Monday, January 05, 2004

Even More Astounding!

From the amazing Winchell Chung comes two links to artwork from the classic SF magazine Astounding. This one has John W. Campbell Jr.'s The Mightiest Machine and E.E. "Doc" Smith's The Skylark of Valeron in it. If you look at the bottom of the page you'll see links for the years 1930 to 1971. Lots of stuff to browse in the second site!

Addenum (May 23, 2007): A more general site devoted to the magazine. The current version of the magazine.

Kilts have made an occasional appearance in science fiction. One of Robert A. Heinlein's most famous characters, Lazarus Long, wore a kilt.

I wonder if this would be practical? Would it replace my Scott eVest?

Addendum (June 25, 2007): A new (?) model. Hmmm...if I only had the nerve!

Friday, January 02, 2004

The Legion of Space

One of my favorite works of that much-maligned portion of science fiction known as "space opera" is a book called The Legion of Space by Jack Williamson. Much of the action takes place at "Barnard's Runaway Star", a star with a large proper motion.

I still remember the thrill I had the first time I found Barnard's Star in my telescope. I could imagine those lidless eyes starting back at me...

Well, it seems that the Medusae may have found a new home!