Garry Rogers SciFi, EcoSciFi, & Writing

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Short Story

My friend Pat Fogarty recommended this piece advice on writing a short story.  I found it useful too.


The Race To Prove ‘Spooky’ Quantum Connection May Have a Winner

This helps. My next book relies on entangled particles for travel between the universes. Thank you.

The Secular Jurist

Particles don’t obey the same rules as people. Poke a particle, and another one far away can instantly respond the touch — without any messages passing through the space between, as if the two particles were one. “Entanglement” is what quantum physics calls the intimate connection.

Einstein called it “spooky.” To his dying day, he refused to believe that nature could be so unreasonable.

But a new research paper from the Netherlands might have convinced even the father of relativity that he was wrong. Posted online on August 24, it describes the first experiment that meets the mathematical gold standard for proving entanglement, set down more than half a century ago. The paper hasn’t yet gone through peer review; it’s currently under review at a scientific journal, but it’s already causing a stir in the quantum physics community.

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Award-Winning Designer Picks Some of Science Fiction’s Best Book Covers

Australian book cover designer WH Chong has won numerous awards for his book designs. And speaking to Spook Magazine, he singled out some of his favorite book cover designs for classic science fiction. (Which also happen to be for some of the best books ever written.)

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Bookstore carrying Assassin’s Creed novels knows how to sell them – VG247

A bookstore selling Assassin’s Creed novelizations has the right idea. Making fun of Assassin’s Creed bugs and glitches is something many of us do, sometimes more than necessary.

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Here’s Why FANTASTIC FOUR (2015) Ranks as One of the Worst Superhero Films of All Time

REVIEW SUMMARY: Bearing only a superficial resemblance to its source material, Fantastic Four ranks as one of the worst superhero movies of all time. It makes all the previous lackluster incarnations of this story seem like Citizen Kane.


BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

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Interview with M Jackson, While Glaciers Slept

M Jackson joins our Women Working in Nature and the Arts series. She is an adventurer and environmental educator pursing a doctorate in geography and earth science at the University of Oregon, where she is researching glaciers and climate change in the Arctic. M, a National Geographic Expert, has received over 20 national awards and honors for academic and creative work. While Glaciers Slept is M’s debut book, with a foreword by Bill McKibben. It is bold and sheer while also being soft and silent.

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Bookends: Leyfarers and Wayfarers

Leyfarers and Wayfarers is a collection of 16 stories (in a variety of genres) by G L Francis. As usual for my bookends series of posts, I read the first and last stories, then made a decision whether to continue.

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Role of the Narrator in American Novels: Types and Examples

11 – Analysis of American Literature.

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This is an interesting discussion.

Three Moments of an Explosion, China Miéville

London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and onto the land, driven by an obscure but violent purpose.

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