This Month in History

This Month in History


This Month in History is a regular feature in Locus magazine …


November 2, 2066. Crack-up. A 5-degree wide black band appears to bisect the Milky Way as seen from Earth.  The entire galaxy is apparently gone before the lunar month ends.


November 14, 2077. Unlethal award. The genetically-dehanced Murder Hornet bioengineered by All Blue Entertainment is awarded a Tech Emmy in Crowd Control.


November 22, 2206. Finally! Eurocon’s Earth Rover “Nemo” surfaces in Aegean Sea after mapping the unseen 71% of the planet’s 510 trillion square meters for the first time. Nobody notices.


November 24, 2111. Delete All. Brazil joins Hungary in prohibiting written language. Literacy, once widely admired, is denounced by many since the Downheaval as a seditious waste of time.