Thursday, May 30, 2024

A new issue of Biblio-Curiosa

Just out: no. 12, titled "The Other Alice issue", because it delves deeply into a dozen very odd descendants of Lewis Carroll's Alice books. Most of these I had never before heard of, but some are doozies. Chris notes in his introduction that he "showcases some of the most unusual and idiosyncratic examples" and that is understatement. The titles range from Oedipus in Disneyland (1972) by Hercules Molloy, through Alice Versary (1959) a birthday book for the 200th anniversary of the Guinness Brewing company, and a duo by Richard Wallace that even Colin Wilson had to choose his words carefully when introducing the second one (Jack the Ripper: "Light-Hearted Fiend", 1997). The only book I knew of beforehand being Night of the Jabberwock (1950), by Fredric Brown, and as wacky as it is, it seems almost sane compared to some of the other titles discussed herein.

As usual, inquiries/orders to the author/publisher: chris<dot>mikul88<at>gmail<dot>com.

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