Tuesday, June 28, 2005

I absolutely love this picture. It reminds me of the "entomobiles" in my short-story "Waiting for Kohoutek" (included in my 1995 collection "Illumined Black"). The idea was that, given exponentiating progress in genetic engineering, a future society might decide to grow cars rather than build them -- and where better to get the biological "source code" than the insect world? (I named the bug-car in question "Gregor" in honor of Franz Kafka's Gregor Samsa in "The Metamorphosis.")

Unfortunately, the story isn't all that great except for a few "eyeball kicks" and unlikely associations (like Hyundai manufacturing disposable laptop computers).

I need to write some new short stories . . .


W.M. Bear said...

I love the idea of genetically engineered "bug cars"! It could give a whole new meaning to the Volkswagen Beetle.

razorsmile said...