Monday, June 27, 2011

The coolest Shakespeare riffs in sci-fi & fantasy

At io9, Charlie Jane Anders and Lauren Davis developed a list of the greatest Shakespeare homages and cover versions in science fiction and fantasy.

One novel on the list (which includes many television shows and movies):
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World:

In one of the most famous dystopian (or false utopian) novels of all time, John the Savage cherishes a banned copy of Shakespeare's plays, and learns a lot about human nature from them. And of course, the book takes its title from Miranda's famous quote from The Tempest.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue