As far as tropes go, the idea of infinite parallel universes is a fairly persistent and timeless one. I mean, paradise, heaven, hell ... alternate universes of a sort. As time and our culture has progressed, the concept has undergone some refinement, from the collection of Star Trek episodes across all series that feature alternate … Continue reading The Other Persistent Universe
Back when it mattered, back when corporations could still lie to your face and politicians weren't the subservient eunuchs they've thankfully become, there was a bit of copypasta making the rounds that really drove home what advocates of gun control had been trying to get across to the rest of the world. It went something … Continue reading Day Forty – Sword and Shield
This is the last episode, minus the epilogue which will follow tomorrow probably. There is a link at the end of this page that takes you to the beginning of this tale, plus the prequel series that begins this epic adventure, and you can read it all in order fairly easily now. 9. The Red … Continue reading Doctor Who: Red Right Hand – Episode Nine
The impact of the plasma round against the retaining wall sent shrapnel through Cool Monkey Dataskunk's cloak. His stunt flip off the wall had been effective as a dodge, but at the cost of his high dollar accessory. Upon landing, he dropped the canvas bag he was carrying to the ground and angrily ripped the … Continue reading Day Thirty-Eight – Gehenna
(Art: Prometheus - Theodoor Rombouts) THE REALITY OF PROGRESS My first short story was about a psychologist employed at a research facility in Southwestern Colorado. His employer was funded by the government to research ways to manipulate a human’s perceptions of his own reality through drugs and what was known as the Dream Room, basically … Continue reading Why Sci-Fi?
I think George Jetson said it best when he said: "The only thing to fear is insane robots, superviruses, mid-air vehicle collisions, and the final unveiling of the secret evil rabbit empire lurking in the shadows of civilization." At least, I think that was Mr. Jetson. And he's right. Welcome to Year 14 of the … Continue reading Futurism 101: Flying Cars
PLEASE STAND BY Nothing makes me want to go back to school more than people that do not deserve the credit they are given. As I'm stuck in endless development meetings while my regular work - work that brings us money - suffers, I notice a trend: Other people just want our money. A couple … Continue reading Flash Rant – #2083