Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Science Runs Amok
Three different science-based events occurred today in history, each of which had a marked effect on one of my science-fiction Daria fanfics. Weird how that came about.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 began to impact Jupiter on this day 14 years ago. This led to the events detailed in "And I on the Opposite Shore Will Be."
Apollo 11 began its journey moonward this very day 39 years ago. "Every Hour Saved from That Eternal Silence" came about as a result.
And atomic fire lit the earth for the first time ever 63 years ago today, with the Trinity nuclear test in New Mexico. This became the de facto birthday of the Atomic Age, and thus the "anti-holiday" of the Holiday Island High character Trinity, from "A Hard Days' Night."
More to come as the day rolls along. Happy Birthday, Trinity!