Tag Archives: science

Of False Memories and Explosions

Yesterday, I came across this article by Kate Lunau on Motherboard, in which psychologist Julia Shaw explains false memories and how they form. It’s a fascinating article, which also struck a chord with me, because I have a very vivid … Continue reading

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New story available: The Four and a Half Minute Boiled Egg

Regular readers of this blog as well as the Pegasus Pulp blog may recall that I occasionally enjoy doing writing challenges such as the eight hour fiction challenge. The story I want to announce today (which I actually should have … Continue reading

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“Not your typical suburban wife and mother”

First of all, my post about the latest review debate got linked on Metafilter. Some good discussion over there, too. Then, Riverfront News, a St. Louis based newspaper, published this extensive profile of Nebula and Clarke Award winner Ann Leckie, … Continue reading

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February Flurry Linkdump

Yes, it’s another linkdump today, because I’m not feeling all that great. I’ve got a nasty cluster of three aphthous ulcers on the inside of my upper lip. I have been struggling with aphthous ulcers since my teens and though … Continue reading

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The Mayan Apocalypse fails to appear, so here’s a non-post-apocalyptic linkdump

So the Mayan apocalypse failed to appear today to very little surprise. Though since the Mayas did not specify the exact time the world is supposed to end, we may not be out of the woods yet. However, today school … Continue reading

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Remembering Neil Armstrong

I guess everybody has heard by now that Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot onto the surface of the Moon, died yesterday aged 82. I wasn’t alive when Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. … Continue reading

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Urban fantasy, our genre’s discomfort with emotion and the cultural issues of translation

My latest e-book is still missing in action at the Kindle store. I contacted Amazon support today, but haven’t heard back from them yet. This is pretty frustrating. So the book announcement is postponed for another day. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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More epic fantasy, military SF, invisible friends, Sarah Jane Smith and the awesome women of SF

The current debate about epic fantasy is still raging, fueled by the premiere of the Game of Thrones TV adaption. Now, even the creator himself speaks, for George R.R. Martin breaks his policy not to respond to reviews and weighs … Continue reading

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Story trumps science, every time

The SF Signal Mind Meld asks several SF writer how important plausible science is for science fiction. The consensus is: Yes, plausible science is somewhat important, but characters, plot and storytelling are more important. This shouldn’t come as a surprise … Continue reading

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Being Anosmic

A recent study has discovered that people who are unable to feel pain due to a genetic defect are also anosmic, i.e. unable to small anything. I find this rather interesting, because I happen to be anosmic, though I am … Continue reading

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