Monthly Archives: December 2019

Maximum (Effective) Laser Range

When I began writing, The Huralon Incident, I wanted to figure what would be a plausible “effective range” of future military lasers. I dug into Google and started researching. The number of different, and often contradictory answers, I found were … Continue reading

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Christmas for Santa

Things were looking grim for Christmas. Santa’s sleigh (actually a Kawanika Ka-393 starship) was breaking down all over. The aptulintian projectors were caked with hablinkat residue, and the intchatachol kazumitors were flexing into the metapuliting fields and causing an arrhythmic … Continue reading

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Free Book Giveaway!

It’s Christmas and time for the spirit of giving! For three days from Saturday Dec 21 to Dec 23, 2019 my Space Opera/Action-Adventure/Science Fiction book, “The Huralon Incident” is FREE! That’s FREE for Three Days Only! Captain Evander McCray and … Continue reading

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Pause for the Claus

The view over the Alaskan lake from the snow-covered gazebo was amazing, but not as amazing as the little fellow sitting a few feet from Hal. “I never figured you took breaks,” said Hal. “I take lots of ’em,” said … Continue reading

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Reaction Engines in Space Opera

Continuing on in essays about Science Fiction, Momus News wonders: Do reaction engines have a place in Space Opera? Short answer: No. Reaction Engines What are reaction engines? According to Newton’s Third Law, “For every action, there is an equal … Continue reading

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What Service Should Manage Spaceships?

Welcome everyone. You know Momus News as a bastion of humor, whimsy, and general silliness. But today I want to ask the question, “What service should manage spaceships?” I read a lot of science fiction books about spaceships, especially those … Continue reading

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Opportunity

It seemed smart to employ, Dali, the alien robot. It was a great security guard, but then it smashed through several paintings while apprehending art thieves. “You fool!” shouted Paul. “That Cezanne cannot be replaced!” “Yes it can,” said Dali. … Continue reading

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