David Bowie's 100 favorite books include George Orwell's 1984, Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange, Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus, Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor, Don DeLillo's White Noise... and Viz, the satirical comics magazine known for characters like "Buster Gonad and his Unfeasibly Large Testicles." Awesome.
Over at the Guardian, there's a must-read feature where Brian Aldiss celebrates the publication of his final science fiction novel, Finches of Mars, by looking at six decades of weird book covers. Here are a few of our favorite quotes.
It's common to say that the book is always better than the movie, but sometimes that isn't true. Occasionally, a movie will come along that transforms its source material into something greater than the original. But how often do authors feel that a film adaptation has truly trumped their own work?
Science fiction and fantasy are all about reaching beyond the horizon — so it's not surprising that many of the greatest speculative fiction authors have broadened their own horizons. And you can see it in their writing, because the experience of negotiating a very different culture and learning another language…
Readers of Penthouse magazine were treated to a special “Science and the Future” issue in October of 1978, which acted as a sort of coming out party for OMNI magazine. OMNI, “a magazine of science, science fiction and the future,” was launched in October, 1978 by Kathy Keeton, the future wife of Penthouse publisher …
Comic artist Kevin Colden (DC's Strange Adventures, Act-I-Vate's Fishtown) recently posted an unused pitch for a graphic novel adaptation of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange. Check out Alex and his droogs engaging in some ultraviolence, comic style.
Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale. Written by Jason Shankel.
Title: A Clockwork Orange
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