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“Tapestry” Provides a 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Lesson on Misperceived Failures

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

I have a friend who is well placed in the corporate world and pulls down more money than any of my classmates from Plattsburgh. But as he runs in his circles among the well born and highly situated, h...


Kevin Wortman
in Fiction

Sera held her head in one hand, elbow resting on the bar, her fingers entwined in her short flaxen hair, almost as if she were about to pull it out. Her eyes spoke of a weary ferocity, all the more st...


J.C. S.
in Fiction

How do you come to grips with knowing someone knows you in other lives? Erin wasn’t bothered at all because he traveled to so many different time periods...he counted one hundred and twelve instances ...

The Scale of Hardness in Science Fiction

M Alan Kazlev
in Humor

Some years ago, I had the idea of grading science fiction according to the degree of scientific realism. It was very obvious to me that, for example, the Discovery One spaceship in 2001 A Space Odysse...


Rod Christiansen
in Fiction

Phaedra had logged in. She found herself in a bland white virtual reality room. For her online avatar, Phaedra had chosen a slim black haired ebony skinned woman, beautiful and alluring. She rather li...

Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Macra Terror – Part 2

Nick Brown
in Entertainment

"There is no such thing as Macra" Saturday 18 March 1967 A lot of screaming this week. In this episode I mean, not from my vicinity (I'm brave, me). Possibly the screamiest episode so far in fact. Som...

Bright 'Tower' in Mars Orbiter Image: Anomaly or Natural Formation?

Paul Scott Anderson
in Science

With thousands of images taken by various probes sent to Mars, it would seem inevitable that unusual or puzzling objects might be seen in some of them. And of course, there have been, most notably the...

Progressive Quantum Leaps

Thamarasee Jeewandara
in Science

In light of recent physics reports on the discovery of a new state of quantum matter formed in the lab known as ‘time crystals’ with foreseeable applications in quantum computing, the concept of quant...

The Most Futuristic Cars You Can Buy Right Now

James Lizowski
in Buyer’s Guide

Most gearheads will tell you that they love a car that has customized tires, top rated engines, and a suspension setup that can handle even the roughest roads. But, among car enthusiasts, there's anot...

Part 22 of Beyond the End of the World, Lokians 1

Aaron Dennis
in Fiction

Welcome to Beyond the End of the World. My name is Aaron Dennis, and I will be presenting this published novel to you one chapter at a time. The entire novel is free for download via Barnes and Noble ...

15 Characters Han Solo Met in 'Star Wars Legends Canon' (Even if He Didn't Need to)

Anthony Gramuglia
in Entertainment

Han Solo remains the most popular character in the Star Wars saga, so much so that Disney is funding a film all about Han Solo's life before A New Hope. This isn't the first time, of course, that Han ...