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 read more of that. But in the mean time, I think this quick little #20TweetTales story based on Eddie Conway’s …

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 compares to what they think might come to exist. Alex Ichim’s military piece Runner shows two vehicles that, to me, …

Storm, a 20TweetTales Science Fiction Story

This week’s #20TweetTales is inspired by a cool piece piece from Travis Lacey. 

To Neural Implant or Not To Neural Implant… That is the Question

Brain implants are a staple of science fiction, especially cyberpunk fiction like Neuromancer, Johnny Mnemonic, and The Matrix. Personally, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of computer-brain interfaces since I was a kid. I remember seeing a clip from an old TV show—I think it was Ripley’s Believe it or …

Get Lethal Response with MagnaVolt

When I was a kid, I once thought about how to prevent cars from being stolen. It occurred to me, that if we can electrify a metal fence, why can’t we electrify the metal outside of a car. (This was back when the outside shell of a car was usually …

Catching 40 Billion Winks

Getting the Han Solo-Carbonite Treatment Because Space is Boring Humanity’s first trip to a distant star is likely to be boring. I’m not talking I’m-so-bored-I-can’t-find-anything-to-watch-on-237-cable-channels-or-Netflix kind of bored. I mean stuck-in-a-doctor’s-office-with-muzak-and-no-magazines-with-no-escape-for-20-years kind of bored. Think of it this way, it would be like a cruise ship without the water, ports, …