Posts tagged ‘Mars’

OBSERVATIONS & ONPIONS

POST WAR OF THE WORLDS

The other day I watched the movie War of the Worlds made in 1953 based on the famous novel by H. G. Wells written in 1898. I can’t tell you how many times I have watched this movie and consider it one of my favorite if not my favorite science fiction movie. I also enjoy watching the 2005 version of the movie by the same name.
In the latest version the machines are more in tune with those in the novel, supported by tripods. But I think there is a basic flaw. It is hinted in the movie that the machines were buried on the earth maybe a million years ago. Wouldn’t their technology change over that length of time? Would they know the machines were still functional? Why would they think they would one day invade earth? These are just thoughts on the movies and not the purpose of this piece.
I think it is interesting to speculate what happens after the movie ends. Do the Martians launch another attack on earth, this time wearing spacesuits so they won’t die? And the earth has been decimated. How would the rebuild go?
Think Tokyo after World War II. What about the machines? Would man gain great knowledge from these devices improving life. And then there is the possibility of manufacturing new weapons and means of cloaking making the weapons indestructible. Would man use these new weapons for possibly more threats from space. Or more likely, would they wind up using them on each other.

July 20, 2019 at 10:19 pm Leave a comment

ACCELERANDO

ACCELERANDO
BY
CHARLES STROSS

I mentioned this book in my last entry. I’ve finished reading it and what a ride. The author’s imagination and depth of knowledge are beyond belief. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and all its wonderful turns. It was not an easy read but I held on and the trip was worth it.

The author dealt; to a minor degree, with post humans but the changes which rapidly occurred with humans was enough to keep the book humming.

I’ve read some about post humans. There are those that theorize that they already exist; that our lives are some sort of SIMS game which they control at their pleasure. With all the dark matter, wormholes and unknowns in the universe there are plenty of places for them to hide.

I continue with my ‘what if’ moment. What if there are post Martians? The possibility that Mars once has water continues to grow with all the observations that our probes make. That water may have supported life, using our chemistry models of life, or a beast of a totally different nature. And since their civilization may be extremely ancient, perhaps they have crossed over to pure intelligence.

I have explored some of these ideas in my stories. I include a link if someone would like to see how I handle the subject. The Crystals of Life and Martian Rebirth are the stories I would like you to read in connection with this piece. Of course, I would like you to read every word I publish. I am still a dreamer.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=walt+trizna

I will continue to ruminate on this subject so you have not heard the last.

August 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

THE CURIOSITY MARS ROVER

THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP
GO CURIOSITY

If you are interested in space science at all you are definitely aware of the landing of Curiosity on Mars. For the landing of this rover the artist’s concept appeared like something that might be the cover of a pulp science fiction publication.

AND IT WORKED.

With the platform, with thrusters firing, hovered over the Martian landscape and lowered Curiosity to a soft landing. Imagine that happening in your back yard, a craft coming from another planet.

As I assume you know by now, I write science fiction. My mind immediately engaged in the ‘what if mode.’ As a writer, it is your obligation to also be a reader. I am currently reading a novel, accelerando, by Charles Stross. It is a fantastic read and I encourage all science fiction readers to read it. The author deals with the advancement of post humans and The Singularity. The concepts in this novel are fantastic and I will talk about them in the future.

I also have another book, The Singularity Is Near, by Ray Kurzweil. This is a work of nonfiction and deals with the mating of computer technology and mankind. This is another book which I will discuss in the future.

But now to my ‘what if’ moment. I can imagine Mars covered with cells below the surface, ether one cell deep or millions deep, it doesn’t matter. What if Mars is one massive intelligence? If you read the books I have mentioned, you will gain a concept of post humans and The Singularity.  There is the theory of post humans, what if post martians exist?

My mind wanders, to a  story, where the entire planet is an intelligence and is waiting for communication.

My readers, I hope this opens an appreciation of science and a desire to read science fiction.

August 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm 2 comments

UPDATE THE CRYSTALS OF LIFE FOR SALE

My consistent readers,

Those with Kindles and Nooks, here’s another opportunity to read one of my stories, The Crystals of Life published by Books To Go Now.
I hope you buy it (it is really cheap), and enjoy it, please let me know. If you don’t enjoy it, let me know why. I have a writer’s ego, able to compliments and criticism.

                                                                                                                     Walt

 

http://bookstogonow.com/crystalsoflife.html

 

 

 

Walt

September 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm Leave a comment

UPDATE THE CRYSTALS OF LIFE

My consistent readers,

Folks, get those Nooks and Kindles ready, very soon I’ll have another eBook for you to read, well actually, it’s a new eStory.
Books to Go Now will be publishing The Crystals of Life. I’m going over the final edits now and will soon have them back into the hands of the publisher.
Here’s a hint: Martian samples; USE EXTREME CAUTION.
I bet you can’t wait. I’ll let you know when it’s available for your horrifying enjoyment.

Walt

August 31, 2011 at 7:13 pm Leave a comment

LIBRARY REQUEST

My consistent readers,

I would like to ask a favor of those of you who would like to read my work for free.
Go to your library and ask them to order New Moon Rising in paperback. If you do that, you and others can have a free read. I have already donated a copy to my local library.
At this point in my writing career what I feel is most important is that people read my work.
Also, you can ask libraries to order my story, Martian Rebirth, as an eBook. It is available to libraries through OverDrive. Soon more of my stories will also be available to libraries using this website.
Thanks,
Walt

 

http://www.overdrive.com/#1

July 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

UPDATE

My consistent readers,

Just a few days ago I signed a contract for my story, The Crystals of Life, to be published by Books to Go now.
The story involves a probe to Mars that returns samples to Earth which cause unexpected results.
I will also have more news for you soon on an exciting endeavor by Books to Go Now.

Walt

July 13, 2011 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

A HAPPY READER

Here is a comment by a reader of my story published by Books to Go now. She bought it on Amazon.com.

Maybe you would like to give it a read?

4.0 out of 5 stars Universal Questions, March 10, 2011
By Prisca – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Martian Rebirth (Kindle Edition)
The author takes on big questions in one short story, giving lots of food for thought. It will take you worlds away as the suffering Martians do what they must to survive. There’s an impressive amount of realistic science in it. It really hooked me, and the consequences will surprise even the most experienced reader of science fiction. I just wish it had been longer!

March 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm Leave a comment

UPDATE BOOKS TO GO NOW

GREAT NEWS

My story, Martian Rebirth, is now up for sale. It is an ebook, so if you have a Nook or Kindle, go to Books to Go now and enjoy the read.  You can also download this story to your computer.

http://bookstogonow.com/martianrebirth.html

February 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm Leave a comment


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