And Rest In Peace, Majel Barrett Roddenberry. This loss truly marks the end of an era. From the first television pilot to the forthcoming film, she was (and is, and always will be remembered as) the face and voice of Star Trek as well as one of the genre's most beloved ambassadors. I feel privileged that I had the opportunity to see her in person and hear her give a talk. Like the Great Bird, she will not be forgotten.
In other news...
* Benjamin Kunkel offers an interesting, if not altogether persuasive, take on dystopias: "Dystopia and the End of Politics."
* io9 recalls the many ways in which "Science Fiction Solves the Mystery of Jack the Ripper."
Man must be in space - that is what we are destined for. There is nothing else that we can do.
- Majel Barrett Roddenberry