Thursday, September 04, 2008

September Is Also A Good Time For More Random Links.

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2008 Results: This year's winners in the "bad opening sentences to imaginary novels" contest. They're pretty bad.

Selections from H.P. Lovecraft's brief tenure as a Whitman's sampler copywriter: Chocolate has never been this terrifyingly insanity-inducing!

WHO-1: The Bessie Homepage: Doctor Who fan page devoted to the Doctor's beloved car, Bessie. presents presidential answers to the top 14 science questions facing America: Barack Obama answers fourteen questions about science and national policy. According to the website, McCain has agreed to answer them as well, but there's nothing from him up there yet.

Torchwood: Lost Souls: Description of a Torchwood audio play which will run on the BBC's Radio 4 on September 10th. (It looks like it should be available on the web afterward, as well.) The page contains a brief preview trailer. It also contains some major spoilers for the end of Torchwood season 2, so be warned. Apparently the plot involves dangerous side effects from the activation of CERN's Large Hadron Collider. This is a real project, and real people have expressed worries about it, but the danger is entirely science fictional. Some bonus Actual Science links: The BBC reports on this subject and the Bad Astronomer discusses it.


  1. OK, that is awesome! It has rocked me in the head. :)

  2. It's interesting that the Bulwer-Lytton entries involving animals invariably made me crack up.

  3. I'm sure that says something interesting about you, but I have no idea what. :)