Scientists predicted catastrophe, telling us that hurricanes would become more frequent. Their allies in the media waited with baited [not a typo] breath for disaster to strike. After all, if it bleeds, it leads, and there’s nothing like a major weather event to take advantage of for more funding and for ratings. Again and againContinue reading “Dolus Magnus: The Great Hoax re-released today”
“Researching the Science in Science Fiction” was probably my favorite panel at FenCon this year. The panel was moderated by William Ledbetter and included Science GoH Marianne Dyson, fellow authors Kristi Hudson (not pictured) and Patrice Sarath (not pictured). Photo credit: C. Stuart Hardwick. While all the panels were great, I really enjoy discussing the craft of writing.Continue reading “My favorite FenCon panel”
Esteemed space lawyer and fellow sci-fi writer, Laura Montgomery, reverse-lawyers (i.e. reverse engineers) the realities and legalities of launching vehicles into space on her blog. Her excellent review of Promethea Invicta looks at the real world path set up by Congress. A path that, like so many Congressional acts, delegates the actual rule-making and regulationContinue reading “SSTOs and the law”
I’m very excited to announce that my hard sci-fi novella, Promethea Invicta, is out. The Sovereign Republic of Texas of 2071 is no longer part of what used to be the United States. But it is still bound by the treaties it inherited, including the Outer Space Treaty. Theia Rhodos is ready to free humanityContinue reading “Promethea Invicta, ready to rock-n-roll”
Well, it’s official. I’m very excited to announce that I will be attending FenCon XV. Schedule forthcoming, and many thanks to William Ledbetter, the science track director, for the invitation. I’m also working on getting a new publication out in early September just in time for this event. What is FenCon? Who’ll be there? WhyContinue reading “FenCon XV”
Check out my first post for the wonderful people at Superversive SF. –Hard Sci-fi Made Me Cry– Tired of the remakes, the reboots, the “let’s see how much more blood we can squeeze out of this turnip” output of today’s Hollywood? I think you’ll find Passengers a refreshing change.
This is one of those things that everybody knows, right? You’ve known since kindergarten. White sheet of paper. Yellow crayon. No problem. I know it’s so because I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve read about “Earth’s yellow star.” It’s one of those things we take for granted or that we takeContinue reading “The color of the Sun”