Friday Review: The Consuming Fire (Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi My rating:4 of 5 stars This is the second book in the Interdependcy series by Scalzi, and it picks up pretty much right where The Collapsing Empire left off. To give a short recap of the story so far: The Inderdependency is a group of planets inhabited by humans … Continue reading Friday Review: The Consuming Fire (Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi

Friday Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have never been very good with math. I can do basic stuff- make change, simple percentages, the kind of thing you actually use in life. But complicated, theoretical stuff? Way over my head. At the same time, I … Continue reading Friday Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Wednesday Wanderings: Good Omens Trailer, Dyeing Fabric with Bacteria, and Dust Storms on Titan

I don't know about you, but I am not so patiently waiting for the Amazon adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett's "Good Omens" in 2019. Here's the first trailer and it looks just awesome: Good Omens This technique of dyeing fabric with bacteria is not only cool, but it could save billions of gallons … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Good Omens Trailer, Dyeing Fabric with Bacteria, and Dust Storms on Titan

Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter Three, and (Probable) Presale Dates

Below I will post chapter three of Two's Company, my scifi space opera novel due to release in mid-December. If you missed the first two chapters, I will add links to those, also. I am planning (as of now) to do a presale on the book in November, most likely from the middle of the … Continue reading Sneak Preview: Two’s Company, Chapter Three, and (Probable) Presale Dates

Wednesday Wanderings: Earthquake Aftershock Predictions, New Horizons Photos Its Next Target, Naked Mole Rats, and Wedding Photobomber

Late, I know, but I did manage to finish the read through of "Two's Company" this afternoon. On to final revisions tomorrow! Meanwhile, let's see what's going on out there in the interwebz. Scientists are using an artificial intelligence to predict earthquake aftershocks. In the future, it may help to lessen the effects: Aftershocks New … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Earthquake Aftershock Predictions, New Horizons Photos Its Next Target, Naked Mole Rats, and Wedding Photobomber

Wednesday Wanderings: New Moons for Jupiter, Huge Plane May Carry Rockets to the Edge of Space, and NASA and SpaceX Agree to Test Fueling Rockets with Astronauts Aboard

Ten new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing the total to 79: Jupiter Moons Is this bigger-than-huge plane the answer to getting rockets into space? Stratolaunch In more space news, NASA may be on the verge of allowing SpaceX to fuel rockets after astronauts are aboard: SpaceX ====================================================== Coming soon: Two's Company, a sci-fi novel in … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: New Moons for Jupiter, Huge Plane May Carry Rockets to the Edge of Space, and NASA and SpaceX Agree to Test Fueling Rockets with Astronauts Aboard

Wednesday Wanderings: SpaceX Capsule Revealed, Steve Perry, Red Tide In Florida, and Oldest Pterodactyl Fossil in Utah

A group of reporters was invited to take a look at a mock-up of the SpaceX capsule that will fly astronauts next year: SpaceX This is interesting. It's been all over social media and rock music news. Nothing definitive, and as always, I will believe it when I hear it. (But this may just be … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: SpaceX Capsule Revealed, Steve Perry, Red Tide In Florida, and Oldest Pterodactyl Fossil in Utah

Wednesday Wanderings: Weird Planet with Auroras, Grain Free May Not Be Good for Your Dog, Duck with Many, Many Ducklings, and Metalheads On the Run

This rogue planet has an incredible magnetic field and some other unique qualities: Rogue Planet A lot of study needs to still be done, but it looks like "grain free" foods may not be good for your dog. It's not that dogs need grain, it seems they don't need the fillers being substituted and those … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Weird Planet with Auroras, Grain Free May Not Be Good for Your Dog, Duck with Many, Many Ducklings, and Metalheads On the Run

Friday Review: Return to Earth by Colonel Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. and Wayne Warga

Return to Earth by Buzz Aldrin My rating: 2 of 5 stars I tried, really I did. I kept plugging away at it for a couple weeks. But I ended up reading only a few pages at a time, and then I had to stop. I honestly thought this would be far more interesting than … Continue reading Friday Review: Return to Earth by Colonel Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. and Wayne Warga

Wednesday Wanderings: Tom Hiddleston, Tito’s and Dogs, and Mars Rover Selfie

In case you needed more reasons to love Tom Hiddleston: Hiddleston Love Edit: I have been notified that the above link may not work from a cell phone. You might try this link instead. Seems to work better on mobile devices. Tito's isn't just a good vodka, they are helping find good homes for dogs, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Tom Hiddleston, Tito’s and Dogs, and Mars Rover Selfie