Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Smart Pop Series)

Overview


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 ...
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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932100563
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Series: Smart Pop Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,304,090
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Yeffeth is the editor of Seven Seasons of Buffy and Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
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Table of Contents

Beware of the Leopard 1
That About Wraps it Up for Oolon Colluphid 11
Wikipedia: A Genuine H2G2-Minus the Editors 25
The Secret Symbiosis: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Its Impact on Real Computer Science 35
42 47
A Consideration of Certain Aspects of Vogon Poetry 65
The Holy Trilogy 73
The Zen of 42 83
Loop-Surface Security: The Image of the Towel in a Vagabond Universe-A Semiotic (Semi-Odd) Excursion 97
Yes, I Got It 105
You Can't Go Home Again, Damn It! Even If Your Planet Hasn't Been Blown Up by Vogons 111
The Subversive Dismal Scientist: Douglas Adams and the Rule of Unreason 117
Lunching at the Eschaton: Douglas Adams and the End of the Universe in Science Fiction 125
Digital Watches May Be a Pretty Neat Idea, But Peanuts and Beer Are What Get You Through the Apocalypse 133
The Only Sane Man in the Universe 145
Douglas Adams and the Wisdom of Madness 157
A Talk with Douglas Adams 169
Another Fine Mess 179
Words to Live By 187
"Goodnight, Marvin" 197
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