- I’ll be blogging Monday (3/05) and Thursday (6/05), then I’ll be off for 7 – 10 days: the last check of Almost Faithful thriller. The publishing date, I hope, 🙃 in the middle of June (eBook and paperback). The story is commercial, without any gore descriptions, violence. There’s some sexual content, but I’d say – could be read by anyone from 16+ ☕️📚
- I’m looking for rural crime or bush/outback noir, written by Australian authors only. If you could recommend any name/ title – go ahead, leave the message in the comments. I’d like to read something like Jane Harper’s books – modern but ‘slow, atmospheric’ crime fiction or thriller. In general, I’m up to check any ‘rural’ crimes set in Australia or New Zealand (or even Canada). By ‘rural,’ I mean murders that happen in small, remote Australian towns. NO to urban crimes or too big cities. The historical touch is ok.
- We are all aware that humans, as species, are careless about the welfare of Earth. We are often reckless and destructive. Unfortunately, that leads us to only one outcome – to colonize the Universe. This sci-fi scenario is POSSIBLE with genetically modified humanity – humanity, which will be “optimized” to live in the new environment on other planets: Mars, Titan, Venus, etc. Am I looking forward to it? Nope. I’m against this kind of outcome, but I think this is precisely where we are heading… This week’s #1 New Release book in Biomedical Engineering is the book of geneticist Christopher E. Mason, The Next 500 Years, where he states: ‘It is no longer a question of IF we can engineer life – only HOW.” I might discuss the details later, in May-June. Would you like your kids to live on some TCX097-planet permanently, let’s say, with a changed ‘genome, or new DNA’? What your take on this? Please, share.
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