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Week 22

04.01.02

It's been 50 years since Wernher von Braun astounded America with his visionary spaceflight schemes. Those gizmos have all the archaic majesty of Cleopatra's barge.

http://home.flash.net/~aajiv/bd/uss1.html

 

04.02.02

Why not start your workday with the awesome visual poetry of an open-air, atomic test shot? Makes great desktop pics — just ask your colleagues!

http://www.nv.doe.gov/news&pubs/
photos&films/atm.htm

Show them what one of those babies might do to your office!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bomb/
sfeature/mapablast.html

 

04.03.02

Wow, Ursula Le Guin's website is really classy and elegant.

http://www.ursulakleguin.com/UKL_info.html

Not without a certain vengeful piquancy, however.

http://www.ursulakleguin.com/Reject.html

 

04.04.02

I really have to think that the schtick at futurefeedforward is the best web-based science fiction around. Utter genius.

http://www.futurefeedforward.com/

 

04.05.02

Every kid on earth has got corny dinosaurs. T. Rex, velociraptors, they're commoner than sheep. If you're looking for paleontological exotica, you gotta go to the Burgess Shale. Nothing can make Anamalocaris look like Barney. It's just two feet long, granted, but the thought of those spiny clutching arm-fangs, that circular jaw gnawing your ankle…

http://www.trollart.com/ANOMALCARIS.html

Check out that swimming animation, it's straight out of EC horror comics… "The water's *boiling* with Anomalocarii! There's *thousands* of 'em! AIIIEEE! <choke> Good Lord!"

http://www.paleoindustrial.com/
Anomalocaris%201-B.htm

"Hallucigenia" after the acid mellowed out.

http://burgessshale.com/onychophorans.htm

Let's face it: "Opabinia" is a joke.

http://www.yerf.com/morgsusa/opabinia.jpg

Get your cool plastic replicas here!

http://www.linkandpinhobbies.com/Graphics
/pp_laggania.jpg

http://www.linkandpinhobbies.com/Graphics
/pp_opabinia.jpg

http://www.linkandpinhobbies.com/Graphics
/pp_pikaia.jpg

http://www.linkandpinhobbies.com/Graphics
/pp_wiwaxia.jpg

 


Bruce Sterling is a science-fiction writer who lives in Texas. The sun is a G-type star out towards the edge of the Milky Way.

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