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I am not sure vacationing in a Ballard novel is anything anyone should want to do, but Y'ha-Nthlei is well worth a visit.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:35 AM on November 9, 2013


I want a flat press so bad. These are lovely prints.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:36 AM on November 9, 2013


Fun idea. I confess I was curious how the Ryhope Wood one would turn out. Concrete Island looks a bit too escapable-from in this form. No Arcturus via David Lindsay, which might have been fun, if a bit lurid. I wonder how one would approach Venice via Italo Calvino?
posted by aesop at 4:10 AM on November 9, 2013


@ Devils Rancher. I belong to a screen print workshop in the UK and wondered if there might be similar ones near where you live (usually these are easier to set up etc than having them in your home because pressure washers, drying racks, exposure units etc). Could this be a useful resource for you?
http://www.aspco.org/aboutus.html
(Just got 'Austin' from your profile.)
posted by aesop at 4:14 AM on November 9, 2013


Sort of reminds me of the Dictionary of Imaginary Places, which I heavily dug as a kid.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:25 AM on November 9, 2013 [5 favorites]


EmpressCallipygos, I had that book too, and you've just reminded me I also had The Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were. Good stuff.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:31 AM on November 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is awesome and everything I could dream (Lankhmar, Arrakis, Yuggoth, Barsoom) - the only one to make it perfect would be one for Airstrip One (mentioned in One State but deserving its own).

Love the dry "Harkonnen passports no longer accepted" in Arrakis.
posted by graymouser at 5:15 AM on November 9, 2013


AMERICA (via Jack London)
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:38 AM on November 9, 2013


Love the dry "Harkonnen passports no longer accepted" in Arrakis.

well, Arrakeen wit, like everything else there, is a bit
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:39 AM on November 9, 2013 [6 favorites]


My boss actually has a framed picture of the Arrakis one (or one similar to it) over his desk.
posted by KernalM at 6:44 AM on November 9, 2013


Cool posters *and* (thanks to the title) a bonus great earworm to start the day. :D
posted by Celsius1414 at 6:52 AM on November 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh. Thank goodness. For a minute there I thought 'The Zone' meant Interzone.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:04 AM on November 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sometimes I think I'm the only person who's ever read the Holdstock books! I clicked because of the Mythago Wood reference and was not disappointed.
posted by immlass at 8:13 AM on November 9, 2013


> Sometimes I think I'm the only person who's ever read the Holdstock books!

You are not. ♥♥♥ Mythago Wood. Of the followups I'm happiest with Bone Forest. Lavondyss, wonderfully imagined, beautifully written, but too inexpressable sad. Five stars, would not read again.
posted by jfuller at 8:56 AM on November 9, 2013


PS also high marks for The Hollowing.
posted by jfuller at 9:08 AM on November 9, 2013


Allegedly there's a volume in the series called Merlin's Wood, that I've never found in a bookstore this side of the Atlantic in years of half-assed searching. One of these days I'm going to have to take drastic measures, like checking Amazon or something.
posted by ormondsacker at 10:10 AM on November 9, 2013


I clicked 'cause of the Mythago Wood one too. I read it... last year? I think... and just sort of wandered around in like a post-acid-trip fog for a while after finishing. Loved it. Sounds like the sequels are worth it too, which is exciting! I've been avoiding them because I thought exploring Ryhope Wood more might somehow take an edge off the mystery.

I like all the posters, but I cackled at the Amber one.
posted by WidgetAlley at 11:32 AM on November 9, 2013


These are interesting but for pretty much all of them the text section is just .. so terrible.
posted by rr at 11:50 AM on November 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


These are great, thanks.
posted by smoke at 3:12 PM on November 9, 2013


I love the artwork, but the "Similar Destinations Include..." is just a distraction.
posted by Gotanda at 3:23 PM on November 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Amber! Amber would be a fine place to visit, provided they were between wars and you weren't part of the ruling family.

The Ryhope Wood poster is perfect as well. Yet another book I should revisit except that I am so far, far behind in my reading. Too many books and too little time indeed.
posted by Ber at 4:26 PM on November 9, 2013


Yes. The insipid text is the only thing preventing me from buying one of these to put on my wall. Otherwise, the poster series has nice coverage of the classics of British and European sci-fi and the American Next Wave.
posted by Nomyte at 4:27 PM on November 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


These are amazing.
posted by Artw at 8:40 AM on November 10, 2013


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