Geek Culture, Writing and Other Junk from Writer C. A. Wilke
Speculative Miscellany



It's been more than a week since I recorded what I've found. Not that it matters, since I haven't really found anything.  Except more dust and crumbling posts. It's like ...
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It's been another week and I still haven't found anyone. There's a strange sense of being watched. Every so often I feel one or two people watching from the shadows ...
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50 Days

It's been 50 days since anything came out on the blog. It's kind of like a ghost town here. The streets are empty and there's a thin layer of dust ...
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The Great First Step Mystery — Open Space Science

It is now almost exactly one month until the fiftieth anniversary of that “One Small Step”. It is a couple of months since I have posted anything here about ...
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Quora Question: Do you think we will ever find life outside of Earth?

Finding life other than on Earth is a tricky, and sometimes loaded question. It can depend on whether you just mean living organisms or intelligent life. Opinions on this can ...
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Eddie Conway's Clarice 2049

Clarice, A 20TweetTales SciFi Noir Story

Cyberpunk has always been part futuretech scifi and part hardboiled noir, which is probably why I like things like Blade Runner and Johnny Mnemonic so much. TBH, I need to ...
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Jooooohn Wick

John Wick 3 is an Ultraviolent Symphony of Murder

As the title says, John Wick 3: Parabellum is an ultraviolent murderfest. And yes, I absolutely loved it. If you remember, JW2 ended with John being classified Excommunicado by the ...
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Ivan Khotenov's Sk_15

Courier, A 20TweetTales SciFi Story

Mad Max, Fallout, 12 Monkeys, Escape from New York, and even Cherry 2000... I love post apocalyptic SciFi fiction. That's why this image from Ivan Khotenov is so cool for ...
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What Avengers: Endgame has to say about storytelling (and life)

I REALLY wanted to go see Avengers: Endgame on opening weekend. So badly I could taste it. So several days before the premier, I searched the whole of my favorite ...
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Runner, courtesy of Alex Ichim

Runner, a 20TweetTales SciFi Story

It's always interesting when a digital artist creates a piece of future military hardware. I like to compare how my past experiences with vehicles, guns and stuff in the Marines ...
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