I started off by imagining the audience naked. Then I pictured my nervousness as sexual arousal. And then one thing just led to another and the next thing I knew I was face down in the parking lot with my hands cuffed behind my back and three big police officers kneeling on my head. »
Given that the "giant chunks of valuable metal" seem to be outnumbered by "loose agglomerations of rock, dust and ice", would it be fair to describe the coming age of asteroid mining as the world's first Grit Rush? »
From scruffy-looking nerf header to mucus-harvesting drone pilot. It doesn't sound like much, but it's the closest thing to a career path some people have. »
Shute's book about nuclear war is the opposite of the "cosy catastrophe" genre (in which civilization collapses, but it's basically OK). »
Boxer seems to get much less love than Mailbox (now owned by Dropbox), but the core ideas of the app seem to be very similar. One reason why I use Boxer (on iOS) rather than Mailbox is because it talks directly to IMAP servers, instead of requiring you to push all your mail through a third-party server, as Mailbox… »
'influence' seems almost too weak a word for the relationship between "The Dark World" and Amber. It's almost as if Zelazny read it and thought "Wow, that's cool. But here's how I'd tell a story like that ..." I can't decide if the fact that he even recycled some of the names is laziness or homage.
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A Space Shuttle.
Completely useless for any practical purpose, but I really get a kick out of imagining the look on the face of the archaeologist who finally digs it up. »
This is pretty much what I was thinking. Isn't it clear by now that Batman is just a billionaire acting out his personal fantasies? The Batman Method has to be the most ludicrously inefficient approach to combatting crime ever invented. But because he's so immensely rich, the citizens of Gotham just let him get on… »
"Irukandji may cause headache, backache, muscle, abdominal and chest pains, nausea, vomiting, sweating, anxiety, hypertension and feelings of impending doom. If symptoms persist, discontinue use. Ask your doctor if Irukandji is right for you." »
"I know what you're thinkin', punk. You're thinkin' did he fire six fish or only five? Now to tell you the truth, I've forgotten myself in all this excitement. But bein' this is a Whooshh Innovations salmon cannon, the most powerful fish launcher in the world, you've got to ask yourself a question. Do I feel lucky?… »