What To Read On The Way To Mars

So you’re packing for a trip to Mars. You know it’s going to be a Hohmann transfer that will take half a year to get there. This will make those long family road trips with four or five people in a too-small car, half of whom can’t sit still without judicious use of rope and … [Read more…]

Top Ten Isaac Asimov Novels

So I’ve done the “Top Ten Science Fiction Books,” but of course, there are so much good science fiction out there that I shouldn’t limit it to just ten. Isaac Asimov is the master of science fiction and most popular for his vision of robots constrained by the Three Laws of Robotics — if they … [Read more…]

Gift of Life

Henri Landwirth tells his inspirational story of surviving the Holocaust, losing his parents and nearly his own life. He came to America for a fresh start, became a successful hotel manager and then owner of a series of hotels, and befriended several well-known people like the Mercury Seven astronauts. Then, he walked away to found … [Read more…]

Top Ten Banned Books

Have you ever wondered why some books never show up on your school library’s bookshelves? Well, it might be because some prick on the school board decided that particular book wouldn’t be appropriate for kids. I will allow that I can see Fifty Shades of Gray. It is graphic and that’s no way to treat … [Read more…]

Elfwood Fantasy Art

“Elfwood’s mission is to provide a place for amateurs from all over the world to share, teach, and inspire a new generation of dreams.” Of course, Elfwood isn’t just a bunch of amateurs. The talent on Elfwood ranges from excellent to…pretty amateurish, sure…but some Elfwood members are actually professional artists and authors for whom Elfwood … [Read more…]

The Grebsa Network: Snow Puppies

“We are the Mighty Grebsas, we shall rule an empire With the thunder of our roaring voice to pass our judgment dire. With our strong swift wings and sharpened claws to enforce our will of iron, May we ever prevail!” The Lords of the Grebsa Network were caught completely off guard. The alien Veroshi swooped … [Read more…]