Oh, *man*, I wish someone had opened a shop like
this in my neighborhood when I was a kid. They
sell *corpses* -- plastic corpses! -- and floating
heads in bubbling jars, and Realistic Disembodied
Arms, and all manner of wondrous stuff.
On that note, don't miss the archives for
halloween-l, the Hallowe'en fanatics' mailing
list. Discussed herein are the prime spots to buy
servo motors for your Hallowe'en dioramas, how to
homebrew realistic skeletons, fog systems,
tombstones, and so forth.
What a concept -- a low-graphics, high-content
site that's actually produced by a
*content-creator*! Geoff Ryman, award winning
author of *Was* and *The Child Garden,* has built
an engrossing hypertext novel that *works*. It's
heavy stuff, reading a novel with no beginning and
no end, but *so* worth it. There's even a sequel
in the works -- that you can contribute to.
This was a lot funnier before the Heaven's Gate
tragedy, but you gotta move on, right? Lands of
the Universe is an -- ahem -- real estate
brokerage that sells, uh, real estate on *other
planets*. I mean, you can own a big hunk of Mars,
and get a handsome burled walnut plaque testifying
to the fact. Arizona residents add 7.05% sales
tax (!) (?).
From the Sci-Fi Channel comes this interactive
delight for Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans. Pit
your rapier wit against the world of the Internet,
by adding your own MST3K-style captions to random
images that cycle every hour or so.
This lush site showcases the art of Michael
Whelan, and Glass Onion Graphics, his publisher.
Included is an index of paintings, dozens of
high-quality scans, a biography, information on
upcoming exhibitions, and an area where you can
email the artist and get an answer.