Hey friends; awards season is on us again, and because no one should ever self-reject, I’d like to present some of the stuff I’ve done this year for your consideration. If anyone who is considering making nominations wants a review copy of any of these, I can provide e-copies in pdf upon request (and would […]Read more "2018 Awards Eligibility Post!"
By Tim Reyes Astronomers have reported the discovery of a star that passed within the outer reaches of our Solar System just 70,000 years ago, when early humans were beginning to take a foothold here on Earth. The stellar flyby was likely close enough to have influenced the orbits of comets in the outer Oort […]Read more "A Star Passed Through the Solar System Just 70,000 Years Ago"
As always, I’m doing National Novel Writing Month! Perhaps you’re not familiar: NaNoWriMo is a marathon for writers. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel, in a month! How you do this is by writing about 1667 words a day; eating the elephant one bite at a time. I never would have been […]Read more "My NaNoWriMo Progress"
By Mike Wall You’ve probably heard about the moon-orbiting space station that NASA plans to start building in the next half-decade. This outpost, known as the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, will help humanity extend its footprint out into deep space and also enable a variety of interesting scientific and commercial activities on and around the moon, NASA […]Read more "NASA Plans to Build a Moon-Orbiting Space Station"
Nova by Samuel R. Delany My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for The Second Best Challenge, the LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge, and the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. This book was nominated for the 1969 Hugo Award. I think I really like New Wave sci-fi. This book was an excellent retelling of Moby […]Read more "Book Review: Nova by Samuel R. Delany"
By Scott Snowden The push for a space elevator took a step forward this week when a team of researchers from Shizuoka University in Japan announced that they will launch an experiment to the International Space Station next week. In the experiment, which will be the first of its kind in space, two ultrasmall cubic satellites, or […]Read more "Space Elevator!"