...a goodly number of us dreamers are going to ruefully reflect that it was entirely possible for humanity to establish off-planet settlements following the Apollo program. Settlements that likely could have been self-sustaining by now because in the alternate reality where humankind put as much effort and resources and brains as possible behind establishing populations... Continue Reading →
Taifun Arrives in Lunar Orbit L5 News & Entertainment Network 14 January 2357 Taifun took its place in Lunar orbit today, as projected. The asteroid, 9.8 kilometers in diameter, was first discovered in November of 2271. Its original trajectory was a near-certain direct hit on Earth in 2340 and would have generated a force... Continue Reading →
Why not? We've played this out enough times in our own history... The aliens pronounced him King of the Moon, then gave him his decrees.
Seriously, people. It's bad enough it took 50,000 years --- maybe 100,000, depending on which theorist you think is most credible --- to go from self-aware sentience and serious tool-using to getting off this planet and walking on the moon. It was really a remarkable milestone. Getting there stretched the technology of the day to... Continue Reading →
I hope you didn't expect to read it here! It's over on Patreon --follow this link-- to thank the folks who are kind enough to support me in my quest to support a family by writing. I hear persistence pays off, and it's beginning to pay off on Patreon --- the current level of support... Continue Reading →