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Richard Powers (born June 18, 1957) is a novelist whose works explore the effects of modern science and technology. June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ...


Born in Evanston, Illinois, and interested in multiple sciences as a teenager, Powers enrolled as a physics major at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He switched his studies to literature, receiving his M.A. in that subject in 1979. After graduation, he worked in Boston as a computer programmer until an encounter with a photograph at the Museum of Fine Arts inspired him to quit his job and spend the next two years writing his first novel, Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance, which was published in 1985. Incorporated City in 1872. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq. ... Physics is the Science of Nature The word Physics comes from the Greek, φύσις (physis) which means nature (or from its adjective form φυσικός (physikos) meaning natural) The deepest visible-light image of the universe, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Literature is literally acquaintance with letters as in the first sense given in the Oxford English Dictionary (from the Latin littera meaning an individual written character (letter)). The term has generally come to identify a collection of texts, which in Western culture are mainly prose, both fiction and non-fiction... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... In computing, a programmer is someone who does computer programming and develops computer software. ... A sepia-tinted photograph of an English couple, taken in 1895. ... Museums of Fine Arts include: The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas The Museum of Fine Arts in St. ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... This article is about the year. ...


Powers then moved to the Netherlands, where he wrote Prisoner's Dilemma, a work that juxtaposes Disney and nuclear warfare, and then his best-known work to date, The Gold Bug Variations, a story that ties together genetics, music, and computer science. The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. ... The Gold Bug Variations is a novel by American writer Richard Powers, first released in 1991. ... Genetics (from the Greek genno γεννώ= give birth) is the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms. ... Music is conceptual time expressed in the structures of tones and silence. ... Computer science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ...


Operation Wandering Soul, a finalist for the National Book Award in 1993 about a young doctor dealing with the ugly realities of a pediatrics ward, was mostly written during a year's stay at the University of Cambridge, and completed when Powers returned to the University of Illinois in 1992 to take up a post as writer-in-residence. Pediatric polysomnography patient Childrens Hospital (Saint Louis), 2006 Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents (from newborn to age 18 or 19). ... The University of Cambridge (often called Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Galatea 2.2 (1995) is a Pygmalion story, about an AI experiment gone awry. Galatea 2. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pygmalion and Galatea (1890) by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)]] Pygmalion is a fictional character from the Roman poet Ovid, found in the tenth book of his Metamorphoses. ... Hondas intelligent humanoid robot AI redirects here. ...


Gain (1998) is a look at the history of a 150-year-old chemical company, interwoven with a story of a woman living near one of its plants succumbing to ovarian cancer. Gain (ISBN 0374159963) is a novel by Richard Powers published by in 1998. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Ovarian cancer is a malignant ovarian neoplasm (an abnormal growth located on the ovaries). ...


Plowing the Dark (2000) is another novel with parallel narratives, this time of a Seattle research team building a groundbreaking virtual reality, while at the same time an American teacher is held hostage in Beirut, with a stunning outcome. Plowing the Dark (2000) is a novel written by American novelist Richard Powers. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Virtual Reality (VR) is an environment that is simulated by a computer. ... Central Beirut Beirut (Arabic: ‎ translit: ) is the capital, largest city, and chief seaport of Lebanon. ...


Powers' latest novel is The Time of Our Singing, published in January 2003. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He was a MacArthur Fellow in 1989 and received a Lannan Literary Award in 1999. He teaches in the Creative Writing M.F.A. program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Creative writing is a term used to distinguish certain imaginative or different types of writing from generic writing. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


Bibliography

  • 1985 Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance, Harpercollins (ISBN 0688042015)
  • 1989 Prisoner's Dilemma, McGraw Hill (ISBN 0070506124)
  • 1991 The Gold Bug Variations, Harpercollins (ISBN 0688098916)
  • 1993 Operation Wandering Soul, Harpercollins (ISBN 0688115489)
  • 1995 Galatea 2.2, Farrar Straus & Giroux (ISBN 0374199485)
  • 1998 Gain, Farrar Straus & Giroux (ISBN 0312204094)
  • 2000 Plowing the Dark, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (ISBN 0374234612)
  • 2003 The Time of Our Singing, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (ISBN 0374277826)
  • 2006 The Echo Maker. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (ISBN 0374146357)

This article is about the year. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Will the two prisoners cooperate to minimize total loss of liberty or will one of them, trusting the other to cooperate, betray him so as to go free? Many points in this article may be difficult to understand without a background in the elementary concepts of game theory. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gold Bug Variations is a novel by American writer Richard Powers, first released in 1991. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Galatea 2. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Gain (ISBN 0374159963) is a novel by Richard Powers published by in 1998. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Plowing the Dark (2000) is a novel written by American novelist Richard Powers. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Richard M. Powers (February 24, 1921 – March 9, 1996) was a science fiction illustrator. ...

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