Category: Science Fiction

This is humanity’s future in space

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes In his 2019 techno-thriller Delta-V, Daniel Suarez relates the story of James (J.T.) Tigue and the other seven men and women on a privately financed international team that ventures out to mine resources from the asteroid Ryugu. Now, in Critical Mass, the sequel,...

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What if JFK had survived Dallas?

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Anyone who followed the news in the early 1960s is well aware that President John F. Kennedy was, indeed, “surrounded by enemies.” Bryce Zabel chose well when he used the phrase as the title of his 2015 alternate history thriller. JFK’s enemies...

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Why have aliens never contacted us?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The Great Silence. The Fermi Paradox. Two names for the same fact: no alien civilization has gotten in touch with us, much less showed their faces on Earth. That, despite the fact that the Milky Way galaxy consists of an uncountably large number of planets...

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If FDR had never served as President

Brace yourself. It’s 1943. King Edward VIII sits on the English throne, courtesy of Adolf Hitler. Winston Churchill leads the British government-in-exile from New York City. All Europe marches to Nazi orders, save the Soviet Union. There, savage fighting continues for the third consecutive...

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An entertaining tale of time travel

Science fiction authors have been toying with the concept of time travel ever since H. G. Wells wrote The Time Machine in 1895. Some stick to known physics, building stories around travel near the speed of light—or space travel near a black hole. Some posit time travel through wormholes or other...

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