A Map of Literature

17-year-old Martin Vargic has created this amazing Map of Literature as a graphical visualization of how the world’s literature evolved from the ancient era to the present day. The map is incredibly detailed, and features genres, authors, best selling books, best selling authors, and Nobel Prizes in literature. I’ve not been able to find full resolution images, and I can only assume that is because the Map of Literature is featured in Martin Vargic’s new book, Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping out the Modern World.

Space Pirate Captain Harlock

In a nostalgic flashback to Japanese anime of the 1980s, Space Pirate Captain Harlock is returning in a new 3D animated movie. James Cameron says of the film “This movie is already legendary.” Judging from this trailer, it does look to be pretty awesome. It’s been a long time since the old days of the Captain Harlock, Queen Emeraldas, and Galaxy Express 999, so we’ll just have to see how this film plays out.