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by rocketscientist
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: The Courtier and the Heretic
Replies: 4
Views: 24192

Sounds like a fascinating book! For some reason getting my head around math is harder for me than physics. I don't know why since physics is so heavily reliant on math, but there it is. I would love to find some reading that sheds some light on the world of math without it being so far over my head ...
by rocketscientist
Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Trial of Flowers by Jay Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 18769

I recognize that the subject has a place in fiction and that nothing should be barred from inquiry and exploration. At the same time, I feel that authors shouldn't use it for easy shock effect or to offer novelty to jaded readers. I agree with both of these sentiments completely. Many times I've fo...
by rocketscientist
Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Trial of Flowers by Jay Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 18769

Trial of Flowers by Jay Lake

I originally posted this in the Musings and Chats forum, but it aught to go here - so if you've already seen this, please forgive! I just forced myself to finish a book I didn't like becuase it was well written. What does this mean? And what do I say about it? I've read a number of poorly written bo...
by rocketscientist
Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: What do it mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 17333

Very true about non-fiction!
by rocketscientist
Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: What do it mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 17333

Oops - I think I posted this in the wrong forum. Going to take it to reviews now.
by rocketscientist
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: What do it mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 17333

What do it mean?

I just forced myself to finish a book I didn't like becuase it was well written. What does this mean? And what do I say about it? I've read a number of poorly written books that have somehow held my attention, perhaps because the plot was good, or the characters were compelling. Of course, I've read...
by rocketscientist
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: The science and the fiction in science fiction
Replies: 12
Views: 49289

Although *thinks* I do enjoy a good gadget every now and again. Also when there are some absolutes (or near ones) like human biology or Newtonian physics aplied to things like planets and gravity and such, I like to get a glimpse of the workings. But schematics? Asided from what artistic qualities t...
by rocketscientist
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: The science and the fiction in science fiction
Replies: 12
Views: 49289

8) Thank you! *simpers*
by rocketscientist
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: The science and the fiction in science fiction
Replies: 12
Views: 49289

I put this question to a literary friend of mine with whom you are aquainted. Her response was succinct and I agree.

"If it's fiction of any sort - it needs to be plot driven."
by rocketscientist
Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Where Have All the Spacemen Gone? Part 3
Replies: 15
Views: 64020

Check out this link - http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=1028

interesting in light of our recent discussions, Uh?
by rocketscientist
Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Where Have All the Spacemen Gone? Part 3
Replies: 15
Views: 64020

Ok - but that is at least something to go on. Carbon based life with an H2O substrate will have some parameters, correct?
by rocketscientist
Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Where Have All the Spacemen Gone? Part 3
Replies: 15
Views: 64020

Yes the equation takes all of these factors in account, and I'm sure I'm stating the obvious, but is there any consensus on these issues? I know I'm asking a lot. I'd love to see a bibliography on the subject. I apologise if this has already been provided - but Yahoo blips being what they are, I may...
by rocketscientist
Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Where Have All the Spacemen Gone? Part 3
Replies: 15
Views: 64020

Looks good in here! :D So... Where are the extraterrestrials? If the math and the science point to their existance than perhaps it is reasonably safe (for the sake of the argument anyway) to consider them a given. Where they are depends on who they are, doesn't it? Since we don't have any other exam...
by rocketscientist
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Welcome, travelers
Replies: 25
Views: 82697

Thanks! I think I will!

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