threats from outer space

And you thought this was a book about sea monsters...

Those of us who read and write fantasy and science fiction like our conflicts on a large scale. Forget about family feuds and bickering neighbors--we like wars that engulf whole continents, Dark Lords that threaten to drain the life force of the entire world, and weapons that can take out entire [read more] about threats from outer space

meeting discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off Pad B at the Kennedy Space Center on September 12, 1993, to begin STS-51. Image credit: NASA

Two weekends ago, we loaded up the kids and went to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (the Dulles annex of the National Air and Space Museum) to see the space shuttle Discovery. Since Discovery had arrived only a few days before, replacing the Enterprise permanently, there were a lot of people [read more] about meeting discovery