The X-20: America’s Space Fighter

Everyone knows space fighters are an absurd idea, right? It's practically the first rule of hard science fiction: this isn't Star Wars you're writing, so no fighters, period. They make no economic or military sense, and they're exceedingly small and vulnerable, and they're not nearly as maneuverable as you'd think because space has no air... Continue Reading →

Polyus: The Soviet Battle Station

Hello, all! It's been longer than usual since I last posted, and I lay the blame for that squarely on my heavy courseload this term, plus my job, plus the insane, depressing, thoroughly toxic news cycle sapping my concentration. Nevertheless, I have some material for you! Should be a nice short vignette of space history... Continue Reading →

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