William Shakespeare$6.99 $6.50
The protagonist of Ophelium shares the name of Hamlet's love interest (Ophelia) and endures similar struggles with patriarchal dominance, agency, and perceived insanity.
Walt Whitman$5.95 $5.53
The poem "When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer" is featured throughout Ophelium and a crucial symbol for Ophelia's love interest.
Carl Sagan$18.99 $17.66
Ophelia carries a battered copy of Cosmos around and tells her love interest it's what inspired her to study astronomy.
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Sam Kean$21.99 $20.45
Though the characters of Ophelium never read or reference this book, it was critical to my research in chemistry and the history of chemistry. In fact, the title Ophelium is a reference to historical naming conventions for newly discovered elements.
Sarah Penner$17.99 $16.73
This book has similar themes to Ophelium. Including themes of powerful women, chemistry, and fantasy.
Robin McKinley$11.99 $11.15
This book has similar themes to Ophelium. Including themes of women finding strength in their own power; urban fantasy; and an unlikely love interest.