Virtuosic Apocalypticism and Other Clever Things

Go toward Ptak Science Books, which is rapidly becoming an invaluable store of esoteric images and scientific false starts, particularly of the martial kind. Learned outcomes with deadly processes, mobile Maginots, and nuclear drift.

(thanks Giovanni for the reference)


Giovanni said...

I have become quasi-evangelical about this guy. I am equally fascinated and bothered by the likes of Bibliodyssey or Paleo Future (almost exclusively bothered by the latter, actually), the dumping of images and relics without the work that it takes to imbue them with sense. Mr Ptak is just the opposite: furiously prolific, but without neglecting the curatorship that it takes to do this kind of work well.

socialism and/or barbarism said...

Yeah, he seems a machine of the abandoned good.