Space opera is a real subset of science fiction. According to sciencefiction.com, “Space opera is a genre of science fiction literature, and the term can also be applied to movies and TV programs. The genre has almost no relationship to the opera music form, except for the similarity of grand scope and dramatic intensity. Typically, space opera occurs on a galactic scale, has multiple types of spacecraft, from speedy corvettes to battleships capable of destroying planets. There is plenty of action and adventure in space opera.”
Well-known Space operas include Doctor Who, The Foundation series, and the Ancillary Justice series (which I just read and would highly recommend).
I, too, am obsessed with kusozu, Japanese watercolor paintings depicting human decomposition.
“Only a fool could be in love with death.”
“All too often the mere hope of money has ruined many men.”
“Your dying drags me down to death alive.”
“Death longs for the same rites for all.”
“Disasters sent by the gods cut short our follies in a flash.”
“Of all the ills afflicting men the worst is lack of judgment.”
Finally I checked out Red Door Mag’s interview with curator, writer and enchanter Pam Grossman, who apparently is also a taxidermist. Check out the mag’s most recent issue. You won’t be disappointed.
Woah. Amazing illustration of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire trilogy, “The Strain”. I’m 99% finished with the first book in the series.
While reading The Steampunk Bible, I got inspired to search for art inspired by writers Verne and Wells. And I found this image titled Reverse Propulsion Squid by Stephan Muntaner.