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Singularity & Co. Is Basically the Super Friends of Out-of-Print Books

Classics. (Image: Wikipedia Commons)

Singularity & Co. is a new brick-and-mortar Brooklyn bookshop, devoted to science fiction and fantasy. But the team isn’t merely moving dusty dead-tree hardcovers and hosting IRL events. Rather, as Ars Technica reports, they’re using modern publishing methods to save Golden Age classics from death by neglect.

Early genre titles weren’t exactly printed to last through time immemorial–hence the term pulp fiction. The store’s website cheekily identifies the outfit as “team of time traveling archivists longing for futures past.” The members of that team: former Gawker media community manager Kaila Hale-Stern,¬†lawyer Ash Kalb, musician-anthropologist Cici James, and stylist-writer Jamil V. Moen.

‘Fess up, guys. Who’s the Hulk and/or Thing-like enforcer?

Here’s the team’s actual job description¬†(sadly, there’s no actual time machine involved–that we can confirm): Read More