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 […]Read more "C.A.T. and cryo-volcanism!"
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 […]Read more "A Class of Techno in Science Fiction?"
Sometimes when you get a lot of facts thrown at you, it is difficult to make sense of them all at the same time. That’s when a diagram comes in handy – you just sit down and add a bit at a time. This is exactly what I did in trying to make out the structure […]Read more "Facts, Damned Facts, and Diagrams"
It seems absolutely ages ago when Explorations: Through the Wormhole was published, but it was less than five months ago. This of course was for the Kindle and paperback editions (and I must say the cover on the shelf looks even better than the cover you see on Amazon – but there again, I’m prejudiced). […]Read more "Explorations Through the Wormhole – Audio"
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. […]Read more "Science Fiction of the Future"
Well, so that was 2016… a year of horror in the real world (one way or another) and a personally difficult year for me (though I have had a couple of years that were far worse). So, unless something super nasty happens in 2017 happens, then it can only get better for me. As for […]Read more "Looking forward to 2017 science fiction?"
Over the past years I have generated the occasional article that would be a help to science fiction wanting to use the relevant technology. It started with one about artificial gravity. And that only came about because I was critiquing someone else’s drafts and what he had written instinctively felt wrong. So I sat down, […]Read more "Maybe, or, Maybe Not"