Sometimes I wonder if I’ve been implanted with a optical device, recording everything I see, like the book above I was looking at on SFSignal.com and then it arrived via UPS!! Harper Voyager, you know the way to my heart.
Here’s a description from Goodreads for those of you not familiar with this little gem:
For lovers of Steampunk, Dark Fantasy, and Eccentric Contraptions After the death of Dr. Lambshead, an astonishing cabinet of curiosities was unearthed at his house. Many of these artifacts and wonders related to anecdotes and stories in the doctor’s personal journals, or the adventures of his friends. We are now proud to present highlights from the doctor’s cabinet, reconstructed not only through visual representations but also through exciting stories of intrigue and adventure. Rumors that Dr. Lambshead never existed are scurrilous and should be ignored.
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities goes on sale July 10, 2012.
That sounds really interesting. I’ll put it on my ‘want’ list.
A few days ago I was journaling about the phrase ‘cabinet of curiosities’ and googled information on their origin. Very interesting. They’ve been around for a long time, probably as long as humans have been attracted to interesting objects.
Amanda Makepeace said:
There is an allure to curiosities, even when we think we should turn away. I’m looking forward to this book. The combo of stories and art is right up my alley.
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