Sol Draconi Septem is the ice planet of Dan Simmon’s Endymion. It was once a warm, terraformed world on the path of the River Tethys. Following the destruction of the farcasters at the end of Fall of Hyperion, however, Sol Draconi Septem was plunged into isolation, causing it to revert back to its pre-terraformed state. The atmosphere froze into a glacier, joining the sky and earth below into one endless icy landscape. (more…)by
Posts Tagged ‘Hyperion Cantos’
- Sending message to Philae…do you read? Wake up!
- Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs captures extraordinary pics of broken-down Soviet space shuttles.
- Robotic ballet in Brooklyn with cute little Nao humanoids. See a trailer of the show (video).
- Ode to Jurassic World – ‘nostalgia’ fan art, a pretty lightscape, and more.
- XKCD comic perfectly describes Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’.
- Ready your light sabers: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ announces plans to attend Comic-Con 2015. (Also, try on that spandex suit before going. It’ll have to be comfortable for the long lines).
- Want to travel through a wormhole without the consequences? Check out this LED black hole water slide (video).
- ‘Dark Matter’ premiered this past weekend on SyFy. Created by former Stargate writer-producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, ‘Dark Matter’ is a new deep space adventure, featuring amnesiacs and guns in equal measure.
- Dan Simmons’ ‘Hyperion’ is coming to SyFy. Bradley Cooper, Graham King, and Todd Phillips are teaming up for this adaptation.
- The first image of Mulder and Scully on the new X-Files set (twitter pic).
- The Earth on GoPro from SpaceX Falcon 9 (HD video). Also, SpaceX wants to give us internet from space. Combine this with the internet of things, and soon your coffee maker will be controlled from space (video)!
- Speaking of the internet, did you know that over 90 percent of it is the deep web (i.e. only accessible via special browser)? While NASA catalogs space, it is also on a mission to catalog the ‘deep web’.
- More NASA news: Pics From 50 Years of Spacewalks, Pluto video, and CubeSats.
- Asked on Reddit: What would happen to me, and everything around me, if a black hole the size of a coin instantly appeared?
Dan Simmons’ Hyperion Cantos describes the wonder of Zeplins – large floating creatures that inhabit the atmosphere of Jovian gas giants. These translucent, cuttlefish-like aliens hover in the air like blimps, while their skins shimmer and reflect the ever-changing colors of the clouds (and storms) around them. Never feeling the need to rest on land, the Zeplins constantly propel themselves forward in the sky, by expanding and collapsing their delicate tentacles. Similar to whales, the slowly feed by straining particles in the air. Zeplins are larger than whales, however, having leviathan-esque proportions. (more…)by