The Chances of Anything Coming from Mars: Thoughts on War of the Worlds

Do you “believe” in life on other planets? I don’t but only because – in this case – “belief” is irrelevant. People used to believe that this planet was the centre of the solar system. The fact that this hypothesis was violently enforced does not make it true. What matters is the evidence and theContinue reading “The Chances of Anything Coming from Mars: Thoughts on War of the Worlds”

Book Review: Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear

I picked this up as it is highly recommended on a lot of “Top sci fi books” from around the blogosphere. Having never read a Greg Bear, I thought it best to start with what most consider his greatest work. So what’s my verdict? Is it worth the hype? Does Bear deserve the reputation asContinue reading “Book Review: Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear”