Click for full resolution. This is my digital painting “Girls’ Night Out”, depicting two beautiful young women gazing at the sublime visage of a supermassive black hole feeding from a red nebula through Gothic-cathedral-style windows. Of all the pieces I’ve made to date “Girls’ Night … Continue readingGirls’ Night Out
Why is so much modern science fiction dark and “gritty”, even “dystopian”? We live in dark times, so seeing characters navigate a dark world might speak to our hearts and minds in a way a bright world cannot. Far less excusable in my view is … Continue readingRomantic Realist Science Fiction: A Sublime and Beautiful Future
When speculating about alien intelligence, much is made of the fact that we see a cosmos primeval rather than a cosmos being eaten away by artifice. What if, instead of proving there are no advanced spacefaring civilizations out there, it proves that some of our … Continue readingInfinite Scattering: The Future of Spacefaring Civilization?
Much thought has been devoted to the idea of life beyond Earth. While it is often assumed that life both on Earth and on other planets must have arisen independently, their origins separate, the panspermia hypothesis offers an alternative view, that life is not confined … Continue readingPanspermia, the Alpha, and the Omega