Author Archives: EagleAye

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.

Plausible Animal Behavior

I love watching movies with dinosaurs. The CGI these days is so impressive, the dinos look like living animals. Unfortunately, as I get on a dino kick and watch through my collection, the behavior of the animals in some of … Continue reading

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The Weak Spot

The armies of sixteen nations struck at the rampaging alien machine. They tried bombs, lasers, microwave weapons, achieving nothing. Finally, they dispatched Colonel Connelly Ekstrum. Known for being cool under fire, he stood still as the ten-story tall machine stepped … Continue reading

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Fishing Claus

The elf, Leafway, sighed. At Santa’s traditional summer home, his “Gone Fishin’” sign ominously read just, “Gone.” The hunt for Santa Claus was on. After weeks of searching, the elf Hollybranch reported in. Leafway answered his FTL vidphone. “What’s up?” … Continue reading

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Practical Expectations of a Mars Colony

Recently, a friend brought an article about a Martian colony to my attention. Being the lover of space and science fiction that I am, the title hardly encouraged me. Humans Will Never Colonize Mars offers the rather gloomy impression that … Continue reading

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The Whistleblower

I expected a whistleblower case. I met her at the boardwalk. Esmerelda sat looking at the gantry where humanity’s first interstellar spaceship took off. “It was a small design firm,” she said. “Everyone did lots of jobs. He hired me … Continue reading

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2020 Blues

Max and Archie ran into the house to avoid the hail of meteorites bombarding Earth. “We should never have time-traveled here,” wailed Archie. “2020 is the worst year ever.” “Not to worry,” said Max. “I’ll get us out. We’ll find … Continue reading

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Realistic Combat: Better Is No Guarantee

I recently realized that some science fiction readers and also those curious about the machines of war sometimes have a skewed notion about how military systems should be compared. I find this by reading people’s thoughts about books/movies I know … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

Violet’s husband, George, hated her live-in sister’s parrot, Bobo. Violet hated the animal too, who cursed most vilely. George had sworn an oath to kill it someday. Three years slipped by after George’s untimely death, but since then a falcon … Continue reading

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An Unreported Affect

As I stared at my own reflection in the window, I took pity on him. Of course, he didn’t reflect anything at all. “It must be frustrating,” I said. “Stuck like that.” “You have no idea,” said the cloud of … Continue reading

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Spaceship Shields in Science Fiction

The Necessity of Shields in Space In so many science fiction stories involving spaceships, they almost always include shields on the vessels. Even in a real world scenario they’re important to have. Outside the protective magnetosphere and atmosphere of our … Continue reading

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