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The Floating Arcology: Breeding Ground for Supervillainy

February 7, 2008 at 9:46 pm


Wired has a piece in its gadgets blog about great Science Fiction tech we should have right now but don't.

Number 7 on their list? A seaborne arcology...

...straight out of my story, "Come Dancefight, My Beloved Enemy".

Granted, I certainly didn't invent the concept of the floating arcology. And in fact the one I had envisioned was shaped more like a beehive than a pyramid. And I suppose this one doesn't include robotic patrol sharks.

But still. It's pretty close. It even has a microwave pulse generator right there, and a secret underwater submersible bay there. See? I mean, holy cow-- they're included in the concept art! This thing has Retro-Themed Super-Villain Lair scrawled all over it. (The jumpsuited goons live there.)

I'll bet it has a spectacular self-destruct mechanism, too.

Comments

Emily February 8, 2008 at 12:00 am
Looks like I can post on your site, but you still can't post on mine. I can tell the world that the reason you don't have a picture on this site is because you're all self conscious about that second head growing out of the side of your skull.

I figure I'm safe until the next writer's group meeting :-)

S.C. Butler February 11, 2008 at 1:47 pm
I hope Hammacher Schlemmer's paying you good coin for that robot shark link.

And I thought we took care of the extra head when we met the redneck with a shotgun last year. Has it already grown back?

Ian February 11, 2008 at 5:44 pm
The problem is that the head we removed grew a new body.


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