Category Archives: Books

Pulp Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

Going to New York City? Be sure to check out the Pulp Art exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum Of Art running through August 31.

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Space shuttle crash description in Niven/Pournelle’s Inferno

A thread on rec.arts.sf.written excerpts a weirdly prescient description of a space shuttle re-entry crash from Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle’s Inferno: “One of those days,” Corbett said. “First, a twenty-six hour hold while we replaced one of the solid … Continue reading

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Lovecraftian Deep Thoughts

Some selections from Lovecraftian Deep Thoughts and More Lovecraftian Deep Thoughts: I always thought that after the Old Ones got the Earth cleared off, it will leave a lot more parking space for owners of big cars. Whenever I read … Continue reading

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Cover stories

My copy of Cover Story: The Art of American Magazine Covers 1900-1950 arrived this morning and the outside world disappeared for a bit while I flipped through it. I was tipped off to the book by a feature over on … Continue reading

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Congrats to Scalzi

Folks are blogging large on this today, so I’ll pass on my congrats (though John sent out the word privately yesterday). John Scalzi’s latest book which he had been serializing on his blog was picked up by Tor.

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War Of The Worlds

118 different covers of H.G. Wells’ The War Of The Worlds from 1898 through 2002. [via No Sense Of Place]

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Gallery of early Soviet-era children’s books

Some neat illustrations here. Worth checking out. [via Scrubbles]

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What’s the deal with Enoch Root?

Tons of thoughts about the Enoch Root character in Neal Stephenson‘s Cryptonomicon. I figured there was something up with Root because of his name: Enoch, a Biblical character that gains some sort of transdimensional Enlightenment. And Root, which is the … Continue reading

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Illustration art auction

Illustration House is auctioning off hundreds of original art from paperback books, pulps, comics, advertisements, magazines. Get yourself some coffee and paw through the online catalog. [via Boing Boing]

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John Shirley mp3s

While known mostly as Cyberpunk Author At Large, John Shirley also fronted a techploitation punk band in the 70s. Check out the damage at his mp3.com site.

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