Sunday, March 2, 2014
2 March 2014
Nathalie Emmanuel b. 1989 (Game of Thrones)
Ethan Peck b. 1986 (In Time, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Selection)
Bryce Dallas Howard b. 1981 (Jurassic World, Twilight, Terminator Salvation, Hereafter, Spider-Man 3, Lady in the Water, The Village)
Jeff Wadlow b. 1976 (writer, Kick-Ass 2, X-Force)
Marc Menard b. 1975 (Lost, Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon)
Scott E. Miller (2012, Smallville, The Last Mimzy, The 4400, Supernatural, Stargate: Atlantis)
Daniel Craig b. 1968 (Cowboys & Aliens, The Golden Compass, The Invasion, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider)
Gates McFadden b. 1949 (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Peter Straub b. 1943 (author, Ghost Story, The Talisman)
Gaye Brown b. 1941 (Into the Woods, An American Haunting, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, A Clockwork Orange, The Masque of the Red Death)
Richard Compton b. 1938 died 11 August 2009 (Director, The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen, Charmed, Sliders, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The Sentinel, M.A.N.T.I.S., Babylon 5, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Otherworld)
John Cullum b. 1930 (Quantum Leap, The Day After)
Last year, the Picture Slot was Gates McFadden and given her iconic status in sci-fi, she would have been a good choice this year as well. But instead I went with Nathalie Emmanuel from Game of Thrones because I'm waiting anxiously for the new season and... she's purdy.
Many happy returns to all the living on our list and to the late Richard Compton, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: G.J. Barrett in City of the First Time, published in 1975 by Robert Hale [London].
Prediction: Three thousand survivors of a March 2001 Armageddon are threatened in their deep underground shelter by the progressive failure of seals in layers above them.
Reality: Worry about nuclear war has felt like such an antique concern, but with Putin sending troops into the Ukraine, the feeling is coming creeping back a little.
As always, most of the nuclear war fiction I publish as predictions comes from Paul Brian's terrific database, and I thank him for his work and for letting me use it.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Monday is OMNI Future Almanac Day! Yay!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!