Mayness says: "Meta-blogging?
Now get back to writing."
In 2015 I had a record number of blog posts, 152. All of these "milestones" took six years to accomplish, so it is obvious that I'm not exactly burning up the interwebs. Still, it intrigues me that about 100 people a day drop by and view a page or 2 on this blog. The wikifiction blog is essentially a self-indulgent diary, my personal playground, and it is a puzzling phenomenon that anyone besides me comes for a visit. I say, "Welcome!" to all fellow nerds.
|I'm 18,455,795th but I try harder.|
|The human family.|
Like most primates, I'm quite visually oriented. I enjoy illustrating my blog posts and I suspect that many people who drop in here for a visit are following an image to its source. Most people arrive here via the Google internet search engine.
The most frequently used search term that brings people to this blog is "denisova hominin". Back in 2010 I posted some brief comments about the importance of human evolution in Foundations of Eternity, my fan-fiction sequel to Isaac Asimov's Foundation saga.
I suspect that the vast majority of the views of my other Google+ account are due to folks who are looking for other people who just happen to share my name. I should perform an experiment and create a new account called "Denisova hominin" as a publicity stunt!
|cover art by Kenneth Fagg|
Childhood's End was a book in which Clarke indulged his interest in paranormal phenomena. Sadly, Clarke seemed no better than the rest of us at wielding psychic powers and tuning into the future. Sure, with his technical knowledge he could predict the usefulness of innovations like communications satellites, but in his personal life he could not predict the future. In 1953 he got married, but in less than a year that was all over. He went off to Sri Lanka.
|cover by David Stevenson|
As is the case for other Clarke stories, there are intermediaries between the super-advanced Grand Galactics and we bumbling Earthlings. In The Last Theorem, the "One Point Fives" are sent to Earth by the Grand Galactics and they end up passing a bunch of high tech knowledge on to we primitive Earthlings, allowing us to eventually get on the good side of the Grand Galactics. Whew!
|Asimov in Deep Time|
read The Asimov Reality
Apparently Asimov and Clarke first met in 1953. I'm now imagining a slightly different 1953 in the Ekcolir Reality.
|In the Ekcolir Reality|
Judith's research on synthetic agonists for nicotinic receptors led to self-experimentation and apparently frightening partial access to the Hierion Domain by way of the Bimanoid Interface. According to Gohrlay, Judith had to be extracted from Earth following her publication of sensitive information that she had obtained via the Bimanoid Interface.
|Einstein in fiction.|
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