This Month in History

This Month in History


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


June 2, 2104. Viking Miami turned away. The 12,500 nautical acre cruise city refused entry to Reykjavik after asylum-seekers flooded Glasgow and Lerwick.


June 16, 2263. First woman in space.  Clarke Station hosts Tricentennial Concert celebrating Valentina Tereshkova, whose Vostok 6 orbited Earth 48 times in 1963.


June 19, 2089. Alphabet sells Wayless, a one-way time transporter for liquids only, to Diageo-Chivas for undisclosed Bitcoin sum.  Single malt prices poised to surge.


June 24, 2029. Cat o’ nine tails. Massachusetts National Guard reintroduces flogging for unwanted sexual advances and smoking. Medically supervised.