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Eleven Marine Organisms that would make Amazing Aquaman Villains

Aquaman, biology, deep sea, ecology, evolution, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksSeptember 19, 2013

Black Manta. Ocean Master. The Trench. Scavenger. King Shark. Toxin. The Fisherman. Aquaman has had some pretty memorable villains over the last 80 years. Also, the Fisherman. This is Southern Fried Science, a blog famous for two things – inspiring the world with our unique blend of marine science and conservation and doing horrible, horrible […]

Momentary Distractions: Bonus Fleet short story for Southern Fried Science readers

Fleet, Popular Culture, Science FictionSeptember 13, 2013

Fleet, my fist foray into book-length, serialized science fiction, is a decidedly salty vision of the near future, where an unknown plague has left land uninhabitable and sea level rise has created vast new oceans to explore. The last survivors of the human race are scattered across new and dangerous seas. The only traces of a […]

Six sea monsters that make their horror movie counterparts look tame

biology, deep sea, ecology, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, ScienceSeptember 8, 2013

Evolution is infinitely creative. Sometimes, amid the beauty and wonder, the awe that emanates from the shear power of natural selection, and the poetry of descent with modification, evolution produces something that terrifies. I am not talking about our natural predators, for whom fear is part of our evolutionary heritage, but rather creatures that appear […]

Sick of fictional mermaid documentaries? Try some dystopian maritime science fiction, instead!

Fleet, Popular Culture, Science FictionSeptember 2, 2013

Welcome to the Fleet! It’s the near future, the rising tides have swallowed much of the world’s coastlines, and the last survivors of a deadly plague are scattered across a new and vastly different ocean. But all is not well in the Reach. The fish are dwindling, the currents are shifting, and secrets long thought […]

And now for something completely different: An experiment in Science Fiction and Kindle Direct Publishing

Fleet, Popular Culture, Science FictionAugust 29, 2013

Longtime readers have occasionally humored my attempts at short science fiction stories, the like of which can be found in Eno Magazine and Nature. Writing these short pieces is fun, but there’s a longer story that’s been festering in my head for the better part of a year and it’s finally time to come out. […]

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