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Monday, 19 November 2018

Oxford?s Library Once Branded Its Sauciest Books With a Greek Letter

quote [ How James Joyce, Madonna, and Monty Python ended up on the same restricted shelf. ]

Flipping through a saucy book, browsing for a bit of titillation.
[NSFW] [literature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 5 November 2018

How Writers Map Their Imaginary Worlds

quote [ One of life?s great treats, for a lover of books (especially fantasy books), is to open a cover to find a map secreted inside and filled with the details of a land about to be discovered. ]

[SFW] [literature] [+6 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@5:16pmGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 4 November 2018

The Soviet Children's Books That Broke the Rules of Propaganda

quote [ How folk tales and traditional life snuck into avant-garde kids' books in the 1930s. ]

Flesh blood-burning lights a propaganda scam
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:23amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Bčrenger of the Long Arse

quote [ And I will bend over
And you will come and kiss my arse,
Exactly in the middle, if you please. ]

I thought this site could use a little culture.
[NSFW] [literature] [+7 Funny]
[by arrowhen@7:17pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 15 October 2018

Mistress of a New World: Early Science Fiction in Europe?s ?Age of Discovery?

quote [ Considered by many one of the founding texts of the science fiction genre, The Blazing World ? via a dizzy mix of animal-human hybrids, Immaterial Spirits, and burning foes ? tells of a woman?s absolute rule as Empress over a parallel planet. Emily Lord Fransee reflects on what the book and its author Margaret Cavendish (one of the first women to publish using her own name) can teach us about empire, gender, and imagination in the seventeenth century. It is the middle of the seventeenth century and a Bear-man is helping an empress attempt to examine a whale through a ]

I'm into sci-fi (sci-fi,sci-fi)
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 30 September 2018

A Brilliant Illustrated Book Of Demons And Spells From Early 20th Century Iran

quote [ An indispensable guide to identifying and preventing demons from licking your toes ]

They're rising up to bust the demon's spell
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Buddy, the Library Isn’t a 7-Eleven

quote [ ?How can you guys not have sidewalk chalk? This is the worst library!? ]

?You have already done a recent post to this category. Either post something to a different category, or wait a while before attempting to post again to this one.?
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@1:34pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Who Are the Forgotten Greats of Science Fiction?

quote [ The Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award was founded in 2001 to draw attention to unjustly forgotten SF authors. ]

[SFW] [literature] [+8 Classy Pr0n]
[by arrowhen@8:44pmGMT] [7 comments]

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Jesus in Four Colors: Spire Christian Comics from the 1970s

quote [ The idea of the Rapture had been floating around various Christian denominations for decades - but Christian comics brought it to the masses. ]

Give me my rapture today
[SFW] [literature] [+6 Funsightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 27 August 2018

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound

quote [ When the reading brain skims texts, we don?t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another?s feelings or to perceive beauty. We need a new literacy for the digital age ]

[SFW] [literature] [+5 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@8:04amGMT] [13 comments]

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