Dreams of Mars

 Posted by at 3:51 pm on September 29, 2016  Mars exploration, News, Space news  No Responses »
Sep 292016
 
Dreams of Mars

(credit: Space X video) Musk Endeavors to Make Reality Catch Up with Science Fiction Elon Musk is nutty as a fruitcake. He has to be to dream this big and have any chance of reaching those dreams. Musk and others like him are the only ones with enough passion who can. Of course, it helps more »

Dec 292015
 
Science Fiction Trends Back to Hard Science

NPR broadcast a report Dec. 13 on the recent rise in “hard” science fiction stories, taking special note of the book and film The Martian “that taps into an intriguing trend toward realism.” It’s a trend that many readers and viewers of science fiction have noticed since Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy in the 1990s, more »

Feb 272015
 
Living in California, Working on Mars

It’s not everyday I get to talk with someone who works on Mars. So when I scored an assignment for The Atlantic magazine’s website (Jet Lag is Worse on Mars) on how Martian explorers will adjust to a longer Martian day, my first call was to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I was able to get more »

Casting Call for Sci-Fi Audio Drama

 Posted by at 9:58 am on September 25, 2013  Writing sci-fi  No Responses »
Sep 252013
 
Casting Call for Sci-Fi Audio Drama

I have faced many delays with this project, but now that I have the funding, I’m moving ahead with the production of a short sci-fi audio drama, Shalbatana Solstice. I hope to record before the end of the year. If scheduling works out, sometime in October. Shalbatana is a short story prequel to my novel, Lunar more »

Aug 272013
 
One-Way to Mars: Is it the only way?

No, but maybe sending colonists first is the better way If you want to go to Mars, you only have a few days left to apply. But if you want a round trip ticket, you’re going to have to wait a while longer. The plan of the Mars One Foundation to send would-be colonists to more »

Aug 012012
 
Crowdfunding novel and audio drama

This has been a long time coming, but finally I’ve launched a Kickstarterr funding campaign to publish my novel, Lunar Dust, Martian Sands, and its audio short-story prequel, Shalbatana Solstice. I’ve been leading up to this for a while. In fact, for the novel, it’s been years. I believe now the timing is right, both more »

i, Human

 Posted by at 7:59 pm on December 12, 2011  Writing sci-fi  No Responses »
Dec 122011
 

Laptops, e-readers, iPads and any external electronic device may be gone in the blink of an eye. Just a blink, and any website, background info or ebook we just think about accessing will be there, projected on contact lenses and controlled with a direct connection to our brains. It’s the stuff of science fiction, but more »

New construction zone

 Posted by at 2:46 pm on November 3, 2011  Uncategorized  No Responses »
Nov 032011
 

This is going to be an ambitious website, but there’s no use putting one up if you’re not gong to be ambitious. The tag line in the header says it. I want to look at life 100 years from now, not that I nor anyone I bring in can claim to have a crystal ball. more »