Monthly Archives: November 2007

Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life, Ender. The best you can do is choose to be controlled by good people, by people who love you. Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game According to Wikipedia, several schools around … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

The void in his mind athrob for the soothing pressure of knowledge. Jack Vance, The Dying Earth Send to Kindle

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Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

The future is already here – it is just unevenly distributed. William Gibson, author of Neuromancer. Wikipedia points out: The word “cyberspace” (from cybernetics and space) was coined by science fiction novelist and seminal cyberpunk author William Gibson in his … Continue reading

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Private Space Flight

Armadillo Aerospace attempted to win the Northrop-Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge this year at the X-Prize Cup but was not successful. According to Wikipedia: Armadillo Aerospace is an aerospace startup company based in Mesquite, Texas. Its initial goal is to build … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

Memories and possibilities are ever more hideous than realities. H.P. Lovecraft, “Herbert West: Re-Animator” in “Home Brew” Vol. 1, No. 1 (February 1922) Send to Kindle

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Life Aboard the International Space Station

The station has the interior volume of a three bedroom house. It is the largest spacecraft ever constructed–and it’s still being built. glumbert – Space Playground Send to Kindle

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Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

History does not always repeat itself. Sometimes it just yells, ‘Can’t you remember anything I told you?’ and lets fly with a club. John W. Campbell, Jr., late editor of Analog Science Fiction Magazine Send to Kindle

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Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

The importance of information is directly proportional to its improbability. Jerry Pournelle, Lucifer’s Hammer, with Larry Niven Send to Kindle

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Private Space Flight

Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) reports that it has completed development of its Merlin 1C next generation liquid fueled rocket booster engine. It is among the highest performing gas generator cycle kerosene engines ever built, exceeding the performance of the … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. Philip K. Dick Send to Kindle

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