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Charon Theme #4: Exploration Authors, Artists and Directors

Exploration authors and artists icon Exploration Authors, Artists and Directors: those who have envisioned our explorations of the land, sea and space. Revisit our discussion forum.

Proposed Name Description Citation Notes
C4.1 D. Adams Douglas Adams,1952-2001, British author of the series of novels The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, published 1979-1992. britannica.com Most popular name in the category, favored by 37% of all voters worldwide Initial D. provided to distinguish from John Couch Adams, after whom lunar craters are named.
C4.2 A. Strugatsky Arkady Strugatsky, 1925-1991, one of two Russian brothers who co-wrote numerous science fiction novels in the Soviet era including 1971's Roadside Picnic, which imagines our first contact with an alien race. rusf.ru Favored by 86% of all Russian voters. His brother Boris died November 19, 2012, and becomes eligible later this year.
C4.3 Butler Octavia E. Butler, 1947-2006, US African-American writer, winner of a MacArthur Genius grant, author of the Xenogenesis trilogy in which humanity returns to Earth. britannica.com  
C4.4 Lem Stanislaw Lem, 1921-2006, Polish science fiction writer. Among his best-known works are Solaris,His Master's Voice, The Cyberiad, and The Star Diaries britannica.com  
C4.5 Clarke Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008, British author of the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968, and many other science fiction novels. britannica.com  
C4.6 Kubrick Stanley Kubrick, 1928-1999, US director of the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and many other films. britannica.com  
C4.7 Carroll Lewis Carroll, 1832-1898, British author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1871), classic children's novels of adventure. britannica.com  
C4.8 Tezuka Osamu Tezuka, 1928-1989, Japan, pioneering anime artist and creator of Tetsuwan Atomu (Astro Boy). google.com/ culturalinstitute  
C4.9 L'Engle Madeleine L'Engle, 1918-2007, US author of the 1962 young adult science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels. nytimes.com  
C4.10 H. Bosch Hieronymus Bosch, 1450-1516, Dutch painter who created fantastical images of Hell. britannica.com Initial H. is provided to distinguish from a lunar crater named after Carl Bosch.
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