I’ve been rereading the Dune series and just got to God Emperor, reminding me how much I absolutely love the title God Emperor of Dune. First off it’s just pleasing phonetically to say, and it conveys so well the tone of like grandiose philosophical space opera. Then paired with the Vincent Di Fate art of Giant-Worm-Man-Space-Pope? chef kiss
Then I got thinking about other Top Tier Very Good titles I love: a couple favorites Biomega, a wild three-way portmanteau and basically the single coolest word I’ve ever heard and Universal Harvester, which is such a perfect title for what that book is; it’s a phrase that in context is totally straightforward and mundane, but removed from that context is so deeply ominous and I just adore it.
What are some of y’alls favorite titles of stuff? Doesn’t necessarily have to be a work you like, but anything with a title that really captures the spirit of the thing, or is just good as hell to say.