Hardcover edition with dust jacket of a satirical 1936 Czech science fiction novel by Karel Capek. It concerns the discovery of a sea creature called the Newts that is subsequently enslaved by humanity. I haven't read it yet but apparently the Newts rebel hence the "war" mentioned in the title. I do plan to read this one day, but in the meantime, I admire the fantastic deco dust jacket art. I thought this would be a fun book to post, particularly since "V" is coming back to TV in early November.
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.