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The Hypothetical Library is an ongoing project in which I design imaginary book covers, from proposals by actual authors, for books that will never actually write.
2010-08-25 04:26
Introduction I love all kinds of books, but I tend to gravitate towards those that have a speculative bent. This is the reason I like novels so much, the form is entirely speculative, i… Read More
2010-07-13 03:52
IntroductionThere is a scene in the film Caddyshack in which a young girl casually tosses a Baby Ruth candy bar into a swimming pool full of frolicking caddys. The theme from Jaws begins, an… Read More
2010-06-23 20:03
Update:As it turns out the photo I selected for the cover art of The Polaris Redaction was a little more perfect than I thought. I chose this picture, because it worked well for the composit… Read More
2010-06-07 11:00
IntroductionOne of the more popular postings on The Hypothetical Library was Jennifer L. Knox's "adaptation" of Mark Bittman's How To Cook Everything. She took his monumental cookbook, scrat… Read More
2010-06-02 18:42
This past week was big one for The Hypothetical Library. The Neil Gaiman posts received a great deal of attention from readers as well as other blogs. It was also the week of Book Expo Ameri… Read More
2010-05-24 11:49
AnnouncementI am happy to announce that 1 very real, non-hypothetical copy of If You Read This Book The World Will End is being donated to The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and&nbs&hell…Read More
2010-05-20 11:33
IntroductionOne of the keys to understanding the loyalty of Neil Gaiman’s readers is his willingness to engage them on a personal level. With his daily Twitter comments and frequent bl… Read More
2010-05-17 23:51
IntroductionAuthor Neil Gaiman isn't just liked by his readers—he's adored by them. With a Twitter audience of more than 1,480,000, he has a daily following that hangs on his every wor… Read More
2010-05-09 13:18
IntroductionWelcome to a very special Mother's Day edition of the Hypothetical Library. This week I am featuring Marilyn Orr—my Mom. The book, Hair to Bones: The Evolution of an Americ… Read More
2010-05-03 11:18
IntroductionIf you’ve visited this blog before, you know that the covers displayed here are usually based on hypothetical flap copy provided by the writer. And if you saw last weeks en… Read More

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