Catching 40 Billion Winks

Getting the Han Solo-Carbonite Treatment Because Space is Boring Humanity’s first trip to a distant star is likely to be boring. I’m not talking I’m-so-bored-I-can’t-find-anything-to-watch-on-237-cable-channels-or-Netflix kind of bored. I mean stuck-in-a-doctor’s-office-with-muzak-and-no-magazines-with-no-escape-for-20-years kind of bored. Think of it this way, it would be like a cruise ship without the water, ports, …

FlashFic: Desperation

This week’s Flash Fiction is inspired by concept artist Jiwook Lee’s Busted.

Stuck in a Tin Can in Deep Space

One of the most iconic phrases in Science Fiction is Star Trek’s original opening line, “Space, the final frontier.” Space may be the final frontier, but first, we have to be able to survive the cold vacuum of vast open nothingness that makes up the unimaginable distance between our solar …

FlashFic: The Pillar

Monoliths always seem kind of mysterious and otherworldly. Whether it’s 2001: A Space Odyssey or Stone Henge, I feel like it’s pretty universal. ReneAigner’s Monolith struck me as having that quintessential mystery with a scifi bend. ReneAigner is an artist over on DeviantArt, and this piece, with its vague outlines …

On-Demand Spaceship Parts from Pink Goop?

One of the most fascinating technologies to be birthed out of the turn of the millennium is additive, or 3d, printing. And like many other scientific discoveries and inventions, it doesn’t take a ton of imagination to see how something like that might be useful in space. In fact, I …

FlashFic: Resurrectant

Saw this yesterday on ArtStation and was immediately inspired to do a flash piece. This one comes in at just over 1k words. I also want to give a special thank you and shout-out to Pablo Dominguez over at ArtStation, who graciously gave me permission to post his art. He …