I’m just coming to the end of reading the End Specialist by Drew Magary, a story about a fictional cure for ageing and its consequences. It is a different style of book from my usual read, the story is told through a series of blog entries made by the protagonist, I chose it based on […]Read more "Who wants to live forever?"
Last week I was jealous for first time in a long time. A Boeing 767 was landing at my home airport, Dunedin, ready to board passengers on the “Flight to the Lights”. I had aurora envy! This flight would be taking 150 avid aurora fans on an 8 hour journey down to the South Pole […]Read more "Auroras bring beauty, but could they bring disaster?"
Back to cloning, and now we’ve moved onto bigger species, including us the human race. Its “us” that the sci-fi authors often like to produce clones of.
So can we do this? Can we clone ourselves […]
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away an evil Empire fought a war with a clone army [Star Wars]. They took the best soldiers they could find and made clone after clone of them. Meanwhile on a not too distant “Island” replicas of yourself have been created for the single purpose of […]Read more "I’m sure I just saw myself!"
One of the most popular Science Fictions movies of the last few years was the Martian. I should say that their might be some spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t already seen the film or read the book, then read it and go watch the Blu-ray, preferably in that order, its always better to read […]Read more "Becoming a Martian"
I’m a massive fan of Science Fiction. I’m also a scientist and us scientists do tend to enjoy and have a fascination with all things science fiction. I’m a Geneticist to be precise, with a side line attraction for the night sky and what or who else is out there. Im also intrigued by the possibilities of the science in science fiction.Read more "When the Fantastical Becomes Possible"