I just posted a rather long bit on spacecraft design for my new novel. A little side-trip in the development process is drawing my version of a Colonial Landing craft. You can see a more complete description of the process and my drawing here: http://masteranthonystevens.com/2012/09/22/a-peek-into-a-novel/
A bit of geek news on Slashdot this past week provided me with a small case of future shock and reminded me of a story I read many years ago. Here’s the news link: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/06/08/1815251/mits-self-assembling-3d-nanostructures-the-future-of-computer-chips Back in 1975, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle wrote a classic hard science fiction novel called “The Mote in God’s … More Biological Integrated Circuits?
First off, I love Halloween in all of its variations! Here’s a shot I took awhile back that might put you in the mood. Secondly, midnight tonight is the start of NaNoWriMo and I’m happy to report that all the preparation for my novel experience is done. Let me explain, if you will. The novel … More Happy Halloween!
One of my fellow members of the Washington Science Fiction Association had this reply to a gripe about the shuttle program. He kindly permitted me to quote him. I got all the yelling and throwing things out of my system when they cancelled the Apollo program and turned NASA over to the political appointees and … More Back to the moon – in Mandarin!
I pray for one last landing On the globe that gave me birth Let me rest my eyes on the fleecy skies And the cool, green hills of Earth Robert A. Heinlein