For the Moment he is in One of Those Magical Flying Machines

Our resident science fiction expert Erik is currently making an epic journey (think Lord of the Rings) through the air (okay, maybe more like… what’s a good sci-fi reference? I have no idea) to reach Scotland and help me hunt for dragons and claim castles for a couple of weeks.  He was hoping to put up a post during his layover, but since Amsterdam is apparently devoid of both tulips and a good internet connection, I just thought I’d explain the situation so that those of you who are waiting with bated breath for a savvy post on tech-related awesomeness would understand why it is being delayed.

In the meantime, you can ponder the wonders of airplane flight and how it is clearly a thing of magic, not science, that people can sit in a gigantic machine suspended in the air and confidently expect it to stay aloft and not plunge into the Atlantic.

Definitely magic.



About Melissa

generally in love with things Celtic, mythological, fantastic, sharp and pointy, cute and fuzzy, intellectual, snarky, cheerful, or some combination thereof. Such things as sarcastic bunnies wielding claymores might come to mind...

Posted on December 28, 2011, in Erik Marsh, Humor, Lantern Hollow Press Authors, Melissa Rogers, Science Fiction, Scotland, Travel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Definitely magical. To paraphrase Chesterton: We feel it is epical when man with one wild arrow strikes a distant bird. Is it not also epical when man with one wild winged engine strikes a distant airport? Chaos is dull; for in chaos the airplane might land anywhere. But man is a magician, and his magic is this: he says “we go to Amsterdam” and — lo! — we do!

  2. Epic journey: think the last humans traveling through space in the remnants of their battle fleet searching for the lost colony earth after the cylons destroyed their homeworlds.

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