One of the reasons that I love Twitter is that people share excellent art. There is so much art on Twitter, and I don't remember who exactly shared the Movies with Mikey video shown below. But I do know that the one video was enough to ensure I would watch all the other ones. It's … Continue reading Go, Watch Movies with Mikey
This week Harper Voyager granted me access to an advanced reader copy of Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter. The first chapter is about - wait for it - a generation ship project, sort of. Part of chapter one has characters discussing a long term space travel project, and I loved it. My blog project for … Continue reading Noumenon and Coincidence
Generation ships are important to science fiction for the fact that these giant vessels are sent out on a one way voyage into the unknown. The following article is part of a series exploring creative ways to make generation ships viable. Part one was an overall introduction to this series. But before we jump right … Continue reading You Know What They Say About Assumptions – Generation Ships
If curiosity drives human exploration, then stories are the both the spark and the fuel of curiosity. Stories are a method of exploration all on their own. They allow us to remember the past but also to extrapolate the future. In the genre of science fiction, stories allow us to postulate a future while commenting … Continue reading Generation Ships and Stories
Generation ships are part of the SF cannon. So what, really, are they? In part one, we defined some of the space requirements to show that a generation ship will be the biggest building ever built by humans. In part two, we will look at the resource constraints needed to design a generation ship. The main … Continue reading What is a Generation Ship? (2 of 2)
Looking up into the black void of space, humans have often wondered what is out there. As a species, we've been explorers from the start, spreading out into unoccupied territory in search of freedom or resources. Our curiosity drives us to look elsewhere, and when it comes to the stars, we're no different. Recently, humans … Continue reading What is a Generation Ship? (1 of 2)
Generation ships are a staple of science fiction, and they're awesome. I love stories with giant ships that are heading out into the unknown. It connects the future to the past when human explorers would jump in their ships to battle the seas while dreaming of a better life. Generation ships represent the indomitable spirit … Continue reading It Takes a Generation Ship
Table of Contents: Part One: It Takes a Generation Ship Introduction What is a Generation Ship (Part One) What is a Generation Ship (Part Two) Generation Ship and Stories Part Two: You Know What they Say about Assumptions Part Three: Sound and Fury Signifying…Something? Part Four: Make It Work!