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The stunning book design behind the new Philip Dick collection

The Folio Society is releasing a limited edition collection of all 118* short stories written by Philip K. Dick — and like a lot of the Folio Society's work, the graphic design is absolutely stunning. Check out the video for more about the process: This limited edition of Philip K. — Read the rest
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I’m salivating over this new four-volume Philip K. Dick collection by the Folio Society

Like a pink laser beam hitting you between the eyes
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You've Never Seen Planets of the Apes Like This Before

We’ve see apes rise in the Muir Woods, reign supreme among the treetops, and even travel back in time to our reality. But we often forget that Planet of the Apes is based on a novel, and the Folio Society’s new edition of that novel is filled with beautiful illustrations, which portray the planet of the apes in a…Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Planet Of The Apes, Muir Woods, Folio Society, Pierre Boulle, David De Las Heras

Out today: a two-volume, slipcased edition of Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents, introduced by Gloria Steinem and Toshi Reagon

As part of the renaissance in interest in the glorious science fiction novels of afrofuturist pioneer Octavia Butler (previously), Seven Stories press has just released a two-volume, slipcased set of Butler's fantastic post-apocalyptic adventure novels The Parable of the Sower (with an introduction by Gloria Steinem) and The Parable of the Talents (with an introduction by Toshi Reagon). The set is $35 (a remarkably low sum of money, considering the quality of the editions). The Parables no...
Tags: Post, Books, Science Fiction, Gift Guide, Kids, News, Parenting, California, Race, Climate, Ya, Gloria Steinem, Afrofuturism, Butler, Heinlein, Toshi Reagon

Deluxe edition of Philip K. Dick’s Ubik

Folio Society has produced a special illustrated edition of Philip K. Dick's novel Ubik, featuring several illustrations and a foreword by Kim Stanley Robinson: This video describes the creation of the edition, including hiding a secret in the slipcase:
Tags: Post, Books, News, Literature, Philip K Dick, Kim Stanley Robinson, Folio Society

Belarusian Is Like a Clump of Soil.

Helen Brown writes about endangered languages; there are the usual laments, but I thought this section was interesting: As part of the Endangered Poetry Project and to raise awareness of the European languages that are falling between the cracks, [librarian Chris] McCabe has commissioned the artist Mary Kuper to illustrate a series of poems in languages that include Irish Gaelic, Alsatian, Sardinian, Shetlandic, Belarusian and Duval’s beloved Breton for an exhibition called Language Shift. The d...
Tags: London, La, Nazis, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, South Africa, Linguistics, Poland, Emerald Isle, Seamus Heaney, Duval, Helen Brown, Kuper, Folio Society, Chris -RSB- McCabe, Mary Kuper

Complete Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy by...

Complete Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the Folio Society edition with covers illustrated by Jonathan Burton. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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A New 2-In-1 Illustrated Edition of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? & A Scanner Darkly

FYI: Illustrators Chris Skinner and Andrew Archer present a new illustrated edition of two Philip K. Dick's novels, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? & A Scanner Darkly. And it comes in a great format. Read one novel, then flip the book upside down and enter the next altered reality. The 2-in-1 book is only available through the Folio Society website. Follow Open Culture on Facebook and   Twitter and  share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up for our da...
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Dan Hillier on working with Alan Moore on a gorgeous limited edition of "The Call of Cthulhu" for the Folio Society

I was approached by The Folio Society last year to see if I would be up for working on some illustrations for their planned collection of stories from H.P. Lovecraft, 'The Call of Cthulhu & Other Weird Stories', and after a bit of figuring out whether I'd be able to do it justice, due to having preparations for a solo show on the boil at the same time, I jumped right in and ended up having a large hand in its overall design too. (more…)
Tags: Art, Post, Books, Gift Guide, News, Alan Moore, Illustration, Cthulhu, Folio Society, Fhtagn, Necronomicon of Abdul Alhazred, Dan Hillier

Things Go Wrong

Not fine, but fun: Barnes & Noble's leather-casebound gift edition of Moby-Dick I'm making a push to finish Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness so I can say I read a classic novel in '16, in conformance with my New Years resolution of 15 or so years ago. (MarkB and several others recommended that I pick a short book and try to cram for 2016. I'm game.) Kindle says I'm 34% finished, so I have some reading to do today. The Kindle e-book I downloaded cost nothing, like many classic texts in the pub...
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Stewart Brand’s List of 76 Books for Rebuilding Civilization

When the future looks dim, we can attend to the present with furious agency, spinning from task to task, forgetting for days on end to practice forethought. How much of this comes from tech-addled information overload and how much from physiological responses to real impending danger is anyone’s guess. But both sources of anxiety drive away thoughts of what Stewart Brand— futurist, founder of the , and one of Ken Kesey’s band of Merry Pranksters—calls the “Long Now,” also the name of hi...
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The Folio Society's Edition Of 2001: A Space Odyssey Is Absolutely Amazing 

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Folio Society’s special editions. They’ve been creating some fantastic books, particularly in the science fiction world. After tackling Frank Herbert’s Dune , Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle and Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea , they’ve set their sights on a new classic: Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read more...
Tags: Art, Arthur C Clarke, 2001 A Space Odyssey, 2001, Ursula K Le Guin, Frank Herbert, Earthsea, Joe Wilson, Folio Society, Dune Philip K Dick

Illustrating War Horse – in pictures

Here are the 25 finalists in the running to illustrate the Folio Society’s new edition of Michael Morpurgo’s much-loved children’s book about a farm horse caught up in the first world war. The winner will be announced on 26 February Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Culture, Illustration, Art and design, Children and teenagers, Michael Morpurgo, Folio Society

Bible THUMP: Good Book beats Darwin to most influential tome title

Folio Society crowns fittest of surviving volumes Members of the Folio Society have named the Bible as the most important book of all time, with Darwin's On The Origin of Species coming in at a close second place.…
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