“World War Four Will Be Fought With Sticks And Stones”

https://twitter.com/sabartonwrites/status/966490987995566080 It's going to happen sooner or later. The only question is, will throwing rocks at populated areas like Earth or space habitats or settled moons and asteroids be viewed as an over the top measure and approached with extreme reluctance like nuclear weapons have been following Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or will our future Solar-system-wide... Continue Reading →

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The Great Solar System War

https://twitter.com/sabartonwrites/status/923661412500721669 https://twitter.com/sabartonwrites/status/930986890513338368 Just as there's a "circle of life," there's a circle of war. And we're gonna get circled if we let current events barrel along as they are -- I do see people conscious of how interesting the times have become, and speaking out about the dangers (shout out to global climate change, which... Continue Reading →

2067: First Major Metro Goes Off National Electric Grid

https://twitter.com/sabartonwrites/status/913784207696175104 I've taken up tweeting from the future, example above, in addition to my usual political-writing-SciFi-whatevs antics @Tao23. It keeps me thinking to turn out those tweets on a semi-regular basis. And the tweets can make a great nucleus for future┬áSciFi News Network posts here, AKA my futurist "predictions." Older posts are formatted to look... Continue Reading →

If The Nukes Start Flying…

...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 →

Thirteen Word Story: Desperate Restraint

Somehow, they restrained themselves until their children traveled among the stars. Then: self-destruction. ------------- I remember the Cold War, going to school in a designated nuclear shelter, the uneasy jokes about getting nuked, Reagan joking about nuking the Russians, ha-ha, ho-ho, we're all going to die so let's yuk it up black humor style. But... Continue Reading →

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