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Ballantine Books
Ballantine Books is a major book publisher Publishing is the activity of making information, literature, music, software and other content available to the public for sale or for free. Traditionally, the term refers to the creation and distribution of printed works, such as books, newspa ... located in the United States, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine Ian Keith Ballantine (February 15, 1916 – March 9, 1995) was a pioneering American publisher who founded and published the paperback line of Ballantine Books from 1952 to 1974 with his wife, Betty Ballantine. The Ballantines were both induct ... with his wife, Betty Ballantine Elizabeth Jones Ballantine (September 25, 1919 – February 12, 2019), better known as Betty Ballantine, was an American publisher, editor, and writer. She was born during the Raj to a British colonial family. After her marriage to Ian Ballan .... It was acquired by Random House Random House is an American book publisher and the large ...
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (; HMH) is an American publisher Publishing is the activity of making information, literature, music, software and other content available to the public for sale or for free. Traditionally, the term refers to the creation and distribution of printed works, such as book A ... of textbook A textbook is a book A book is a medium for recording information Information is processed, organised and structured data. It provides context for data and enables decision making process. For example, a single customer’s sale at ...s, instructional technology materials, assessments, reference work A reference work is a work, such as a book A book is a medium for recording information Information is processed, organised and structured data Data (; ) are individual facts, statistics, or items of information, often numeri ...s, and fiction and non-fiction for both young readers and adults. The company is based in the B ...
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Fahrenheit 451
''Fahrenheit 451'' is a 1953 Utopian and dystopian fiction, dystopian novel by Americans, American writer Ray Bradbury. Often regarded as one of his best works, the novel presents a future American society where Book, books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. The book's tagline explains the title as "the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns": the autoignition temperature of paper. The lead character, Guy Montag, is a fireman who becomes disillusioned with his role of censoring literature and destroying knowledge, eventually quitting his job and committing himself to the Preservation (library and archive), preservation of Literature, literary and Culture, cultural writings. People have used this novel to focus on the historical role of book burning. In a 1956 radio interview, Bradbury said that he wrote ''Fahrenheit 451'' because of his concerns at the time (during the McCarthyism, McCarthy era) about the threat of book burning in the United St ...
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Ray Bradbury
Ray Douglas Bradbury (; August 22, 1920June 5, 2012) was an American author An author is the creator or originator of any written work such as a book A book is a medium for recording information Information can be thought of as the resolution of uncertainty; it answers the question of "What an entity is" an ... and screenwriter A screenplay writer (also called screenwriter for short), scriptwriter or scenarist, is a writer A writer is a person who uses written words in different styles and techniques to communicate ideas. Writers produce different forms of lite .... One of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers, he worked in a variety of modes, including fantasy Fantasy is a genre Genre () is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed-upon conventions developed over time. In popular usage, it normally describes a Category of being, c ..., science fiction Science ...
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Galaxy Science Fiction
''Galaxy Science Fiction'' was an American digest size, digest-size science fiction magazine, published in Boston from 1950 to 1980. It was founded by a French-Italian company, World Editions, which was looking to break into the American market. World Editions hired as editor H. L. Gold, who rapidly made ''Galaxy'' the leading science fiction magazine of its time, focusing on stories about social issues rather than technology. Gold published many notable stories during his tenure, including Ray Bradbury's "The Fireman", later expanded as ''Fahrenheit 451''; Robert A. Heinlein's ''The Puppet Masters''; and Alfred Bester's ''The Demolished Man''. In 1952, the magazine was acquired by Robert Guinn, its printer. By the late 1950s, Frederik Pohl was helping Gold with most aspects of the magazine's production. When Gold's health worsened, Pohl took over as editor, starting officially at the end of 1961, though he had been doing the majority of the production work for some time. Under ...
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The Space Merchants
''The Space Merchants'' is a 1952 science fiction novel by American writers Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth. Originally published in ''Galaxy Science Fiction'' magazine as a serial entitled ''Gravy Planet'', the novel was first published as a single volume in 1953, and has sold heavily since. It deals satirically with a hyper-developed consumerism, seen through the eyes of an advertising executive. In 1984, Pohl published a sequel, ''The Merchants' War (1984 novel), The Merchants' War''. In 2012, it was included in the Library of America omnibus ''American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953–1956''. Pohl revised the original novel in 2011 with added material and more contemporary references. Plot In a vastly Human overpopulation, overpopulated world, businesses have taken the place of governments and now Corporatocracy, hold political power. States exist merely to ensure the survival of huge Multinational corporation, trans-national corporations. Advertising has beco ...
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Fantasy
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction involving Magic (supernatural), magical elements, typically set in a fictional universe and sometimes inspired by mythology and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy literature and drama. From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels, manga, animated movies and video games. Fantasy is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror fiction, horror by the respective absence of scientific or macabre themes, though these genres overlap. In popular culture, the fantasy genre predominantly features settings of a Medieval fantasy, medieval nature. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy consists of works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians from ancient mythology, myths and legends to many recent and popular works. Traits Most fantasy uses magic (paranormal), magic or other supernatural elements as a main Plot (nar ...
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Science Fiction
Science fiction (sometimes shortened to sci-fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction which typically deals with imagination, imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, Parallel universes in fiction, parallel universes, and extraterrestrials in fiction, extraterrestrial life. It has been called the "literature of ideas", and it often explores the potential consequences of Innovation, scientific, social, and technological innovations. Science fiction can trace its roots back to ancient mythology, and is related to fantasy, Horror fiction, horror, and superhero fiction, and contains many #Subgenres, subgenres. Its Definitions of science fiction, exact definition has long been disputed among authors, critics, scholars, and readers. Science fiction, in literature, Science fiction film, film, Science fiction on television, television, and other media, has become popular and influential over much of the world. Besi ...
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Bal 135
Bal may refer to: * Bal (surname), a Dutch, Indian, and Turkish surname * Bal, Iran (other) * Bal, Zira, a village in Punjab, India * Bal (film), ''Bal'' (film), a 2010 Turkish film * Bäl, a settlement on the Swedish island of Gotland * 8678 Bäl, a main belt asteroid named after Bäl, Gotland * Bal, Cornish for mine, as in Bal maiden * A ground-launched version of the Russian Kh-35 anti-ship missile * A slang term for Balboa (dance) * Balboa High School (California), San Francisco, US People with the given name * Bal Bahadur K.C. (born 1953), Nepali politician * Bal Dani (1933–1999), Indian cricketer * Bal David (born 1972), Filipino basketball player * Bal Dhuri, Indian theatre actor * Bal Dixit, American businessman * Bal Gosal (born 1960), Canadian politician * Bal Kadbet (1925–2010), Indian cricketer * Bal Kudtarkar, Indian radio personality * Bal Narsingh Kunwar (1783–1841), Nepalese Kaji and governor * Bal Gopal Maharjan, Nepali football coach * Bal Chandra M ...
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Al Capp
Alfred Gerald Caplin (September 28, 1909 – November 5, 1979), better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist A cartoonist (also comic strip creator, comic book artist, graphic novel artist, or comic book illustrator) is a visual artist who specializes in drawing cartoons (individual images) or comics (sequential images). Cartoonists include the artists ... and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip A comic strip is a sequence of drawings, often cartoons A cartoon is a type of illustration An illustration is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process, designed for integration in print and digi ... ''Li'l Abner ''Li'l Abner'' is a satirical American comic strip that appeared in many newspapers in the United States, Canada and Europe, featuring a fictional clan of hillbilly, hillbillies in the impoverished mountain village of Dogpatch, USA. Written and ...'', which he created in 1934 and continued wri ...
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Frank Bonham
Frank Bonham (February 25, 1914 in literature, 1914 – December 16, 1988 in literature, 1988) was an author of Western (genre), Westerns and young adult literature, young adult novels. Bonham wrote 48 novels, as well as TV scripts. Bonham was born in Los Angeles. He was a University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA graduate. Bonham was known for his works for young adult fiction, young adults written in the 1960s, with tough, realistic urban settings, including ''The Nitty Gritty (novel), The Nitty Gritty'' and ''Durango Street'', as well as for his westerns. Several of his works have been published posthumously, many of which were drawn from his pulp magazine stories, originally published between 1941 and 1952. ''Durango Street'' was an ALA Notable Book. Bonham died on his ranch in Arizona. Novels *''Lost Stage Valley'' (1948) *''Snaketrack'' (1951) *''Blood on the Land'' (1952) *''Night Raid'' (1954) *''The Feud at Spanish Ford'' (1954) *''Rawhide Guns'' (1955) *''Bo ...
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Luke Short
Luke Lamar Short (January22, 1854September8, 1893) was an American Old West gunfighter, cowboy, U.S. Army Reconnaissance, scout, dispatch rider, gambler, boxing Promoter (entertainment), promoter, and bar (establishment), saloon owner. He survived numerous gunfights, the most famous of which were against Charlie Storms in Tombstone, Arizona, Tombstone, Arizona Territory and against Jim Courtright (gunman), Jim Courtright in Fort Worth, Texas. Short had business interests in three of the best-known saloons in the Old West: the Oriental in Tombstone, the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City, and the White Elephant in Fort Worth. Early life Short was born in Polk County, Arkansas, in January 1854. He was the fifth child of Josiah Washington Short (February2, 1812February8, 1890) and his wife Hetty Brumley (February2, 1826November30, 1908). Short had nine siblings. The family soon moved to Montague County, Texas. In 1862, Luke Short witnessed first-hand his father's being ambushed and a ...
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