Tuesday, August 28, 2018
At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉
Did you hear about the 500-foot asteroid that's going to pass really, really close to the Earth tomorrow? That's what prompted today's question:
What if there was an extinction-level near Earth object ready to strike us? How do you think those in the know would react? Would we even find out about it in advance? Would we want to?
(Yes, I know there have been movies and TV shows about this. Most recently, Salvation, which is still on the air--although, I wouldn't recommend it now as that show has severely gone off the rails.)