As we in the industry know, optics and photonics are vital to modern life. But the reality is that many people are unaware of this fact. So, to celebrate our second annual “list” issue, I wondered what a bestsellers list might look like if photonics and pop culture collided. The Girl with the Argon Tattoo The Girl Who Played with Fiber The Girl Who Kicked the Honeycomb Table The Fellowship of the Ring Laser The Hubble Games Charlie and the Optics Factory The Da Vinci Coating James and the Giant Pechan Prism The Lovely Boules Harry Potter and the Chamber of Vapor Deposition Schrödinger’s Cat in the Hat The Joy of Cloaking Tuesdays with Maiman Fifty Shades of Gray Scale The Seven Habits of Highly Reflective Prisms Have your own “novel” ideas? Send them to me, and you could see them in an upcoming issue!