|Galileo Magazine of Science & Fiction|
Galileo first issue (1976)
|Editor||Charles C. Ryan|
|Categories||Science fact & science fiction|
|Frequency||Quarterly (issues #1-3); bimonthly (issues #4–16)|
|First issue||September 1976|
|Company||Avenue Victor Hugo Publishers (issues #1-6 )|
Galileo Magazine, Inc. (issues #7-17)
|Based in||Boston, Massachusetts|
The first issue was released in September 1976. Issue #5 was published in October 1977. It then changed to a bimonthly publishing schedule beginning with issue #6 published in January 1978. The last issue published was issue #16 in January 1980. Issue #17 was planned, but the magazine folded and only the covers for #17 were printed.
Gate Tower Building (ゲートタワービル, gēto tawā biru) is a 16 floor office building in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan. It is notable for the highway offramp at Umeda Exit that passes through the building.Hugo Award for Best Novel
The Hugo Award for Best Novel is one of the Hugo Awards given each year for science fiction or fantasy stories published or translated into English during the previous calendar year. The novel award is available for works of fiction of 40,000 words or more; awards are also given out in the short story, novelette, and novella categories. The Hugo Awards have been described as "a fine showcase for speculative fiction" and "the best known literary award for science fiction writing".The Hugo Award for Best Novel has been awarded annually by the World Science Fiction Society since 1953, except in 1954 and 1957. In addition to the regular Hugo awards, beginning in 1996 Retrospective Hugo Awards, or "Retro Hugos", have been available to be awarded for 50, 75, or 100 years prior. Retro Hugos may only be awarded for years in which a World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, was hosted, but no awards were originally given. To date, Retro Hugo awards have been given for novels for 1939, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1951, and 1954.Hugo Award nominees and winners are chosen by supporting or attending members of the annual Worldcon, and the presentation evening constitutes its central event. The selection process is defined in the World Science Fiction Society Constitution as instant-runoff voting with six nominees, except in the case of a tie. The novels on the ballot are the six most-nominated by members that year, with no limit on the number of stories that can be nominated. The 1953, 1955, and 1958 awards did not include any recognition of runner-up novels, but since 1959 all final candidates have been recorded. Initial nominations are made by members in January through March, while voting on the ballot of six nominations is performed roughly in April through July, subject to change depending on when that year's Worldcon is held. Prior to 2017, the final ballot was five works; it was changed that year to six, with each initial nominator limited to five nominations. Worldcons are generally held in August or early September, and are held in a different city around the world each year.During the 70 nomination years, 145 authors have had works nominated; 48 of these have won, including co-authors, ties, and Retro Hugos. One translator has been noted along with the author whose works he translated. Robert A. Heinlein has received the most Hugos for Best Novel as well as the most nominations, with six wins (including two Retro Hugos) and twelve nominations. Lois McMaster Bujold has received four Hugos on ten nominations; the only other authors to win more than twice are Isaac Asimov (including one Retro Hugo), N. K. Jemisin, Connie Willis, and Vernor Vinge, who have each won three times. Nine other authors have won the award twice. The next-most nominations by a winning author are held by Robert J. Sawyer and Larry Niven, who have been nominated nine and eight times, respectively, and each have only won once, while Robert Silverberg has the greatest number of nominations without winning at nine. Three authors have won the award in consecutive years: Orson Scott Card (1986, 1987), Lois McMaster Bujold (1991, 1992), and N. K. Jemisin (2016, 2017, and 2018).Octave Octavian Teodorescu
Octave on his real name Octavian Teodorescu (born 29 January 1963) is a Romanian vanguard musician, composer, music arranger, songwriter, music producer, performer, multi-instrumentist (guitars, keyboards, programmable instruments) from Bucharest, Romania. Pioneer of Electronic Sound and using of the computers and synthesizers in music in Romania, with Science Fiction touch.His first mainstream success was the 1992 album "The Secret of Pyramids", part of a trilogy which also include 1993 "At The Gates of Love" and 1994 "Sweet Freedom". The whole Work (102 minutes) appears unified on a double CD (the first of this kind in Romania) in 1995.The Ringworld Engineers
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This is a timeline of science fiction as a literary tradition.Yi Sun
Yi Sun (born 1975) is a Chinese management consultant. She has arranged a significant number of German companies to be sold to Chinese investors. Insolvency administrators also contacted her directly. Initially, most jobs were retained as a result of investments in concept-supporting companies. She became known when the German magazine Stern described her as "the nightmare of the German Minister of Economics on high heels" and asked the provocative question if she is the woman who is selling Germany.