of forgotten islands and tunnel people

Posted by 23rd November 2010

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The Boston Globe, in an article about cinematic flops, includes Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow as an example. (According to the article, it flopped, but influenced movies like Avatar. Hm.)

 

A recent BBC report about abandoned British villages has made the Abandoned Communities website quite popular. This sort of thing fascinates me, as do stories like this one about the thriving community living in the tunnels of Las Vegas, and seems like the stuff of which scientific romance/steampunk tales are made.

 

And speaking of such things, did you know Transylvania was once an island? With dinosaurs that lived longer than others of their era? It's true, and Jess Nevins has the details! (Jess regularly puts out the most amazing stuff. He deserves to be much more famous than he is, and I'm not just saying that because he's a fellow librarian.)

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