Personal flying cars always seem to be right around the corner, or, more accurately, right over the horizon. Just like Mars bases and cold fusion, the technology to create a flying car was always about 20 years away. However, more experts are saying that a converging herd of technology -- sensors, batteries, aerodynamics, and computer -- are making the flying car more plausible and some industry pundits are saying we should see serious attempts at it this year.
Some of the most readily available sources of knowledge are books by scientists. The writers of these books can utilize their own experiences to better illustrate the process of experimentation and research. Likewise, these books sometimes become one of their most valuable contributions to humanity, especially if their prose is easily understood even by those unfamiliar with complex scientific concepts. The accumulation of knowledge is a truly wondrous objective, and it only makes sense to learn new perspectives through the most legendary books by scientists.
Science fiction junkies get the best of all worlds. They get to know characters from all corners of the galaxy, from the heroes and villains to the pets of science fiction. Some of these pets might be found on Earth—some are a bit more foreign. Regardless, these pets in science fiction have captured our hearts and made us want more.
Science fiction has been a favorite genre for a very loyal group of fans, old and new, for an incredibly long time. And while you may have started reading it young, many children might not be drawn to the complex narratives that sci-fi books often spin. So how can you best introduce your child to science fiction novels? By seeking out the best young adult sci-fi books for them to begin delving into the genre.
A big part of collecting science fiction novels is the thrill of the hunt. The fact that the books aren't always easy to find adds a game element to discovering and buying them. It can be quite satisfying, randomly stumbling upon a longed for publication, on sale for next to nothing. I still can't get over how books are practically given away these days. When I look at my bookshelves, sometimes I have to do a double take, because it's not just pages on those shelves, but authors' blood.
Carol was nervous. The taxman was coming to visit. Or, more precisely, the Identity Authentication Technician. She’d dreaded the visit for weeks. But it was inevitable because of the anniversary. Her property tax bill had been “frozen” when she reached 65, early in the 21st century—50 years ago. It was the responsibility of the IA tech to verify she really was the “grandfathered” Carol Garland and not a child or other relative trying to cheat the taxman. “Carol” smiled uneasily as she drove into Dallas. “Frozen taxes” was a rather ironic phrase in this context, insofar as the genetic material she needed to retrieve was in self-contained cryobox.