Win free books! (METAtropolis, to be precise)
From now until the 7th, you have five chances, on five blogs, to win free copies of the new Tor Books edition of Metatropolis
The new Tor edition of Metatropolis will be out in just a couple of days, and you can get it for free. All you have to do is enter any of the five contests being held by myself and the four other authors on their blogs (John Scalzi, Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, and Jay Lake). Winners will receive free books!
In my case, you need to reply in the comments below (you'll sadly have to sign up for my site first, an annoying restriction necessitated by the large amounts of spambot garbage I've been receiving in my comment threads). Then, you need to describe--and hopefully link to--the most bizarre, weird-ass example of urban planning or urban renewal you've ever heard of. It can be anything from Russia's scheme to light cities at night using giant orbiting mirrors, to nuclear-powered commuter trains. But it has to have been really proposed at some point.
Contest closes on June 7th. Ready... set... go!
Arizona is Weird
Arizona is weird.
I've always liked the Quartzite Yacht Club (no actual water within 20 miles), but Arcosanti may be more what you are looking for.