Eat me, drink me… bite me? C. L. Dodsgon falls foul of vampire favor in Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (1992, reprinted 2011). The novel is set in Victorian England. Count Dracula has survived Bram Stoker’s plot, married the widowed Queen Victoria, and now Britain is ruled by vampires. A dour and silent vampire beside the Prime Minister… [read full post]
The Facebook page Alice in Wonderland Inspired Photography, Movies, and Art has an epic Wall Photos gallery. I was perusing it the other day, and saw these three ornate tattoos.
“Alice’s Wonderland” is the perfect title for Rebecca Mead’s article in the June 17 issue of The New Yorker, (the full text of which is only available in the print edition or to subscribers.) The article is about WalMart founder Sam Walton’s daughter, Alice Walton, who has built a wonderland of an art museum in… [read full post]
There’s a new history of pen names out by Carmela Ciuraru (real name?) called Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms ($24.99). The story of Lewis Carroll’s name is apparently given prominent placement. Emily Fredrix of the Associated Press reports: From Lewis Carroll (born Charles Dodgson), to Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Victoria Lucas… [read full post]
Carolyn Vega, manuscripts cataloger for the Morgan Library & Museum, posted a nice picture included in a letter from Lewis Carroll to illustrator Harry Furniss, on The Huffington Post last week, Lewis Carroll Turns an Albatross Into a Postage Stamp. “The Mad Gardener’s Song” ——————- He thought he saw an Albatross That fluttered round the lamp: He… [read full post]
Since it has been translated into most human languages, I for one welcome new translations of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for our new robot overlords. Here it is now in barcode, thanks to Books2Barcodes, created by WonderTonic.com. “This is the full text of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland converted into 2D barcodes. Use a mobile device… [read full post]
Intelligence just in from our spies on the ground in Oxford, England. “Fancy dress appreciated” is a good sell, we think.
On June 14, Electronic Arts will release American McGee’s Alice: Madness Returns, the sequel to the 2000 computer game American McGee’s Alice. The new game will run on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well as PC. Judging from one of the trailers, the graphics are luscious and the scenarios violent. A dark-haired adult Alice at… [read full post]
Check out the summer 2011 Threepenny Review, out of Berkeley, California. There is an article by Argentinian author Alberto Manguel called “Return to Wonderland,” which is also online as a sample of the issue. Manguel is an expert on wonderous lands, having co-writen The Dictionary of Imaginary Places (1980), as well as The Library at… [read full post]