Links: 2019-02-08

Edit (2019-02-09): I’m adding a NASA link to the Science section which I’d meant to include yesterday and a Carol Emswhiller link to the Science Fiction section which just came out today.

Science Fiction


  • 1828-02-08 Jules Verne
  • 1887-02-10 E. V. Rieu
  • 1953-02-10 John Shirley
  • 1567-02-12 Thomas Campion
  • 1809-02-12 Charles Darwin
  • 1939-02-12 Ray Manzarek
  • 1923-02-13 Chuck Yeager
  • 1961-02-13 Henry Rollins

The data in this section is from the ISFDB. ISFDB entries usually have SFE and/or Wikipedia links for biographies. For free works of older authors online, try sites like FreeSFOnline,, Gutenberg, or






Hilarious – the last Calvin and Hobbes brought on “Frankenstein” and this brings on…

Blue Oyster Cult – “Godzilla”

I know Calvin was doing the dino thing and not actually being Godzilla, but it’s the spirit of the thing. As far as the birthdays go, there’s some serendipity in that, while John Shirley, in addition to being an author and doing some of his own music, was also a lyricist for BOC. As far as the others, I’ve posted several Doors tracks on this blog but I don’t think I’ve posted Hank, yet. This brief melody is probably my favorite.

Rollins Band – “Joy Riding with Frank”


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