Hal’s Worlds

Hal Clement was a towering figure in hard science fiction, probably best known for his seminal novel, Mission of Gravity, recently reissued as part of Heavy Planet: The Classic Mesklin Stories. I was awed by his work when I read … Read More

Readercon

I’ll be at Readercon off and on this weekend. Readercon is one of the best conventions for people who really love written SF and are interested in hearing serious discussion of SF as literature. That doesn’t mean it’s above silliness, … Read More

Cosmic Whack-a-Mole

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By any standard, the great thumping whack delivered by the Deep Impact probe on Comet Tempel 1 has to be considered pretty cool. I haven’t seen any video yet, but for full coverage of the mission, along with the “Top … Read More

Re: Ideas

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I came across this the other day, and thought it apropos: “My stories run up and bite me on the leg—I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and … Read More

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