Sunday, September 28, 2008

This Old Bunker

So, you want to take over the world? You've got your doomsday device. You've got your army of henchmen in matching boiler suits. Now, where to put them all. Sure, the housing market in the U.S. is firmly the realm of the buyer, but what evil genius wants to set up shop on a cul-de-sac in the suburbs? Especially with today's gas prices.

Why not try Merry Olde England? A quick perusal of A Guide to Avengerland: A Guide To The Locations Used During The Filming of Classic British Television Series will show just how ripe Great Britain is for nefarious conspiracies. After all, if it's good enough for Professor Schnipps, it's good enough for anyone. Subterranea Britannica is a collection of maps and photos of abandoned military and scientific posts


Trask, the Last Tyromancer writes:
Malcolm Craig, author of "Hot War," the pointed me towards a fascinating site from the UK with dozens of maps and images of old military installations.

Most of the locations have both original images that show them in their prime, maps and modern images that show the ravages of time. This is one of the best gaming resources I found recently. The maps and images would make great supplements to any modern or post-apocalyptic game.

If you want to see what is available, this link takes you directly to the "good stuff," but check out the entire site. It is chock full of gaming goodness.

Bunkers and Installations

Trask, The Last Tyromancer

Things To Read in London When The World Is Dead
h/t hannibalchew
After The Rain (1958) by John Bowen
The Death of Grass (1957) by John Christopher
The World In Winter (1962) by John Christopher
The Ragged Edge (1962) by John Christopher
The Burning World (1964) by JG Ballard
The Drowned World (1962) by JG Ballard
The Wind From Nowhere (1961) by JG Ballard
Implosion (1967) by DF Jones
Denver Is Missing (1971) by DF Jones
Fugue for a Darkening Island (1973) by Christopher Priest

What Hath Alex Toth?
Rubin Espinosa has assembled an impressive collection of Alex Toth drawings, some of which I've never seen before, at his Collecting Fool site. These Huns were from Birdman, but the site also has examples of his work from everything from Herculoids to Huckleberry Finn. When I look at Toth's stuff and compare it to the Ren & Stimpy clones that pass for cartoon "art" these days, I weep.

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