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March 4, 2007

Against the Day, the cover

Filed under: Notes — basileios @ 8:29 am
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After reading the whole book, the cover, finally makes sense. When I first had the pleasure of holding the book in my hands I thought that the choice of cover was below my expectations. However, now I feel that it captures the essence of the book in the best possible way.

The letters that drop a series of shadows, against the day, in different fonts implies the ‘different history’ multiverse idea that plays such a central part in the book. The broken (Tibetan) seal is another apocalyptic reference.

But is this the first seal?

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  1. also, see this photo of double refraction of text through Iceland Spar (aka Calcite)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_refraction

    the cover made a lot more sense after seeing this and understanding the property of double refaction (mentioned in the text) that calcite has.

    Comment by tr — March 28, 2007 @ 3:28 am | Reply


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