Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Great Weekend Getaway?

Will this be a future home after eons of evolution? “Europa's rocky interior may be much more complex and possibly earthlike than people typically think, according to Steve Vance, a planetary scientist at JPL and lead author of the study.” 

It’s fun to speculate. 
Here's a link to the article.

Monday, May 23, 2016


Phillip K. Dick wrote many of the stories we view as films lately. 

Minority Report
A Scanner Darkly
Total Recall
Adjustment Bureau
A Scanner Darkly
Blase Runner
Man in the High Castle

 To my way of thinking, his ideas and concepts were ahead of the times in which he wrote. What an imagination! He had knowledge of [philosophy, business, physics. It's too bad that he didn't enjoy the success he deserved during his lifetime.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Astronomers Spot Faintest Galaxy Ever Using Keck Telescope

Kudos to the scientists for this amazing accomplishment. 

Since a light year is six trillion miles, and we’re speaking about six trillion times 13 billion, it’s fair to say that we cannot comprehend the idea of 13 billion light years; at least I can’t. It’s difficult to imagine that we can see that far, even with a gravitational telescope.

Scientists say this image of this tiny galaxy will assist us in understanding how the universe began. Do we really want to know?

If we could travel the 13 billion light years to reach this galaxy, what would we find? 

Friday, May 20, 2016

For Mars Lovers

On may 22, many will have the opportunity to see Mars, which will be at its closest point to Earth in more than a decade. The Red planet will be visible all night.

Here's a link to the story.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

KILLER WAVES: Mega Tsunamis Rocked Mars Oceans Billions of Years Ago

Mega Tsunamis means Mars once had oceans. If Mars had oceans, it may mean the red planet had life. Some suggest that Mars’ life may be underground. What if life there came to earth? What if we are the Martians? What if we lived on Mars and were a technologically advanced civilization with the ability to build spacecraft? What if we had to escape a disaster (The scientist claim meteors cause the tsunamis) and traveled to Earth? 

It’s always fun to speculate about such issues, even if it’s only exercise for our brains. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Science Fiction Science Fact

Science Realty
Recently scientists held a meeting (in secret) that considered creating a synthetic human genome. My first thought: what delightful fodder for a science fiction story. Another thought followed. What could possibly go wrong with this?
Scientists intend to use chemical to create all the DNA of human beings. That means they are customized genes—unnatural genes. What could they create with these? Will they attempt to custom-design people for specific jobs? Fireman, soldiers, doctors, teachers, and more could all be customized at some future date.
What, then, will happen to normal human beings?
Science Fiction
This is not quite the Universal Soldier You can see information on the Universal Soldier here.  series in which soldiers are reanimated or returned to life after their deaths. (Sounds gruesome, doesn’t it?) Nor is this like The Fly, where a scientist uses teleportation devices. See The Fly here. Further, The X-MEN  (follow this link)  were different because they were born mutants. 

Science Fiction Fodder
This may prove to excellent science fiction fodder.

What do you think?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Shadow Invasion

It took longer than expected to finish the novel Shadow Invasion. Now it's done, except for the revisions, the edits, and who knows what else. The best part of writing is the first draft, the creative part where you just let go with your imagination. Yes, some research about reality is necessary too.

Currently I'm reading another Phillip K. Dick story: Man in the High castle. He was a genius and a favorite author of mine. He wrote about things most of us never consider in the way he considered them. He truly wanted to know several things: what is real? What is Human? Will the world decay?

It's a shame that he didn't  he didn't realize the rewards of his work while he still lived. But that applies to many of the world's great artists. Hollywood mad many of his stories into box office hits: Total Recall, Blade Runner, Minority Report, Screamers, A Scanner Darkly, and one of my favorites: Paycheck, and many more.

Below is a short video from 1977. After you listen to it, you will wonder about these issues. You will also notice how forward his thinking was.

As you can see, he was quite interesting.

Let me know what you think of this author.