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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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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 (or Rog). In the Cangin languages , Roog is referred to as Koox (var : Kooh ), Kopé Tiatie Cac , Kokh Kox , etc. The Serer people are found throughout the Senegambia region . Serer religious practices encompass ancient chants and poems, veneration of and offerings to deities as well as spirits (pangool ), astronomy , Initiation rites, medicine , cosmology and the history of the Serer people
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Roog
ROOG or ROG (KOOX in the Cangin languages
Cangin languages
) is the Supreme God and Creator of the Serer religion of the Senegambia region. CONTENTS * 1 Names and titles * 2 Beliefs * 2.1 Gender * 3 Further reading * 4 References * 5 Bibliography NAMES AND TITLESIn Serer , roog means sky or the heavens . Roog
Roog
is sometimes referred to as Roog
Roog
Sene (Rog Seen, Rog Sene, Rooh Seen, etc.) which means Roog
Roog
the Immensity, or by extension, the merciful god
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Philip K. Dick
PHILIP KINDRED DICK (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American writer notable for publishing works of science fiction . Dick explored philosophical, social, and political themes in novels with plots dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments , alternate universes , and altered states of consciousness . His work reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology , and often drew upon his life experiences in addressing the nature of reality , identity , drug abuse , schizophrenia , and transcendental experiences. Born in Illinois
Illinois
before moving to California, Dick began publishing science fiction stories in the 1950s, initially finding little commercial success. His 1962 alternate history novel The Man in the High Castle earned Dick early acclaim, including a Hugo Award
Hugo Award
for Best Novel
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Short Story
A SHORT STORY is a piece of prose fiction that can be read in one sitting. Emerging from earlier oral storytelling traditions in the 17th century, the short story has grown to encompass a body of work so diverse as to defy easy characterization. At its most prototypical the short story features a small cast of named characters, and focuses on a self-contained incident with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood. In doing so, short stories make use of plot, resonance, and other dynamic components to a far greater degree than is typical of an anecdote , yet to a far lesser degree than a novel . While the short story is largely distinct from the novel, authors of both generally draw from a common pool of literary techniques . Short stories have no set length
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Literary Agent
A LITERARY AGENT (sometimes publishing agent, or writer's representative) is an agent who represents writers and their written works to publishers , theatrical producers , film producers , and film studios , and assists in the sale and deal negotiation of the same. Literary agents most often represent novelists , screenwriters , and non-fiction writers. They are paid a fixed percentage (usually twenty percent on foreign sales and ten to fifteen percent for domestic sales) of the proceeds of sales they negotiate on behalf of their clients. CONTENTS * 1 Advantages * 2 Diversity * 3 Cost * 4 Querying * 5 Notable agents * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 Further reading * 9 External links ADVANTAGESLiterary agents perform various services for authors. They connect the author's work with appropriate publishers, negotiate contracts, ensure royalty payments, and mediating problems between author and publisher. Agents can help new authors get public recognition
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Scott Meredith
SCOTT MEREDITH, born Arthur Scott Feldman (1923, New York City
New York City
, NY – 1993, Manhasset
Manhasset
, NY ) was a prominent American literary agent, and founder of the Scott Meredith Literary Agency. His clients included famous and successful writers such as Richard S. Prather
Richard S. Prather
, Morris West , Norman Mailer , J.G. Ballard
J.G. Ballard
, Arthur C. Clarke , P.G. Wodehouse and Philip K. Dick . He wrote some short fiction himself as a young man. In 1946 he founded the Scott Meredith Literary Agency with his brother Sydney Meredith. Their first client was P.G. Wodehouse. During his career, he innovated many of the basic practices of his field. Such innovations included attention to foreign rights, tie-ins with movies, and auctioning rights to publishers
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Beyond Lies The Wub
"BEYOND LIES THE WUB" is a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick . It was his first published genre story, originally appearing in Planet Stories in July 1952. It was first collected in The Preserving Machine in 1969, and was included in The Best of Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick
in 1977. It was the title story for the first volume of the original edition of Dick\'s collected stories . Translations of "Beyond Lies the Wub" have appeared in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish; and the story has been included in more than a dozen anthologies. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 References in other works * 3 Notes * 4 References * 5 External links PLOTPeterson, a crew member of a spaceship loading up with food animals on Mars
Mars
, buys an enormous pig-like creature known as a "wub" from a native just before departure
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Dog
_ Canis
Canis
familiaris_ (Linnaeus ,1758) Montage showing the morphological variation of the dog. The DOMESTIC DOG (_ Canis
Canis
lupus familiaris_ or _ Canis
Canis
familiaris_) is a member of genus _ Canis
Canis
_ (canines) that forms part of the wolf-like canids , and is the most widely abundant carnivore . The dog and the extant gray wolf are sister taxa , with modern wolves not closely related to the wolves that were first domesticated, which implies that the direct ancestor of the dog is extinct. The dog was the first domesticated species and has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes
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Trash Cans
A WASTE CONTAINER is a container for temporarily storing waste, and is usually made out of metal or plastic . Some common terms are DUSTBIN, GARBAGE CAN, and TRASH CAN. The words "rubbish", "basket" and "bin" are more common in British English usage; "trash" and "can" are more common in American English usage. "Garbage" may refer to food waste specifically (when distinguished from "trash") or to municipal solid waste in general. In 1875, the first personal rubbish bins were introduced in Britain to create a regulated system of trash collection. CONTENTS * 1 Curbside dustbins * 2 Public
Public
litter bins * 3 Metaphors * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links CURBSIDE DUSTBINSIn many cities and towns, there is a public waste collection service which regularly collects household waste from the curbside. This will be loaded into a garbage truck and driven to a landfill , incinerator or crush facility to be disposed of
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Garbage
GARBAGE, TRASH, RUBBISH, or REFUSE is waste material that is discarded by humans, usually due to a perceived lack of utility. The term generally does not encompass bodily waste products, purely liquid or gaseous wastes, or toxic waste products. Garbage
Garbage
is commonly sorted and classified into kinds of material suitable for specific kinds of disposal. CONTENTS * 1 Terminology * 2 Treatment * 3 History * 4 See also * 5 References TERMINOLOGYWhat constitutes garbage is highly subjective, with some individuals or societies tending to discard things that others find useful or restorable. The words garbage, refuse, rubbish, trash, and waste are generally treated as interchangeable when used to describe "substances or objects which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard". Some of these terms have historic distinctions that are no longer present
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Garbagemen
A WASTE COLLECTOR is a person employed by a public or private enterprise to collect and remove refuse (waste) and recyclables from residential, commercial, industrial or other collection site for further processing and disposal . Specialised waste collection vehicles featuring an array of automated functions are often deployed to assist waste collectors in reducing collection and transport time and for protection from exposure. Waste and recycling pickup work is physically demanding and it exposes workers to a number of occupational hazards
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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction
THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (usually referred to as F&SF) is a U.S. fantasy and science fiction magazine first published in 1949 by Fantasy
Fantasy
House, a subsidiary of Lawrence Spivak 's Mercury Press . Editors Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas had approached Spivak in the mid-1940s about creating a fantasy companion to Spivak's existing mystery title, Ellery Queen\'s Mystery Magazine . The first issue was titled The Magazine of Fantasy, but the decision was quickly made to include science fiction as well as fantasy, and the title was changed correspondingly with the second issue
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Record Shop
A RECORD SHOP or RECORD STORE is a retail outlet that sells recorded music . In the late 19th century and the early 20th century , record shops only sold gramophone records , but over the 20th century , record shops sold the new formats that were developed, such as eight track tapes , compact cassettes and compact discs (CDs). Today in the 21st century , record stores sell CDs, vinyl records and in some cases, DVDs of movies , TV shows , cartoons and concerts . Some record stores also sell music-related items such as posters of bands or singers and even clothing and items such as bags and coffee mugs. Even in the heyday of the CD during the 1990s, people in English-speaking countries still used the term "record shop" to describe a shop selling sound recordings such as CDs. Now that vinyl records have had a resurgence in the 21st century, often generating more income than CDs, the name has come full circle and is relevant once more
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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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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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