This week, we have two stories of time machines and space stations, but mostly of people who clean up messes. Amber Sparks’s second collection of short stories, The Unfinished World, published on Monday by Liveright, is a vivid and imaginative blend of sci-fi and fantasy, magical realism and surrealism....more
Posts Tagged: space
Department of The Japanese are Better Than Us: polar bear clouds!
Also on the Asian whimsy front, in Thailand you can have food served to you by a samurai robot....more
Important science news: the universe is delicious!
Need a good hideout? Al Capone’s is for sale.
The American Girl homeless doll is surprisingly expensive. Or maybe not surprisingly, I don’t even know anymore.
On the distance between McDonald’s....more
Space photography gets me every time. Maybe it’s because for the last six years I’ve lived in places where I’m lucky if I see a handful of stars because of all the light pollution, or maybe it’s all the Star Trek I’ve watched over the years, I don’t know, but photos of nebulas and sunspots just do it for me....more
“I mean, when you’re forced to smuggle, by sheer necessity of survival, due to forces completely outside of your own control, when the power to decide your own destiny has been taken from you (as a nation), can it really be called smuggling anymore?...more