This marked-up copy is Shelly’s own first edition of Queen Mab as annotated by himself. The original manuscript is held in the Ashley Library in the British Library.
The Moonrise Kingdom script, complete with drawings, notes and set designs.
Count on Isaac Asimov to have the best business card title ever: ”natural resource”
My business card says “scientist/purveyor of knowledge”, no joke.
There is nothing that cannot be ultimately explicated & understood via the use of scientific analysis. It is the limitations of our brains — so large-seeming in those cozy alien cannisters, but so minute swimming in this vast black universe — that all but require an author to explore the supernatural. It’s supremely ironic that the natural world is too enormous and too fearful for the human mind to properly correlate all its contents & so we appeal to the supposedly inexplicable supernatural world to explicate the ultimately apprehendable natural world.
Remarkable interview with H. P. Lovecraft, conducted in handwriting on a single postcard, which Nick Mamatas accidentally discovered in a used book.
Complement with Lovecraft’s timeless advice to young writers.
James Salter’s outline for Light Years. [x]
“Note how Salter is careful to think of the seasons as he moves through the chapters. At the top of the page, Salter identifies a short list of possible titles for the novel, including The Feast Is Ended, New Life, and New Lives. On the bottom portion of this page, in his notes related to the fifth chapter, Salter writes, Life Is Meals. More than thirty years later, he would repurpose this phrase as the title of his 2006 book, cowritten with his wife, Kay Salter.”
Also: Currently reading.
Egon Schiele, Letter to Carl Reininghaus, 05/23/1913