A Trifecta of Dark Matter

Dark Matter was everywhere in 2016: in the news, on television, and in several books. At the beginning of the year I read Lisa Randall’s Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe. This accessible look into the relationship between life on Earth and the large-scale parts of the universe that seem […]

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Adventures in Science Fiction Cover Art: A Selection of Bleak Alien Landscapes

Originally posted on Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations:
(Alex Schomburg’s cover for the 1953 edition of Space, Space, Space (1953), ed. William Sloane) Our science fiction heroes are often confronted by bleak alien landscapes adorned with rocks, vast deserts, adverse atmospheres — commonly these vistas are traversed, colonized, tamed…  Spaceships touch down on virgin…

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