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Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Children's Hospital

A hospital is preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water. Inside, assailed by mysterious forces, doctors and patients are left to remember the world they've lost and to imagine one to come.

And yes, it's a McSweeney's book.


Anonymous said...

Seven miles of water?

So the entire water surface of the planet is 1.5 miles higher than Everest? Did somebody leave the bathroom faucet running?

Seems like it would be pretty hard to breathe in an atmosphere two miles higher than jets fly.

Not to mention the question of how an exponetial volume of water could suddenly manifest in Earth's atmosphere. (Those darn Xenutians and their Super Soakers!)

Dan K said...

No, leaving aside the question of where all that water came from, the atmosphere wouldn't be any different than it is now. Sea level would be sea level, except the planet would be slightly larger. Would have subtle effects on gravity and such, no doubt, but I don't think thin air would be the problem.

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, boys, but what about the design?

I think its brilliant.