Category Archives: Science Fiction

Ascension

Ascension is a new show that begins on the SyFy Channel on December 15: it tells the story of a multi-generation ship sent into space during the Kennedy administration as backup for the human race in case it destroyed itself … Continue reading

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Star Trek Technology

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Long Lasting Science Fiction

The first episode of Star Trek aired on Thursday, September 8, 1966—nearly forty-eight years ago. The original series was on the air for only three years, ending its run in 1968 In 1973 an animated version of the series appeared … Continue reading

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Dyson Spheres

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Future Fear

Within the genre of science fiction there is a common trope: the cautionary tale. Perhaps one of the better known examples is also one of the earliest examples of what came to be called science fiction: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. … Continue reading

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Hacker’s Apprentice – Chapter One

First chapter of a novel I’m currently rewriting is below; it is a fantasy novel: Hacker’s Apprentice Chapter One Shoving his hands in his pockets, he shambled away. His breath left great puffs of steam in the air, as snowflakes … Continue reading

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Titanic

When the traditional day for our taxes being due arrived last year, some of us remembered the 100th anniversary of another disaster: the sinking of the Titanic on a dark and cold night. Somewhere in the North Atlantic in that … Continue reading

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Positronic

The science fiction author Isaac Asimov wrote a series of novels and short stories about robots. Besides inventing the three laws of robotics, he also came up with the idea of the robots having brains running on positrons. He called … Continue reading

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History of Star Trek from Space.com

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What If?

One of my favorite kinds of science fiction is a subgenre known as “alternate history.” The authors of this sort of science fiction ask the “what if” questions of history: what if the North had lost the battle at Gettysburg? … Continue reading

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