Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Manchegan Madness 20,000 Leagues Deep

Now this is what I call Manchegan Madness: an entire game company's studio designed to look like Captain Nemo's Nautilus in Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The offices have an attacking octopus couch, a secret lounge hidden behind a bookcase, captain's quarters and a steampunk bike rack, plus a ton of other Victorian details.
You've got to see it to believe it. Check out more pictures at

Hat tip to David Pescovitz at Boing Boing.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

More Jane Austen Addiction

Diana Birchall reviews the forthcoming book Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict:

You may be put off by hearing that it’s a form of “time travel” novel, which conjures up images of Harlequin romances where our heroine gets boinked by a Regency dude, but disabuse yourself - this is the luxury model of the genre. The difference is that Rigler writes beautifully and is a true genuine Austen addict herself...
See the rest of the review at Austenblog.