Calling John Wyndham

News story: Astronomers predict this year’s Leonids meteor display, expected to appear before dawn Sunday, will be a dazzler worth missing a little sleep. “It’s now or never,” said Robert Naeye of the Astronomy Society of the Pacific. “Astronomers don’t think we’ll see another storm like this one until the year 2099. We will probably never see a better meteor shower in our lifetimes.” I’m not watching it. And we’ll see who’s laughing when you’re all suddenly blind and the carnivorous plants start wandering the streets.