Too many books

I keep buying them. There will be a sale on kindle, or I'll buy one book thinking I'm going to read it next, then get another one instead... many reasons. But it's led to me having more than a dozen books waiting in line to be read. If only I could read faster! But if …

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Star Trek: Discovery, episode 3

In what feels like the first episode of the series, we begin to follow Michael on her journey after having her rank stripped and being sent to prison. At least Saru is back! Good stuff: We are on a science ship, doing research. Not a war ship, not in battle. The characters are mostly scientists, …

Time stopping powers

Very often, unusually often probably, I wish I could stop time and just sit and read or write all day. Now I wonder why our world is such that I need to imagine fantastic powers for myself, just in order to read all day... In the future, unless things change, even when we have robots …

Alternate Worlds: in which everyone has to live through every second twice

Two seconds forward, one second back. You move the slice of pizza toward  your mouth, and right before you bite it moves back a bit and you've got to do it again. You bite, chew, start to swallow, then have to swallow again. Would your brain adjust to this kind of existence, or would every …

Time travel

The only way time travel could work is if the traveler had been completely removed from existence, and was only an observer looking in. Peering through a window, fast forwarding and rewinding time at will but forever separate from causality. If you could go everywhere, see everything--but interact with nothing... would it be worth it …

Doctor Who Writes this stuff?

I've been catching up on Doctor Who. I hadn't seen any of the Peter Capaldi episodes, and just finished season 8. I don't know if I'm getting older, or the show is going downhill... but, way too many of the episodes in that season were kind of lame. It seemed to be a recurring theme …

Syncing Forward by W. Lawrence: I’m sinking, God help me I’m sinking!

I get the feeling that Syncing Forward started out as a decent sci-fi novella, then had about thirty thousand words of family drama inserted into it. I spent a good portion of the first two thirds of this story shaking my head in confusion wondering why I was being told any of this, and the …