Wikipedia Encyclopedia And Dick's Book Of The Kalends

The One-Volume Wikipedia Encyclopedia has the most credited authors in publishing history - about 90,000 individuals.


(Wikipedia the free encyclopedia - for money)

The book consists of 25,000 of Wikipedia's most frequently accessed articles in printed form. The German publisher Bertelsmann will produce an initial printing of about 20,000 copies.

The credits section runs 27 pages of densely printed names, separated by commas.

Philip K. Dick fans may recall the ever-changing book with no title - the Book of the Kalends - sold only on Plowman's Planet (Sirius 5). You can buy them from vendors at the spaceport, from small rat-like creatures called spiddles.

The spiddle touched a tiny tape recorder mounted on its belt; the tape began to speak for the spiddle. "Fully documented history of a fascinating world," it said, in English, and then evidently repeated this in a variety of other tongues...

"Buy it," Mali said.

"You know this book? What book is it?"

"There is only one book. In this world."

"Don't people get tired of reading it?"

"It changes," Mali said. "It is written ... by a group of creatures or entities... that records everything that happens on Plowman's Planet. Everything. Great and small."
(Read more about Dick's Book of the Kalends)

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