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Roog (story)
Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick
sold approximately fifteen short stories himself before becoming a client of literary agent Scott Meredith (through the Scott Meredith Literary Agency). "ROOG" was Dick's first sale but not his first published story. CONTENTS * 1 Story * 2 Publication * 3 Interpretation * 4 Trivia * 5 References * 6 External links STORY"Roog" is a story told from the point of view of a dog named Boris, who observes his master's carefully stored food in containers outside of their house day after day. Unbeknownst to the dog, these are the human's trash cans for garbage . The dog is later horrified to witness some food being 'stolen' by garbagemen who the dog knows are predatory carnivores from another planet. The dog comes to know these beings as 'Roogs', and tries to warn his master of each 'theft' with cries of 'Roog!' 'Roog!'
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Editor
EDITING is the process of selecting and preparing written , visual , audible , and film media used to convey information. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and many other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work. The editing process often begins with the author's idea for the work itself, continuing as a collaboration between the author and the editor as the work is created. As such, editing can involve creative skills, human relations and a precise set of methods. Editors work on producing an issue of Bild
Bild
, West Berlin
West Berlin
, 1977. Previous front pages are affixed to the wall behind them. There are various editorial positions in publishing. Typically, one finds editorial assistants reporting to the senior-level editorial staff and directors who report to senior executive editors
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Writer
A WRITER is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate their ideas. Writers produce various forms of literary art and creative writing such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, and essays as well as various reports and news articles that may be of interest to the public. Writers' texts are published across a range of media. Skilled writers who are able to use language to express ideas well often contribute significantly to the cultural content of a society. The word is also used elsewhere in the arts – such as songwriter – but as a standalone term, "writer" normally refers to the creation of written language. Some writers work from an oral tradition . Writers can produce material across a number of genres, fictional or non-fictional. Other writers use multiple media – for example, graphics or illustration – to enhance the communication of their ideas
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Publisher
PUBLISHING is the dissemination of literature , music , or information —the activity of making information available to the general public. In some cases, authors may be their own publishers, meaning originators and developers of content also provide media to deliver and display the content for the same. Also, the word publisher can refer to the individual who leads a publishing company or an imprint or to a person who owns/heads a magazine. Traditionally, the term refers to the distribution of printed works such as books (the "book trade") and newspapers . With the advent of digital information systems and the Internet
Internet
, the scope of publishing has expanded to include electronic resources such as the electronic versions of books and periodicals, as well as micropublishing , websites , blogs , video game publishers , and the like
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Science Fiction
SCIENCE FICTION (often shortened to SF, SCI-FI or SCIFI) is a genre of speculative fiction , typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as futuristic science and technology , space travel , time travel , faster than light travel , parallel universes , and extraterrestrial life . Science
Science
fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations , and has been called a "literature of ideas". It usually avoids the supernatural , and unlike the related genre of fantasy , historically, science-fiction stories were intended to have a grounding in science-based fact or theory at the time the story was created, but this connection is now limited to hard science fiction
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Anthony Boucher
ANTHONY BOUCHER /ˈbaʊtʃər/ (born WILLIAM ANTHONY PARKER WHITE; August 21, 1911 – April 29, 1968) was an American crime and fantastic fiction editor and author of mystery novels and short stories and radio drama scripts in those fields. He was particularly influential as an editor. Between 1942 and 1947 he acted as reviewer of mostly mystery fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
. In addition to "Anthony Boucher", White also employed the pseudonym "H. H. Holmes ", which was the pseudonym of a late-19th-century American serial killer; Boucher would also write light verse and sign it "Herman W. Mudgett" (another of the murderer's aliases). In a 1981 poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers, his novel Nine Times Nine was voted as the ninth best locked room mystery of all time
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Anthology
In book publishing , an ANTHOLOGY is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler. It may be a collection of poems, short stories, plays, songs, or excerpts. In genre fiction anthology is used to categorize collections of shorter works such as short stories and short novels , usually collected into a single volume for publication. The complete collections of works are often called Complete Works or Opera Omnia ( Latin language
Latin language
equivalent). CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Traditional * 3 Twentieth century * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links ETYMOLOGYThe word entered the English language in the 17th century, from the Greek word, ἀνθολογία (anthologia "a collection of flowers"), a reference to one of the earliest known anthologies, the Garland (Στέφανος), the introduction to which compares each of its anthologized poets to a flower
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
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Internet Speculative Fiction Database
The INTERNET SPECULATIVE FICTION DATABASE (ISFDB) is a database of bibliographic information on genres considered speculative fiction , including science fiction and related genres such as fantasy fiction and horror fiction . The ISFDB is a volunteer effort, with both the database and wiki being open for editing and user contributions. The ISFDB database and code are available under Creative Commons
Creative Commons
licensing and there is support within both and ISFDB for interlinking. The data is reused by other organizations, such as Freebase , under the creative commons license. CONTENTS * 1 Purpose * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links PURPOSEThe ISFDB database indexes authors, novels, short stories, publishers, awards, and magazines
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Serer Religion
The SERER RELIGION, or A ƭAT ROOG ("the way of the Divine"), is the original religious beliefs, practices, and teachings of the Serer people of Senegal
Senegal
in western Africa
Africa
. The Serer people believe in a universal supreme deity called Roog
Roog
(or Rog). In the Cangin languages , Roog
Roog
is referred to as Koox (var : Kooh ), Kopé Tiatie Cac
Kopé Tiatie Cac
, Kokh Kox , etc. The Serer people are found throughout the Senegambia
Senegambia
region . Serer religious practices encompass ancient chants and poems, veneration of and offerings to deities as well as spirits (pangool ), astronomy , Initiation
Initiation
rites, medicine , cosmology and the history of the Serer people
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Underwood/Miller
UNDERWOOD–MILLER INC. was a science fiction and fantasy small press specialty publishing house in San Francisco, California
California
, founded in 1976. It was founded by Tim Underwood, a San Francisco
San Francisco
book and art dealer, and Chuck Miller, a Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
used book dealer, after the two had met at a convention . Underwood and Miller chose to begin with a first hardcover edition of The Dying Earth by Jack Vance
Jack Vance
. This was a classic fantasy novel never done in hardcover. Both Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. and Mirage Press had tried to publish The Dying Earth but had failed to obtain the rights. Underwood was acquainted with Vance and was able to secure the rights directly from him. Vance was enthusiastic, had several other projects in mind, and became the author most identified with the press
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Plot (narrative)
PLOT refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect . The causal events of a plot can be thought of as a series of sentences linked by "and so". Plots can vary from simple structures such as in a traditional ballad to complex interwoven structures sometimes referred to as an imbroglio. The term plot can serve as a verb and refer to a character planning future actions in the story. In the narrative sense, the term highlights the important points which have important consequences within the story, according to Ansen Dibell. The term is similar in meaning to the term storyline
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Google Books
GOOGLE BOOKS (previously known as GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH and GOOGLE PRINT and by its codename PROJECT OCEAN ) is a service from Google
Google
Inc. that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google
Google
has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition (OCR), and stored in its digital database. Books are provided either by publishers and authors, through the Google
Google
Books Partner Program, or by Google's library partners, through the Library Project. Additionally, Google
Google
has partnered with a number of magazine publishers to digitize their archives. The Publisher Program was first known as ' Google
Google
Print' when it was introduced at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt Book Fa