About the author:
Steven Morrissette is the founder and major contributor to the online science fiction blog/journal Warp Speed Odyssey. He began his odyssey in the sci-fi universe when he was very young watching Star Trek and Star Wars with his dad. Eventually, he really fell in love with the sci-fi literature when he got into some Asimov, Clarke, and Crichton just to name a few. Furthermore, Steven enjoys learning about astronomy and science. His favorite fields are robotic and artificial intelligence.
Following the beginning of his blog that he started to practice his writing skills, it was not too long before he mingled with the writing community and made some amazing friends. Soon enough his new goal wasn’t only to practice writing but to connect with authors and give them his perspective on their books.
Now his new goals are to explore the world of science fiction as a Sci-Fi journalist. Reviewing the latest books, movies, and video games but also digging in the past to uncover some lost gems of the genre.
Dyson Sphere – Article
In science fiction, we observe all kinds of space structures that allow our imagination to wonder about some amazing feats of engineering. The Dyson sphere is definitely one of them.
Kardashev Scale – Article
This idea was introduced by the Soviet astronomer Nicolai Kardashev in 1964. He identifies three types of civilizations on his scale, named the Kardashev Scale after him.
Terraforming of Mars – Article
Lately, in the news, we have heard a lot about Elon Musk’s project of colonizing the Planet Mars. His plan is to start building a colony on Mars before the end of his life. But imagine a colony that does not need to stay in the protective bubbles of the man-made structures they built.
Space Tourism – Article
I like to imagine that in the near future, we will be able to go to the local travel agency and browse through an amazing variety of space trips and activities. That idea has already been kickoff by private companies such as Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX.
AI Takeover – Article
Artificial Intelligence as already started to emerge in all kinds of different forms. From an algorithm that shows you some adds of what you like on your internet browser to the medical assistant that helps doctors make some diagnosis on the health conditions of their patients.
Cyborg – Article
The cyborg that is also known as a cybernetic organism, is a theme of science fiction that is already present in our modern society.
How will nanotechnologies impact our lives – Article
Nanotechnology is a relatively new branch of science that deals with scales the size of 100 nanometers or less. Basically, it’s engineering at the level of individual atoms or molecules. Currently, nanotechnologies are mostly used to enhance existing materials like carbon nanotubes and other nanocomposites. Scientists claim that eventually, nanotechnologies will have a considerable impact on our lives. Here are a few different fields that are going to be transformed due to the emergence of nanotechnologies.
Immortality – Article
Life is too short and it goes by in a blink of an eye. Humans have always tried to find ways to expend their lifespan. As our civilization has evolved, we have developed medical technologies that permit us to cure disease and heal injuries, which as greatly increase the lifespan of humans. Other factors like good nutrition, regular exercise, hygiene and salubrity, and a decrease in violence, also increased the average life expectancy of humans. Nevertheless, we are still substantially far from the ancient quest, of the alchemists and their philosopher’s stone, to achieve immortality. All things considered, let’s probe into our imagination and examine the possible ways we could attain immortality.
Oumuamua – Article
What exactly is Oumuamua, is it an asteroid, a comet or even maybe an interstellar spaceship? One thing is for sure, it does not originate from the solar system. Initially, it as been cataloged as 1I/2017 U1 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and then baptized Oumuamua by the Pan-STARRS team who discovered the mysterious object. The discovery was made on October 19, 2017, by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope, which is funded by NASA and is part of the Near-Earth Object Observation (NEOO) program.
Hyperloop – Article
Virgin’s Hyperloop One may soon revolutionize the travel industries. The concept was popularized by Elon Musk and then offered by one of his companies as an open-source technology to be shared by all.
Interview with Jean-Paul L. Garnier – Interview
In today’s interview, Jean-Paul L. Garnier a science fiction author, bookstore owner and a podcast host will answer some questions about his endeavors and give us some interesting insights on his literary adventure. We appreciate very much that he took some time to answer our questions and be part of this interview.
Canaan 2020 – Book Review
What do you think society would become if we could travel four lightyears away and start our civilization over on a new planet?
Childhood’s End 1953 – Book Review
If aliens would come to Earth to unify the human race and teach us how to create better technologies, would they be doing this for us or for them?
The Xperyion Galaxy 1: Avalon 2020 – Book Review
Imagine being a Space Traveler living in a spaceship that as traveled through space for ten thousand years.
Interview with David Salvi – Interview
When it comes to David Salvi only good things come to mind. First, he agreed to be a featured guest on my blog a few months ago and offered to send me a paperback version of his book Canaan for me to read, which I absolutely enjoyed. Afterward, I wrote a review, and now he is back for an interview. He is the first one who sent me his book and it will always be special because it was the first time that I was reading the book of an author that I knew. Now, here are ten questions that I thought about when I was reading his book.
#2016 – Book Review
The United States’ presidential election of #2016 was controversial and shrouded with incertitude. Here is what Lorene Funk Accardo has to say about it.
Garbage in, Gospel out – Book Review
Working at the Bureau sounds like quite a serious job. Especially when the Bureau is involved in the falsification of information and time travel.
Complete Darkness 2019 – Book Review
Complete Darkness is a science fiction novel with a touch of fantasy that flirts with theology. The book was written by Matt Adcock and was published on October 25th, 2019 by Burton Mayers Books. With a length of 222 pages, this book is relatively easy to read. Complete Darkness is available in kindle and paperback edition as well.
War of the worlds 2005 – Movie Review
When this story was aired as a radio feature in 1938, Orson Welles caused a general panic amongst his listeners even prompting some to leave their home to get out of the city.
Upgrade 2018 – Movie Review
Imagine that you could get an implant that would allow you to walk again or see again or even be better at everything you could possibly do.
See You Yesterday 2019 – Movie Review
Time travelling back in time is one of the greatest paradox of science fiction. Once discovered it could lead to a series of unpredicted events that could change the time continuum for ever.
Interview with Chris Wheat – Interview
In today’s interview, I have the pleasure to introduce you to Chris Wheat. He is the author of the science fiction book The Exodus Committee and he has agreed to talk about his book and his life as an author. Chris is a really nice guy that I have been talking with on twitter about his book and he was also a featured guest earlier this year. Now here is what he has to say.
Interview with Gus D. Cadle – Interview
Today, I have the honor before duty, to interview Gus D. Cadle, the author of”Duty Before Honor”. First and foremost, I want to thank Mr. Cadle for sending me a copy of his Panoramic short-story which was excellent. His writing style reminds me of many Forgotten Realms books I read when I was in high school mixt with the futuristic universe of Warhammer 40,000.
Interview with Bradley Woods – Interview
In today’s interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Bradley Woods, the author of Unbounded: Book One of the Homeland Saga. Bradley was featured earlier as a guest and he was kind enough to spare more of his time answering a few questions from a curious mind.
Chase the boy who hid 2020 – Book Review
Imagine participating in a game of “hide and seek” that is organized by DARPA. Chase, a high school student, is about to find out for himself when he gets recruited by Powers Limited, the company his grandad used to work at before he vanished mysteriously.
The future is closer than you think: Book Two 2020 – Book Review
What does the future have in store for us? There is a multitude of possibilities and where better place to find some great ideas than in the mind of a Sci-fi author.
Sign 2002 – Movie Review
Crop circles have been regarded as hoaxes since the day that they began appearing in our fields. But when they all appeared at the same time in all the countries of the world it could only mean one thing, that it’s the real deal.
Simultaneous Times Vol.1 2018 – Book Review
When a couple of sci-fi authors comes together and release an anthology, you can always be sure to be delighted by the depths of their imaginations.
Fragmented Evil 2020 – Book Review
Do you have what it takes to dive into this horror anthology that will chill you to the bones? There are multiple stories all unique and horrific, you have been warned.