theeconomist: Daily chart: the world’s most expensive art. When Edvard Munch painted “The Scream” he did not have enough money to buy canvas, so the painting that sold on May 2nd at Sotheby’s for $120m is on cardboard. Yet the sale is only a record in nominal terms: adjusted for inflation, several more expensive paintings have been sold.
H.G. Wells gets his own time machine. Jules Verne floats above Science Adventure and Fantasy Adventure in — what else? — a balloon. And everything from Dante and Voltaire to William S. Burroughs and steampunk has a place on this ginormous, shockingly comprehensive, and lovingly constructed History of Science Fiction map. The tiny version above hardly does the apparently hand-drawn graphic justice, so click here for a much larger version.
But be warned: if you’re a sci-fi fan, you may just fall down this fascinating rabbit hole and lose a whole hour.