Flavorwire tells us that these are the 20 most iconic books covers ever . It’s interesting that most of the books on the list are books that middle-class adolescents are expected to read. This is not to say they’re not iconic covers, just that someone with more mental energy than I have right now could probably say something about the politics of canon formation.
From the Paris Review, an article about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Hound of the Baskervilles . I was such a Sherlock Holmes fan when I was a teenager. I couldn’t start reading The Adventures without going on to read the entire series. The Hound of the Baskervilles is not my favourite, but I do like its gothic atmosphere.
From Bonjour Cass, Books with LGBTQ characters that have been Banned/Challenged in the U.S.
A list of free online lesbian webcomics
And now a whole lot of science fiction lists:
The coolest spaceship designs in science fiction. I’m very attached to those Shadow ships from Babylon 5.
The biggest missed opportunities in science fiction and fantasy . I totally agree about Star Trek: Generations and Captain Kirk’s death. What an anticlimax that film was.
10 science fiction and fantasy actors who make everything better. I have to admit, the sight of Alan Rickman does tend to cheer me up .
This is an interesting one: 10 Totally Different TV Shows that Dr Who has been over the years
Meanwhile, science fiction and science fact collide as Kepler discovers a planet orbiting two stars
More astronomy, the 2011 astronomy photographs of the year