Category: Miscellaneous

Derelict, Part V

We return once again to our protagonist, who has just encountered a polite robot. It’s a killer robot, but still very polite. (You can find parts I-V here). I looked past the entrance and saw a oblong-shaped robot slowly float. It had some kind of gun or torch mounted in a ball socket on the …

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More Science in Tech Please

Eric Klein and I have a spirited discussion about how tech reporting and VCs fail to do proper due diligence when it comes to basic science as it pertains to technology topics. We bring up Theranos, crowdfunded artificial gills, UBeam, and other products and companies which fail at basic science. As a VC, Eric agrees, …

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Derelict, Part IV

Welcome to Part IV of my little SF Novella, Derelict. You can find part I, part II, and part III as earlier posts, in case you need to catch up. Bear in mind I wrote this in 1994, so some of the implied tech seems a little… quaint.  Part IV I searched the body carefully. …

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Derelict, Part III

The next installment of my novella (novelette?) written in 1994. Curiously, 1994 is the same year I began writing for Computer Gaming World. Who knows what might have happened had I never become involved in technology writing. The sensation of sinking – quite vivid, although the feeling of gravity was very low – lasted maybe …

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Derelict, Part II

Here’s the second excerpt from my bit of fiction from 1994. You can read the first part here, if you want to catch up. II When I came to, nothing had changed.  The Glory Road was still drifting within a stone’s throw of the derelict alien ship.  The artifact still lay – or rather, floated …

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Derelict Excerpt

Another bit of fiction. Bear in mind I wrote this back in 1994, so the writing is a bit rough. I’d completely forgotten about it, but it’s actually pretty complete. This is just the first bit, though; the rest will come another time. Derelict: Prologue The planet that would someday be known as Earth drifted …

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No Rest for the Weary

I’m sitting at my desk, participating in a work-related teleconference, surrounded by a hot mess of new hardware and board games. I’m still recovering from my weekend of board gaming. However, there’s no rest for the weary. The past 48 hours included non-stop activity, including: I’ve set up a nifty new bike accessory, the Fly …

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The Body Electric Chapter Excerpt

This is something of an experiment. I sometimes dabble in a little fiction. But my fiction tends to be scenes rather than complete stories. Scenes pop into my head, often connected inside a common fictional world, but the complete story often eludes me. So here’s a chapter one for your perusal. Let me know what …

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