Friday, April 29, 2016

Another sale!

My fantasy story "The Witch of Elrica" has been purchased by Cirsova for their fourth issue, to be published some time next winter.

(Still working on internet).

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Space X planning Mars mission

Space X intends to send the first commercial probe to Mars in 2018. The craft, imaginatively called "Red Dragon" will fly with NASA assistance. Eventually, a variant may carry astronauts. Space X claims their design can land "anywhere in the solar system." Let's see if they can pull this one off. After all, they did land a rocket on a ship.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Author Interview!

Still without usable internet (I am having flash backs to dial-up), but here's an interview I did with blogger Geetanjali Mukherjee:

Monday, April 25, 2016


No internet until at least Saturday. I will try to keep posting, but please forgive me if I skip a day. (I have only crappy wi-fi available.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


...this weekend. Don't be surprised if posting is only sporadic for a bit (I may or may not have access in the new place, might be stuck trying to do stuff on crappy public internet for a bit, etc).

I should hopefully be back in full swing soon enough.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Growing Up In Zero G

One of the big concerns about living in microgravity is whether children can develop properly without gravity.

Chinese scientists successfully grew mouse embryos in space, indicating it may not be as much of a problem as we thought. They reached the blastocyst stage (a good point of cellular division). But that's a long way from kids in sp[ace.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sky watching?

This week is a good time to do it - the Lyrid meteor shower will peak on Friday. If you're lucky enough to live somewhere without a lot of light pollution.

Unfortunately, the show will not be as spectacular as usual due to the full moon - but you can always get in some good moon viewing while you are at it.