Monthly Archives: October 2021

#36 – Alternate History

Alternate histories, where events in the past unfolded differently, are a fairly new genre, but it’s made large strides since it first became popular in the 80s. In this episode, we look at an overview of these works. Book recommendation: … Continue reading

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How Bad Would the Greenhouse Effect in The Calculating Stars Really Be?

In Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars, a meteor hits the east coast of the United States in the 1950s, obliterating Washington DC and causing global climate catastrophe. Mathematical genius and future Lady Astronaut Elma York calculates that the climate … Continue reading

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Negative Mass Part II

I finally finished the follow up video to my discussion of negative mass for the Summer of Math Exposition. Check it out.

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Writer’s History #5 – Annie Geever Interview

In this episode, I interview Annie Geever, the author of the Undead Age trilogy of zombie novels. Annie’s website. Annie’s book recommendations: Thirteen or Black Man by Richard K. Morgan Fallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton Sun of Suns by Karl … Continue reading

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