Friday, August 22, 2008

The Illustrated Jake

Kudos go out to science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury, who turns 88 today. He is famed for works like Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and of course The Illustrated Man, meaning Jake at right. In the early 1970s, an American astronaut took a paperback copy of The Martian Chronicles aboard the Skylab space station for light reading. Hard to think of a better tribute to one's writing than that.

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  • Avenging, by Lorenzo Sauchelli (Part 18): A superhero-supervillain collision of cosmic intensity, with Daria vs. Daria for world domination.
  • Stacy Rowe, Seeker (Part II), by jtranser (continued): Brittany and Kevin, together again, but not for long.
  • Tales of the Ringbearers: The Raid, by Doggieboy (COMPLETE!): “We have intruders outside the house,” Robert whispered. “At least ten.”

9 comments:

jtranser said...

That's right! And there will be Maughers, too!

Anonymous said...

Went to the doctor again, more tests, its deja vu all over again. And deja vu is everywhere!

The Angst Guy said...

What?


I missed something here.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about that. New meds do strange stuff. What I wrote isn't Daria related. Pasted in the wrong stuff, should've been in an IM.

jtranser said...

FYI, SFMB has a Kung Fu spammer now.

The Angst Guy said...

Yes, I saw that. I blame the Olympics.

Greybird said...

Are you sure that isn't the Illustrated O'Neill? Look at the underwear.

The Angst Guy said...

I don't believe I've ever seen Mr. O'Neill's underwear.

Greybird said...

Yes, you did, and so did we all — unfortunately ;) — in "Antisocial Climbers."

I still doubt it's Jake under there. Too buttoned down. (Part of his comic desperation.) And he wasn't the one who joined a fraternity, remember?