Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Story Poke


My son is very into creatures of the abyss/dark ocean depths right now, and I just bought a very expensive coffee table book about these animals called: THE DEEP: EXTRAORDINARY CREATURES OF THE ABYSS by Claire Nouvian. The deep sea is fascinating because so little is known about it and, as Nouvian writes "the deep sea, which has been immersed in total darkness since the dawn of time... forms the planet's largest habitat." Anyway, we were reading it, and I came across this quote that seems to me just BEGS for a science fiction story to be written about it:

"Ninety percent of deep-sea animals create their own light. Bioluminerscene is without a doubt the most widely used mode of communication on the planet."

1 comment:

Sean M. Murphy said...

That pic would make a great bit of cover art for a Wyrdsmiths anthology...