by R.W. Van Sant Matt slid into a realm of metaphors, unspoken desires, and long forgotten memories. He dreamed of beaches, summer heat and tranquil waves, swimming among the fish. Lying on the warm sand, feeling the heat of the sun as it caressed the bronzed backs of the women lounging next to him on … More The iFactor – Chapter 4
its out. a truly monstrous rhyming ABCs picture book. Not exactly for young children.
by R.W. Van Sant Matt’s apartment door slid silently open. It was a universal reality that, in the dome colonies, everything operated well—in the beginning. The colony was well planned, funded, and less than a decade old. There simply hadn’t been time for entropy to work its necromancy on the equipment. Matt found it disconcerting … More The iFactor- Chapter 3
by R.W. Van Sant Once free of the congested compartment, Matt felt the air move more easily into his lungs. The warehouse had been an ordeal. Inside the enormous hall, the cacophony of noise and motion overwhelmed his senses. There were just too many people. They moved in and out, between and around the labyrinthine … More The iFactor – Chapter 2
by R.W. Van Sant Crate after crate rolled briskly along the expansive cargo receiving ramp that ended somewhere within the bowels of the ship. Shining with the lead coating that protected their contents from the radiation of deep space, the line of shipping containers blurred in his tired gaze, morphing into a long silvery apparition … More The i Factor Chapter One
If faster than light travel will ever be possible, what would the experience be like? Years ago I decided to perform the special relativity equation for twice the speed of light and beyond. Time, space and distance all took on the square route of -1 as a factor, this number is referred to in math … More Reality beyond the speed of light
Thought of the day. There are no easy, simple answers, just the illusion of easy answers. For example — Fetch. I threw a ball to my dog who was anxiously waiting 6 feet away from me. How far did the ball go? The simple answer is 6 feet, yet that answer fails to take into … More Daily Thought-Fetch: The distance we’ll go to please our dogs.
Most social media posts garner more attention if they are accompanied by an eye-catching image. They are even better for our purposes if they are genre specific. These are some recent images that I photo-manipulated from public domain sources. They will be added to posts where I want to get a science fiction idea or … More Using images in social media to grab attention