I’ve been asked to give a thumbnail history of one of my favorite computer game series of all time, equally up there with Zork, Front Page Sports Football, and Warlords.
I speak of nothing less than Civilization.
APOD: 2006 July 12 – A Manhattan Sunset
Just like every May 28th and July 12th, the setting rays of the sun will align perfectly with the grid of streets in Manhattan in New York City today, clear weather permitting.
If the streets in NYC were perfectly aligned east-west, this phenomenon would occur on the equinoxes.And any city that has a grid on the Manhattan pattern is going to have two days of the year where the street grid turns into a modern day Stonehenge.
Crooked Timber Morphic resonance on Doctor Who
Over on the Crooked Timber blog, more usually reserved for politics (but there are SF fans there), there is a debate over Doctor Who and Daleks versus Cybermen.
Me, I always thought Daleks were less dangerous than the Cybermen because of the staircase fatal flaw until I saw the 7th Doctor Episode where a Dalek levitates up a staircase toward a trapped Sylvester McCoy…
Thanks to both the generosity of a long distance friend while at TBR, and being stuck in Logan Airport for four hours because of a cancelled flight, I managed to not only finish one book, but read and finish a second one, a graphic novel.
And so we have Ilium, by Dan Simmons, and the Graphic Novel adaptation of The Hedge Knight, by George R. R. Martin
A Reality-Based Blog for Paul Weimer’s interests, including but not limited to Science and F/SF, books, Movies, NFL Football, Role Playing Games, Photography, and why 6*9=42. "Living in the Science Fiction Present", Proudly supporting Anti-Mundane SF, and aware of all internet traditions! I’m just this guy, you know?