Odds & Ends

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A reader asked me to provide an update on Sunborn. I oblige, with a sigh. Progress: slow. Excruciatingly slow. I see many problems in the first draft, and I think I understand the problems pretty well. What I don’t understand (yet) is how to fix them. I’m working on it. If you think you’re frustrated as a reader, imagine what it’s like to be the author who’d hoped to have this book in print five years ago!

SciFi Wire just ran a very nice piece on WriteSF.com. In the day and a half since that story appeared, there have been over a thousand hits on the main page! And I received a nice note from someone who said he managed to avoid work for an entire day by going through the course from beginning to end! All right!! 🙂

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  1. Duncan
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    Hello, there.
    Yes, I was someone who enquired about progress on Sunborn. I’m sorry to hear it’s so slow, and I hope you will make quicker progress soon.
    I regret to say, however, that I do not believe that dark matter or, for that matter, gravity, holds galaxies together. As A. Peratt illustrated not too long ago [look up “plasma cosmology”], the force that keeps galaxies together happens to be electromagnetic and not gravitational — expecting stars in the galaxy to behave like planets orbiting the Sun does not work, since the forces that bind the stars together are different. I suggest that tools exploiting the galactic “electro-magnetic currents” might be more useful for the new book. A recent observation (that all stars in a typical cloud have their axes of rotation “lined up” and pointing in the same direction) is a further indication of this. C.S. Lewis also complained about how knowledge gets revised every so often; he quoted a Latin phrase timeo danaos et dona ferentes [“beware the Greeks even when they bring gifts”] to express his feelings — though I rather doubt that scientists in general can be described as “Greeks”. 🙂
    Just a thought from …

  2. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    Hi Duncan. Thanks for your comment. I responded in the comments section of the next post up, to keep all the dark matter stuff together.

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