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    Author Biography

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    Author Biography The author of Flowers for Algernon was Daniel Keyes. He got the idea for the book while he was teaching slow learning high school students. Daniel Keyes was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Keyes graduated from a public high school and worked briefly as a ship's purser for the U.S. Maritime Service before applying to Brooklyn College, where he studied psychology. He graduated in 1950 and attempted to make it in many different fields such as magazine editing and fashion photography

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    fifteenth in a series of reviews of those pieces of written science fiction and fantasy which have won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. I had some reservations about including "Flowers for Algernon" in this series. It is an unusual case in that different versions of the story won different awards; the original short story, published in Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1959, won a 1960 Hugo, while the novel length expansion jointly won a 1966 Nebula. So to do it justice I would have to review two separately

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    Asimov's Foundation

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    Isaac Asimov's "Foundation", hailed as one of the great classics of science fiction, is a book of many layers. While appearing on the surface to be a rather standard science fiction title, the truth is that, when inspected with a more critical eye, Asimov actually wrote a very interesting social commentary into his novel. Contained in the text of this volume is an analysis of civilization, entropy, and the different forms that power can assume. In the opening pages of "Foundation", the planet

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    In Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy, Hari Seldon used psychohistory, a blend of history, psychology, and statistics, to predict the fall of a galactic empire and the dark times before the rise of a new empire (Foundation). He set up an elaborate plan to shorten the gap between the two empires using psychohistory (Foundation). A series of crises ensued which were supposed to guide the Foundation, the planet Seldon set up, along the plan (Foundation). An anomaly later occurs when a telepath, named

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    Isaac Asimov

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    Isaac Asimov is one of the most well known of science fiction writers as well as one of the worlds most prolific writers of any genre. Isaac was born to Anna and Judah Asimov on January 2nd, 1920 (White 3), in the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was a a short-lived republic that formed after World War 1. He later emigrated to Brooklyn, New York, with his family when he was only three years old (White 7). While living in Brooklyn, Isaac taught himself to read English before he was

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    every walk of life have joined together to praise Asimov and Foundation. Furthermore, this series has been awarded the first Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Series. Not before or since the publication of Foundation has this award been given. Despite this recognition, the mainstream literary critics ignore works of science fiction as candidates for more prestigious awards. Instead, science fiction is often dismissed as technology-dependent literature, immature in character development, theme, and

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    A Comparison of Othello and the Movie O

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    flag officer and as Othello's loyal best friend. In "O", Hugo is jealous of his father's relationship with Odin. Hugo's father, Duke, is also the basketball coach of the team both Odin and Hugo play for. Odin is the team captain and receives the "most valuable player" award which he shares with his "go-to guy," Mike--not Hugo. Hugo believes that he is the M.V.P. of the Hawks and is filled with jealousy when his father gives the award to Odin and says, "I'm very proud to say this publicly, I

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    Themes Envy and jealousy are the catalysts for Hugo’s desire to hurt Odin and Mike. Hugo envies Mike for Odin choosing him over Hugo to share the coveted Most Valuable Player award (MVP). At the presentation Hugo’s own father, Coach Duke Goulding states boldly, “…And I’m not ashamed to say this in public but, I love him like a son.” The camera shows the dismay displayed on Hugo’s face. From this point on Hugo envies both Mike and Odin and pledges to do whatever required of him to ruin both their

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    The Role of President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela Introduction Venezuela is a late bloomer in regard to having complete independence and in terms of running its own democratic government. Right now, the Venezuelan people are in the midst of the same debate that has historically plagued countries all over the world; the country is torn between class lines and is another classic example of the haves versus the have-nots. Caracas is the capital and the Andes region is home to two-thirds of the

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    Charles Baskerville, owner of the Baskerville home, has recently died and left behind a manuscript. It tells of his father, Sir Hugo Baskerville, who had supposedly fallen in love with the daughter of a yeoman. Yet she was not interested in him, so Hugo along with a few of his wretched companions, kidnapped and placed her in the upper chamber of his house. When she escaped, Hugo swore that “that very night would render his body and soul to the Powers of Evil if he might overtake the wench.” therefore

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