66 relations: A Fishful of Dollars, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Antarctic, Apprentice Adept, Barter, Cambridge University Press, Chemical element, Coincidence of wants, Compound interest, Consider Phlebas, Cryopreservation, Currency, Demon Princes, Digital currency, Douglas Adams, Dragonlance, Dragons of Despair, Dune (franchise), Earthsea, Eric Frank Russell, Fantasy, Ferengi, Fiat money, Fiction, Fictional universe, Foundation series, Frank Herbert, Frederik Pohl, Futurama, Garrett P. Serviss, George O. Smith, Gold standard, Greenwood Publishing Group, H. G. Wells, Iain Banks, IGN, Inflation, Isaac Asimov, J. K. Rowling, Jack Vance, List of Dragonlance locations, List of fictional currencies, Magic (supernatural), Medium of exchange, Piers Anthony, Printing press, Quatloos.com, Replicator (Star Trek), Rowman & Littlefield, Science fiction, ..., Simon & Schuster, Space opera, Star Trek, Steel, The Age of the Pussyfoot, The Great Explosion, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Killing Machine, The Sleeper Awakes, Time travel, Ursula K. Le Guin, Utopia, Venus Equilateral, Virtual economy, Wizarding World, Wizards of the Coast. Expand index (16 more) » « Shrink index
"A Fishful of Dollars" is episode six in the first season of Futurama.
Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC (formerly Andrews, McMeel and Parker (1975–1986) and Andrews and McMeel (1986–1997)) is a company that publishes books, calendars, and related toys.
The Antarctic (US English, UK English or and or) is a polar region around the Earth's South Pole, opposite the Arctic region around the North Pole.
Apprentice Adept is a heptalogy of fantasy and science fiction novels written by English American author Piers Anthony.
In trade, barter is a system of exchange where participants in a transaction directly exchange goods or services for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
A chemical element is a species of atoms having the same number of protons in their atomic nuclei (that is, the same atomic number, or Z).
The coincidence of wants (often known as double coincidence of wants) is the situation where the supplier of good A wants good B and the supplier of good B wants good A. It is an important category of transaction costs that impose severe limitations on economies lacking a medium of exchange (such as money), which have to rely on barter or other in-kind transactions.
Compound interest is the addition of interest to the principal sum of a loan or deposit, or in other words, interest on interest.
Consider Phlebas, first published in 1987, is a space opera novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks.
Cryo-preservation or cryo-conservation is a process where organelles, cells, tissues, extracellular matrix, organs or any other biological constructs susceptible to damage caused by unregulated chemical kinetics are preserved by cooling to very low temperatures (typically −80 °C using solid carbon dioxide or −196 °C using liquid nitrogen).
A currency (from curraunt, "in circulation", from currens, -entis), in the most specific use of the word, refers to money in any form when in actual use or circulation as a medium of exchange, especially circulating banknotes and coins.
The Demon Princes is a series of five science fiction novels by Jack Vance, which cumulatively relate the story of one Kirth Gersen as he exacts his revenge on five notorious criminals, collectively known as the Demon Princes, who carried the people of his village off into slavery during his childhood.
Digital currency (digital money or electronic money or electronic currency) is a type of currency available only in digital form, not in physical (such as banknotes and coins).
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist.
Dragonlance is a shared universe created by Laura and Tracy Hickman, and expanded by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis under the direction of TSR, Inc. into a series of fantasy novels.
Dragons of Despair is the first in a series of 16 ''Dragonlance'' adventures published by TSR, Inc. (TSR) between 1984 and 1988.
Dune is a science fiction media franchise that originated with the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert.
Earthsea is a series of fantasy books written by the American writer Ursula K. Le Guin and the name of their setting, a world of islands surrounded by an uncharted ocean.
Eric Frank Russell (January 6, 1905 – February 28, 1978) was a British author best known for his science fiction novels and short stories.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.
The Ferengi are a fictional extraterrestrial race from the Star Trek universe.
Fiat money is a currency without intrinsic value that has been established as money, often by government regulation.
Fiction is any story or setting that is derived from imagination—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact.
A fictional universe is a self-consistent setting with events, and often other elements, that differ from the real world.
The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac Asimov.
Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction writer best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels.
Frederik George Pohl Jr. (November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was an American science-fiction writer, editor, and fan, with a career spanning more than 75 years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", to the 2011 novel All the Lives He Led and articles and essays published in 2012.
Futurama is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Garrett Putnam Serviss (March 24, 1851 – May 25, 1929) was an American astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer.
George Oliver Smith (April 9, 1911 – May 27, 1981) (also known by the pseudonym Wesley Long) was an American science fiction author.
A gold standard is a monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is based on a fixed quantity of gold.
ABC-CLIO/Greenwood is an educational and academic publisher (middle school through university level) which is today part of ABC-CLIO.
Herbert George Wells.
Iain Banks (16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013) was a Scottish author.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
In economics, inflation is a sustained increase in price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time.
Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.
Joanne Rowling, ("rolling";Rowling, J.K. (16 February 2007).. Accio Quote (accio-quote.org). Retrieved 28 April 2008. born 31 July 1965), writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.
John Holbrook "Jack" Vance (August 28, 1916 – May 26, 2013) was an American mystery, fantasy, and science fiction writer.
Dragonlance locations are locations in the fictional Dragonlance universe, including cities, towns, castles and villages all found in the world of Krynn.
Fictional currency is the currency used in works of fiction.
Magic is a category in Western culture into which have been placed various beliefs and practices considered separate from both religion and science.
A medium of exchange is a tradeable entity used to avoid the inconveniences of a pure barter system.
Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (born 6 August 1934 in Oxford, England) is an English American author in the science fiction and fantasy genres, publishing under the name Piers Anthony.
A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring the ink.
Quatloos.com is an anti-fraud website maintained by a non-profit corporation, Financial and Tax Fraud Education Associates, Inc.
In Star Trek a replicator is a machine capable of creating (and recycling) objects.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is an independent publishing house founded in 1949.
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.
Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.
Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare, melodramatic adventure, interplanetary battles, chivalric romance, and risk-taking.
Star Trek is an American media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry.
Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.
The Age of the Pussyfoot is a work of science fiction by Frederik Pohl, first published as a serial in Galaxy Science Fiction in three parts, starting in October 1966.
The Great Explosion is a satirical science fiction novel by English writer Eric Frank Russell, first published in 1962.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG or H2G2) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.
The Killing Machine (1964) is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the second in his "Demon Princes" series, in which Kirth Gersen, having brought arch-villain Malagate the Woe to justice, sets his sights on Kokor Hekkus, another of the Demon Princes.
The Sleeper Awakes (1910) is a dystopian science fiction novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London where he has become the richest man in the world.
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.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018) was an American novelist.
A utopia is an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.
The Venus Equilateral series is a set of 13 science fiction short stories by American writer George O. Smith, concerning the Venus Equilateral Relay Station, an interplanetary communications hub located at the Lagrangian point of the Sun-Venus system.
A virtual economy (or sometimes synthetic economy) is an emergent economy existing in a virtual world, usually exchanging virtual goods in the context of an Internet game.
The Wizarding World (previously known as J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World) is a British-American fantasy media franchise and shared fictional universe centered on a series of films, based on the Harry Potter novels by British author J. K. Rowling.
Wizards of the Coast LLC (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is an American publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes, and formerly an operator of retail stores for games.