Animator Kevin Orzel offers a rapid-fire, adorably-animated look at the life and times of Isaac Newton, whom "you may know from every science book you've ever read." (Spoiler alert: Newton was a genius.)
Douglas Adams' biographer is publishing a treasure trove of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author's previously unseen work—including a rough draft for a second season of the TV show, material cut from the first Hitchhiker's novel, and Adams' unpublished writings on alien sex.
Ayn Rand is a divisive figure in literature and political thought, and her life story helps us understand a great deal about her philosophy. Cartoonist Darryl Cunningham delivers a brief biography of Rand, from her childhood on.
There have been biographies of H.P. Lovecraft before, including Michel Houellebecq's Against the World, Against Life. But the most complete and fascinating look at the creator of Cthulhu may be yet to come. Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi, author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft, just sold his…