The Creator's Blog

Hoping to enlighten creators and readers about space news, storyworld developments, storytelling challenges, and anything else that pops into our heads.

Why NSA Surveillance Matters

Don't Worry About The Clicking On Your Phone!

In the news last week was how the NSA apparently has been getting a data dump from Verizon about every call made on its network for the last three months. More disturbing were politicians coming out and telling people, like Harry Reid did, to “calm down” since this was “nothing new” and a “continuation of

The Orphan Master’s Son

The Orphan Master's Son

I’ll give it away right now. The Orphan Master’s Son deserves the Pulitzer it earned because it’s one of the most entertaining, funny, dark, and depressing books I’ve read in a long time, providing an inside look into the enigma that is North Korea.

A Matter of Time – A World Science Festival Discussion

A picture of the pannel at the World Science Festival.

I went to the World Science Festival on Saturday where they discussed not just the concept of space-time but whether time has a direction. It was a fascinating discussion that I try to relate. Includes video!

Traveling To Mars, Radiation, and the Storyworld

Artist's Concept, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) Deep Space Mission

A pair of stories written recently detail the problems of traveling to Mars. Radiation came up in each and it’s something we’ve tried to deal with in the URS storyworld.


Police React to Boston Marathon Bombs

Thanks to what happened at the Boston Marathon today, get ready for a whole lot more “homeland security”.