A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Wikipedia Encyclopedia And Dick's Book Of The Kalends
The One-Volume Wikipedia Encyclopedia has the most credited authors in publishing history - about 90,000 individuals.
(Wikipedia the free encyclopedia - for money)
The book consists of 25,000 of Wikipedia's most frequently accessed articles in printed form. The German publisher Bertelsmann will produce an initial printing of about 20,000 copies.
The credits section runs 27 pages of densely printed names, separated by commas.
Philip K. Dick fans may recall the ever-changing book with no title - the Book of the Kalends - sold only on Plowman's Planet (Sirius 5). You can buy them from vendors at the spaceport, from small rat-like creatures called spiddles.
The spiddle touched a tiny tape recorder mounted on its belt; the tape began to speak for the spiddle. "Fully documented history of a fascinating world," it said, in English, and then evidently repeated this in a variety of other tongues...
"Buy it," Mali said.
"You know this book? What book is it?"
"There is only one book. In this world."
"Don't people get tired of reading it?"
"It changes," Mali said. "It is written ... by a group of creatures or entities... that records everything that happens on Plowman's Planet. Everything. Great and small."
(Read more about Dick's Book of the Kalends)
From A Book With 90,000 Authors.
Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 7/21/2008)
Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.
| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |
you like to contribute a story tip?
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add
Comment/Join discussion ( 2 )
Related News Stories -
Musk: Defeat The Bots, Authenticate The Humans
'I'm not a peace officer,' Rick said. 'I'm a bounty hunter.' - Philip K. Dick, 1968.
SUCHO Saving Ukraine's Libraries Digitally
'No human mind could ever hope to master even a small portion of what was being received every second, Sam thought, but it would all be there...' - George Zebrowski, 1979.
Your Inner Sleeping Landscape Is An Advertiser's Dream
'The principle of the dream-machine was old.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1940.
Gas Prices Worse Than In 'I Am Legend'
Yes, I remember when gas was thirty cents per gallon; but that's about $1.75 in 2015 dollars. Ah, inflation.
Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!)
is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for
the Invention Category that interests
you, the Glossary, the Invention
Timeline, or see what's New.
Sky Cruise Nuclear Powered Flying Hotel Concept
'... the huge air-freighter Jupiter.'
The Mojo Smart Contact Lens Experience
'... the lens displays would be useless without a wearable computer to do the graphics.'
Small Town Wants 60 License Plate Readers
'the registration number which the traffic control automatically photographed as she left the controlway...'
Lightyear 0 World's First Production-Ready Solar Car
'It could maintain a steady six miles per hour...'
AI Robots Excel At Trash Sorting And Recycling
'Then they press one of these here thirteen buttons...'
Could Increased Space Rocketry Damage The Ozone Layer?
'...without burning a single hydrocarbon molecule to injure the diseased atmosphere any further.'
Dyson's Secret Household Robots
'...work a human being does around a house.'
Festo BionicSwift Bird Robots Described In 1930
'Bird-like robots now descended from the ceiling of the theatre...'
Robotics Jobs In The Food Industry
'The efficient robot waiter of the Sky Club had cleared away the remnants of an epicurean meal.'
Prototype 3D Printer Could Print Arteries In Seconds
'...in the tank the new body and the new mind and memory and life has taken almost instant form.'
China Wants 'Hard Kill' Capability To Counter Starlink Satellites
'pirate three-vee satellites sanded out of orbit...'
Low-Cost Gel Pulls Water From Atmosphere Like Star Wars Vaporator
'The atmosphere yielded its moisture with reluctance. It had to be coaxed down...'
Pixy Flying Selfie Drone From Snap
'It hovered behind him like a large tame bee.'
Smallest Remote-Controlled Walking Robot Crabs
A robot 'as big as a dust grain.'
Pleasure Model Replicants Now Available
'Want a life-companion... sir, I can get you up any style you want.'
Robot Covered In Living Human Skin
'Hey buddy, you got a dead cat in there or what?'
More SF in the News Stories
More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories