That’s a wrap #18

A wrap of today’s SFF news.  If you have news to be included, DM or email me.

White House response to a petition for a Death Star

Lots of geeks will squee over the White House’s awesome response to a petition requesting a Death Star; their response includes epic statements like

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn’t on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

  • The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
  • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
  • Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?


Terry Pratchett introduces Ank-Morpork map for iPad