I recently wrote the third post in a slowly evolving series of extremely nerdy blog entries for the Wild Cards website. Over the course of these posts, spread years apart, I’ve been very slowly deriving a sequence of toy models, based on physics and applied math, to explain the behavior of the fictional Wild Card…
Helium Shortage 4.0 (and a Possible Surplus?)
Back in the days when I used to maintain this blog (so, quite a few years ago), I occasionally wrote about helium. Many people are surprised to learn that helium, the stuff of party balloons and superconducting magnets for particle accelerators (and many dozens of other uses), is a slowly dwindling non-renewable resource. [TL;DR: (1)…
Where Have You Been, Ian?
Soooo…. Yeah. The last time I updated this blog, or anything on my website, was in December of 2016, just after The Liberation came out. I’ve kept a fairly low profile — both online and in real life — in those nearly five and a half years. Why? What happened? Where have you been, Ian?…
The Liberation: Alchemy Wars, Concluded
And so we’ve come to the end: The Liberation, the thoughtful and blood-soaked conclusion to the Alchemy Wars trilogy, is on shelves now!
Alchemy Wars 2: The Rising
Here’s something that I will never, ever get tired of saying: I have a new book out today! The Rising, second volume of the Alchemy Wars trilogy, hits shelves and e-readers this morning.