A collection of stuff, things, nonsense, rants, raves, pretties, sillies, and gee-gaws from Rev. Hugo Nebula, Ordained Minister of the Church of the SubGenius.
(And boobs. Sometimes there are boobs. Just like in real life.)
Thank you for reading.
"Libraries encapsulate the history of knowledge and stand as monuments to different epochs in architecture, interior design and art. When Dr. James Campbell of Cambridge University could not find a book that traced the history of library buildings through the ages, he decided to write one himself. With the renowned architectural photographer Will Pryce he embarked on an epic journey across 21 countries, visiting 85 of the world’s greatest libraries. Three years later the result is The Library: A World History, the most complete account of library buildings to date. Here James Campbell and Will Pryce take us on a virtual journey through some of their favorites…”
“Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a dystopian future where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. The story is about suppressing ideas, and about how television destroys interest in reading literature.
"I wanted to spread the book-burning message to the book itself. The book’s spine is screen-printed with a matchbook striking paper surface, so the book itself can be burned."
I came across this absolutely immaculate leather-bound edition of Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’. I love Dune, but the aesthetics of its cover design, the gold gilding, paper quality and printing are quite possibly the most sublime i’ve seen ever given to a sci-fi book. The photos don’t do it justice :)
"This week, we spotted a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad book cover for Stephen King’s The Shining over at the Guardian. It seems especially unfair for such a modern classic to be saddled with such an ugly cover, and so we were inspired to search the Internet for the worst covers to ever sully the faces of great books, whether at home or abroad. Peek through your fingers at a selection of them after the jump…”