With the end of the Second World War, we turned a corner that left the world much more complicated than it had been only a few years prior. The atom bomb was a very real, very frightening weapon of which the United States did not long remain the exclusive master. In the new and escalating […]
In sci-fi, the setting can provide interesting challenges, especially if you want the story to be firmly grounded in the real world.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last fifty years of scientific advancement and the expansion of our understanding of the known universe, it’s that life is rare and the universe is out to get us.
A desert planet, Mars is cold, and Mars is dry. The dust that blows across her landscapes is as fine as baby powder and would probably smell something like the powdered sweet tea my aunt used to mix with her sulfureous well water.
You wouldn’t know it from looking, but Mars also enjoys an abundance of water—she just likes to play coy with it.