Made around the end of April/ beginning of May for Tina Connolly’s Old Dead Futures, an upcoming short story for Tor.com. Elements of this piece (the story, not the illustration) reminded me of Looper in that there-are-decisions-you-can-make-as-a-young-man-seeing-your-future-that-you-can’t-make-from-the-perspective-of-that-future kind-of way. And I love it when seemingly helpless protagonists manage to save themselves. Go read it when it comes out for Tor.com’s 5th birthday. Many thanks to Irene for always sending me the best SF!
Dreams in Blue
Each year these blossoming blue fields attract thousands of tourists. Hitachi Park is located in the Ibaraki Prefecture on Honsyu in Japan. Its a beautiful spectacle during the flowering of the nemophila. Nemophilas are annual flowers. The word is a combination of the Greek words “nemos” (small forest) and “phileo” (love). The Japanese word “hitachi” translates to dawn. Taken together: “small forest love in dawn.” A blue heaven on Earth.