The flexible definition of LIFE

Life, by our current understanding, is the quality which separates organized organic matter from inorganic matter---plants and animals from rocks and dirt. Life includes the capacity of growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continuous change toward death. But we'll probably have to redefine life once artificial life is added to the picture. ...Intelligent robots that can …

The Flipside of FTL Travel

Faster-than-light travel makes the science-fiction world go round. Especially space opera, with its galaxy wide empires, space wars and alien civilizations. FTL travel has many faces, though, depending on the technology of its world (and the writer's creativity), and with those many faces come many perils. It has undoubtedly more advantages than disadvantages in fiction, …