. . .Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. According to editor Jason Rekulak,
I know there are a lot of vampire fans, but the genre feels exhausted to me. Whereas Sea Monsters allowed us to draw inspiration from so many rich and diverse sources--most obviously Jules Verne novels and Celtic mythology, but also Jaws, Lost, Pirates of the Caribbean, even SpongeBob Squarepants! I think Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fans are counting on us to deliver something original, and I don't think they will be disappointed."
Hey! He didn't mention Cthulhu. But check it out - there is a quantitative justification why the new S&S&SM (whoa! that is a very provocative abbreviation there!) will improve on its predecessor:
With Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Quirk Classics has also developed a new Austen to monster ratio. Instead of featuring 85% of Austen's work and 15% new text as in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters features 60% Austen and 40% additional monster chaos!
Hey! He didn't mention Cthulhu.
Unforgivable. He will not be eaten first.
I think people were just looking at me from the laugh I let out when I saw this :p
Sea monsters...you know, I really was hoping for something with mutating aliens...
EEE! I found something for you.
This is utterly unrelated to this post, but I saw it, and I knew you had to see it too.
In fact, I was almost shocked I didn't see it here first! I'm glad though, because you have shared so many wonderful things, it's only fair and proper that I try to return the favor at least a little.
Esmeralda, the nutshell studies rock! I actually blogged about them back in the day, here:
But thanks for the link to the new slideshow!
I like it! Now we just need a Jane Austen + dinosaurs mash-up (maybe based upon Mansfield Park, if you see where I'm going). I volunteer to write it. :)
How about chickens and zombies?
SOUNDS AWESOME!!! I still haven't read the first one, I should probably do that :P But sea monsters and Austen? That's fantastic!