I will create a museum somewhere in Germany, that is entirely
devoted to science fiction literature.
- books in different languages
- original cover art
- information on authors, artists, publishers
The museum will have three sections:
- Houdini Nation (all books read by myself)
- Collection (books not yet read)
- Special (changing exhibition)
All are open to the public and may be used as a reference
library by scholars of science fiction.
There will be events:
Concept stage: 01.01.2007
Q: Why would anyone opening a museum
centered around science fiction concentrate on the literature,
i.e. the printed word?
A: Basically because I think that's where
the origins of science fiction are. The movies are great,
but those are being taken care of by the producing companies
and many many fans. And other museums.
Q: The artwork is something that would
be interesting to look at. Why not focus on that?
A: Good point. There are a few artists
that are well known among illustrators and science fiction
fans. However, the artwork generally displayed includes
space-ships, rockets, planets and almost nude chicks with
huge breasts and guys that look like Schwarzenegger. See
what I mean? So my focus here will be on different types
Q: Is that going to be interesting to
visit, your museum?
A: Depends on your interests. Some museums
are more interesting than others, I suppose. I'm still
trying to figure out, how the literature could be displayed
in an interesting fashion. I still got some time.
Q: Speaking of time, when will the museum
A: I'm planning for 2030. A real Sci-Fi
date, don't you think?
Note: Please send only books that are in good condition
and check with this website if the book is already listed.
Donate money by buying reading
time, or by purchasing from the shop
Promote the site:
Come here often and link to Houdini Nation. That alone
would make me very happy.
Supply exclusive content:
If you have in depth information on science fiction
literature or think you'd be a good person to be interviewed,
give me a shout. If you write science fiction yourself,
why not supply me with some exclusive treats? That'd
Well, so much for begging. Thanks for the attention
(or "andacht" as the dutch put it.)