The Science Fiction Laboratory

The Science in Science Fiction

Space Math – A few formulas in Javascript for those who wish to do some quick and dirty space calculations for moving space ships and rotating space stations and hurtling moons. You can convert parsecs to light years and a few things like that. I also have a list of the nearer stars for want of a better place to put it.

Alien Life – What constitutes life? What will alien life be like?

Aliens Physiology – Aliens should be aliens and not humans in rubber suits or humans with a small amount of makeup to make the bridge of their noses look different. What will alien sex be like?

Alien Psychology – What makes an alien tick?

Physics fo FTL Travel – How do we go faster than light?

Baby Black Holes – Ideas about very tiny black holes and how they may behave.

Properties of a uniformly expanding universe – A simple theory about what might explain the fact that space probes seem to speed up as they move away from the solar system.

Quantum Mechanics or Whatever Happened to Reality? – I discussion of the Afshar Experiment.

List of stars closer than 20 light years SF writers often need a nearby star. Here is a nice list.


Buy the Book!

I cleaned up my tab for Sonny Boy's Help Me and made it into a short book. There's a Kindle version for 99 cents, and if you buy the paperback you get the Kindle free.

Playing "Help-Me" In the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II: A step by step, note for note analysis of some of Sonny Boy's Signature Riffs

I also write Science Fiction, so you can sample some of my best stories. Also available in Kindle format.

Error Message Eyes: A Programmer's Guide to the Digital Soul


Keith Graham's Links

I started reading Science Fiction in the 1950s. I started Writing SF in the 1960s. Then, I had a life. Now I am retired, raising chickens and keeping bees. I am still an avid reader and I have sold about 70 stories in the last 20 years.
I have been collecting information about writing Science Fiction for many years now. Social media has replaced the Blog and large dedicated websites, so the pages here are mostly static. I update them from time to time.


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