Check out this amazing bridge design created by that maestro of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years Later, MIT Proves That Da Vinci's Bridge Design Works If accepted at the time, the design would have likely revolutionized architecture. By David Grossman Oct 10, 2019 GRETCHEN ERTL In the early 1500s, Leonardo da Vinci designed a hypothetical bridge … Continue reading Da Vinci’s Bridge
This post was too good to pass up. If you have not seen Avengers: Endgame, then it would probably be best to come back and click this link later. Whether or not you do that, though, this is definitely a piece that is worth reading and remembering: Agent Romanoff and the Furious Love of God Posted … Continue reading God and Superheroes…?
Despite the Top Gun reference, this is decidedly not a post about the famous Tom Cruise film. It is, instead, a piece about my favorite mecha anime – Zoids: Chaotic Century. Part of the reason for this author to revisit Chaotic Century is that the series has a brief cameo in my story “All the … Continue reading Need More Zoids…
Check out this great article by Meg Dowell, readers: A Bunch of Strangers Showed Up at My House and Refused to Leave A group of humans I had never met before showed up on my doorstep one day. I opened the door, surprised by the knock (why didn’t they just ring the bell?), and without … Continue reading Reposted: A Bunch of Strangers Showed Up at My House and Refused to Leave
This title might seem to be a fairly foolish one. Isn’t James T. Kirk’s Enterprise magnificent? Malcom Reynolds’ Serenity is beautiful, and despite repeated complaints to the contrary, the Millennium Falcon turns many a head even now. There is obvious majesty within the genre. Isn’t there? Yes…and no. When it comes to space ships, it … Continue reading Splendor in Science Fiction – Can Something Be Both Beautiful and Futuristic?
Something that Andre Norton always managed to convey well in her work was the weight of ages’ past. Whether it laid on a structure, a person, or a series of stones, she never failed to make a reader feel the press of years in both her Witch World and her science fiction tales. Hinting at … Continue reading Lost Art
Have you ever heard of the hobo nickel, readers? Until I stumbled upon this article, I was ignorant of the practice. That is no longer the case; though this author still has research to do, the art form is now on her radar. Hobo nickels were originally made by immigrants and vagrants in the United … Continue reading New Art, Vintage Money