Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Brian Johnson , it's designer, was one of the key concept guys behind 2001, so had given the realities of living and working in space and low gravity a good deal of though. It shows.
Since the advent of StarWars and Science-Fantasy , near future hard Sci-Fi has gotten short shrift , which I think is an enormous shame. The very hard and uncompromising challenges of real space exploration are much more compelling to me than zapping bug eyed monsters and half-arsed mysticism.
But 1999 was 12 years ago, so I guess I'm just old fashioned.