Last weekend, two things happened at Cape Canaveral: the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the SFWA Nebula Awards meeting. Judging by my f-list, about as many of the assembled fantasy and SF writers as you’d expect went out to watch the launch – that is, most or all of them. I was looking at someone’s launch picture last night after I should have been in bed and this happened:

Godspeed, Atlantis

There are tears in fifty or a hundred eyes –
those men and women who spend lives

writing of the future
watch it pass –

watch a dream
become the past.