Sci-Friday Sunday

Oh wow, am I tired! Why did I say I would write three features? Yawn…. that’s what you get for staying up playing Pokemon all night.

But it was worth it! Finally got my Greninja and Mega Charizard X and Doublade and, AND freaking Hawlucha, love it. Even managed to evolve Eevee into Sylveon after some creative effort. But I have no idea what to do with Sylveon. The new fairy type has me baffled. Now I just need a Malamar and possibly a Gourgeist (maybe to replace Sylveon) and this party can get started.

Sorry to everyone who has absolutely no idea what I just said. Anyway! It has nothing to do with science fiction. You could, just maybe, consider Pokemon in the list of science fiction franchises. But today we’re doing the hard stuff, today we’re doing the math. Today using the term “evolution” to mean metamorphosis just ain’t gonna cut it. Yes, that’s right, it’s here; Hard Science Sunday!

As the final part of our sci fi feature, there’s art, there are some great short stories, and (I’m excited about this) a stack of fantastic resources to help you get inspired for your own science fiction masterpiece, or failing that, see the inspiration behind many others. In particular, the Scale of the Universe application is an incredible and thought-provoking piece of work.

Let’s hit it!

Stories:

Interweave, by Christopher K. Miller.

A brief look into biotech: Geoffrey C Porter’s Longevity, Inc.

And while it’s not the hardest piece of science out there, it’s a damn good story with a very solid base: Lavie Tidhar’s the Ambiguity Clock.

 

Resources:

This amazing application shows you examples of everything in the universe, in scale. It’s really, really wow, and a lot of fun to use. Kind of like being in the TARDIS while simultaneously having an outer body experience in an exploding library: the Scale of the Universe.

The very interesting Future Timeline.

All of the Listverse Science lists, but particularly these: Life After the Apocalypse, Current Space Projects, Cool yet Terrifying Androids, and a very frightening look into Why the Internet is Destroying You.

That’s all I got! I hope you’ve had a great weekend. Enter the contest! Gosh, enter the contest already. You stand a pretty good chance of winning if you do. If you win you get a big bundle of classic science fiction books. Damn it, I really want to win! Go in it and win it for me!

And now, l’art.

 

 

 

 

Artist: http://spacecore.deviantart.com/ ... to be honest, I'm kind of surprised this was drawn by someone other than me.

Artist: http://spacecore.deviantart.com/ … to be honest, I’m kind of surprised this was drawn by someone other than me.

 

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About Anneque D. Machelle

Anneque "Dangerpus" Machelle (rhymes with ranger wuss) is a rebel and a rogue from way out west. Strictly banned from interactions with other human beings, she spends her days amongst molluscs, dogs and lizards, whom she counts as her closest friends.

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