Sunday, August 11, 2013

Jamestown Or Roanoke?

    Maybe the next batch of ships will find a thriving colony or maybe just "CROATOAN" hacked into a rock, but the die is darned well cast:

    I will be of retirement age when they leave and I'm too set in my ways to go.  But at least I've seen this day, and may yet see them depart.

     (My own streak of the contrary whispers, "Remember Kornbluth's The Rocket of 1955."  O perfidious doubt, silence!)


Joe in Reno said...

When I first heard about this, my thought was "Oh COOL!....I bet the IRS will be going after them for the expatriation taxes."

John A said...

"an insultingly thick rope" - what, a comment on his weight?

Great links! There goes quite a bit of time. Hmm, wonder how I would do as a proofreader? Not too well, probably.

Comrade Misfit said...

Seemed kind of odd to me that they used footage from the Gemini missions.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Well, if given the chance, in my Old Age, I'd be happy to go out like D.D. Harriman did in Heinlein's "Requiem."