05 September 2005

Just for something a little bit lighter

Paul Collins wrote a new article for the Village Voice recently. As you can probably guess, it's about a rare book, but this one's pretty cool. It's a Victorian-era sex-ed manual. Starring a monkey.

Can't go wrong with that!

In other Collins news, he's announced the next Collins Library release... and it's a book by Harry Stephen Keeler! This is pretty awesome for bizarre and strange and slightly hard-to-read Sci-Fi fans everywhere! NPR did a piece on him recently, too, along with a couple synopses of his plot.

Keeler's also got great fans on the Futurama staff; Ken Keeler (no relation) actually won a competetion one year for best short story in (H.S.) Keeler's style. They've referenced him a couple of times on the show; and you know the standard "Man puts a nickel in the bank then goes one thousand years into the future and has all the money in the world" plot? Keeler was the first to do that.


Blogger Lee H. said...

The Victorian monkey books sound BIZARRE! I can't believe that was considered appropriate for kids... :D

3:19 PM, September 06, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

I love the picture of the monkey doing the finger-in-circled-fingers thing. I always associate that with DEVO; I know they didn't originate that or anything, but, still, it's what Jerry's doing on the back of the Freedom of Choice sleeve...

I like the other thing that happened to the monkeys in other books in the series, where one of them got cut to ribbons, and the other who tried to hang himself after becoming an alcoholic in Hoboken. That seems like... such an ODD thing for a Victorian Era Children's Book. It seems more like something in a Mr. Show sketch or something.

3:26 PM, September 06, 2005  

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