Near Future Science Fiction

The closer your speculative future to today is, the shorter the science fiction story has to be. Why is that? Most science fiction authors are all too well aware how they can develop a world, only to find an announcement in some science journal or news channels that means they got aspects of world technology […]

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C.A.T. and cryo-volcanism!

This arrived earlier this week…. This is for chapter 5 of my C.A.T. novel – yes I know, a chapter is not a short story – which makes this award all the more worthy. C.A.T. novel progress is shown below: As you see, I’m over two-thirds of the way through. Yay! It’s well-known that between […]

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A Class of Techno in Science Fiction?

While I was at a one day symposium at the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) last week, one speaker suggested a grouping on innovations in technology as follows: Acute Impact Technology (immediate impact on society in the near term) Chronic Impact Technology (steady impact on society in the medium term) Extensual Technology (extend society and probably […]

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Science Fiction of the Future

A government commissioned review has just backed the building of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon scheme for generating electricity. It’s likely to cost ¬£1.3 billion and still has a couple of hurdles to get through i.e. get marine license approval and the need to agree a deal with the builder. See here for more details. […]

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