Monthly Archives: April 2015

What If? Rejects #5.1: Balancing Act

Previous post in this series: In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream. Q: If global warming puts us in danger through temperature rise, and super-volcanos put us into danger of global cooling, shouldn’t those two dangers balance each other … Continue reading

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What I Learned From Writing The Lacertan Incident

Last week, I published one of my short stories, The Lacertan Incident, on my blog. This week, I wanted to share some of the process of how I wrote and rewrote it, and what I learned from the experience. I … Continue reading

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The Lacertan Incident

A Short Story Author’s Note: This story is part of a series of short stories and at least one novel that I am writing about Earth’s future over the next 200 years or so. This story is set in 2154. … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #4.2: In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

Previous post in this series: Volcanoes. Q: A friend of mine is convinced that there is sound in space. There isn’t, right? Randall’s response: A guy floating in space speaks, but the speech bubble is empty. My answer: actually, there … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin is one of the best-selling science fiction novels in China and is the first Chinese science fiction novel to be translated into English for a wide-scale Western audience. The translator, Ken Liu, is himself … Continue reading

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