A friend sent me this link http://tech.yahoo.com/news/nm/20090910/wr_nm/us_safrica_pigeon to an article about a South African company sending data by courier pigeon because it was faster than using the internet! When I came up with a drunk pelican to relay messages in the first Iron Elves book it was definitely done tongue in cheek, but now I’m starting to wonder if it might be more viable than I thought.
PROLOGUE: A BLACK CONDOR DIPPED her featherless head and flapped her wings, straining for height. Another vulture drifted in front of her, forcing the condor to climb higher in the crowded wheel of circling birds. The condor struggled, her body weak from having little to eat over the past month. The sun had yet to… Read more »