Doc Savage Fantasy Covers -- These have apparently been around for a few years, but I hadn't seen them before. Kev Wilson mashed up real Doc Savage paperback covers to produce "what-if" adventures mixing doc with some classic (and some not so classic) characters. Such as this one:
Ju-Jutsu Suffragettes -- kicking ass for equality
Terminator Typist -- past and future meet
Over the years I've seen lots of exterior photos of Gaudi's famous La Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, but today's the first time I've seen one of the inside ceiling. Striking and strange.
Nazi Bunnies of Buchenwald -- the Wisconsin Historical Society, of all websites, relates the boggling story of how the Nazi SS raised well-fed, well-housed Angora rabbits at Aushwitz and other concentration camps, simultaneous with starving and working to death thousands of human prisoners.
Tobor On Television -- Way back in my misspent youth, I spent many a Saturday morning watching the weekly "Creature Feature", showing (mostly bad) horror and science fiction movies. One I had fond memories of was Tobor the Great, wherein a young boy fought bad guys with his 9-foot tall robot. I always remembered Tobor as pretty cool-looking, better than Robbie or Gort; looking at pictures of Tobor again some fifty years on, ehh, not so much. What I didn't know until now was that there was an attempt to spin-off Tobor into a television series, HERE COMES TOBOR; the unsold pilot is available for viewing on archive.org. (Also on YouTube.)
Stephen King Reviews Joyce Carol Oates' THE ACCURSED -- Here's a snippet of the review:
Annabel Slade (lovely, modest, corseted) is abducted by a demon lover named Axson Mayte in full view of a standing-room-only church congregation mere seconds after her marriage to dashing Dabney Bayard. She’s spirited away to the Bog Kingdom, a terrible wasteland where she is subjected to the Unspeakable (van Dyck loves that word) and then made to clean the filthy lower levels of the castle with her fellow abductees, who have been reduced to the state of half-human zombies. She escapes and returns home, dirty and barely sane, just in time to die giving birth to something both Unspeakable and Ambiguous (perhaps a snake, perhaps an infant with its innards on the outards).
I don't know about you, but reading that (and it's only about a small part of the sprawling novel) makes me sad that Edward Gorey isn't still alive to produce illustrations for Oates' novel.
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