A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Sunday, June 24, 2018

This is Way Kool

The Earth at various epochs. Get rid of the clouds. Your mouse or touchpad can make the Earth rotate to different positions. A dialogue lets you set a locator for your hometown so you can see where it was when e.g. dinosaurs walked the land.


  1. Wish it went past the K-T extinction, though.

  2. It goes all the way back to 750 Ma. Use the control top middle.

    1. I actually meant later than that. As it turns out it does do 50, 35, and 20 million—but unfortunately not anything during the Quaternary Glaciation, which is what I wanted to see, like the Last Glacial Maximum.

  3. Mr. Flynn, what is your opinion on the works of Walter M. Miller Jr.? I have read that he had a short but successful career in science fiction before dropping off the map. What do you think of him?

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  5. He dropped off the map because he became a recluse and ultimately took his own life. But A Canticle For Leibowitz is among my 4-5 favorite books. It’s stunning. I can’t speak for his short stories, which I haven’t read.


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