Monday 30 May 2016

My #top100 #scifi Num:70 River World

Old school sci-fi fantasy from a simpler time. A good a bit of camp, retro nostalgia.


Wednesday 25 May 2016

My #top100 #scifi 71: The Time Ships

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Tax9Yc

Stephen Baxter's authorized sequel to Wells' "The Time Machine".
I really enjoyed reading this. Baxter picks up the story where Wells leaves off.
Eloi and the Morlock painted on an epic space opera canvas.


Tuesday 24 May 2016

The Shape of Stories - Kurt Vonnegut

“The fundamental idea is that stories have shapes which can be drawn on graph paper, and that the shape of a given society’s stories is at least as interesting as the shape of its pots or spearheads.”
Kurt Vonnegut


Saturday 21 May 2016

Which Space Drive?

For my new novel Singularity's Children, I am thinking about options for interplanetary propulsion (...for interstellar you will need to wait for my next book!)

My current favorite for early 21st Century Equiv-Tech is the Fusion Driven Rocket based around Magneto-Inertial Fusion (also here).

While researching I also came across this awesome site from  



Friday 20 May 2016

My #top100 #scifi Num:72 The Time Machine

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Tej8FI

Right back to the start of it all and also a dam fine read.


Friday 6 May 2016

My #top100 #scifi Num:73 Accelerando

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MzhFKz

Awesome. Takes us through the foothills of the Vingean Singularity and up the vertical slopes beyond.
It also has Space Lobsters.


Wednesday 4 May 2016

Hipster Timeshare

Real Estate in the Cloud?

"Perhaps we’re about to see an emerging breed of young professionals that work remotely, ditch their lease ... live exclusively ... bouncing between Miami and Madrid with a laptop and a single suitcase."

Rent the house on AirBnB and travel the world like a digital vagabond?
I am probably an edge case, but this has a certain appeal to me.