Monthly Archives: January 2017

Extinction Level Events: Gamma Ray Burst

There is a plethora of potential events outside human control that can lead to mass extinction on Earth. It’s happened before. Fortunately, such events are few and far between. Nevertheless, it is worth paying attention to the potential for at … Continue reading


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Characters are at the heart of every story. They do things. Things happen to them. We love them and we hate them. But choosing and developing characters, from protagonists to one-time mentions, can be a challenge. Here are some quotes … Continue reading

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Large Space Vessels

The two most basic design concepts for long-term, high-population space vessels (either orbiting space colonies or ships designed for a long-duration traverse) are the cylindrical model and the toroidal model. NASA and other space agencies have studied these design concepts … Continue reading

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