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The Hypothetical Library, a part-time book cover designer collaborates with a wide range of amazing, contemporary writers on a project outside of their normal body of work.
posted by Confess, Fletch (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
RPG blog for authors too shy to venture into the World of Warcraft,
And who suspect their ideas could not survive to even first draft...?
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 9:37 PM on March 29, 2010

This is cool. I hope he keeps doing these.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:38 PM on March 29, 2010

The Library of Dreams in Sandman contains the all the books never written, a short list

# In Times Like These by Richard Matheson
# Beyond Chaos by Roger Zelazny
# The Last Witch But One by Diana Wynne Jones
# The Fall of Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
# The Ring and the Phoenix by E. Nesbit
# Road Trips to the Emerald City by Frank Baum
# Arthur in Avalon by T.H. White
# Go-Go Pogo by Walt Kelly
# Alice's Journey Behind the Moon by Lewis Carroll
# The Lost Road by J. R. R. Tolkien
# The Man Who Was October by G. K. Chesterton
# Poictesme Babylon by James Branch Cabell
# The Conscience of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
# The Return of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
# The Hand of Glory by Erasimus Fry
# The Dark God's Darlings by Lord Dunsany
# Love Can Be Murder by Raymond Chandler
# Puddleby Papers by Hugh Lofting
# Psmith and Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
# The Death of Kai Lung by Ernest Bramah
# The Last Voyage of Lemuel Gulliver by Jonathan Swift
# The Emperor Over the Sea by C.S. Lewis
# The Merrie Comedy of the Redemption of Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
# Ian and Ann's Book of Days
# The Bestselling Romantic Spy Thriller I Used To Think About On The Bus That Would Sell A Billion Copies And Mean I'd Never Have to Work Again by Anyone
# The Real Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Various People.
# Chanticleer's Dance by Hope Mirrlees
# Tarzan in Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
# Xenon by Alan Moore
# Rooms by Neil Gaiman
# A Banquet for the Wormes by John Webster
posted by The Whelk at 9:47 PM on March 29, 2010 [2 favorites]

Not half as clever as "Imaginary Magnitude."

Nope, not even a millionth as clever.
posted by charlie don't surf at 11:46 PM on March 29, 2010

I really like the idea, but some of the covers are just awful.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:34 AM on March 30, 2010

Not half as clever as "Imaginary Magnitude."

Nope, not even a millionth as clever.

Why do they need to be ranked in relation to one another?
posted by i'm being pummeled very heavily at 9:05 AM on March 30, 2010

Greg Wilson of Software Carpentry keeps a list of unwritten books too, mostly related to software engineering. As he says, "it's an exercise in sympathetic magic—if the reviews exist, maybe the books will follow".
posted by mdoar at 9:54 AM on March 30, 2010

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