Monthly Archives: March 2014

How long should your Fantasy or SF Novel be?

This is a question I struggle with from time to time. It seems the most natural lengths that come out of my pen are 70k words and 150k words. Grr. I made this table based on Ralan’s compilation of the … Continue reading

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.66 < a/m < .87

The fastest a black hole can spin is a/m = 1 (a/m is a dimensionless spin speed, obtained by setting the gravitational constant G, and the speed of light c, to 1). This may not mean anything to you, but … Continue reading

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Raising the Dead…

One day while touring an Egyptology exhibit at a museum, I chanced upon an ancient inscription to raise the dead. I started to read it, and my wife got upset with me. “Haven’t you seen enough movies to know better?” … Continue reading

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The Most Secure Network Ever Built

FirstNet. A dedicated network for firemen, medical professionals, and law enforcement. They say it will be the most secure network ever built. Regardless of how secure they make it, I expect there will be criminals hacked into it from the … Continue reading

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Maybe I Should like Apple

I’ve never been particularly fond of Apple. It has always looked more like a scary cult than a company to me. However, this recent article about its view on ROI makes me want to reconsider: “When we work on making … Continue reading

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Sword and Illusion is on Sale

“Sword and Illusion” is on sale at Smashwords. Use the code REW50, to get it for half price.

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To the Stars!

0.08% lightspeed is pretty fast. It will get you to the nearest star in 53 years. Of course, I’m not factoring in the time for acceleration and deceleration. The .08 lightspeed drive. Ghost Ship Another Interstellar Drive.

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Transformers

These transformers are a little slower than the ones in the movies: http://xkcd.com/1336/

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