Sci-Friday #134 – New Free Scifi Wallpapers

Sci-Friday #134 – New Free Scifi Wallpapers

Wow – back from a two-week break. Check out some new free scifi wallpapers and follow along as we catch up. Tons of stuff has been happening behind the scenes as I continue to write Cinderellavator. Additionally, I participated in #Pitmad yesterday on Twitter and Mesh found a whole group of new people excited about …

Sci-Friday #133 – Getting to Solarpunk – Future Architecture

Sci-Friday #133 - Getting to Solarpunk - Future Architecture

If you’re into solarpunk, you’ll want to watch this fascinating TED talk. Bjarke Ingel is using solarpunk and future architecture to show us how we’ll get to the beautiful future we’re dreaming about. Whether consciously, or unconsciously, Ingel encapsulates solarpunk concepts in this tour of his team’s projects. First, look at a waste-to-energy power plant …

Scifi Craftsmanship: Maturity Models – Part Two

Click Here to Read Part One – So yesterday’s blog post was the beginning of a conversation about applying craftsmanship to scifi through the use of a ‘maturity model.’ I spent most of that post talking about ‘why we should think about this.’ Immaturity in science fiction represents an existential threat; ignore the disaster and …

Sci-Friday #132 – The Day We Lost Star Trek

Wanna feel old? 1991 was 30 years ago. For this Sci-Friday, we take an interesting slice-of-life look at the day in 1991 when we lost scifi pioneer and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. History shows that it was the right decision. In a world where people go out of their way to ‘make a statement,’ Roddenberry …

This Week Only: The Rocket – Free Scifi Short Story

Hi sci-fi fans … happy Thursday and another free short story for your to-be-read pile. For a limited time only, The Rocket is a free scifi short story available on Imgur. When I wrote it in 2019, I had no idea I was predicting the tragedy of anti-vaxxers and COVIDiots. As we approach the Singularity …

Read ForeveRest This Week – Free Scifi Short Story

Read ForeveRest This Week – Free Scifi Short Story

Hey scifi fans, some free stuff for your weekend to-be-read pile. What do you get when you combine cyberpunk with Jersey Shore? You get a hard-boiled noir story called ForeveRest, a free scifi short I’ve made available through Sunday on Imgur. I wanted to talk about some cool ideas like nanotech home appliances and the …

Mesh: Where does Miramar Technical High School Come From?

When I introduced Miramar Technical High School in Mesh, you might have wondered if a school like this could exist. Not only could it, it already does. Miramar was inspired by real-world schools like Deep Springs College in California and the Putney School in Vermont. Boarding schools have different reputations, but some of them can …