42 relations: American Philosophical Quarterly, Balrog Award, By His Bootstraps, Caesarean section, Causal loop, Confessional writing, David Lewis (philosopher), English language, Ethan Hawke, Fertilisation, Futurama, Grumbles from the Grave, Hermaphrodite, I'm My Own Grandpa, Intersex, Jukebox, Ouroboros, Ouroboros (Red Dwarf), Paradox, Playboy, Predestination (film), R&R (military), Rant (novel), Red Dwarf, Robert A. Heinlein, Rocky Mountains, Roswell That Ends Well, Sarah Snook, Science fiction, Science fiction film, Sex reassignment surgery, Sex work, Short story, Temporal paradox, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Man Who Folded Himself, The Spierig Brothers, Time travel, Time travel in fiction, United States, 1959 in literature.
The American Philosophical Quarterly (APQ) is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering philosophy.
The Balrog Awards were a set of awards given annually from 1979 to 1985 for the best works and achievements of speculative fiction in the previous year.
"By His Bootstraps" is a science fiction novella by American writer Robert A. Heinlein.
Caesarean section, also known as C-section or caesarean delivery, is the use of surgery to deliver one or more babies.
A causal loop in the context of time travel or the causal structure of spacetime, is a sequence of events (actions, information, objects, people) in which an event is among the causes of another event, which in turn is among the causes of the first-mentioned event.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
In literature, confessional writing is a first-person style that is often presented as an ongoing diary or letters, distinguished by revelations of a person's deeper or darker motivations.
David Kellogg Lewis (September 28, 1941 – October 14, 2001) was an American philosopher.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer, and director.
Fertilisation or fertilization (see spelling differences), also known as generative fertilisation, conception, fecundation, syngamy and impregnation, is the fusion of gametes to initiate the development of a new individual organism.
Futurama is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Grumbles from the Grave is a posthumous 1989 autobiography of science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein collated by his wife Virginia Heinlein from his notes and writings.
In biology, a hermaphrodite is an organism that has complete or partial reproductive organs and produces gametes normally associated with both male and female sexes.
"I'm My Own Grandpa" (sometimes rendered as "I'm My Own Grandpaw") is a novelty song written by Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe, performed by Lonzo and Oscar in 1947, about a man who, through an unlikely (but legal) combination of marriages, becomes stepfather to his own stepmother—that is, tacitly dropping the "step-" modifiers, he becomes his own grandfather.
Intersex people are born with any of several variations in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals that, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, "do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies".
A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that will play a patron's selection from self-contained media.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
The ouroboros or uroborus is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.
"Ouroboros" is the third episode of science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf Series VII and the 39th in the series run.
A paradox is a statement that, despite apparently sound reasoning from true premises, leads to an apparently self-contradictory or logically unacceptable conclusion.
Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction thriller film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig.
R&R, military slang for rest and recuperation, is a term used for the free time of a soldier or international UN staff serving in unaccompanied (no family) duty stations.
Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey is a novel by Chuck Palahniuk released on May 1, 2007.
Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise which primarily consists of a television sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, and on Dave since 2009, gaining a cult following.
Robert Anson Heinlein (See also the biography at the end of For Us, the Living, 2004 edition, p. 261. July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction writer.
The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America.
"Roswell That Ends Well" is the 19th episode in the third season of the American animated television series Futurama.
Sarah Snook (born 28 July 1987) is an Australian actress, known for her roles in Predestination, Holding the Man, The Dressmaker, and Steve Jobs.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Science fiction film (or sci-fi film) is a genre that uses speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, interstellar travel or other technologies.
Sex reassignment surgery or SRS (also known as gender reassignment surgery, gender confirmation surgery, genital reconstruction surgery, gender-affirming surgery, or sex realignment surgery) is the surgical procedure (or procedures) by which a transgender person's physical appearance and function of their existing sexual characteristics are altered to resemble that socially associated with their identified gender.
Sex work is "the exchange of sexual services, performances, or products for material compensation.
A short story is a piece of prose fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a self-contained incident or series of linked incidents, with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood, however there are many exceptions to this.
A temporal paradox, time paradox, or time travel paradox is a paradox, an apparent contradiction, or a logical contradiction that is associated with the idea of time and time travel.
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, published in 1985.
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (usually referred to as F&SF) is a U.S. fantasy and science fiction magazine first published in 1949 by Fantasy House, a subsidiary of Lawrence Spivak's Mercury Press.
The Man Who Folded Himself is a 1973 science fiction novel by American writer David Gerrold, dealing with time travel.
Identical twin brothers Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig (born 29 April 1976), known together professionally as The Spierig Brothers, are German-born Australian film directors, producers, and screenwriters.
Time travel is the concept of movement between certain points in time, analogous to movement between different points in space by an object or a person, typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine.
Time travel is a common theme in fiction and has been depicted in a variety of media, such as literature, television, film, and advertisements.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1959.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
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