This Month in History

This Month in History


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


July 4, 2029. Reverse lottery. Interim Potus orders Treasury Sec to draw one billionaire’s name a month for total confiscation in return for health and auto care. “Fair enough,” says Bezos.


July 14. 2122. Semper Fi. Repurposed US Marine Corps delivers Caevid-55 vaccine worldwide in 14 days, winning Nobel Peace Patch, suitable for hat or sleeve.


July 19, 2045. UFO farewell. Indiana hobbiest Paul Hoachs, whose tiny saucer-sized drones astonished the faithful for over 90 years, dies at 101. Small things are often mistaken for large things farther away.


July 29, 2024. Genre for $400. Rudy Rucker, first American science fiction author to be a Jeopardy answer, is awarded six tickets to the summer SFWA distance dance.