by Peter Hamilton
7:16 AM PDT, September 6, 2006
One of my favorites from the book was his description of robotic battle destroyers called Alamo Avengers. This is just a masterful fusion of historic names with future possibilities. At some point in the distant future, historians will study science fiction with a certain kind of amazement along the lines of: "how the heck did they see that coming so long ago?"
Speaking of travelers, I don't know why Nasa hasn't chosen some of the best science fiction writers to go into space so that the rest of us can really get a description of what the future holds for humanity. Poor NASA is now going retro with a glorified Apollo reincarnated in the Orion program. The lack of imagination and vigor is just sickening.