Friday, April 2, 2010
aliens part two
I've been having lots of fun putting together my aliens display to celebrate the book First Contact, along with some other satirical alien favorites. Sometimes I worry that all I do in here [this blog] is show off my work, but I can't help it. I like my job.
So, here are a few graphics I made up for the display, which has an Area-51 approach, exposing the secret evidence of the existence of space aliens, which can be found at Powell's City of Books.
First, a document proving the book First Contact proves that we've had first contact...
And photographic evidence of these aliens...
I had to include part of a letter to the editor written by Mr. Billy Pilgrim, the lovely protagonist of Slaughterhouse Five. The intro I made up, but the rest of the first page of this letter is taken directly from the book.
Perhaps Kurt Vonnegut would disagree with me [and he'd know] but I kind of think if Billy made a typo, he might go ahead and mail the letter [after all, everything that is done is already done and can't be changed] but he'd be polite about it.
The books I included in the actual display were First Contact by Evan Mandery, Slaughterhouse Five and The Sirens of Titan by Vonnegut, Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, a five-book Douglas Adams collection, and the newer book in the Hitchhiker series, And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer. I'd never read The Sirens of Titan, and in looking through it I was instantly grabbed and held by the opening and shall have to read it immediately.
Lastly, some more evidence found throughout Powell's, including our local sci-fi queen Ursula K. Le Guin and a quick unalien plug for Evan Mandery's first book.