Posted on July 27, 2010
Posted by John Scalzi
Look out, man. The sun is coming to end you.
The Evil Daystar
Man, what the heck did *you* do?
John, John, John. You call yourself a Science Fiction Geek?
This is better:
“Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you. It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage. But you’ll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two. “
New Droid X in your house. Droid eye in your sky.
That can’t be a coincidence.
Eh. It’s been done.
There’s a red, red sun
And it’s coming for you
To waken your heart
Like you know I always will do
One sun apart
One heart within
Red sun shines on
Sees no tomorrow
Sees no tomorrow
Even the sun is emo now.
That’s no sun. That’s a space station. See what I did there? Because it’s a death star.
A red sky at night is a good thing.
“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.
Red sky in morning, sailor’s take warning.”
Eh, it’s been coming for me for 5 billion years…
… and this is why any sensible person stays out of direct sunlight; that baleful eye wouldn’t recognise me.
Tired of his Droid X after one day, Scalzi orders a Droid Sky over the net, not realizing what it means for the future of mankind, if any.
Is there a larger version of this picture available? I was just asking because I was thinking this would be a really cool desktop background.
I second Corey Williams – I really like the picture.
Also – very much looks like a Droid sky.
@Tiffany – Ha! I found myself thinking “ohh, eye of Sauron looks at Scalzi….”
Actually that looks to me like Father Sun in His most benevolent mood.
When He’s so bright He looks completely white, and so does everything else…THAT’s when you need to be scared.
*This* is the note on which I have to go to bed and try to sleep??
The great Eye is always watching.
“Back in the first times. In the time of the red light, the desert wind was a man like us. Until by mischance, he grew wings and flew like a bird.
He became a hunter, and like a hawk he flew to seek his prey, taking refuge in those far corners of the world where magic still lingers in the earth. But having once been a man, so does he still suffer the passions of a man.”
Great shot sir…
@JustMe – that’s only good for sailors.
Dude, I have a quote about that. “That glowing red ball hanging just over the horizon had damn well better be the setting sun, bucko.”
I glanced at this and said ” Oh, The Mote in Gods Eye.” Of course this has nothing to do with having read “The Gripping Hand” 2 or 3 weeks ago on a car trip.
“Black Hole Sun”
Red, baleful sun low in the sky? Totally cool. Red baleful sun high in the sky, like god’s own laser pointer? Bad bad bad. (Caused by ash and smoke in the air from Californian fires, so it’s not like you don’t already know you’re in trouble.)
@14 & 15
There is a larger version. It’s up on John’s Flickr. Click on the all sizes button above the photo. He does have “all rights reserved” on it rather than one of the CC licenses though so you might want to ask before grabbing it. I mean, he probably wouldn’t care if you use it as a desktop background but it wouldn’t hurt to get permission.
You (used generally) have permission.
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