A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
Down the long centuries after the Flame Deluge scoured the earth clean, the monks of the Order of St. Leibowitz the Engineer kept alive the ancient knowledge. In their monastery in the Utah desert, they preserved the precious relics of their founder: the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list and the holy shrine of Fallout Shelter.
“Listen, are we helpless? Are we doomed to do it again and again and again? Have we no choice but to play the Phoenix in an unending sequence of rise and fall?
Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Carthage, Rome, the Empires of Charlemagne and the Turk: Ground to dust and plowed with salt. Spain, France, Britain, America—burned into the oblivion of the centuries. And again and again and again.
Are we doomed to it, Lord, chained to the pendulum of our own mad clockwork, helpless to halt its swing? This time, it will swing us clean to oblivion.”
Ender’s Game (2013)
Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim character posters
Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club
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Predator Jungle by Jamga
Isaac Asimov Akira by Danilo A. Canales
Happy birthday Isaac! (January 2, 1920)
Gerry Anderson, Thunderbirds creator, dies (via BBC News)
Gerry Anderson, the creator of hit TV shows including Thunderbirds, Stingray and Joe 90, has died at the age of 83. He also created Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and his puppet superheroes fired the imaginations of millions of young viewers in the 1960s and ’70s.
Thunderbirds, a science-fiction fantasy about a daring rescue squad, ran from 1965 and was his most famous show. His other creations included UFO, Space: 1999, Supercar and Fireball XL5.
Anderson had suffered from Alzheimer’s since 2010 and the disease had worsened in recent months, his son Jamie said
“For men of my age, his work made childhood an incredible place to be.” - Jonathan Ross
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