Science Fiction: Original Stories
When a new scientific phenomenon is discovered, it's often
the case that many prior observations were made without
recognising their significance at the time. In this story,
two programmers mount their own Search for Extraterrestrial
Intelligence, not with a radio telescope, but in archives on
A simple experiment in the desert casts long
shadows in history.
Just because you're a subatomic particle doesn't
mean you can break the law!
Three great twentieth-century physicists: Albert Einstein,
Werner Heisenberg, and Frank Tipler stand before the Throne of God
on Judgement Day. Original science fiction story.
Rudy Rucker's 1994 science fiction novel
The Hacker and the Ants
(reprint: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2003: ISBN 1-56858-247-1) concludes with all the loose ends
tied up. Or does it?
Here's a chapter that starts at the
end of Rudy's book and puts a somewhat different spin on
the events that precede it. SPOILER WARNING!! Don't
read this until you've finished Rudy's book. Being a
conclusion, it gives away many of the plot twists in the
Several lines of inquiry suggest that a physical theory which unifies
the seemingly incompatible worlds of General Relativity and Quantum
Mechanics may also be a prerequisite for the complete understanding of
life and consciousness. Taking this already extremely speculative
notion as the point of departure, this document explores how many
seemingly enigmatic aspects of the UFO phenomenon fall neatly into
place and, at the same time, explains several curious aspects of the
origin of life on Earth.
As life inexorably expands from the home planet throughout the galaxy
and beyond, there will come a time when our descendents render a
new planet habitable every day.
Terranova invites you to visit
the terraformed planet of the day.
New: 2006 update provides larger JPEG images with improved
planet image quality and more realistic star fields including
End of the world: don't you just hate it when that happens?
Here's a risk you may not yet have pondered.
Fast interstellar travel will never be possible with any kind of
rocket, regardless of the energy source (be it chemical, nuclear, or
antimatter), due to the need to carry the rocket's
reaction mass on board. How can a person who coined the maxim
"Never invest in something that violates a conservation law" seriously
entertain the possibility of "propellantless propulsion"? This
brief document speculates on how a "Vacuum Propeller" might be
built which violates no law of physics.