What would a genuinely futuristic transportation system look like? The possibilities extend far beyond roadways and railways as we know them.

Read more at my #blog: adamasnemesis.com/2021/04/13/t

This post's featured image is a 1932 Frank Lloyd Wright sketch of his concept for Broadacre City.

#technology #futurism #futurology #transportation #flyingcars #cars #train #transit #cities #life #future #lifestyle #space #spacehabitat

When the Earth 'births' its core (expelling it from the Weddel Sea) the planet will become immensly lighter. The pull from the sun will take the Earth into a completely new orbit, close to where Venus is now.

The Earth, in a new form, in a new orbit will still be our home. We will complete our evolution at this time and take on our final form.

Our ultimate ending takes place as Earth falls into the sun. A long long time from now.

"...You might think you know your sci-fi history, but have you ever seen 'The Starlost'? The 'creator' of the show was the famous (or infamous) science fiction writer Harlan Ellison. By 1973, Ellison was a well-known firebrand in the SFF lit community but was already making a bigger reputation as the kind of writer who would frequently get into huge dust-ups with people who ran sci-fi TV shows."

Full article here:

inverse.com/entertainment/most

A combination of #Darktober Day 7: Haunted and #Linktober Day 5: Plant/Flora. Someone's got lost in the woods... #Linktober2020 #darktober2020 #art #mastoart
P.S.: Got several spooky LGBTQ pieces in the making. Will probably post during Ace week.

This Programmable 6,000-Part Drawing Boy Automata is Arguably the First Computer and It Was Built 240 Years Ago.

thisiscolossal.com/2013/11/the

The pentagram glowed, and the demon appeared.
"Hi, what can I get you?"
The demon handed over a list.
"Mhm, uh-huh, cool. I've got this."
"Um," said the demon, "are you sure this is..."
"What?"
"They summon me to learn forbidden knowledge."
"And they'll get it. I am a librarian."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Published for the first time in English in 2016 โ€” if you haven't read it yet, you should defnitely get your hands on a copy! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

"In that city nothing was more ordinary than death. But the authorities still functioned, and while the authorities functioned, the city stood..." They didnโ€™t care about "us," they only cared about โ€œP for Populationโ€ which could be acceptably sacrificed or even eradicated...

rbth.com/arts/literature/2016/

Randomly decided to look at the Beksinski website today and found this piece titled Quarantine. One of my favorite artists. Also seems to be a bunch of things I've never seen on there before. Wish I could go to visit the museum in Poland.

...
๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ,
๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฎ;
๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ.
...

(๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข "๐™‰๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™จ๐™ž๐™จ," ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™ƒ. ๐™‹. ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™˜๐™ง๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ)

[shutterspeed]

Summary makes
for quick solace

When sense is twisted
Out into spaceโ€”

Struggle is pasted
Across the make

Of cosmic face

And what matters
Is pressed

In question against
Curiosityโ€™s quest

To taste the universe

A great podcast episode from last June related to Golding's "The Inheritors" can be found here:

backlisted.fm/episodes/114-wil

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1/2 ๐Ÿ“š William Golding considered "The Inheritors" his finest novel, and it is a beautiful tale about the last days of the Neanderthal people and our fear of the โ€˜otherโ€™ & the unfamiliar... The action is revealed through the eyes of the Neanderthals whose peaceful world is threatened by the emergence of Homo sapiens.
The struggle between the Neanderthals and the malevolent modern humans ends in helpless despair...

You can listen to the audiobook here:

youtube.com/watch?v=9CDhUHTzQc

Frank started the engine, set the coordinates on his onboard navigation system and lifted his Coupe Deville effortlessly through the thin Drodan atmosphere and into the dark of space...

Enjoy Frank's Escape.
Part II of Space Cadillac.

thecoastalunderground.com/post

#IncredibleStories

Here's a by emerging author Kirtan Desai that might just help beat the Wednesday blahs...

In order to win his campaign against lies for the greater good, the seemingly well-intentioned, paternalistic dictator Sweeni Vlac deploys *the ray* which instantly makes people incapable of telling a lie. Once the inevitable dust settles, the utopia that Vlac had envisioned does not come to pass...

"Veritas radium mea โ€” the truth is in the ray"... Or is it?

LINK: bit.ly/3vXv0os

๐Ÿ“„ This article discusses the political and historical context within which the work of the Strugatsky brothers took shape. The Strugatsky brothers are best known for their incredible opus "Roadside Picnic," a combination of science fiction, mystery, and thriller, and the inspiration for Tarkovsky's 1979 masterpiece, "Stalker."

"The Strugatskys in Political Context"
by Erik Simon

LINK to PDF: warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english

2/2 Fiona Chew-Mcleod joins granfalloon.org as our in-house copy editor, but she intends to wear several hats as layout supervisor, typesetter, and designer! She has been an editor and content writer for 5 years. As a Literature grad from the University of Edinburgh, she loves to read all genres of fiction. Fiona has worked at a print magazine and at campus newspapers before, and she is looking forward to applying her skills at granfalloon.org!

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