Tag Archives: Science Fiction

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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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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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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