Monday, June 25, 2012

Ten of the best museums in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best museums in literature.

One entry on the list:
Kraken by China Miéville

In the slightly fictional British Museum of Natural History, museum curator Billy Harrow is giving a tour of his domain, the climax of which is a giant squid preserved in formalin. But it's been stolen. Billy sets out to recover his prize exhibit, encountering in his investigation a religious sect that worships squids.
Read about another entry on the list.

Kraken is on Annalee Newitz's list of 10 works of fantasy that are really science fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue