You might have been wondering how the underwater city of Aquataine keeps the lights on. For sure, power could be supplied by an undersea power cable. That would have to have a power source, and that would probably be on the surface somewhere. The thing is, I moved the coast of the United States back … Continue reading How does an Underwater City get Electricity?
For those of you who have already read UNDERCURRENT, you have already had some insight into how this should work. But I want to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how the Aquataine Government set about designing the critical evacuation plan that was not used in a real emergency for ninety-five years. When that real … Continue reading How to Evacuate an Underwater City
Let me be perfectly clear—I have never built a high-strength polymer dome over a major city. At least, I’ve never actually built a dome over an actual city. But, I did enjoy my actual time with a fictitious work crew while they taught me the basics of building a dome over a somewhat real city. … Continue reading How to Build a Dome
If you lived in a dome underwater, how would you travel to other cities? In the early twenty-first century, the principle means of long-distance travel is airliners. Even a hundred years from now, it will still be a popular way to reach cities in the inland parts of country. Not long ago, people used surface … Continue reading Traveling to Underwater Cities
By Benjamin Maxwell BALTIMORE – April 22, 2040: Long-time readers of my columns might be in for a surprise, as this is my last ever from the wonderful city of Baltimore. But fear not, my loyal readers, for this is a happy occasion. Today, we celebrate the founding of the re-envisioned city of Aquataine, Baltimore’s … Continue reading Founding Day Celebration Rocks Aquataine!