Monthly Archives: November 2014

Physics rocks

This physics-themed comic by Zech Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) made me laugh. You can see why.

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Gargoyles in universities

“They marched in silence around a corner and she stopped before a large and extremely ugly stone gargoyle. ‘Sherbet lemon!’ she said. This was evidently a password, because the gargoyle sprang suddenly to life, and hopped aside as the wall … Continue reading

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Quotes from speculative science (fiction)

Without tags, would a short piece of text be enough to distinguish between an article about science and a piece of speculative fiction? For example, here are two quotes: (a) “… the initial leap from nothing to something may have … Continue reading

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Musing on long-term planning for success

“Think in terms of the Olympics – how much can you achieve in a four-year period?” Joanna Penn, The Indie Author Power Pack: How To Write, Publish, & Market Your Book. Self-publishing guides warn that success is as likely as … Continue reading

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A review as a “thank you”

When I read a new book, what happens to fictional people inhabiting an imaginary world might grip me for hours. Quite rarely, some of the characters linger in my mind for days, or pop in unexpectedly weeks after I reached … Continue reading

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