If I’ve gotten a bit behind on my social media these last couple of weeks, it’s because I was away, researching an upcoming Paleo-Punk novel.
By the way, I had the ‘ronna over XMas so was no risk to myself or others while travelling. I had swabs up the nose at every stop just in case!
I thought I might have coined a genre there, but it seems there is a dormant #PaleoPunk hashtag on Twitter. If you want an idea of my take on PaleoPunk, think the Flintstones, without dinosaurs, written by a hybrid of Larry Niven and Dan Brown.
A cup of tea
Pyramid of Djoser (the one from Ghostbusters).
Pyramid of Khafre
Serapeum of Saqqara – Apis Bulls my [email protected]! – These boxes are just silly! 80 tons each. Made of single blocks of granite. I have my own thoughts on the purpose of these incredible objects…
I have the broad-brush, background worldbuilding for this new novel:
Take a look and let me know if you would like to read a book set here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
SpaceX has done it! I just watched the launch, live, well live for me, like watching a missed football game on the VCR… “Don’t tell me who wins!”
Here it is if you have not seen it yet:
SN10 got a clean launch and stuck a solid landing! (Judges have to be harsh here, the landing was a little heavy and the dismount a bit listy, I can only give a 4.5)
This is a breakthrough achievement! Future of mankind stuff right here!!
By the way ‘StarShip‘, the rocket’s name, has always bothered me. I mean ‘SpaceShip‘ yes, StarShip… really? A ship that sails to the stars? Bad science niggles me like, bad, puntuation; and spelling riles others (doing my best here!). But it seems that:
“A lightened Starship upper stage, refilled in space, unburdened by fins, heatshield and landing engines could achieve 8km/s deltaV. This might be just enough to boost out of Low Earth Orbit and achieve solar escape velocity of 42km/s… it just wouldn’t get anywhere soon.”
Is #StarShip a Star-ship? I always find @elonmusk to be brutally truthful, and a rabid SciFi nut (a good thing!)