Some genius wants to build a real Outer Earth

Some genius wants to build a real Outer Earth

I’m not entirely sure how I missed this yesterday, but it seems as if someone wants to make the city -sized space station of my novels a reality. Like, for reals for reals. I don’t quite know how to feel about this. As you might know if you’ve read...
Here’s why you need to be watching Dark Matter

Here’s why you need to be watching Dark Matter

I love the fact that space-based TV is enjoying a resurgence at the moment. I don’t pretend to know enough about the TV industry to know how trends work, or why things are as they are, but I love where they are now. In the past year, we’ve had some terrific series:...
Project ZERO-G footage is live!

Project ZERO-G footage is live!

About a month ago, my publishers and I strapped a copy of my new book ZERO-G to a weather balloon, and let it go. Once it was at 32000m, a recording of me reading from the first chapter of the book played out. A GoPro camera captured the whole thing. The footage is...
I just sent a book into space. Literally.

I just sent a book into space. Literally.

So today, we did something certifiably insane to promote the imminent release of ZERO-G. We strapped a copy of the book to a weather balloon, along with a GoPro camera and an iPod/speaker combo loaded with an audio file of me reading the first two chapters, and sent...
4 of this year’s biggest space events

4 of this year’s biggest space events

So let’s tally up how we’re doing. In the past 365 days, we’ve discovered evidence of liquid water on mars, photographed pluto, launched and landed a reusable rocket booster, and found another Earth-like planet. Interest in space hasn’t been...