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Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski ; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist and short story writer.
Isaac Asimov ( / ˈ aɪ z ɨ k ˈ æ z ɨ m ɒ v / EYE -zək AZ -ə-mov ; [ 2 ] born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov ; Russian : Исаак Юдович Озимов ; c. January 2, 1920 [ 1 ] – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University , best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards . [ 3 ] His works have been published in nine out of ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System . [ 4 ] His only works in the 100s—which covers philosophy and psychology—were forewords for The Humanist Way (1988) and In Pursuit of Truth (1982), a festschrift in honor of philosopher Sir Karl Popper 's 80th birthday. [ 5 ] Asimov is widely considered a master of hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C.
Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American author and journalist. Born in Louisville, Kentucky to a middle class family, Thompson went off the rails in his teens after the death of his father left the family in poverty. He was unable to formally finish high school as he was incarcerated for 60 days after abetting a robbery. He subsequently joined the United States Air Force before moving into journalism.
Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family . Best known for his novels including Brave New World and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry , and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts. Huxley spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. Aldous Huxley was a humanist , pacifist , and satirist , and he was latterly interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] He is also well known for advocating and taking psychedelics . By the end of his life Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time.
William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist who has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre. [ 17 ] Gibson coined the term " cyberspace " in his short story " Burning Chrome " (1982) and later popularized the concept in his debut novel , Neuromancer (1984). In envisaging cyberspace, Gibson created an iconography for the information age before the ubiquity of the Internet in the 1990s. [ 18 ] He is also credited with predicting the rise of reality television and with establishing the conceptual foundations for the rapid growth of virtual environments such as video games and the World Wide Web . Having changed residence frequently with his family as a child, Gibson became a shy, ungainly teenager who often read science fiction.
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Several characters in Zero History e.g. Milgrim and Heidi, take journeys on the London Underground Tube system. Here is an image of a Transport for London Oyster Card - prepaid London Underground Tube and Bus travel card (but also a RFID / centralised database tracking and surveillance system) signed by William Gibson, at Forbidden Plant, London, Saturday 9th October 2010, To protect your privacy and personal security from 13.56 MHz licence free Industrial Scientific Medical radio frequency band snoopers (both legal and illegal).
Speculative fiction is an umbrella term encompassing the more fantastical fiction genres , specifically science fiction , fantasy , horror , weird fiction , supernatural fiction , superhero fiction , utopian and dystopian fiction , apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction , and alternate history in literature as well as related static, motion, and virtual arts. [ 1 ] [ edit ] History
Charles Samuel "Chas" Addams [ 2 ] (January 7, 1912 – September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his darkly humorous and macabre characters.
Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) [ 1 ] [ 2 ] was an American -born Irish writer, best known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series.