On a recent work-related web search, I stumbled across one of Roald Dahl’s cookbooks.
Guys. Roald Dahl’s got cookbooks.
Sure, you occasionally hear about a recipe collection inspired by the latest fantasy franchise. But I think there’s something extra special in the idea of recipes from the books we grew up reading. The ones that made our little child-mouths water.
How well do you know your genre?
I’m on a mission to become better acquainted with mine.
If you’ve ever read Battlefield Earth, you’ve seen the mega list of names to which Hubbard dedicated the book – the Golden Age authors of the magazines from the ’30s and ’40s, such as Amazing Stories and John W. Campbell Jr.’s Astounding Science Fiction.
Photo by InterdimensionalGuardians. Interesting.
It’s the year 2053. Earth has made first contact with an extraterrestrial race; socialist aliens who reproduce asexually. You, now a literary giant, are tasked with adapting a sample of Earth literature for the aliens to enjoy. The book is Pride and Prejudice.
I met the guy once. He actually had a reindeer driver's license.
In 1897, a little girl wrote to the New York Sun asking if there was a Santa Claus. This was the reply. (Go ahead and read it. I’ll wait here with a box of tissues.)