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Artist, Heather Oliver             

Who Goes with Fergus?

W. B. Yeats

Galactic Vista

January 2010 will mark three years since the launch of Starship Reckless. The experience has been wondrous for me, and I want to thank all my visitors, regular and irregular, for making the journey an unalloyed pleasure. For those of you who are lurking, I’m curious to know what your (pre)occupations are and what drew you to the site. Drop me a line when you have a moment, here or by e-mail.

And unless a meteorite pierces the hull or we get too close to a black hole, we’ll keep flying…

“…for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.”

Ulysses; Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Image: Galactic Vista by John Whatmough

Music: Serenity, “Love” by David Newman

8 Responses to “Who Goes with Fergus?”

  1. intrigued_scribe says:

    I agree; it has indeed been a wonderful experience, and a pleasure to participate in this ongoing journey. Thank you! (And the musical selection is truly fitting. :))

  2. Athena says:

    Yes, yesterday I figured out how to add mp3 files to the blog! And I thought this snippet was most fitting to all who have traveled with me… with you it has been nearly five years, dear Heather! *smile*

  3. LauraJMixon says:

    Hi, Athena! I’m here because I enjoy your writing and share your love of SF and science. I am a serial lurker but hope you will continue to write and post your thinking. (And keep working on your fiction). xo

  4. Athena says:

    Dear Laura, it’s wonderful to hear your voice on my blog. Yes, the fiction, the fiction… spider silk threads tugging at my mind and my heart.

  5. grendel says:

    It doesn’t matter who goes with Fergus, the center cannot hold.

    Nevertheless, or rather, because of: great blog, which is all anyone could ask for.

  6. Athena says:

    Another Yeats lover? *smile*

  7. andy says:

    John Whatmough’s art and website was what got me interested in extrasolar planets – before his untimely death his website was a good example of the combination of art and science, I am sure he would have loved the recent discoveries that are being made at increasing rates.

    As for why I came here, I came because over at Centauri Dreams you made some very needed points about the demographics of transhumanism, and the respect (or lack of it) afforded to those working in scientific disciplines outside of physics in the communities that movement has attracted. So I came here and it seemed like a nice place to hang around. Keep up the good work!

  8. Athena says:

    Did it really? Talk about six degrees of separation! *smile* Yes, I think Whatmough would be inspired by the latest discoveries. The planet-finding missions may herald an explosion of space art. And I’m glad you feel comfortable here.