He’s so ZAZZY

Oh-my-gawd the challenge is over! I started out with a lot of energy and zeal, but for the past oh... 8 letters, it's been an unexpectedly tiring experience. And really, it's not your fault---you guys out there joining in this madness were awesome---it's just me. I just wanted to be done with this already so I can go back to …

Adventure, novelty, depth and various other YARDSTICKS

I initially wanted to write about Young Adult Science-Fiction and why it matters (hint: anything that gets youngsters to read matters), but while I admire those who write awesome YA SF (amongst them is also one of my favorite writers, Andrew Smith and his amazing novels The Marbury Lens and Grasshopper Jungle. *waves awkwardly* "Hi Andrew!"), I'm not the ideal person …

UNSUSTAINABLE civilizations

As you might know, one of my favorite bands is Muse, and their song Unsustainable gave me the idea for today's post. Let's speculate a tiny bit on the idea, which goes like this (and is also how the song begins): All natural and technological processes proceed in such a way, that the availability of the remaining energy decreases. In …

TERRAFORMING planets

In science-fiction, we often venture to alien worlds or lifeless planets and settle there, building colonies or transforming the worlds in their entirety to support human life. The transformation of a planet's entire ecosystem to sustain human life, and most likely Terran flora and fauna as well, is called terraforming. There are different ways to terraform …