Every good conspiracy theorist knows that Area 51 is just a cover.
Having ridden Nevada SR375 a.k.a. “The Extraterrestrial Highway” by motorcycle some years ago, I can tell you the two most dangerous things I saw on that trip was  the extraordinary remoteness of it (take plenty of water and fill your fuel tank at every opportunity), and  the open range (cattle standing on the…
Huh. I guess Ogden Utah’s Five Wives Vodka is out too.
True, this. Good stories do a better job at expressing the point more clearly by removing extraneous detail. That’s a good thing, if getting the point across is your purpose.
Mrs. Overclock and I just got back home to Denver Colorado yesterday afternoon, having made a road trip out of attending WesterCon, a traveling SF convention held over the July 4th weekend, that this year was in Salt Lake City Utah. Had a great time - which was as much a reunion with our extended family as well as a…
Specifically, space measles.
If you’re looking for a steak dinner as an alternative to BBQ, a group of friends and I ate at Anton’s (1610 Main St. according to their sign), where I had what was surely the best steak dinner I’ve ever had, when the World Science Fiction Convention was in Kansas City MO a few years ago.
On a more personal level...
I read TREASURE ISLAND just a few years ago. I liked it. Yeah, it wasn’t deep, but it was fun.
I finished up the latest anthology of stories by Ted Chiang; recommended. I was not quite ready for the immense tome that is the latest Neal Stephenson novel. So I dived into the paranoid conspiracy alternate reality thriller that is DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch, possibly on the recommendation of someone here. About…
Decades ago at a science fiction convention in Texas I remember attending a Subgenius “revival” hosted by none other than the Reverend Ivan Stang. It was pretty fun. I may have had a drink or three beforehand too.
And that is why I read Sabine Hossenfelder’s blog:
Here is when I confess that I’ve surrendered at least three of the small Swiss Army penknives because I neglected to search all of my pockets.
I have this on my Kindle and it will likely be next on my list.
This has been my experience as well.
I recommend it highly. As much as I liked the movie, the story was far better, and more mind bending.
I finished THE GUNS OF NAVARONE by Alistair MacLean and got started on Ted Chiang’s latest anthology, EXHALATION, that just came out. If you haven’t read any Chiang, you should. He won a Nebula award with his *first* published short story, “Tower of Babylon”. His “Story of Your Life”, in his previous anthology STORY…
Also: General AI, and fusion power.
Or, sometimes, because they need to keep a clear head. I love beer (except most IPAs), some wines (red zin is a favorite), and enjoy an occasional cocktail (G&T, classic martinis). But much of the time I need to keep my wits about me, either because I’m driving, or in effect working.