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Climate Remediation

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Earth’s climate is changing rapidly due to the increasing load of CO2 in the environment. While governments have addressed the problem, they have failed to stop its trajectory toward an unguessable future. InIX: Creation, the prequel to my World of IX series, a group of researchers genetically modify their own children to have extremely long […]

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An android with dementia?

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In my latest story Jay Myriad, an android, is suffering from irreversible memory loss which will destroy his current personality. He enters a memory care facility as its first emergent person client. There he meets Ray Carney, a human angry that an android has been admitted and takes up a bed a human might use. […]

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Far future

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I have a story set in a far future in which all record of humanity has been lost. A  collective intelligence compiling a history of the universe discovers that, although Sol should have had intelligent life, no record exists that shows it participated in galactic civilization. A collective committee journeys to Sol and finds a […]

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The future is on Mars

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Elon Musk is famously aiming for a private expedition to Mars a decade earlier than the most likely government-financed trip. Planetary Resources and other companies are working on asteroid mining technology. What impact will these activities have on the world in the future? Worlds of Sol explores this question.

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The Genie in the Bottle

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In the March/April issue of Analog C. Stuart Hardwick presents an analysis (Taming the Genie: How Fear of the Atom Threatens our Future) of the safety of nuclear power generation compared to that of other sources. He shows what every competent physicist knows: nuclear power, even  considering Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, has caused […]

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Incoming

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There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Wm. Shakespeare I’ve been seeing a lot of posts in my SF Facebook groups about various things in the solar system and beyond. Astronomers are beginning to learn so much about the solar system that we never knew. ‘Oumuamua […]

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Still collecting rejections

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I am still collecting rejections but I have six stories out for review at various magazines. The most interesting rejections have come from GigaNotoSaurus and Fantasy and Science Fiction. GigaNotoSaurus suggested three resources  listed below: Tips for Standard Manuscript Formatting (Vonda N. McIntyre) 3 Things That End A Story Well (Cat Rambo) Nectar for Rejectomancers […]

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American Steel

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I read today an essay from The New Yorker that said the 20th century railroads made the mistake of thinking they were in the railroad business instead of the transportation business. I think American steel is making a similar mistake. A lot of American manufacturing in general survived WWII with their physical plant intact. The […]

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Astronaut

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A while ago I met an astronaut. He had given a presentation about flying the space shuttle at a meeting I had arranged. Afterwards, I introduced myself and told him I had applied for the astronaut program in 1979 and been rejected. “Me too,” he said.”And again in 1980, and 1981, and every year for […]

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To the Belt!

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This morning Elon Musk announced that his Falcon heavy rocket has succeeded in boosting a Tesla roadster into the Asteroid Belt. This is the first step toward a commercial space industry. Many people bemoan the new “Gilded Age” in which some become rich while widespread poverty continues to plague us. But standouts like Elon Musk […]