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Blockchain and Mult-Agent Systems

A multi-agent system should be defined as a group of autonomous agents that collaborate with each other to achieve objectives within their environment. This definition contains four categories that must be explored: the agent; objectives, the environment, and the need to collaborate. Blockchain provides a solution for gaining consensus among multi-agent systems

Decentralized World

Beyond Defi

Blockchain technology goes far beyond decentralized finance. The immutable ledger combined with smart contract technology opens a world of opportunities in engineering, defense, personal data and data management, real estate, legal services, and entertainment.

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Nightfall

[Author’s Note: Nightfall is a fictional piece that describes the future of squad warfare using tools currently being developed by the U.S. Army’s Synthetic Training Environment-Cross Functional Team. Throughout this story, you will read about intelligent tutoring, virtual rehearsals, drone mapping of terrain, distributed operations in denied environments, and other complexities of facing a peer-threat…. Read more »

Conquests of Brokk

Doomsayer Available Now!

That’s right folks! The final installment of the “Conquests of Brokk” trilogy is finally here and I’ve been working extra hard to get everyone’s attention… I even put together a Book Trailer which you can watch here. I know now that you’ve seen the trailer you’re wondering: “Why isn’t Thane headed to Hollywood?” You’d be… Read more »

Battle

Facts and Stats – The Battle for Tassi

The Battle for Tassi was the single greatest war in the history of the planet. Refresh your memory by going through the numbers.

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The Miracle of Life on Earth

Last week, NASA announced they had exciting news. NASA’s Curiosity rover had found “organic compounds” on Mars. Essentially, NASA discovered carbon in rocks dating back billions of years. It is important we make the distinction between organic compounds (carbon) and life because these two couldn’t be further apart from each other. NASA has not found… Read more »

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Doomsayer Cover Art is Here

Hold onto your horses… or for those of you without horses, hold onto your pants because I’ve got some big news for you! The first cover art design for the final book in the series “The Conquests of Brokk” is here. Take a look at the art below and let me know what you think…. Read more »

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Cryptocurrency: My Thoughts

With all the back and forth on cryptocurrency, I thought it would be worthwhile to provide thoughts from the perspective of a science fiction author. My prediction: Cryptocurrency is the platform that will enable financial wealth throughout the galaxy and can be tied to a host nation or planetary system. The Good Aspects of Cryptocurrency It… Read more »

A Fable

Fable Poetry

A Bedtime Poem   Careful child, for when you sleep, Trolls and goblins like to creep, Through the field and to your bed, Such awful terror, such wretched dread. Once outside an ogre waits, To the mountain, that’s your fate, They’ll walk you through the blackest nights, To a goblin’s market, their paradise. The wretched… Read more »

Science Fiction Rogue Fleet

Fractal Space, Rogue Fleet, and Other Updates

I’m excited to announce that after several edits and rewrites, Fractal Space is finally published! I’m looking at one final proof of the paperback before I publish that one as well, but for now, you can read the book on Kindle here. With Fractal Space, I’ve deviated significantly from my first novel Trials. Think Space… Read more »

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  • Simulating Mars

    Simulating Mars

    The Big Island of Hawaii is both beautiful and foreboding. I can still remember every step of the 14,000 ft hike up Mauna Kea. At 14,000 ft oxygen is 40% less than sea level, forcing your brain and body to function with fewer resources than it is used to. While most people stop for an… Read more »

  • New Cover Design

    I’m excited to announce that my VERY talented (and even more beautiful) cover designer has provided me the draft cover for Fractal Space – my newest project! Let me know what you think of it!

  • Free Photos

    You may have noticed that I enjoy using featured images on a lot of my posts. While I generally love photos because they stir the imagination to far away places, I believe there is a practical use as well. Branding. I mention branding in an earlier post about cover design and I think it is just as… Read more »

  • Trials the Novel Prologue

    Trials – Chapter 3

    “Clark, you’re looking at it all wrong!” The sharply dressed Unicore executive argued over a cup of steaming coffee. His hair was as dark as the moonless night that hovered outside the windows of the coffee house. Jacob wore a black suit, a white neatly pressed shirt, and a red tie. The tie had a… Read more »

  • Writing Prompt

    Writing prompt: The Locket

    If only she hadn’t picked up that locket. That dust laden brass locket. Its chain had broken years ago and, soon after, she determined to stop opening it at all. It wasn’t that it was painful to open the tarnished, heart shaped window into her past. It was simply stupid. Stupid to think about her… Read more »

  • The Woman of Mars

    My Mars enthusiasts have surely seen these images before – but I thought it appropriate to blog about them all the same, given my love of Mars and my novel Trials. The pictures that are published from the Mars rover (you can view them here) are simply phenomenal and do so much to stir the… Read more »

  • If I Die on Mars

    If I Die on Mars

    The above video is an interview from the Guardian that follows three of the final 100 Mars One competitors to take a one way journey to the red planet. While the interview questions give us a glimpse into who the person truly is, I find the last minute of the video to be the most… Read more »

  • Cover Design

    Judging a book by its cover? As an author, I should probably know better. But I do it all the time. Whether I’m browsing Amazon Kindle for a book or Netflix for a movie, I often times don’t even read the title below it. I just look at the picture. Is it intriguing? Is it… Read more »

  • Memories

    Memories are powerful aren’t they? Certain smells, the temperature or humidity, or even a recent discussion can bring back a flurry of thoughts and emotions that were long ago buried in the depth of our minds. With the coming of fall, I’ve had a few resurface. I wish I could say they were happy; but… Read more »

  • The Science Behind the Plants

    The problem of growing food on inhospitable habitats is being explored in real life by NASA and Mars One in preparation for their manned mission and permanent colony on Mars. In the Prologue of the novel Trials I write about plants capable of sustaining their own growth in light restricted areas – such as in caves…. Read more »