Eye Candy
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Radium Age SF, Sci-Fi, Spectacles, Utopia

This is the Polish poster for 1977’s Godzilla vs. Gigan. From the blog Monster Brains, via io9.

Here’s what appears to be a Radium Age Sci-Fi scene: schoolchildren wearing silvery costumes, circa 1905. From Shorpy, via Gearfuse.

Our friend Michael Lewy redesigns the cover of J.G. Ballard’s The Crystal World.



Joshua Glenn is a Boston-based semiotic culture and brand analyst. He is editor/publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age science fiction imprint HILOBOOKS. In addition, Josh is co-author of several books, including (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY, the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS, and (with Elizabeth Foy Larsen) the family activities guides UNBORED, UNBORED GAMES, and the forthcoming UNBORED ADVENTURE. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT.