The Fisher Chronicles: 1998
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Origin of the Preen Orb
In 1978 I attended an electronics tradeshow with my father and saw an Apple II computer displaying a collage of overlapping colored boxes. Every second or so, the computer added a new rectangle in a vibrant color display; much more impressive than the low resolution black and white graphics of Radio Shack’s TRS-80...
Bob Fisher designs NASA software to predict what life might be like on a gas giant, and inadvertently creates a world:
where sentient beings have evolved after millions of simulated generations;
where exotic creatures swim in a thick alien atmosphere
where a tyrannical Bishop oppresses a noble Garn population;
where a simple programming error is considered a holy magical artifact;
Follow Tritarb's adventures across space and time to an unknown wilderness where he struggles to reconcile his scientific mindset and atheistic beliefs with the existence of a god-like stranger who can control life and death, but can't comprehend his language.
In the beginning God was bored...
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In the summer of 1986, when I was young, cocky and naive, I wrote my own evolution program...
The Spark Anomaly
The Fisher Chronicles: 2067
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“What happens when 2 earthquakes occur 42 minutes apart in Chili and China?”
Answer: The end of the world.
“...Indiana Jones [style] action/adventure... good, solid s/f… with characters we relate to and care about... Cathy and the housekeeping robots made me laugh out loud.”
- Star Trek novelist Margaret W Bonanno
Grieving the loss of her father, Cathy Fisher solves homework problems unaware that her solutions hold the key to saving the Earth
Her professor, engineering adventurer Arnold Spark, searches the globe for the apocalyptic truth behind recent cataclysmic events’, aided by:
Helen, a bereaved widow, who blames Spark for her husband’s death;
Soona, a lonely lunar robot, who must escape her cruel human captors to solve a billion year old mystery on the comet Charybdis;
Inventions and technologies add texture and color to our world...
The anechoic library is an example of a technology designed by a fictional professor with a terrible business plan...
Lee Tree Buildings
Given the recent discovery of extreme high tensile strength materials such as graphene and nano-tubes it doesn’t take a genius to realize that office buildings of the future will have a dramatically different look and structure...