I grew up in the era when, if you wanted to watch cartoons, you either had to (a) rush home from school to catch them in the afternoon, or (b) wake up early on Saturday morning. Now in retrospect, the 1980s cartoons were clearly wholesale 30-minute advertisements for toys, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment … Continue reading Sometimes You Can Go Home Again
Most trans-Pacific flights are in the neighborhood of twelve to fourteen hours. That's a lot of time to spend on your butt. Granted, you hope to spend some of that time sleeping, but I've argued for years now that sleep on an airplane does not equal sleep in a bed. Maybe one day I'll get … Continue reading Killing Time Across the Pacific (Winter Break, pt II)
As humanity battles the Ringhead aliens in our Cold War series, they're going to suffer losses and injury, same as war in any era. For most of the wounded vets in our story, medical science can put them back in the field with little downtime with skin, organs, and whole limbs printed from custom stem … Continue reading The Body Shop
I listen to a few podcasts, and one of my favorites is Stuff to Blow Your Mind. They recently did a great show on neurosecurity, and spent about a good portion of the show talking about the possibility of hacking prosthetics! At first glance, I thought they were going to talk about the neural hacking … Continue reading Is your brain safe from attack?
In our upcoming Cold War series, the men and women of the Union Wolves overcome harrowing injuries with the help of some incredible prosthetic devices. Indeed, futuristic prostheses have long been a staple of sci-fi and pop culture. To give you and idea of how far we have to go, here's an example of some … Continue reading Control Strategy
Blade Runner is one of my all-time favorite movies. It's got it all: the hard-boiled cop, renegade androids, and the hypnotic cyberpunk backdrop. I was pretty worried when I heard about the proposed sequel. Harrison Ford has been known to do a turkey of a sequel now and then. And then the full trailer dropped. … Continue reading Nostalgia