Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis

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Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453500167


Page: 300

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Was für ein Tag - Zuerst muss der Engländer Arthur Dent sein Haus räumen, weil mitten hindurch eine Umgehungsstraße gebaut werden soll. Dann wird zu allem Überfluss auch noch die Erde gesprengt, um einer Hyperraum- Schnellstraße Platz zu machen. Was nun f

And Another Thing...

Author: Douglas Adams,Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Viking Canada

ISBN: 9780670063901

Category: Human-alien encounters

Page: 288

View: 9370


You may not have noticed, but there's something stirring in the Galaxy... Despite the efforts of the Vogons, and even those of a more-than-typically troubled teenager, the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Trilogy continues, much to the delight of its fans (and to the annoyance of the Vogons). "And Another Thing," the 6th book in the Hitchhiker's trilogy, or rather 'double trilogy' as it has now become, is to be written by the brilliantly funny Eoin Colfer, international number-one bestselling author of the "Artemis Fowl novels." Colfer is not unaccustomed to strange going-ons and far-fetched story-lines with his celebrated "Artemis Fowl novels." Widow Jane Belson said of Eoin Colfer, 'I love his books and could not think of a better person to transport Arthur, Zaphod and Marvin to pastures new.' Douglas Adams himself once said: 'I suspect at some point in the future I will write a sixth Hitchhiker book. Five seems to be a wrong kind of number, six is a better kind of number.' Colfer, a fan of Hitchhiker since his schooldays, said: "I have decided to embark on a very different project. Something unique that I hope will interest you as much as it does me. I have written the official 6th book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series. Most of you have probably already read Douglas Adams' insanely brilliant space series. If you haven't then you don't know funny. Take it from me, the Hitchhiker books are bar none the funniest sci-fi books ever written. People have laughed so much reading Hitchhikers that they have had to have organs removed. One guy in France popped an eyeball. I kid you not. So, what's it all about, this Hitchhikers, I hear you cry. Actually I don't hear you, if I did I would be sitting outside in your driveway, which would be a bit freaky and show how few friends I have. What's it all about, this Hitchhikers, I imagine you cry. It's about Arthur Dent, one of the last humans left alive after the Earth has been destroyed by the remorseless Vogons. Arthur manages to hitch a ride on a spaceship and go planet hopping with his friends Ford Prefect, the Betelgeusean journalist. Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two headed president of the galaxy, pirate and worst dressed man in the universe. And Marvin, the paranoid andriod. All this hitching and adventuring went on for five books and then Douglas Adams passed away before he could write book six. Hitchhiker has been heard on radio, seen on tv and enjoyed on the cinema screen, there was even a musical version. But the story could never end, until now. I am going to continue on where Douglas left off. Unfortunately for me, he left off on rather a large cliffhanger. Everyone was dead. Which means I have rather a large challenge ahead of me, but it is one I am looking forward to. I really hope you will board the spaceship with me so we can travel through Douglas Adams' hilarious galaxy together, which will save me having to hang around in your driveway. See you at Barnard's Star."

One is Never Alone with a Rubber Duck

Douglas Adams’s Absurd Fictional Universe

Author: Marilette van der Colff

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443824380

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

View: 6570


What do existential elevators, sentient mattresses, paranoid androids, humans and other aliens have in common? For one thing, they want answers. The fact (yes fact) that there are no answers (except, perhaps, for “42”) causes some humans (and other aliens) to face this empty madness we call life with Sisyphus-like defiance. Others choose to sulk or skulk or annihilate themselves. Another thing these creatures have in common is that they are all born mad, “and some remain so”. One is never alone with a rubber duck explores the premise that Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker Series is not merely characterised by light-hearted comedy, but is underpinned by intricate philosophical ideas, especially those of twentieth century Existentialism and the related notion of absurdity. It also investigates the interlaced functions of Adams’s fantasy and landscapes of alterity, and considers the ambiguous concept of madness as subjective reality. Concepts related to alterity, such as simulation, the structure of reality, dreaming and parallel universes, are investigated as part of Adams’s fantastic story space. In a science-fictional sense, Adams’s aliens satirise the human condition and the monstrosities that lurk at the heart of twentieth century society.

Das Leben, das Universum und der ganze Rest

Band 3 der fünfbändigen »Intergalaktischen Trilogie«

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993592

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4041


Infolge einer Reihe von atemberaubenden Katastrophen findet sich Arthur Dent überraschenderweise in einer schrecklich primitiven Höhle auf der prähistorischen Erde wieder. Am richtigen Ort, nur leider zur falschen Zeit, und die Zeit ist schließlich der ungeeignetste Ort, an dem man verloren gehen kann. Um wieder zurück in die Weiten der Galaxis zu gelangen, sind er und Ford Prefect angewiesen auf Slartibartfass. Doch als Arthur einen intergalaktischen Krieg unterbinden soll und den Freunden allmählich klar wird, in welche Abenteuer sie sich da gestürzt haben, wünschen sie sich wieder zurück in ihre Steinzeithöhle. Der dritte Band der inter-galaktischen Kult-Serie »Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis«.

WARP 2 - Der Klunkerfischer

Author: Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732002551

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 392

View: 9452


Ein haarsträubendes Abenteuer im Herzen Londons, das die Zukunft verändern wird. Bestsellerautor Eoin Colfer mixt ein weiteres Mal die Genres: Zeitreise, Dystopie, Agententhriller. Ein lustvolles Lesevergnügen voller Fantasie und Abenteuer vom Autor der Artemis-Fowl-Bücher. Chevie Savano ist ins 21. Jahrhundert zurückgekehrt. Aber durch ihre Reise in die Vergangenheit hat sich der Zeitenlauf verändert. Die halbe Welt befindet sich nun im Krieg und Chevie soll zur Soldatin ausgebildet werden. Doch glücklicherweise gibt es auch in dieser Gegenwart eine WARP-Kapsel, mit der sie ins 19. Jahrhundert zurückkehren kann, um den Zeitstrahl wieder geradezubiegen. Im Jahr 1899 hat sich Riley unterdessen mit dem ehemaligen Gangsterboss und Klunkerfischer Otto Malarkey verbündet. Denn es gibt einen neuen Gegner: FBI Agent Colonel Box, der sich seit dreißig Jahren in den Katakomben von London versteckt, plant einen Aufstand, der den Lauf der Geschichte verändern wird. "Der Klunkerfischer" ist der zweite Band der WARP-Reihe. Der Titel des ersten Bandes lautet "Der Quantenzauberer". Mehr Infos rund um WARP unter:

Don't Panic

Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504056280

Category: Humor

Page: 275

View: 9835


The #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s “hilarious . . . idiosyncratic . . . delightful” and definitive companion to a global phenomenon (Publishers Weekly). Douglas Adams’s “six-part trilogy,” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy grew from a blip of a notion into an ever-expanding multimedia universe that amassed an unprecedented cult of followers and became an international sensation. As a young journalist, Neil Gaiman was given complete access to Adams’s life, times, gossip, unpublished outtakes, and files (and became privy to his writing process, insecurities, disillusionments, challenges, and triumphs). The resulting volume illuminates the unique, funny, dramatic, and improbable chronicle of an idea, an incredibly tall man, and a mind-boggling success story. In Don’t Panic, Gaiman celebrates everything Hitchhiker: the original radio play, the books, comics, video and computer games, films, television series, record albums, stage musicals, one-man shows, the Great One himself, and towels. And as Douglas Adams himself attested: “It’s all absolutely devastatingly true—except the bits that are lies.” Updated several times in the thirty years since its original publication, Don’t Panic is available for the first time in digital form. Part biography, part tell-all parody, part pop-culture history, part guide to a guide, Don’t Panic “deserves as much cult success as the Hitchhiker’s books themselves” (Time Out).

Und übrigens noch was ...

Author: Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641036879

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8441


Daumen raus – die Reise per Anhalter durch die Galaxis geht weiter Arthur Dents zufällige Beziehung zum außergewöhnlichen Reiseführer "Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis" blieb nicht gänzlich ohne Zwischenfälle. Arthur hat den bekannten (und unbekannten) Weltraum bis in die letzten Winkel und darüber hinaus bereist, nachdem sein Haus (und der gesamte Planet Erde) an einem furchtbar dummen Donnerstag einer Hyperraum-Schnellstraße weichen musste. Nach diversen Eskapaden im Raum-Zeit-Kontinuum landet er schließlich zu Hause auf der geliebten Erde – die gleich darauf wieder in die Luft fliegt. Arthurs Aussichten auf eine gemütliche Tasse Tee sind nicht gerade rosig ... In "Und übrigens noch was ..." bekommt er es unter anderem mit arbeitslosen Göttern zu tun, abtrünnigen galaktischen Präsidenten, verliebten grünen Aliens, lästigen Computern und einer ziemlich großen Scheibe Käse.

The Book as Artefact, Text and Border

Author: Anne Mette Hansen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042018887

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 378

View: 4316


Books do not just contain texts: books themselves are cultural artefacts, which convey many meanings in their own right, meanings which interact with the texts they contain. Awareness of the many significances of books as cultural and textual objects reshapes the traditional disciplines of textual theory, analytic bibliography, codicology and palaeography, while the advent of electronic books, and digital methods for representing print books, is introducing a new dimension to our understanding. Seven essays in this volume, ranging over medieval Portuguese and Swedish manuscripts, eighteenth-century Icelandic editions, Australian playtexts, Thackeray and Anita Brookner, and Stefan George, consider these questions from the broad perspective of textual scholarship.Texts may exist on the borderland of word and not-word; or they may spring from borderlands of nation or culture; or they may be considered from the margins of neighbouring disciplines. So readers must set the texts within contexts, to see the play of text against border. Essays in this volume explore different texts against varying backgrounds — Pound'sCantos, Joyce's Ulysses, Trollope's An Eye for an Eye, Woolf'sThe Waves — while essays by McGann and Lernout argue the dimensionality of text on the intersection of print and digital media.Implicit in all these essays is the contention, that textual scholarship must influence literary interpretation. Two final essays focus directly on this, in the cases of Melville's Moby-Dick and Emily Dickinson's late fragments. An extensive reviews section completes this volume.

Reading Virginia Woolf

Author: Julia Briggs

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 8583


The pleasure and excitement of exploring Virginia Woolf's writings is at the heart of this book by a highly respected Woolf critic and biographer. Julia Briggs reconsiders Woolf's work--from some of her earliest fictional experiments to her late short story, 'The Symbol', and from the most to the least familiar of her novels--from a series of highly imaginative and unexpected angles. Individual essays analyse Woolf's neglected second novel, Night and Day and investigate her links with other writers (Byron, Shakespeare), her ambivalent attitudes to 'Englishness' and to censorship, her fascination with transitional places and moments, with the flow of time (and its relative nature), her concern with visions and revision and with printing and the writing process as a whole. We watch Woolf as she typesets an extraordinarily complex high modernist poem (Hope Mirrlees's 'Paris'), and as she revises her novels so that their structures become formally - and even numerologically - significant. A final essay examines the differences between Woolf's texts as they were first published in England and America, and the further changes she occasionally made after publication, changes that her editors have been slow to acknowledge. Julia Briggs brings to these discussions an extensive knowledge of Woolf both as a scholar and as an editor. She records her findings and observations in a lively, graceful and approachable style that will entice readers to delve further and more meaningfully into Woolf's work

Mapping the Heavens

The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos

Author: Priyamvada Natarajan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300221126

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 2166


This book provides a tour of the “greatest hits” of cosmological discoveries—the ideas that reshaped our universe over the past century. The cosmos, once understood as a stagnant place, filled with the ordinary, is now a universe that is expanding at an accelerating pace, propelled by dark energy and structured by dark matter. Priyamvada Natarajan, our guide to these ideas, is someone at the forefront of the research—an astrophysicist who literally creates maps of invisible matter in the universe. She not only explains for a wide audience the science behind these essential ideas but also provides an understanding of how radical scientific theories gain acceptance. The formation and growth of black holes, dark matter halos, the accelerating expansion of the universe, the echo of the big bang, the discovery of exoplanets, and the possibility of other universes—these are some of the puzzling cosmological topics of the early twenty-first century. Natarajan discusses why the acceptance of new ideas about the universe and our place in it has never been linear and always contested even within the scientific community. And she affirms that, shifting and incomplete as science always must be, it offers the best path we have toward making sense of our wondrous, mysterious universe.

Das Restaurant am Ende des Universums

Band 2 der fünfbändigen »Intergalaktischen Trilogie«

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993584

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8148


Seitdem die Erde einer intergalaktischen Umgehungsstraße weichen musste, befindet sich Arthur Dent auf einer verwirrenden Odyssee durch das Universum. Wieso zieht es ihn und seine Freunde immer an die übelsten Orte der Galaxis? Weshalb haben die Fahrstühle eigentlich einen Hang zum Existenzialismus? Und warum müssen die Reisenden ausgerechnet im Restaurant am Ende des Universums einkehren, eine der außergewöhnlichsten Unternehmungen in der gesamten Geschichte des Gaststättengewerbes? Der zweite Band der inter-galaktischen Kult-Serie »Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis«.

Keine Panik!

Mit Douglas Adams per Anhalter durch die Galaxis

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453408036


Page: 366

View: 2518