Category Archives: nonsense

Ugo Litorina: The Ohm Trilogy

So, I guess I need to mention, in case anyone’s interested: the three books I made covers for this weekend are from Ugo Litorina’s Ohm Trilogy, which is a rather melancholy space opera featuring the adventures of intergalactic philologist Renata … Continue reading

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Rough Draft: Pyotr and Uta

Pyotr and Uta by Ugo Litorina translated by TW The first time Pyotr saw Uta was at the Zoo in Cosmonaut Park, where he had gone to play chess with the lemurs, which he had done every other Wednesday for … Continue reading

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Excerpt: Liam and Rita at the Zoo

The first time Liam saw Rita was at the Zoo, where he had gone to play chess with the lemurs, which he had done every other Wednesday for five hundred years. At a random moment, for no reason at all, … Continue reading

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Letterpress: Oscar Lovegrove’s ‘A History of Perelorn,’ p. 640

So this is, I guess, kind of a rough sketch of a very vague idea that I think I might work on later, maybe next semester. If I can figure out a way for it to be less derivative and … Continue reading

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The History of Printing, #3

As everyone knows, one of the main achievements of the Apollo 18 mission to the Moon was the printing of a small edition of Col. Steve Austin’s chapbook, Sea of Clouds, Sea of Nectar. What hardly anyone remembers, though, is … Continue reading

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The History of Printing, #2

According to Thurston Poore’s Reproductive Arts of the Antipodes, American Navy Lieutenant Baxter “Crash” Darby printed the first ‘zine at the South Pole in 1912. Working on a replica of a Vauxhall Duplicatrix made from whale knuckles, penguin nests, and … Continue reading

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The History of Printing, #1

Printing history, 1800-1950: Ben Franklin invented proverbography, a secret method for printing fortune cookie fortunes, in 1875 (he also invented being alive for longer than people think); the first official comic book was printed in 1810 and featured a series … Continue reading

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Notes on the “Notes for Imaginary Novels”

For no particular reason, here are some of the obscure references, even if half of them are not remotely obscure at all to those who know such things way better than me (which is nearly everyone): 1. Just Google image … Continue reading

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Notes for Imaginary Novels, 05.05.10

1. Eyes of the Tigress: In 9799 A.D., Deela Proudborn, orphaned witch-princess of the ice-bound land of Yuessa, dwells in a cave at Rakna’s Rock, dresses in a skimpy metal bikini draped with gauzy scraps of platinum chain mail, always … Continue reading

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Nonsense, 01.21.10 (Liam and Rita)

For B…hope it amuses you… The first time Liam saw Rita, he thought she looked exactly like a fishing cat that had been crossed with a hermit ibis that had been crossed with a medusa snail. He thought her faux-pangolin … Continue reading

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Nonsense, 01.20.10

The Haunted Barbershop A fragment of an experimental novel produced entirely by an IBIS Delphi-7 mainframe using Scrawler software written by Gilbert F. Pauley and Avram Herzog, Jr. According to Mr. Herzog, “Gil and I had both always wanted to … Continue reading

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