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, …

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 …

NerdArt Roundup! April 5, 2017

Looks like I’m moving to an every-other-week thing for the NerdArt Roundup. I’m okay with that, I think. One regular post per week, then either a flash fiction or a NerdArt RoundUp! Anyway, had most of these picked out already, but one was apparently deleted. Found a really cool one …

NerdArt Roundup! March 17, 2017

I skipped last week. Yeah, sorry about that. I’m going through some things in what I want to do here. Also, life kind of got busy for a while. But here’s this week. Two-Thirds of the people in my house are on Spring Break. That means life has eased up …

Changing Atomic Spectra or Hiding from Interplanetary Interlopers

Well, this is interesting. This article just came across my feed this morning. Keep in mind, the ideas behind this are still VERY much theoretical. No one has even tested to see if it can be done. Even so, this is fantastic fodder for brainstorming and creative thought. Spectroscopy is …

*Archive* Pre-Crime: The Science Fact-ion of Minority Report

 Crime. The social aspects of it, the repercussions from it and the simple fear of it are major factors in people’s lives. Local politicians like to talk about how they’ll crack down on crime. Inner-city economically impoverished people tend to get sucked into it by necessity. And most recently, corporations …