Storyworld Design: Communication Technologies

Ever since homo sapiens turned sapiens2, telecommunication has become the greatest instrument of modern evolution. From the internal structure of companies, to the grand scale of global commercial empires and the ever-present, ever-growing world of social media platforms, near-instant communication across vast distances, between vast numbers of people, has become the epitome of our era. Everything inContinue reading “Storyworld Design: Communication Technologies”

5 Ways in which first contact with aliens might end in disaster

Nothing makes my neurons glitter more than first contact stories, or stories involving catastrophic relations between humans and aliens. I always wanted to write about a first contact gone wrong. That’s why The Deep Link begins with a first contact disaster, but not because of some fundamental difference between humans and aliens. Because Taryn, my protagonist, is a reckless fanatic who just can’tContinue reading “5 Ways in which first contact with aliens might end in disaster”

The Special Few Who Get All The Goodies And Freebies

Let’s see if I can ease you into this slowly, ’cause it took me a while to get to terms with whether I should, could or want to create a Newsletter. I mean, what’s in it for me except more work? And more importantly, what’s in it for you? Because without you, it’d be just a waste of pixels. I got mightyContinue reading “The Special Few Who Get All The Goodies And Freebies”

INTERSPECIES information exchange

I love aliens in science-fiction. The more alien, the better. But the problem is: the more alien, the more difficult they are to handle well. One of the biggest problems with human-alien clashes is the communications barrier, and along with it, the information exchange problem. After we manage to establish communication with aliens, via language, gestures,Continue reading “INTERSPECIES information exchange”

Free ANSIBLE ringtones for download

We’re all addicted to communication, especially to the internet. And how can you not get addicted to it? The internet brings us instant knowledge and porn and blissful anonymity, while also letting us be part of a global community in real-time. It removes our physical limitations (though it highlights our moral ones), and makes ideas available across vastContinue reading “Free ANSIBLE ringtones for download”