Okay, so I'm a couple of days late, but I wanted to do something special for my first post - and what could be more special than the 50th anniversary of the first man in space?
Yeah, that's what I thought. Yuri Gagarin - a true hero.
I really liked the style of the Google logo, and when looking for old sci-fi stuff to put on my blog I came across this. Mindblowing! And perfect for the spec-fic blog I've been thinking about starting. So thank-you.*
I can't help but think that the Google kids were inspired by him. I certainly was.**
So...What's this blog all about anyway?***
Glad you asked. It is (or it will be) a blog on Speculative Fiction.**** What's happening locally (Adelaide / South Australia / Australia). Some insights from a geek and (wannabe) writer, and possibly even some humour (you're laughing with me right)?
* The layout may change, I've tried looking for Gennady Golobokov, but my lack of any Russian ability is hindering me, so if anyone has any advice, I'll be thankful.
** 'inspired by' sounds so much nicer than 'ripped off').
*** Or: wow, you sure do rabbit on don't you - what's all that got to do with spec-fic?
**** Speculative Fiction - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speculative_fiction - I use it as a over-reaching term to refer to science-fiction, fantasy, gothic, horror, etc.