This Month in History

This Month in History


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


February 1, 2067. Blockchain bites! Crude oil prices tank with release of Rescoins set to rise 8% in value every year that fossil fuels remain in the ground. Venezuela, Canada rush to buy in.


February 16, 2215.  Longitudinal study. Defying inner planet protocols (IPP), Indonesian probe seeds Venus with microbial soil to see if vertebrate life will emerge.


February 22, 2026. Merica First. Redhat Militia seizes Kenosha, Wisconsin, as FoxFlicks livestreams. Tactical Colonel Snapp denies “coupe” [sic], promises election “when originals attain.”


February 29, 2021. Twofer. Library of Congress declares February 29 Science Fiction Writers Day. Every fourth February 29 will honor America’s Fortune Cookie Writers.