science, science fiction

Let’s You and Him Fight: Autoimmune Disorders and Parasites

In a forum of smart folks I’m part of, a science fictional conversation came up: if we could terraform another planet, picking and choosing what species we’d put on it, why would we bother with parasites? People bandied around things they’d love to do without, like mosquitoes, poison ivy, ticks, fleas, and various disease-causing bacteria.… Read More Let’s You and Him Fight: Autoimmune Disorders and Parasites

science, science fiction

Double-Edged Sword of the Apocalypse

There are days that I can say and mean it from the bottom of my heart: science is scary. This is true on every day, of course, but it rarely impinges on my day-to-day reality. Kids, dogs, husband, work, writing… and then there are the science journals. The headline of this article caught my attention… Read More Double-Edged Sword of the Apocalypse

Art, motherhood, Musing, science fiction, Short Story

Art Stories, with a special guest appearance

I was delighted to learn that my daily art yesterday reminded Julie Pascal of a story she had written. You can read it at her blog, and I recommend you do, it’s very good. Like many short pieces, it will leave you thinking ‘what comes next?’ but it’s satisfying in its entirety. The Ship was all… Read More Art Stories, with a special guest appearance

Books, Cooking, Food, Recipe, science, science fiction

Eat This While You Read That: Tedd Roberts

In with the traditional novel-length writers, I’ve sprinkled a few folks who are more difficult to stuff into a pigeonhole. This man is certainly not a person you can define with a single role. Or sentence. Renowned scientist, science fiction fan, and author of short stories and numerous science articles related to science fiction topics,… Read More Eat This While You Read That: Tedd Roberts

Curmudgeon's Corner, Ethics and Morals, Philosophy, science fiction

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Honor in an Orwellian World

Written by Sanford Begley Originally published at the Otherwhere Gazette in March 2015   Most SF fans believe in honor. How can you read stories about heroes and not? I think we all believe we are honorable, I know I do. We can’t be certain though, we all fall short of our ideals, all we can… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Honor in an Orwellian World