By Jenny Ballif This article on writing realistic research labs is part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. Each week, we tackle one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.) with input from an expert. Please join the mailing list to be notified every time new content is posted. About the […]Read More Writing Realistic Research Labs
By Robbie Gonzales HALF A CENTURY ago, astronomers observed their first pulsar: a dead, distant, ludicrously dense star that emitted pulses of radiation with remarkable regularity. So consistent was the object’s signal that astronomers jokingly nicknamed it LGM-1, short for “little green men.” It wasn’t long before scientists detected more signals like LGM-1. That decreased the […]Read More We Can Navigate Using Pulsars: Where to Now?
This guy talks a lot, so you may want to skip through the video a bit like I did, but it’s well worth the look!Read More What Does the Sun Look Like from Other Planets?
By Matt Williams On July 2nd, 1967, the U.S. Vela 3 and 4 satellites noticed something rather perplexing. Originally designed to monitor for nuclear weapons tests in space by looking for gamma radiation, these satellites picked up a series of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) coming from deep space. And while decades have passed since the “Vela Incident“, astronomers are still […]Read More Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab
I hope this holiday season brings you food, friends and family (in that order; sometimes family is a mixed blessing!) However you choose to celebrate, Happy Holidays! Enjoy this awesome playlist I found of geekish holiday songs and videos! And may you and yours find all the best in the New Year! (And by the […]Read More Happy Holidays!
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After I posted my last thoughts about Sci-Fi adaptations, I got a few very helpful responses from people. In an effort to leave no moonrock unturned (see what I did there?) I’m back with a few more additions. First off, I want to make it clear that I’m concentrating…
The Time Machine & The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read a combined edition of these two books for the SF Masterworks Reading Challenge and the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club here on Goodreads. The Time Machine Read for the Need to Reread Challenge. I have, […]Read More Book Review: The Time Machine & The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
I’m delighted to announce that an except from Showdown will be featured in July’s issue of SciFan Magazine, and the entirety of my Toy Soldier story, Survivor, will be featured in the August issue! And yes guys, you can get these in PRINT! SciFan Magazine is a publication devoted to “science fantasy” as a genre. […]Read More What is Science Fantasy?
So when I revamped my Patreon, I decided that I would charge by creation instead of by month, and that I would highlight a different featured project every month so that my Patrons would know what they were getting for their buck. I promised I would post the new featured project on the 20th of […]Read More May’s Featured Patreon Project: A Dystopian Utopia!
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut My rating: 3 of 5 stars Read for the SF Masterworks Reading Challenge and the Second Best Reading Challenge at Worlds Without End. I had to struggle to determine what I was going to give this book as a rating. I can’t say it was a bad book, […]Read More Book Review: The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut