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A scientist writes science fiction – thoughts on self-publishing my first novel

Fleet, Popular Culture, Science FictionDecember 16, 2013

Early this month, I completed and self-published my first science fiction novel through Amazon’s Kindle Direct publishing service (and, a few days later, as a paperback through Createspace). The ideas for the book were conceived over a long week in August, while vacationing with my parents at a rental house in St. Michaels, Maryland. Wandering […]

The last climate change refugees fight for survival in this grim view of our future ocean – Fleet: The Complete Collection

Fleet, Popular Culture, Science FictionNovember 29, 2013

Fleet: The Complete Collection  “The sea is big. The sea is cruel. She takes more than she gives. That’s how it’s always been.” The world has changed. Coastal cities lie abandoned as the encroaching sea rises, drowning and reshaping the land. Violent plagues, impervious to antibiotics, sweep across the planet, erasing entire communities in a […]

#DrownYourTown: Exploring Sea Level Rise through real-time, interactive, GIS modeling

#DrownYourTown, climate change, Natural Science, ScienceOctober 16, 2013

UPDATE: These posts, and the hashtag are getting a lot of attention, so I’d like to reiterate, Caveat Tweetor (twitter beware) — these models are being generated on the fly as request come in. They are not validated and there are many variables that influence sea level rise which are not taken into account. This […]

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 […]

Sea Leveler Update: one week of #sealevelrise

• Uncategorized • April 13, 2013

Now that most of the bugs are out of the system, here is what a one week readout looks like on the Sea Leveler. A few observations: The Sea Leveler is driven by twitter’s own search API, which is not perfect. The rapid dramatic drops are due to twitter updating its search parameters to exclude […]

Sea Leveler Update

• Uncategorized • March 29, 2013

Earlier this week I launched the Sea Leveler, and open-source, arduino-powered, water level meter that measure the activity of tweets about #sealevelrise on twitter. Not surprisingly, the first full week of trial revealed a few bugs in the machine. The first thing you’ll notice is that, in addition to recording tweets about sea level rise, […]

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