Patrick Hayden Nielsen (Making Light) is right: the pictures of the burning Deepwater Horizon oil rig the Gulf of Mexico look straight out of a science-fiction film or art-book. Uncanny.
Harrowing photo gallery at TPM.
Insert comparison to dystopian imaginary future of your choice. I can’t help thinking about that one, myself… Vulcan’s Forge, anyone? OK, it’s not really dystopian, of course. Still stunning.
(N.B. And thanks to fellow Leloup fan Mjolnir!)