86. Doilies - page 398

86. Doilies - page 398

The ekranoplan reminded Milgrim of the Spruce Goose, which he'd toured in Long Beach , as a high school student,

Did Milgrim live in California at the time, or was this a transcontinental visit from New York ?

but with its wings largely amputated. Weird Soviet hybrids, the ekranoplans; they flew at tremendous speeds, about fifteen feet above the water, incapable of greater altitude. They had been designed to haul a hundred tons of troops or cargo, very quickly over the Black or Baltic Sea. This one , an A-90 Orlyonok, had, like all the others been built in the Volga Shipyard, at Nishni Novogrod.

Howard Hughes' giant seaplane the, Hughes Flying Boat H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose"), was moved to a new museum in McMinnville about 20 miles south west of Portland, Oregon in 1990.

Evergreen Aviation Museum
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Google Map - Evergreen Aviation Museum

Google Maps Satellite view of Nizhni Novogrod

Wikipedia article on the A-90_Orlyonok ekranoplan (ground effect aeroplane)

Multi-engined Spuce Goose sized ekranoplan - see English in Russia blog: Ekranoplan

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Zero History blog - ZeroHistory.net - discussion and analysis of William Gibson's Zero History novel, to be published on 7th September 2010 in the USA and on 30th August 2010 in the UK.

Spook Country blog

Spook Country blog - SpookCountry.co.uk - includes discussion and hyper link cloud enhanced literary criticism of William Gibson's previous novel Spook Country

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The Node Magazine node.tumblr.com, which this was a collaborative online contribution to, was online even before the official publication date of the first hardback edition of the book in August 2007.

This has been commented on by the author William Gibson, and described by Emeritus Professor of English Literature John Sutherland as "the future of literary crticism"

London CyberPunk Tourist Guide

Originally prompted by the preparations for William Gibson book signing and lecture event promoting Spook Country in London, during August 2007, this "local knowledge" guide to places of interest to cyberpunk fans was compiled, and has been subsequently expanded.

London CyberPunk Tourist Guide - http://CyberPunk.org.uk

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