KirkBest Amateur Publication: ShayolBest Professional Publication: Age of Dreams, Alicia AustinBest Amateur Achievement: Paul C. 1980[edit] 1981[edit] 1982[edit] 1983[edit] 1984[edit] Best Novel: The Armageddon Rag, George R. 1985[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] Cute Overload :D How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later First, before I begin to bore you with the usual sort of things science fiction writers say in speeches, let me bring you official greetings from Disneyland. I consider myself a spokesperson for Disneyland because I live just a few miles from it—and, as if that were not enough, I once had the honor of being interviewed there by Paris TV. For several weeks after the interview, I was really ill and confined to bed. I think it was the whirling teacups that did it. Elizabeth Antebi, who was the producer of the film, wanted to have me whirling around in one of the giant teacups while discussing the rise of fascism with Norman Spinrad... an old friend of mine who writes excellent science fiction. The countryside, brown and dry, in summer, where he had lived as a child. This passage probably does not suggest any particular thing to you, except a law posse exacting judgment on someone either guilty or considered guilty. Thrones were set in place and one ancient in years took his seat.

Theophilus of Adana Saint Theophilus the Penitent or Theophilus of Adana (died ca. 538) was an Orthodox cleric in the sixth century Church who is said to have made a deal with the devil to gain an ecclesiastical position. His story is significant as it is the oldest story of a pact with the Devil, and was an inspiration for the Faust legend. His feast day is 4 February. Eutyches, who claimed to be an eyewitness of the events, is the first to record Theophilus’ story. Legend Theophilus was the archdeacon of Adana, Cilicia which is part of modern Turkey. Years later, fearful for his soul, Theophilus repented and prayed to the Virgin for forgiveness. Variations Different retellings of Theophilus’ tale introduce variations of certain details, including: Theophilus’ motivation for pursuing a deal with the devil is simple jealousy.The magician is specifically referred to as a Jew. Possible sources for the legend Importance The Virgin Mary increased in theological importance throughout the 11th century. References

Multiple-Intelligences Alan Dean Foster Alan Dean Foster (born November 18, 1946) is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction, a prolific creator of and contributor to book series as well as the author of more than 20 standalone novels. He is especially prolific in his novelizations of film scripts. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and currently resides in Prescott, Arizona, with his wife. Writings[edit] One of Foster's best-known fantasy works is the Spellsinger series, in which a young musician is summoned into a world populated by talking creatures where his music allows him to do real magic whose effects depends on the lyrics of the popular songs he sings (although with somewhat unpredictable results). Star Wars[edit] Foster was the ghostwriter of the original novelization of Star Wars which had been credited solely to George Lucas. Star Trek[edit] Awards[edit] Bibliography[edit] Humanx Commonwealth Universe[edit] Pip and Flinx[edit] Marexx[edit]

Perry Index The Perry Index is a widely used index of "Aesop's Fables" or "Aesopica", the fables credited to Aesop, the story-teller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. Modern scholarship takes the view that Aesop probably did not compose all of the fables attributed to him;[1] indeed, a few are known to have first been used before Aesop lived, while the first record we have of many others is from well over a millennium after his time. Traditionally, Aesop's fables were arranged alphabetically, which is not helpful to the reader.[2] Perry and Rodriguez Adardos separated the Greek fables from the Latin ones, with the Greek ones first; then they arranged each group chronologically and by source; finally they arranged the fables alphabetically within these groups.[2] This system also does not help the casual reader, but is the best for scholarly purposes.[2] Ben Edwin Perry (1892–1968) was a professor of classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1924 to 1960.

Concept wearable pod offers isolation in a Nutshell If you spend your workday in a busy office, you'll know how difficult it can be to switch off and take a proper break. With this in mind, designer Eden Lew has conceived a wearable isolation pod called the Nutshell that aims to improve the quality of break times. View all The idea for the Nutshell, which is similar in principle to the Ostrich Pillow, came about during a design class Lew was taking which tasked students to "redesign the next thing they threw out." Lew then added folds and stays to make the Nutshell collapsible, lightweight, and wearable. Though the Nutshell remains a concept at present, Lew told Gizmag that she's received such positive feedback for the design that she's exploring the possibility of bringing it to market. Source: Eden Lew Share About the Author Adam scours the globe from his home in North Wales in order to bring the best of innovative architecture and sustainable design to the pages of Gizmag. All articles by Adam Williams Post a CommentRelated Articles

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