Stuck in a Tin Can in Deep Space

One of the most iconic phrases in Science Fiction is Star Trek’s original opening line, “Space, the final frontier.” Space may be the final frontier, but first, we have to be able to survive the cold vacuum of vast open nothingness that makes up the unimaginable distance between our solar …

FlashFic: The Pillar

Monoliths always seem kind of mysterious and otherworldly. Whether it’s 2001: A Space Odyssey or Stone Henge, I feel like it’s pretty universal. ReneAigner’s Monolith struck me as having that quintessential mystery with a scifi bend. ReneAigner is an artist over on DeviantArt, and this piece, with its vague outlines …

On-Demand Spaceship Parts from Pink Goop?

One of the most fascinating technologies to be birthed out of the turn of the millennium is additive, or 3d, printing. And like many other scientific discoveries and inventions, it doesn’t take a ton of imagination to see how something like that might be useful in space. In fact, I …

FlashFic: Sandshark Hunt

I love finding unusual NerdArt. This piece is so improbable, and yet the action is engaging and frantic. Titled The Great Sand Shark Chase, this was created by Warren Goh, a student at 3DSense Media School in Singapore as part of a class project called Desert Canyon. I was so …

FlashFic: Resurrectant

Saw this yesterday on ArtStation and was immediately inspired to do a flash piece. This one comes in at just over 1k words. I also want to give a special thank you and shout-out to Pablo Dominguez over at ArtStation, who graciously gave me permission to post his art. He …

Immigration and overseas manufacturing may be irrelevant to future jobs

Okay, I’m going to try to talk about a political topic without getting political. I’m talking about jobs in the U.S. I’ve not been shy on sharing my opinions on things like this, but that’s not what this post is about. We’re not here to talk about immigrants “stealing” jobs …