The Dog

Meet my dog: Taatu. He’s a Briard or Berger de Brie in the original language which basically means he’s an odd mix of explosive energy, good humor and a constant quest for comfort that often seems to compel him to take over a corner of the sofa. He’s...

Anti-Caturday: Angling in the Deep Sea

Anglerfish are easily the stuff of nightmares. Their whole bodies seem to consist mostly of a huge mouth filled with razor sharp teeth accompanied by small, beady eyes. Their most prominent feature however is the lure growing out above their heads. They get their name...

SFRC: Ringworld

The eponomous Ringworld on Larry Niven’s book is a constructed world in the shape of a ring. It is built around a small star, its motion is what gives it gravity and the walls surrounding the expanse of foundation material allow it to maintain an atmosphere....

Anti-Caturday: More of the Awful

While researching last week’s Anti-Caturday post I found that wasps as a group are far more diverse than I thought. For starters I’ve always thought that even adult wasps are carnivorous but that turns out not to be the case. While by far the most species...

The Zombie Contingency Plan

The last couple of Wednesdays have been filled with heavier topics so I thought a change of pace might be in order, don’t you? Since zombies are a perennial favourite with both myself and apparently you, the reader, and since the zombie apocalypse seems...