Derelict: the Conclusion

I don’t know how many of you have stuck this out, but if so, this wraps up my little story. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.   I’ve done fewer weirder things than wear a virtual reality headset in a virtual fighter fighting virtual monsters in a virtual world. Yet it all felt in the moment, real as it gets. As we approached the bridge, we saw the energy beam from the white-robed AI flicker out and…Continue reading Derelict: the Conclusion

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. Like me, he carried a cyberdeck. I connected it to my deck and had Galen search it. Galen found a voice log that the miner…Continue reading Derelict, Part IV

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 – in its locker.  Only the giant eyeball was gone.  I tapped the artifact, then grabbed it and shook it.  Nothing.  I talked to it,…Continue reading Derelict, Part II

Welcome To Uncertainty

Welcome to the new home of the Improbable Insights podcast: Uncertainty Uncertainty also happens to be my new home on the web. I expect to post regular content updates. Those of you who’ve read my stuff in the past know I tend to focus on tech, photography, and bicycling. You should expect something different this time. Uncertainty is an apt name. We’ve always lived with uncertainties in our lives. I wanted to add a little bit of uncertainty into my…Continue reading Welcome To Uncertainty