Behold, a steampunk Death Star

Steampunk Death StarReason #4,752 why John Denardo's SFSignal is in a Lazarus-versus-Lazarus deathmatch with John Scalzi's Whatever for the title of My Favorite Blog: A Steampunk Death Star! To quote:

"This enormous Imperial space station, the size of a small moon or asteroid, is in fact an immense analytic engine, a device capable of making millions of calculations every day. Inside is kilometer after kilometer of tubes and wheels, cranks and gears, all spinning and clacking, spitting out an endless series of numbers for the Imperials scientists to decipher."

So much self-referencing dorkulism compacted into so small a space, it threatens to implode in upon itself, creating a quantum singularity of geekiness from which no inside joke can escape. Sweet.