Blog posts about: science fiction

Here you'll find blog posts that I've written about science fiction.

NASA Travel Posters

Wow look at these beautiful pieces of poster artwork commissioned by NASA themselves to help inspire a generation to stay on board with the space discovery missions being run by NASA. Commissioned to look like art deco 1930’s era classic poster-work they certainly evoke memories of some classic science fiction artwork and could easily adorn […]

Autocells, The Origin of Life and Gaia Theory

The famous Martian meteorite ALH 84001 contains a “fossil” that was ruled out as life because of its small size, however it could still be an autocell – a precursor to life. Credit: NASA The World Fantasy Convention 2013 took place at the Brighton Metropole earlier this month. My father was one of the guests […]

Road trains: the future of connected driving

The utopian futures of urbanisation as depicted films like Minority Report, Star Wars and Blade Runner (utopian?) came one step closer recently when Volvo announced real world trails of something that they’ve coined (SARTRE) Road Trains. Anyone who’s ever tail-gated a bus on a bike will understand the principles of economy involved here, but it’s […]

Hendrix Reads Aldiss

How about this gem of a photo that @penguinbookaday tweeted recently. OK so technically Jimi Hendrix isn’t actually reading dad’s work (his name is on the cover as the editor), but I am still impressed with this roundabout claim to fame. Hendrix was an SF fan, he has also been quoted as enjoying dad’s work, but the […]

Konstantin’s cable & Google’s tethered space station

NASA artists impression of Konstantin’s cable Surprisingly it was not a science fiction writer who came up with the idea of tethering a space station at a point on the equator via a hugely long cable, but a Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in 1895. A real stretch for anyone’s imagination the idea has lasted, […]

Beautiful time lapse view of Earth from the space station

No words… just beautiful…

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Perry Rhodan: most successful science fiction ever

I was amazed to read in Wired Magazine that this series of Science Fiction novels that has been running since 1961 has been publishing novella’s (that’s at least 17,500 words) EVERY WEEK! I mean that’s a 49 years x 52 weeks x at least 17,500 words = a lot. Here’s Wikipedia’s entry: Perry Rhodan is […]

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