Not that Snoopy, but that-Snoopy adjacent

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Released last month is a book that the Amazon listing calls Open Source Space: Snoopy Come Home, although the book cover calls Open Source Space: A Match Made in the Heavens. The former title is not without its legitimacy; this is a science fiction tale built around an attempt to retrieve the lunar module from Apollo X, which Peanuts/NASA nuts will know was named “Snoopy” after the famous cartoon dog, and was sent off into an intended orbit around the sun after its use in the 1969 mission (coming up on its 50th anniversary!)

This work by C. Stuart Hardwick is, I should note, not a novel but a short story; Amazon lists a page count of just 37, and the sample pages show a low per-page density. Apparently this originally ran in the July/August 2018 issue of  Analog, and he has already sold them a second story in the Open Source Space series.

Things that should not go unsaid, and telling the tales of the times

Back in May 2017, in posting about the way Google book search finds the word “Snoopy” in places where it isn’t actually there, I posted one place it found where it was: this cartoon. Now, I didn’t point out the ultra-Peanutsiness of the fact that it’s not just Mr. Snoopy, …

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Good Grief, Another Museum Catalog

London’s Somerset House is hosting a Peanuts exhibition through March 3, with both Schulz material and Peanuts-inspired contributions from 20 artists… and a couple of you fine AAUGH Blog readers pointed me toward their exhibition catalog (thank you, Kathleen & Douglas!) I don’t have a copy of it yet to …

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Boogie Down, Snoopy!

The choice to focus on disco Snoopy for the cover, title, and back cover strip of Snoopy: Boogie Down!, the 11th in the Andrew McMeel Peanuts For Kids series of strip reprints, is an interesting one. On one hand, it’s a non-generic image, and that’s good. On the other hand, …