I like science so weird it resembles fiction. While researching anglerfish, I ran across the Bathysphere and found it fascinating that on August 15, 1934, two men descended into depths of the ocean never before traveled. Background The first marine biologist to penetrate the perpetual darkness of deep sea, and observe and record deep sea […]
50 Shades of Anglerfish—Worst Sex Ever.
Writing about monsters, one cannot deny fiction often copies real life. Unlike the kingdom of humans, the animal kingdom offers a wide variety of mating rituals and encounters. None more fascinating and/or horrifying than that of the anglerfish. I’m partial to this sexy creature, because I used the premise of the anglerfish for two of […]
Walk-Ins and Extraterrestrials. 5 Ways They’re Different.
Some of my science fiction readers asked: “Could a Walk-In be an Extraterrestrials?” Two of my favorite Extraterrestrial movies are Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the 1956 version, and Invasion from Mars, 1953. You just can’t beat the creepy-as-crap oldies. In both films, aliens descend to Earth and take over a human’s body. In recent […]
Does Life Exist On Other Planets?
Science fiction writers continue to chip away at the secrets contained within the universe and often speculate on the possibility of life on other worlds and what it might look like. So who—among us Earthlings—thinks life on other planets exists? Chances of finding life on other planets remains unknown, but research astronomer, Shawn Domagal-Goldman, said, “I want it […]
Do Water Bears Offer Answers for Earthlings?
Box office science fiction hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, offers an engaging after-the-credits teaser between the character Taneleer Tivan—The Collector who appears in other Marvel Comics—and two of his remaining, living space explorers: a canine cosmonaut and Howard The Duck. The duck is fictional. The canine cosmonaut not so much. It’s common knowledge to most […]
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