Dec 2, 2016

Random Articles - RAW 161202

Welcome to the weekend. This edition of R.A.W is built around lists: 5 books with inspiring storytelling, 17 Science Fiction Books that Forever Changed The Genre, 10 Best Books of 2016, several fictitious dishes etc. Why not sit back with 2-3 cups of coffee and enjoy reading.

Gavin Chait on five books with inspiring storytelling

Beneath and imposing upon that first empty page are all the books written before, and all the anticipation and terror of the writer staring at a blank space and waiting to bleed. Finding an original way to tell a story - the sense of which you have probably heard in some form before - can be a tad intimidating.

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre | Lifehacker Australia

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books.

The 10 Best Books of 2016 - The New York Times

The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Fictitious Dishes: Elegant and Imaginative Photographs of Meals from Famous Literature – Brain Pickings

Food and literature have a long and arduous relationship, from the Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook to Jane Austen reimagined in recipes to Alice B. Toklas’s literary memoir disguised as a cookbook to those delicious dishes inspired by Alice in Wonderland. But nowhere does that relationship come alive more vividly and enchantingly than in Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals (public library | IndieBound) — an ingenious project by designer and writer Dinah Fried

BBC - Future - The amazing cloud cities we could build on Venus

Science Fiction writer comes up with ingenious solution to colonising Venus...

Let's Colonize Titan - Scientific American Blog Network

The idea of a human colony on Titan, a moon of Saturn, might sound crazy. Its temperature hovers at nearly 300° below zero Fahrenheit, and its skies rain methane and ethane that flow into hydrocarbon seas. Nevertheless, Titan could be the only place in the solar system where it makes sense to build a permanent, self-sufficient human settlement.

Bringing the stained glass Dalek to life...

The Daleks are pretty awesome, iconic and well… unforgettable! Unlike the Cybermen where redesign and evolution is almost expected, the Dalek has remained the same for over 50 years with only a few alterations. Deviating from the classic silhouette (as was attempted back in 2010) is often met with anger and disappointment.

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