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John Sladek

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John Thomas Sladek (December 15, 1937 – March 10, 2000) was an American science fiction author, known for his satirical and surreal novels. [1]

49 relations: Anagram, Arthur C. Clarke, Ben Jonson, Black Alice (novel), British Science Fiction Association, BSFA Award, Cordwainer Smith, David Langford, Dowsing, Francis Bacon, Hapax legomenon, Homeopathy, Honorificabilitudinitatibus, Interstitial lung disease, Isaac Asimov, Keep the Giraffe Burning, Latin, List of science-fiction authors, Locked-room mystery, London, Love's Labour's Lost, Materialism, Minneapolis, Minnesota, New Wave science fiction, New Worlds (magazine), Novelist, Parapsychology, Perpetual motion, Pseudonym, Pseudoscience, Psychopathy, Roderick (novel), Satire, Science fiction, Self-replicating machine, Shakespeare authorship question, Stein and Day, Surrealism, The Great Wall of Mexico (short story), The Happy Breed, The Müller-Fokker Effect, The Steam-Driven Boy and other Strangers, Thomas M. Disch, Three Laws of Robotics, Tik-Tok (novel), Ufology, Victor Gollancz Ltd, Waverly, Iowa.


An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of a different word or phrase, typically using all the original letters exactly once.

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Arthur C. Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.

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Ben Jonson

Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy.

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Black Alice (novel)

Black Alice is a novel by Thomas M. Disch and John Sladek (writing as Thom Demijohn), published in 1968.

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British Science Fiction Association

The British Science Fiction Association was founded in 1958 by a group of British science fiction fans, authors, publishers and booksellers, in order to encourage science fiction in every form.

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BSFA Award

The BSFA Awards are literary awards presented annually since 1970 by the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) to honour works in the genre of science fiction.

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Cordwainer Smith

Cordwainer Smith was the pen-name used by American author Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger (July 11, 1913 – August 6, 1966) for his science fiction works.

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David Langford

David Rowland Langford (born 10 April 1953) is a British author, editor and critic, largely active within the science fiction field.

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Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, gravesites, and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus.

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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, (22 January 15619 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author.

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Hapax legomenon

In corpus linguistics, a hapax legomenon (also or; pl. hapax legomena; sometimes abbreviated to hapax) is a word that occurs only once within a context, either in the written record of an entire language, in the works of an author, or in a single text.

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Homeopathy or homœopathy is a system of alternative medicine developed in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of like cures like (similia similibus curentur), a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people.

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Honorificabilitudinitatibus (honōrificābilitūdinitātibus) is the dative and ablative plural of the medieval Latin word honōrificābilitūdinitās, which can be translated as "the state of being able to achieve honours".

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Interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease (ILD), or diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD), is a group of lung diseases affecting the interstitium (the tissue and space around the air sacs of the lungs).

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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.

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Keep the Giraffe Burning

Keep the Giraffe Burning was a science fiction short story collection by John Sladek, published in 1977.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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List of science-fiction authors

Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate or did not work in that genre.

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Locked-room mystery

The locked-room mystery is a subgenre of detective fiction in which a crime — almost always murder — is committed in circumstances under which it was seemingly impossible for the perpetrator to commit the crime or evade detection in the course of getting in and out of the crime scene.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth I. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to swear off the company of women for three years of study and fasting.

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Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all things, including mental aspects and consciousness, are results of material interactions.

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Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

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Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States.

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New Wave science fiction

The New Wave is a movement in science fiction produced in the 1960s and 1970s and characterized by a high degree of experimentation, both in form and in content, a "literary" or artistic sensibility, and a focus on "soft" as opposed to hard science.

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New Worlds (magazine)

New Worlds was a British science fiction magazine that began in 1936 as a fanzine called Novae Terrae.

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A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction.

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Parapsychology is the study of paranormal and psychic phenomena which include telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation, apparitional experiences, and other paranormal claims.

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Perpetual motion

Perpetual motion is motion of bodies that continues indefinitely.

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A pseudonym or alias is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from their first or true name (orthonym).

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Pseudoscience consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual, but are incompatible with the scientific method.

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Psychopathy, sometimes considered synonymous with sociopathy, is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits.

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Roderick (novel)

Roderick, or The Education of a Young Machine is a 1980 science fiction novel by American writer John Sladek.

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Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.

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Science fiction

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.

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Self-replicating machine

A self-replicating machine is a type of autonomous robot that is capable of reproducing itself autonomously using raw materials found in the environment, thus exhibiting self-replication in a way analogous to that found in nature.

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Shakespeare authorship question

The Shakespeare authorship question is the argument that someone other than William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the works attributed to him.

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Stein and Day

Stein and Day, Inc. was an American publishing company founded by Sol Stein and his wife Patricia Day in 1962.

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Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.

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The Great Wall of Mexico (short story)

"The Great Wall of Mexico" is a science fiction short story by John Sladek.

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The Happy Breed

"The Happy Breed" is a short story by John Sladek from Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions (1967).

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The Müller-Fokker Effect

The Müller-Fokker Effect is a satirical science fiction novel written by John Sladek in 1970.

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The Steam-Driven Boy and other Strangers

The Steam-Driven Boy and other strangers is a science fiction short story collection by John Sladek, published in 1973.

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Thomas M. Disch

Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.

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Three Laws of Robotics

The Three Laws of Robotics (often shortened to The Three Laws or known as Asimov's Laws) are a set of rules devised by the science fiction author Isaac Asimov.

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Tik-Tok (novel)

Tik-Tok is a 1983 science fiction novel by John Sladek.

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Ufology is the study of reports, visual records, physical evidence, and other phenomena related to unidentified flying objects (UFO).

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Victor Gollancz Ltd

Victor Gollancz Ltd was a major British book publishing house of the twentieth century.

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Waverly, Iowa

Waverly is a city in Bremer County, Iowa, United States.

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