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The Science of Future Past

The Science of Future Past series explored the ideas of whether early science fiction writers were predicting the future or helping to define it. Each article highlights a set of concepts invented or popularized in classic works of science fiction, and then explores how those concepts have taken form in modern times.

The first part of the series focuses on Isaac Asimov’s classic book, Foundation, while the second part looks at the technology of Frank Herbert’s Dune.

The Science of Allomancy

The Science of Allomancy series applies real-world science to the question of how various metals and alloys fuel the powers of the Allomancers in Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series.


My favorite, and most popular article for Tor was based on an observation made by my then ten-year-old daughter that the relative scale of various objects in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was inconsistent. This led to my writing “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and the Science of Scale“.

Scientific American

Transcripts for some of the episodes of the Everyday Einstein science education podcast were featured by Scientific American.

Medium Publications

An eclectic collection of articles written for various publications hosted on Medium:

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