Every aspect of the science fiction classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is analyzed in a variety of quirky ways in this collection of essays.
Author: Glenn Yeffeth
Publisher: BenBella Books
Category: Literary Criticism
Every aspect of the science fiction classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is analyzed in a variety of quirky ways in this collection of essays. Topics include the logistics of the restaurant at the end of the universe, how the Internet is creating the real Hitchhiker's Guide, an assessment of Vogon poetry, and an analysis of computing. The essays are written by both science fiction greats, such as Cory Doctorow, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Stephen Baxter, Jacqueline Carey, and Alastair Reynolds, and up-and-coming writers.
“Lunching at the Eschaton”. The Anthology at the End of the Universe. Yeffeth, Glenn (ed). Dallas: BenBella. 2005. 125-132 Caillava, Marie-Catherine (2004).“The Zen of 42”. The Anthology at the End of the Universe. Yeffeth, Glenn (ed).
Author: Katharina Günther
Category: Literary Criticism
Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: The story of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy is the story of Life, the Universe and Everything. Initially broadcasted as a radio series on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 it was such a success that its author, Douglas Adams, eventually ended up not only publishing the story with a slightly modified plot in book form but also creating four sequels until 1992. The story was taken up by other media which resulted in the creation of a TV series in 1981, stage shows, a movie in 2005, a computer game, comics, towels and a lot more. Today the H2G2 has reached a cult status that few other Science Fiction works boast. The plot of the HG is mostly confusing and full of curious ideas wherefore a complete summary is not possible at this point. However, the following paragraph will give the unacquainted readers an idea of the story. There are of course many problems connected with life, of which some of the most popular are: Why are people born? Why do they die? Why do they want to spend so much of the intervening time wearing digital watches? The Trilogy in Five Parts is the story of Arthur Dent and his quest for the answers to these problems. After the destruction of Earth the only surviving Englishman Dent hitchhikes through the width of time and space, finds out the answer to the ultimate question, dines at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, saves the world, falls in love with a woman whose feet cannot touch the ground, is worshipped by birds and sandwich-lovers, is enlightened by God s final message to His Creation and finally meets his fate on STAVROMULABETA. The ape-descendent Dent is accompanied by Ford Prefect, owner of a copy of the most remarkable book ever to come out of the Great Publishing Houses of Ursa Minor Beta: The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy an encyclopaedia that sells so well mainly because it has the words DON T PANIC written in large friendly letters on the cover. Other companions are Marvin, the paranoid android, Trillian, the sole surviving woman from Earth and Zaphod Beeblebrox, the former Galactic President. The author of this humorous work of Science Fiction was born as Douglas Noel Adams on March 11th 1952 in Cambridge, UK, and died on May 11th 2001 in Santa Barbara, California. Whilst studying English in Cambridge he joined the Footlights Society, a comedy group which is also closely connected to Monty Python. Adams initial career aspiration was to become a comedian yet he seemingly never [...]
The Anthology at the End of the Universe, pp. 117–23. 'Vox Day' is a pseudonym of Theodore Beale. DeGrazia, David, Animal Ethics: a Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002). Dellamonica, A. M., 'Digital Watches ...
Author: N. Joll
Category: Performing Arts
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy provides an excellent way of looking at some intriguing issues in philosophy, from vegetarianism and Artificial Intelligence to God, space and time. This is an entertaining yet thought provoking volume for students, philosophers and fans of The Hitchhiker's series.
Adams, Douglas, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Pan Books, 1980. This sequel to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy picks up right where the first story left off, with Arthur, Ford, Zaphod, and Trillian being attacked by a ...
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
A Study Guide for Douglas Adams's "Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy (lit-to-film)", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Studentsfor all of your research needs.
Science fiction can be fun but it needs to be well-crafted first and jokes such as Duane Ackerson's 'Sign at the End of the Universe' fail to impress. There are occasional good stories but unfortunately, despite the quality of such ...
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE ANTHOLOGY AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE “Vogon poetry is of course the third worst in the Universe The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria... “The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator ...
Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Over the years, in a variety of venues, Lawrence Watt-Evans has turned his sharp, analytical, and slightly crazed mind to everything from weaponized poetry to why the Enterprise doesn't have seatbelts, and everyone from Jane Austen to Buffy Summers. Collected for the first time are twenty-three of these essays, discussing icons of comic books, television, novels, movies, and much more!
Analytical works For some information on understanding the philosophy of the Guide, or Douglas Adams's influence on technology, see The Anthology at the End of the Universe, a series of essays edited by Glenn Yeffeth, published in 2005.
An Anthology and Guide Joshua W. Seachris. all the labors of the ages, ... In fact, they may feel more distress thinking about the end of the universe than about the extinction of humankind. What is the explanation for this?
Author: Joshua W. Seachris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Much more than just an anthology, this survey of humanity's search for the meaning of life includes the latest contributions to the debate, a judicious selection of key canonical essays, and insightful commentary by internationally respected philosophers. Cutting-edge viewpoint features the most recent contributions to the debate Extensive general introduction offers unprecedented context Leading contemporary philosophers provide insightful introductions to each section
God pervades and permeates the whole Universe, because it is God that has become the Universe; the Universe is an ... theory of creation is that created Nature is said to be eternal, without any absolute beginning and absolute end.
Author: Louis P. Pojman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN ANTHOLOGY, 7E utilizes a balanced blend of classic and contemporary articles to present a well-rounded introduction to the philosophy of religion. This engaging textbook begins by outlining traditional concepts of God, then moves into related fields of inquiry such as the problem of evil, feminist perspectives of God, and mystical experiences. In addition, this edition presents traditional proofs of God's existence, with counter arguments. PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN ANTHOLOGY, 7E also examines the interplay between religion and science, religion and faith, and religion and epistemology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Journal Entry from the End of the Universe Have you ever felt that you don't have enough years left in you to do everything you want to do? So does the narrator of this story. (And its author.) And Lead Us Not During my experiences ...
Author: J.S. Bailey
Publisher: BHC Press/Open Window
Sixteen ordinary souls. Sixteen not-so-ordinary tales. Ordinary Souls is an anthology about ordinary people. This new collection from J. S. Bailey features an archaeologist in the future who meets a resurrected woman from long ago, a spaceship crew stranded on a distant world, a wealthy divorcee whose love of antiques turns her life into a living nightmare, and much more. Featuring nine new stories and seven previously-published stories including “Vapors” and “Weary Traveler,” which appear in print for the first time.