By R.W. Van Sant Matt stood facing the door. All he had to do was to walk through, and it would be as though the last ten years hadn’t happened. No, it wasn’t as easy as that, no one could escape their past. He may have gotten his career back, but he had acquired some … More The iFactor Chapter 6
by R. W. Van Sant The next morning, drained from insufficient sleep, Matt dressed and stumbled from the apartment. The chief ordered him to be on time, and Ken was the last person on the planet that he wanted to upset. Matt disliked the feeling of emotional detachment the medication caused; still, he took a … More The iFactor-Chapter 5
A KDP picture book with fantasy artwork to inspire a struggling reader.
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
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 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
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
Thoughts by R.W. Van Sant As corporations are growing ever more prominent in the space industries, it becomes necessary to ask if capitalism that allowed them to amoas the wealth required to mount an interstellar mission, can capitalism itself survive the journey. Are the laws, morees, and customs that allow capitalism to thrive resilient enough … More Can capitalism survive interstellar space travel and colonization?
I guess that every writing project has to start somewhere, even a blog. So it’s only fair that if you are going to be following me, reading my thoughts and discoveries, or experiencing my writing explorations along with me then I owe it to you to explain a bit of the philosophes that drive my … More Hello, I’m R.W. Van Sant