We all know that the number 42 is made famous in the novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is calculated by an enormous supercomputer over a period of 7.5 million years to be 42. But just how famous is this oddly even little number? I thought I would investigate. Perhaps Adams was influenced by reading Lewis Carroll? Examples of Carroll’s use of 42: # Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has 42 illustrations. # Rule Forty-two in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (“All persons more than a mile high to leave the court”.) # Rule 42 of
While endeavouring to become a rich and famous science fiction writer with my new book ‘February The Fifth’, it seems my penchant for gastronomy is hindering progress. Although I am honoured that so many readers have commented on some of the tempting meals mentioned in the book, it shouldn’t be forgotten that I do mention a lot of sci-fi stuff too. You know, planets, space ships and even creatures with multiple appendages. Alas however, I suppose I should accept the culinary critiques in good spirit and get on with writing a recipe book next. Would you like the recipes for the following tempting fare from February The Fifth? No one
More great reviews continue to be published for February The Fifth. It makes a writer’s day to get reviews, especially when they are as wonderful as these. By Mary Crocco This review is from: February The Fifth (Paperback) February The Fifth, is the first book I have read by Derek Haines. It was an easy read with slight touches of science fiction and comedy throughout. There was no shortage of characters, some of whom the reader would most definitely relate to thereby making the book more enjoyable. I think young adults would be the target audience for Derek’s book. The learning curve for the characters unexpected responsibility and out of this
While looking through the vast number topics I have covered on my blog, I came across a remarkable omission. A check of my blog tags at around the letter V, revealed a horrendous gap. So I did a search of my entire blog and discovered that I had in fact mentioned, only in passing mind you, this absent tag word all of three times in what amounts to over 200,000 words of blog posts. It is typical of me really. To miss fashion and trends by about twenty-five years or more. So more as an excuse to fill my tag gap than anything else, I’d now like to mention vampires.