The philosophical theme at the heart of The Looking Glass Club is the relationship between interpretation and reality. To reinforce this theme, between every chapter is a page of cryptic notes, extracts from the diary of one the Looking Glass Club members. Each of these pages is a puzzle which, when interpreted correctly, reveals a hidden pictogram.
You can read read the critically acclaimed story on its own, or delve deeper by attempting to solve the puzzles to play for some cool prizes. Several prizes have already been claimed:
- Emma Styles who solved the first puzzle correctly won an All-New Kindle
- New Scientist reader, Philip Wheatly, won an iPad for solving the first four puzzles
- Alexandre Simonis from Flemalle, Belgium solved puzzle 28 and won an incredible Antigravity Platform (sponsored by Grand Illusions) and an awesome 3D-printed "Strandbeest" (sponsored by Shapeways)
The "Big Game" is also still unsolved and the prize unclaimed.
Have a go alone, or form a Looking Glass Club of your own to crack the code and claim the prize...