Originating as a BBC radio series in , Douglas Adams's inspired melding of hippy-trail guidebook and sci-fi comedy turned its novelisations into a publishing phenomenon. Douglas wrote five parts from onwards the first sold , in three months , introducing the world to Marvin the Paranoid Android, the computer Deep Thought, space guitarist Hotblack Desiato named after Adams's local estate agent and the Guide itself, a remarkably prescient forerunner to the internet. Andrew Pulver Buy this book at the Guardian bookshop. Aldiss's first novel is a tour-de-force of adventure, wonder and conceptual breakthrough. Set aboard a vast generation starship millennia after blast-off, the novel follows Roy Complain on a voyage of discovery from ignorance of his surroundings to some understanding of his small place in the universe. Complain is spiteful and small-minded but grows in humanity as his trek through the ship brings him into contact with giant humans, mutated rats and, ultimately, a wondrous view of space beyond the ship.
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While only possessing an eighth-grade education not me, HIM, but almost , Cayce would ultimately transmit not just a stunning volume of material over 14, readings and some 25 million words but also a remarkably detailed and complex body of work. What came forth was as unexpected as it was bizarre. Virtually all the sources claim that Homo sapiens were created in supernatural fashion long ago on the lost continent of Atlantis, which once existed in the Atlantic Ocean. A continent that had as part of its population giants and little people.
Eleven-year-old Kevin has a vivid imagination and is fascinated by history, particularly Ancient Greece ; his parents ignore his activities, having become more obsessed with buying the latest household gadgets to keep up with their neighbours. One night, as Kevin is sleeping, an armoured knight on a horse bursts out of his wardrobe. Kevin is scared and hides as the knight rides off into a forest setting where once his bedroom wall was; when Kevin looks back out, the room is back to normal and he finds one of his photos on the wall similar to the forest he saw. The next night he prepares a satchel with supplies and a Polaroid camera but is surprised when six dwarves spill out of the wardrobe. Kevin quickly learns the group has stolen a large, worn map and is looking for an exit from his room before they are discovered.
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