When you hear the phrase “space war”, it is easy to conjure images that could have come from a Star Wars movie: dogfights in space, motherships blasting into warp speed, planet-killing lasers and astronauts with ray guns. And just as easy to then dismiss the whole thing as nonsense. It’s why last month’s call by President Trump […]Read More Are We Ready for War in Space?
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?
By Matt Williams It would be no exaggeration to say that we live in an age of renewed space exploration. In particular, the Moon has become the focal point of increasing attention in recent years. In addition to President Trump’s recent directive to NASA to return to the Moon, many other space agencies and private aerospace […]Read More Chinese Lander to Send Insects & Plants to the Moon
One of my favourite authors, and personal heroines, died on Monday. I am grieving, as I’m sure many of her fans are, and I’d like to send out my deepest condolences to her friends and family. The world has lost a great light. But what is remembered, lives, so here’s a tribute I put together […]Read More Farewell, Ursula K. Le Guin
By Karen Jensen On posts, in tweets, and in my mailbox, one of the questions we – TLT – get asked a lot is “What about the conservatives?” Because we post regularly about GLBTQAI+ literature, talk about advocacy, etc., some are left with the impression that we do not care about meeting the needs of […]Read More The Importance of Diversity in Libraries
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I have exciting news! “Mr. Midshipman Sunfall,” which was the first part of “A Few Good Elves,” will be published in the On the Horizon: Simple Worlds of Speculative Adventure Boxed Set on May 1, 2018! From the description: A collection of 22 Fantasy and Science Fiction full…
Shift by Hugh Howey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Apocalypse Now! Reading Challenge. Method of the world’s destruction: Nanobot plagues and nuclear weapons. I really loved the first book in the series, Wool Omnibus, more so because this was an indie writer who’s become mainstream. So when I discovered there were […]Read More Book Review: Shift by Hugh Howey
This article 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 Expert Hayley Stone received a Bachelor’s degree in […]Read More 5 Facts About the American Old West
#specwomenchat I’ll be posting some of my favourite quotes from great writers of #SFF from time to time on my blog.Read More Home