The complete short works, 65 short stories, in .epub format.
This collection gathers every short story written by V.N., including those originally written in Russian, those he wrote later in life in the English language, and also his single story written in French (Mademoiselle O).
Nabokov’s short fiction works are like tiny, daunting puzzles. They dare you to attempt to unravel their linguistic and structural complexities, only luring you further down the rabbit hole.
Happy Birthday Einstein!
Some rare captures and photo collage of Albert Einstein
Born 14 Mar 1879; died76. German-American physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. Recognized in his own time as one of the most creative intellects in human history, in the first 15 years of the 20th century Einstein advanced a series of theories that proposed entirely new ways of thinking about space, time, and gravitation. His theories of relativity and gravitation were a profound advance over the old Newtonian physics and revolutionized scientific and philosophic inquiry.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
“A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. He sits on a hot stove for a minute, it’s longer than any hour. That is relativity.”
“Anyone who thinks science is trying to make human life easier or more pleasant is utterly mistaken.”
“My internal and external life depend so much on the work of others that I must make an extreme effort to give as much as I receive.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Junji Ito is a Japanese horror manga artist. Some of his most notable works include Tomie, a series chronicling an immortal girl who drives her stricken admirers to madness, Uzumaki, a three-volume series about a town obsessed with spirals.
He was inspired from a young age by both his older sister’s drawings and the work of Kazuo Umezu. Ito first began writing and drawing manga as a hobby while working as a dental technician in the early 90’s.
Some of the recurring themes of Ito’s work include body horror, seemingly ordinary characters who begin to act out of irrational compulsion, the breakdown of society, deep sea organisms, and the inevitability of one’s demise. (more info/source)
a must check out if you’re into horror mangas.
Stan Lee, the man, the myth, the mustache, turns 90 today. Excelsior!
make sure you click everything, there are hundreds of polaroids and hundreds of wonderful people.
note: anything written in other language is translated on the website.
“I like things that have passed through human hands. Things that have been touched. Such things are charged with emotions that are capable of revealing themselves under certain, extremely sensitive circumstances. I collect such objects, surround myself with them and in the end I cast such ‘fetishes’ in my films. That’s also the reason why I don’t like computer animation. Virtual reality doesn’t have a tactile dimension. Objects and figures created on a computer have no past.”
Jan Švankmajer (born September 4, 1934)
M. Night Shyamalan
“I do my sketching and observing with the camera.”
Allen Ginsberg, 1993
Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers. Many of Bradbury’s works have been adapted into television shows or films. (wikipedia)
Theodore Sturgeon (born Edward Hamilton Waldo; February 26, 1918 – May 8, 1985) was an American science fictionand horror author. His most famous novel is More Than Human (1953)
i haven’t read any of his books, or any science fiction to be honest, but those covers and the reviews make his books very tempting.
you can download ebooks here (via arthursbookshelf)