Tag: genetic engineering

  • Putting the Story in Science

    Putting the Story in Science

    One of the biggest challenges I face as a science fiction writer – and one of the biggest reasons I tend to write Space Opera rather than Hard SF – is staying ahead of the science. As a scientist, most of my work is very industrial. I’m not in research, nothing bleeding-edge is going on…

  • Mitey Bees

    Mitey Bees

    Honeybees, the most-loved insect, and a vital part of the pollination system that ensures we have fruit, nuts, and veggies in the stores to buy and eat, have a nemesis. In recent years you’ve likely seen concerns over Colony Collapse Disorder (also known as CCD) but what you probably haven’t heard about are the Destructors.…

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    I’m hoping to write today. A lot. I have a novella I want to be done. So in aid of that, and since I did write a nice bit of words for the article on public reactions to self-publishing over at the Mad Genius Club today (which I highly recommend, because it’s not all my…

  • Review: Bread has a Hero

    Yes, bread has a hero. Reading this book, I was struck by a few things… ok, a whole bunch of things. Remember when I talked about a story having a hero to stand up and cheer for? And if you have been following along, the blog posts on Ebola, and Poverty, and how I said…