Category Archives: Books

The Best Book Cover In The History Of The World

Between this book cover and a recent saturation of Life On Mars viewing I’m ready for a crash course in British crime trash. [via Warren Ellis]

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Online guide to castle and palace hotels

My sister’s website (basically the online version of her book) just went live. Also don’t miss her blog about walking the Camino de Santiago trail.

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So It Goes…

R.I.P. [after Diane gives Thornton an ‘F’ for his report, which was actually written by Kurt Vonnegut] Diane: Whoever *did* write this doesn’t know the first thing about Kurt Vonnegut! [cut to Thornton’s dorm suite] Thornton Melon: [on the phone] … Continue reading

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Filthy Library Smut

Two other libraries/bookshops that should be mentioned on Nonist’s post of “Red-Hot and Filthy Library Smut:” 1. The law library of the State Library of Iowa 2. Lello bookshop in Porto, Portugal. Don’t miss the full-size panorama of Lello.

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Ladd Observatory, Providence

Chris Perridas has been blogging about H.P. Lovecraft and his time in Providence, Rhode Island and his post today featured the Ladd Observatory. Originally built in 1891, Lovecraft used to hang out there quite a bit: Ladd remains a living … Continue reading

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SF book meme

The latest blog meme, this one courtesy of writer Ian McDonald… This is the Science Fiction Book Club’s list of the fifty most significant science fiction/fantasy novels published between 1953 and 2002. Bold the ones you’ve read, strike-out the ones … Continue reading

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Op-Art Enlightenment via album covers

Back when it was still fashionable to have band stickers on the back of your car I home-brewed up a Spectrum sticker using the back design of the “How You Satisfy Me” single. It’s a cool op-art design and later … Continue reading

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Things I Like (Feb 2005)

1. Zaha Hadid’s deisgn for the Bergisel Ski Jump in Austria. 2. Italian science-fiction magazine covers. 3. Brazilian album covers from the 1960s. 4. The mind-croggling critters of crank biologist and illustrator Ernst Haeckel. 5. Eurotrashy road trip quests. Probably … Continue reading

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Crime Comics and Bad Mags

Crime and Horror Comics, Bad Magazines, and the eventual fate of Ed Wood Jr.

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Doc Savage pulp covers

MetaFilter links to a complete collection of Doc Savage pulp magazine covers. The abstract ones from 1947 and 1948 are particularly groovy.

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