As a science fiction writer, I find examining science’s current stance on futuristic ideas, such as time travel, warp drives, and other possible technological advances to be fascinating and insightful. This book by Allen Everett and Thomas Roman takes the reader on an incredibly thorough examination of the science of time travel, the paradoxes of… Continue reading Review: Time Travel And Warp Drives
The UniverseToday did an excellent job of compiling 101 astronomical events to keep an eye out for the year of 2014. For most, all you’ll need is a clear sky away from city lights, but for a few you may need binoculars and/or a telescope as well. For those of you interested in such things,… Continue reading Astronomical Events
And so a new year begins. Interestingly enough, there really is no significance as to this date starting the new year, other than historical references. Astronomically, this date doesn’t signify anything; the winter solstice is slightly more significant astronomically, since it signifies when the days start to lengthen again rather than shorten. This is all… Continue reading The Year of 2014
Writing about the near future can be a challenge, especially when writing short stories. When I set out to write a short story today, one I had planned the night before, and then dreamed about as I slept, I realized that I had to think about how technology might differ from today a good sixty… Continue reading Writing about the Near Future
Here is the final pictures of the paper mache project: I apologize for the fuzzy aspect to the pictures. They were taken with my phone camera. Also, I tilted the globe so you can see the north and south poles more clearly: I am looking down at the globe toward the northern hemisphere and… Continue reading Paper Mache Project Completed
Finally! I have succeeded in determining a way to paint my planet. This is the first batch of paint — it will need at least two if not three coats of acrylic paint – and there is some pieces of continent in the southern hemisphere and three islands in the northern hemisphere that have yet… Continue reading Paper Mache Planet Update!
I have been reading the Science of Aliens by Clifford Pickover, which has been incredibly fascinating. It included a lot of pictures to help supplement the discussion. Since I have my world-building series about creating worlds for your stories, this seemed to be a good supplement to that series. Now we need aliens to populate the… Continue reading The Science of Aliens Part One
Note this is a series: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four. A note for my readers, especially those interested in my paper mache planet project: This post in particular describes how I created my own tectonic plate maps, determined the geological features of my own planet including major rivers and lakes; I’ve… Continue reading World-building Part 5 – Geomorphology (planetary features)