Archive for July, 2013

posted by admin on Jul 21

The category, Christian Science Fiction, elicits a lot of different reactions from people. Some think it refers to end time prophecy or Armageddon. My novel,  Asterion, is compared to it and the funny part is, I’m a partial preterist. It might surprise some folks to know that Christians don’t like preachy books and we are interested in a good story. However, Christians do look for a clean book with no profanities or explicit sex and while they do like stories from a Christian viewpoint, areligious stories are also on their reading lists. That is where the question arises. Would it be more informative to label it Science Fiction for Christians or would another term fit better?

posted by admin on Jul 13

Some of Tesla’s achievements:

Alternating current — We would not have long distance power lines without it.

Hydropower — Westinghouse utilized Tesla’s patents to make hydroelectric power.

Radio and television — In 1891 Tesla invented a transformer for the production of high frequency and high voltage electricity used in every radio and television.

Remote control — Patent for remote control by radio of moving vessels and vehicles, laying the groundwork for wireless telemechanics, robotics and satellite communication.

Radar — Principals dealing with frequency and power level, that were established in 1917 by Tesla.

Wireless energy transmission — World Fair in Chicago in 1893, Tesla transmitted electricity by firing up a series of phosphorous light bulbs with what he called electrodynamic induction.

X-rays — Röntgen is credited with the discovery of X-rays in 1895. However, Tesla’s  experiments revealed some of the inherent dangers of using radiation on human flesh.

Robotics — Tesla imagined that robots would be able to perform labor in the future.

Earthquake machine — In 1898, Tesla claimed he had built and deployed a small oscillating device that, when attached to his office and operating, nearly shook down the building and everything around it.

A true visionary. Here are a few other places to learn about him: