Category Archives: Fiction

Losing the Faith

Let us suppose that there exists a field of study in which people take established facts about the world and extrapolate upon them wildly; where bizarre–though interesting–ideas are routinely advanced with no more basis than the fact that they could conceivably … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Strike Off One Perennial New Year’s Resolution…

Last December, I was embarrassed when composing my list of New Years resolutions; for the umpteenth year in a row, I had vowed that I was going to have a work of fiction formally published. For the umpteenth year in a … Continue reading

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Quantum Immortality and Me

One of the most controversial scientific hypotheses to emerge from the Many Worlds interpretation of quantum theory is known as “quantum immortality.” While it does have the ring of New Age tripe, it at least has the benefit of having … Continue reading

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2312

Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel 2312 has inspired in me an interesting and potent mixture of reactions. On the one hand, I love the concept for this book: a scientifically plausible and ultimately optimistic look at a possible future world which addresses such … Continue reading

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In Which I Am Not A Magician

Frequently during the course of writing a story, I will need to stop in order to research some particular detail. I don’t usually mind this: indeed, very often I find it fun to track down some obscure fact or other … Continue reading

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How I Conceptualize My Life

I have a (potentially bad) habit of conceptualizing my life through fiction. This is probably an artefact of having spent so many years prior to transition feeling like I was watching someone else’s life on TV, but I’m afraid it … Continue reading

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The League of Doom!

In spite of what had, up until a few hours ago, seemed like a promising employment prospect at a major technology company, I remain unemployed. Moreover, I have spoken to my friends and relations and come to the disturbing conclusion … Continue reading

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