Interstellar Flight- In the Near Future?

Last year a group of very smart people launched something called ‘The Hundred-Year Starship’ program. The purpose of this was to identify and develop key technologies that would allow us to launch the first starship, about a century from now.  The project...

The High-Tech Luddite

I don’t think this is going to come as a big surprise to anyone, but the older I get the more I find myself appreciating old stuff.  What is surprising is that while this preference has an element of nostalgia about it that isn’t what it’s all about....

What is Science Fiction?

Science Fiction is simply speculative fiction with deals with events dictated by science and technology. It is usually set in the future, but the defining characteristic is that the story could not occur without the intervention of a particular scientific or...

I am a Badass?

Recently I published an excerpt from the upcoming sequel to ‘Diaries of a Dwarven Rifleman,’ ‘Lord of the North.’ One reader responded, “Engvyr is a badass!”  I was, I confess, a bit surprised.  It had never occurred to me that my...