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(Mirror.co.uk)   Someone's been reading too much Timothy Zahn   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 32
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2013-11-07 01:16:25 PM  
Miner Heir to the Empire plot point reference, subby?
 
2013-11-07 01:18:06 PM  
And they'll be loved by locals, no doubt. Just like Travellers.
 
2013-11-07 01:21:36 PM  
More useful for mining planets, not established Biospheres like Earth.

/in before QA threadshiat
 
2013-11-07 01:24:24 PM  
DARPA started producing COBRAS?
 
2013-11-07 01:27:58 PM  
I designed a star ship when I was in high school, that doodle is probably still in that geography textbook.
 
2013-11-07 01:30:41 PM  
"We could soon be seeing cities that WALK, according to one architect."

I could soon be having a threeway with KATE UPTON and JENNIFER LAWRENCE, according to some guy on the internet (me).
 
2013-11-07 01:31:14 PM  
A hidden city ... a Gungan city.
 
2013-11-07 01:34:02 PM  
doesn't make sense to me.  why wouldn't people favor more portable family structures--like a stackable condominium pod version of a mobile home--instead of this gargantuan thing?  you'd waste a lot less energy and gain more flexibility.  3d print a bunch of iron-girder structures and move your family into the 23rd floor facing southwest...

that said, why is this called an actual design.  it's the same thing i see concept artists do every day for movies.  it's not like this guy figured out any of the engineering shiat this would require.
 
2013-11-07 01:42:02 PM  
No company is going to pay for that.
 
2013-11-07 01:44:45 PM  
"architect"


Its also going to weight nothing, have more space on the inside than it takes up, be self regenerating and be powered by the renewable energy of unicorn farts --all according to the 'architect'.


Like the twin towers replacement that was supposed to be ALL GLASS.
 
2013-11-07 01:47:05 PM  
How the fark is this news? I mean, if I draw some sort of whacky Sci-Fi shiat, can I has greenlight to?

/my nonexistant blog sucks
 
2013-11-07 01:47:09 PM  
Chrome Shelled Regios?
 
2013-11-07 01:47:53 PM  

the dizzle: Miner Heir to the Empire plot point reference, subby?


I figured it would be better than, "Someone's been reading too much Star Wars EU," particularly because of that whole Gungan thing Joe mentioned.
 
2013-11-07 01:48:55 PM  
sweet, I was grand admiral thrawn for a halloween, a long time ago.
 
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2013-11-07 01:56:25 PM  
The Inverted World, Christopher Priest, 1974. Well before Zahn's first professional publication.
 
2013-11-07 02:13:30 PM  
Like something from a 1950s pulp.
 
2013-11-07 02:52:09 PM  
This most informative article has made me aware that TANKS walk!  Thanks, InTarNets!
I'm guessing he saw "John Carter of Mars" a little while ago.
 
2013-11-07 02:58:34 PM  
Jesus is this all we're going to get today?  Architects that draw minecraft glass bridges and blocks with tank treads and declare they've "designed" bold new paradigms?
 
2013-11-07 03:02:17 PM  

Esc7: Jesus is this all we're going to get today?  Architects that draw minecraft glass bridges and blocks with tank treads and declare they've "designed" bold new paradigms?


You should totally change this! We all could use a brand-new rocket fuel formula.
 
2013-11-07 03:10:13 PM  
How about just putting the jobs in the city and saving yourself eleven gigity'jillion dollars instead?
 
2013-11-07 04:02:16 PM  
Heinlein with the rolling roads...  waaaaayyyy back.
 
2013-11-07 04:28:03 PM  
I knew a guy who majored in architecture once. He said a lot of professors criticized him as too conservative because he always made sure his designs could actually be built, while lavishing praise on students whose designs clearly couldn't (or shouldn't) get beyond the model stage. Then again, he was a big fan of Ayn Rand, so it's possible that he really was just too conservative.
 
2013-11-07 05:12:13 PM  
tfwiki.net

A city on legs you say.  Child of the 80's I say.
 
2013-11-07 05:36:24 PM  
Lawrence Kasdan i hope...
 
2013-11-07 05:37:23 PM  

metallion: Heinlein with the rolling roads...  waaaaayyyy back.


Yeah, I always wondered about that. I read that story like forever ago, and I remember that there was a restaurant or something on one of the belts. How the fark did that thing ever work? I mean, the road goes from LA to SF, right? So what happens to the restaurant when the road actually rolls that far?

I really don't remember how he handled that, or if he just ignored it.
 
2013-11-07 05:46:21 PM  
Next thing you'll have someone with movable roads!

workingtropes.lmc.gatech.edu
 
2013-11-07 06:11:40 PM  
Think about all the places on the ground you couldn't build because of the need to have room for these things to move around.
 
2013-11-07 06:17:27 PM  
Too bad he didn't think just a little bit bigger...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cities_in_Flight
 
2013-11-07 06:42:43 PM  

Vaneshi: [tfwiki.net image 300x301]

A city on legs you say.  Child of the 80's I say.


www.i-mockery.com
 
2013-11-07 07:21:05 PM  
What he envisions is grand.

What it will actually look like:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-08 09:40:10 AM  
What?  No Philp Reeves Mention?

/Mortal Engines was pretty cool YA stuff; my son loved it.
//LOVED Larklight.
 
2013-11-08 01:55:32 PM  

ZAZ: The Inverted World, Christopher Priest, 1974. Well before Zahn's first professional publication.


Came in to day this.
 
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