Monday, 20 October 2014

Sir Christopher Wren is... 382.

Yes, it is indeed a random birthday Google Doodle.

Wren in fiction tends to lead to fantasy and horror about sacred geometry and Freemasonry and the significance of architecture and positioning, as in Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd.

But I’m sure something SFish could be done with all those significantly placed towers... and if something is, St Paul’s would still have to be the fulcrum.

(It also makes a great guest appearance in one of the Eighth Doctor DWM comics. You’ll know it if you see it and I won’t spoil it if you don’t.)


  1. One of the refreshing things about Connie Willis' Oxford time travel novels is that characters treasure St. Paul's and Wren's other works simply because they are beautiful and -- in 2060 -- gone, rather than any occult significance.

    1. Which is also a valid response, and not one we generally see in Doctor Who despite the Doctor's frequent claims to be most interested in seeing amazing things.