Could this be the future of “Simplify, then add Lightness?” Lotus has finally revealed the all-electric hypercar they’ve been teasing for months, and now it has a proper name: Evija. The Lotus Evija is Lotus Cars’ attempt at chasing down the Tesla Roadster with a lightweight carbon monocoque chassis mated to a 2000 horsepower motor […]
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The Wind From Nowhere by J. G. Ballard (1930 – 2009) was first published as a novel in 1962. However, it was published originally in two parts as “Storm-Wind” in 1961 in New Worlds Science Fiction issue #110 edited by John Carnell. This is the second novel by Ballard that I have read; I read […]
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Random fact about me: I have never liked butterflies. They honestly scare me and I see them as just colorful moths and I really don’t like moths either. I have never really understood the obsession with them; why get a tattoo of an insect? I used to find it suspect and honestly, pretty gross. I […]
Apple is said to be spending a couple billion dollars over 2018 and 2019 on the development of exclusive original programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s nothing compared to the $12 billion Netflix spent on content in 2018, but it’s still a very big investment. What can you get for a couple billion dollars? […]
The Martianby Andy Weir Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone […]
If you’ve been wringing your hands and saying your goodbyes in advance of the visit from asteroid 2006 QV89 later this year, you can relax. The space rock, which had a very, very tiny chance of posing a threat to Earth, has been under close observation by astronomers who have since confirmed that it will […]
I’m a crier. Movies, music, you name it. But when it comes to reading, my waterworks haven’t always been forthcoming, and so I cling to those books that have moved me to tears as totems. The first story that ever made me weepy was Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Match Girl’ in a children’s collection […]
Kate says… This story has it all. Alien probe – check. Enhanced super-soldiers – check. Deadly battles in the depths of the Amazon jungle – check. But after a peek at the alien probe in the opening, there’s a short lesson in compound interest. Yes, this story is more than you expect. Kagan is part […]
This just remains a really good space adventure. The drama picks up pretty nicely this week as focus shifts to the very real possibility that someone sent them on this trip to die. That’s a pretty good way to stress the main characters out. Honestly I’m also really happy that they didn’t sit on the whole sabotage thing for very long. It can only blow up in their faces if Kanata was found to be hiding such critical information. While the odds are high that one of them is a saboteur, the vast majority of them are victims. It’s for the best to just work as a group and try to stay ahead of any potential pit falls. Besides there is still a perfectly fine chance that no one is evil here. Heck maybe the puppet is causing all this trouble somehow. We are talking science fiction after all.
The “Cities of Love” series is like a travelogue on film, complete with little notes from stilted lovers and letters to new crushes. Paris, I Love You had charm to spare but each of them since has degraded over time. Berlin, I Love You, while still worthwhile for its kookier bits, might be the worst […]
Common words and physics terms So now scientists, specifically physicists, are closing in on entering a parallel universe. Whatever that means, I am still working on the difference between the physics terms, mass and weight. I gave up on the difference between Uranium 235 and 238 in high school. I’ve never looked back. Then I […]