Tag: Science Fiction

Busby dubious about cat invaders

CAPE CANAVERAL, EARTH – Bob Busby, CEO of Spark and leader of a private-sector effort to accomplish faster-than-light travel, doesn’t believe the “rabid cat-people” theory dominating today’s conjecture-vids. “It’s way too soon to draw any conclusions about this message, man,” he said. “The only valid conclusion we can make right now is that the Pinnacle…


Oracle AI Network: Rabid cat-people imminent

NEW YORK, EARTH – Billions of users on Saturday night transmitted theories in contemplation of the message from the Pinnacle. Thorough analysis by the supercomputers that make up the so-called “Oraculars” indicates that the majority of Consortium inhabitants believe that the “they” that are coming are felinoid aliens with foul tempers who are bent on…


OtherSpace: Recommended reading and viewing

If you’re playing OtherSpace – or just thinking about it – it can be a little daunting. Assuming the role of a character in an original-theme space opera universe that doesn’t have hundreds of fansites online isn’t always easy. However, making yourself familiar with the genre in general can go a long way toward preparing you for…


Move over, Will Smith: we’ll crush those aliens

This column appeared in The St. Petersburg Times on July 13, 1997: By Wes Platt The Sol III Pathfinder, wrapped inside a giant ball of string, slams into the U-Save parking lot at 55 mph, bouncing over stunned pedestrians pushing grocery carts toward their cars, toppling the golden arches of the McDonald’s, and finally coming to rest…