13 Word Story: Pyrrhus Would Be Proud

Things are already getting worse climate-wise. We've had a string of hottest years ever. The average global temperature is rising. Polar ice and mountain glaciers are waning. Tundra is melting, and releasing more greenhouse gases. The complex weather systems of Earth are becoming chaotic and less predictable--as climate change theory predicts (a theory is a... Continue Reading →

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A Future Of Eroding Privacy And Intense Self-Monitoring. YAY!

  https://twitter.com/sabartonwrites/status/1021837452921716739 (This post does not appear on my Patreon page because I can't effectively post tweet links there. But I'll take this opportunity to mention that I could really use your support for reasons I lay out in the About section which is the first thing you see there, and I'm super grateful for... Continue Reading →

Surprise Asteroid + “Fake News” =

The article pictured above mentions an asteroid large enough to mimic a nuclear airburst, noticed only a day before a close flyby of Earth. A day. Right now, in the US and UK at least (likely elsewhere, but I'm not politically knowledgeable enough to point fingers in those directions) it's fashionable to holler "fake news!"... Continue Reading →

So I Was Talking To Some Luddites

      Luddites are both annoying and fascinating. They have the corner of a legitimate argument: technology has the potential to f**k us up royally. Yes, yes it does. I'm a Cold War kid. I remember watching¬†The Day After. I read (and sometimes write) dystopias. I'm a friggin' science fiction fan and writer, fer... Continue Reading →

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