Mutants in Spaaaace, Space, Space…

As a child, I was never that interested in the idea of generation space ships. I mean, what was the point, right? We were going to have warp speed or hyperspace to get us to and from all those amazing distant worlds. But reality is rarely like childhood imaginations. Not …

Poo-igloos and Dropping a Few Bricks on Mars

In order for humans to really start colonizing throughout the solar system, we’ll need to be able to build a wide range of buildings and structures. And, Andy Weir’s book (and subsequent Hollywood adaption) The Martian act as a cautionary thought experiment on how we may need those structures to …

TV’s Best SciFi Show The Expanse, or Why I Can’t Get Any Actual Writing Done

Last week I finally got caught up on the second season of James S A Corey’s The Expanse, and I have to say that I really want to profess my undying love for this show. It’s easily as engaging as the books, and considerably more approachable. By that, I mean …

Of Flying Cars and Space Planes

Despite having basically supercomputers in our pockets, cars that nearly drive themselves and being just a few years from robots doing almost all manual labor, getting into space is still very difficult and very expensive. However, that may change in our lifetime. According to a paper by the National Aeronautics …