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

Book List, Books, Military, science fiction

Top 100 Military Science Fiction Books

I realized that although I have made many lists of books, I have never done a list for military science fiction, one of my favorite sub-genres to read. An online friend asked about recommendations, so I did what I usually do, and crowdsourced the list-making. Over 300 comments later… No, not all of them were… Read More Top 100 Military Science Fiction Books

bioengineering, zombie virus

Viruses that go Bump in the Night

I was reminded of John Ringo’s essay on the zombie apocalypse during microbiology lab today. We watched a video on SARS, and one of the questions asked was “did we overreact to SARS?” The answer, of course, is no, and a little bit, yes. The possibility of a global pandemic (yes, I know that’s redundant)… Read More Viruses that go Bump in the Night