The Thing about Sci-Fi

“I’m writing a science fiction novel,” I say. Most people, especially those who have known me in previous lives, ask the question that my statement begged. “Why?” The answer is not particularly sexy. “Because I dreamt the ending and I didn’t have any time to do research before I had to write an entire novel … Continue reading The Thing about Sci-Fi

Lasers: Guns and Forcefields

How do lasers work (including an attempt to explain an Einstein theory using the word “tickle”)? What’s the latest on laser weapons? Is it possible to construct a laser forcefield that lets some things pass through but not others (and if they try the get blown up)? In which I continue to build the setting … Continue reading Lasers: Guns and Forcefields