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Short Story Review: Elves of Antarctica by Paul McAuley

This is the first time I’ve reviewed a short story here. I’m pretty sure, anyway. At the very least, it’s the first time I’ve done it with the intention of doing them as a regular feature of my blog-slash-authorpage. 778 more words

Science Fiction

Jack Mackenzie & G. W. Thomas Shoot the Poop!

The publisher of Rage Machine Books, G. W. Thomas and I sat down and had a bit of a back-and-forth about writing: Here’s how it went: 754 more words

Jack Mackenzie

How a vacuum tube works

I found another interesting subject from americanradiohistory.com, a simple explanation about vacuum tubes. 145 more words

Engineering

Acetylene snares

“Raygun gothic,” William Gibson called it in The Gernsback Continuum, his term for the ‘tomorrow that never was’ and still the most vivid description of a certain style of retro-futurist, space age classicism exemplified by Frank R. 1,103 more words

Instrumentality

Sci-fi Televangelism - Part 4: Alien Salvation & Transhumanism 

We have been reviewing a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” given by fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. 1,870 more words

Exotheology

The bed of the future

Earlier this week, I noticed a post on the front page of Reddit with the headline: “After a 1946 plane crash, Howard Hughes decided he did not like the design of the hospital bed he was laying in [ 1,339 more words

Writing

Whether You Have ADD or Are an Introvert, the Isolator May be For You

Ritalin has only been available since the 1950’s, but people have had difficulty with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) forever. Inventor Hugo Gernsback offered his solution for highly-distractable people when he invented The Isolator in 1925. 196 more words

Stupidity