Martian Sky

The sky this evening being the shade of salmon that makes one suspect one is on Mars, or in Australia after a dust storm. In fact, this is neither; it’s just a lot of haze right after sunset taking pink rather further up the bowl of the sky than it would normally. Still, nice to have an otherworldly sky, while it lasted.

By John Scalzi

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14 replies on “Martian Sky”

Perhaps you’re running the “Early 21st Century MidWestern Sci-Fi Author” program at Total Rekall. I hear it’s pretty good. Make sure you get the optional family and pet-owner experience. I’ve heard of some glitches with the bacon module, though, so watch out.

There’s a difference betwen your sky and ours last week. Yours is a gorgeous colour, but the air doesn’t have interesting textures. In Canberra our air was a dusky pink and had the texture of an old-fashioned London peasouper. I wanted to scoop holes out and make air sculptures. Instead I went indoors. Because there is one other big difference between the Australian Martian sky adn your Martian sky. Your sky holds air that does hurt asthmatic lungs. It’s very lovely. Entirely bereft of topsoil from Lake Eyre, but very lovely.

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