Monthly Archives: January 2020

Not A Chance

Irxul pointed into the park. “We walk in there at the exact time, and we’ll be transported back to our planet.” “Yep,” Pixuc grunted. “But we’re always delayed.” Irxul began to pace. “Every ten years, you insist on staying to … Continue reading

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Majesty and Motion

Hey everyone. I’m considering changing my book cover. The current one is plastered all over my blog right now. I assembled it from bits of this and that, but looking at it now and comparing it to covers in the … Continue reading

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The Tradeoff

Alien technology was great, but the aliens took wicked delight in human foibles. That’s why Jenny felt nervous at meeting George the alien in the cafe. He placed a tub of Haagen-Dazs Rocky Road before her. Jenny was addicted to … Continue reading

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Taste of Success

Jones sighed contentedly. When they had accidentally been locked into the eco-dome with no supplies, that was bad. That the door couldn’t be opened for two weeks, was worse. The dome being full of predatory dinosaurs was a catastrophe. Yet … Continue reading

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Technobabble Versus Technical Description

Continuing on in the Momus News essays, let us consider the differences between technobabble and technical description. I’ve been a technically-minded person for most of my adult life. I’ve made my living developing databases and refining web-based user interfaces. All … Continue reading

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Cravings

Bryce guided his sailboat into the slip where his RV waited. The aliens had returned him as they promised, but he’d lived on alien worlds for so long he missed simple things like a good chili-cheese dog. He sighed, “Oh … Continue reading

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What Makes an Artificial Intelligence?

In my next book, I wanted to explore how an AI might be developed. As so often happens in science, I thought it might occur by accident.  This is from Book Two of the Springbok Chronicles (untitled). In my previous … Continue reading

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A Timely Distraction

Nanotechnology meds ensured Ben lived until 2050. The divorcee sank all his savings into one time travel trip to provide a timely distraction. *** Ben and Jasmine were preparing to welcome the new year of 1930 when their first fight … Continue reading

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