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First review of WIS

October 23, 2016

Dear Readers, Here is my first review of my new sci-fi novel WRITINGS IN SCIENCE,now streaming at Amazon, I-books, Barnes and Noble and more.

Reviewed By Ray Simmons.

Writings in Science (A History of the Future) by Tom Hendricks is billed as A Novel of Stories, Essays, Poems, and Plays. This is probably, at least structurally speaking, one of the most experimental novels I have read in a long time. Many sections read like the musings of an intelligent human being who thinks quite a lot about science, man, art, the universe, and the future. That man would be author Tom Hendricks. At around 400 pages, this is a lot of serious but sometimes whimsical musing. It is organized into “bottles” instead of chapters. (I told you it was experimental.) It is huge in scope, imagining a dying Earth millions of years in the future, and a protagonist running around collecting these literary tidbits as a history of Earth. This is quite a project, and this is quite a book. I liked it because it allowed my mind to ramble as I read Tom Hendricks’s viewpoint on many different topics, presented to me in different ways.

Writings in Science is, in many aspects, a stunning achievement. To tie all these topics and literary mediums into one book is no simple task, but Tom Hendricks does a great job. I enjoyed the essays more than I did the poems, plays, or stories. He hit on some topics that I have written on myself, and even came to a similar conclusion sometimes. The poems, jokes, and plays are good and, though I prefer straightforward prose in a novel for the most part, I found this a very interesting book.

Read for Dollars – Sci-fi novel WRITINGS IN SCIENCE, a history of the future.

October 17, 2016

Musea is known for contests. Here is one open to all.

Love Sci-fi? Want to make money reading it?
How about a contest where you read for prize money and the first person who reads it gets $100 and the first THREE that enter and read it are guaranteed to win?

My sci-fi novel Writings in Science is pretty good. I want to get the word out, but with all the books out there, somebody has to READ it.

Be the first, second, or third, and you will get a check.

Rules

Be the first to read my novel and get $100
Be the second and get $60
Be the third and get $30

Fine Print. The first THREE people that contact me and promise to stream and read the novel will be the only ones entered. The book costs $5.99 up front, but I will add that amount to each of the prizes.

WHEN I GET THREE PEOPLE, I WILL E-MAIL ALL OF YOU WITH THESE WORDS GO! THE CONTEST STARTS NOW.

It is streaming at AMAZON / I-BOOKS, and BARNES & NOBLE

Finer Print. You must have a US mailing address for me to send the money. You must prove in some way that you have purchased and read the novel to get any of the prizes. (I may ask a question or two about some section – nothing too tricky). You must e-mail me when you are finished reading..

It is big with many pages, so if you get a dry section you may skim, IF you don’t overdue the privilege.

I get to decide all ties and such.

What do you think?

WRITINGS IN SCIENCE , a History of the Future, is a sci-fi novel told in stories, essays, poems and play.

The premise is this. The Earth is in it’s final days as the erratic Sun is about to expand. A man named “I”, collects his favorite Writings in Science, and leaves in the last days. This is that collection.

Tom Hendricks (editor of Musea zine, 24 years and counting)
tom-hendricks@att.net

Writings in Science rolling out

October 13, 2016

Dear Readers,

My sci-fi novel WRITINGS IN SCIENCE, A History of the Future (told in stories, essays, poems, and plays)
is now rolling out to the streaming book outlets. (Suggested price $5.99.) The first two sites are:

Amazon Books, The book was available here on October 10th. This kindle version is 8,974 pages long.

I-Books, The book was available today October 13th. This version is 672 pages long.

The book is divided into two parts.

Part One title I, is about the future Earth and first space colonies.

Part Two titled We, is about the Earth after first contact with Aliens.

Here’s the cover (thanks to Matthew Creed for cover help)

How Big is that Sci-fi Novel Tom?

July 15, 2016

More than once I’ve claimed that my sci-fi novel , Writings in Science, a history of the future, in stories, essays, poems and plays; is big. BIG!

So how big is that? Here is the contents of the 300-400 pages:

CONTENTS.
(Consider a bottle as a chapter.)

PART ONE: I.

PROLOGUE.
BOTTLE ONE: SCRAPS.
Robot Servant Problem.
Lemy Lime.
Margaret’s Story.
BOTTLE TWO: A NEW PAST EMERGES.
Eight History Essays.
BOTTLE THREE: SPINNING WORLD.
Corridors.
Nature Stories.
Brochure, Three Day Tours.
BOTTLE FOUR: ROUTE ONE, UP!
Way Station #1.
Invaders.
13 Other Alien Stories and Poems (Before We Knew There Were Aliens.) BOTTLE FIVE: OPEN HOUSE.
Essay on Ed.
Cogitology.
English Spelling Reforms.
CBA’s.
The Other Olympics.
People Power.
The Box.
BOTTLE SIX: LIFE SO LIVELY.
UV.
Laboratory Notes.
Three from Our World: Dolphin Literature, Worms, and A Bestiary of Nature. BOTTLE SEVEN: BUILDING.
Ten Essays on Building.
BOTTLE EIGHT: TRIALS.
Yellow Poets.
Interrogation.
Rip Van Winkle.
The Ministry of Truth.
The Cubicle and other Poems.
BOTTLE NINE: BABIES ON UP.
Babies and Developments.
Language.
Clara and Bara Coni.
What Happened to Books?
What Happened to Violence?
What Happened to Want and Crime?
BOTTLE TEN: LAB RESULTS.
Rog’s Report.
New Science Studies.
Z Puzzle.
Graffiti.
Miraculum 240.
BOTTLE ELEVEN: THE FOUR CORNERS OF SPACE.
Sky.
Moon.
Space Travel Beyond.
Planets, A Quick Survey.
BOTTLE TWELVE: BASIC BASIC.
Sex Halls.
Smells.
Basics.
Collection of Love Notes.
Food.
BOTTLE THIRTEEN: IT TAKES DARKNESS TO SEE STARS.
Blights And Blizzards.
Dark Age Cycle.
BOTTLE FOURTEEN: PIECES OF THE MOON.
Moon Observatory.
60 Pieces of the Moon.
Engine Room on the Moon.
Three Songs About the Moon.
BOTTLE FIFTEEN: GOVERNMENT.
World Government.
Dallas the Art Center of the World.
Quirky People.
BOTTLE SIXTEEN: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Scile.
Long Ago and Far Away.
Photon.
Factuals.
Three Boxes.
Seven Classic Science Film Synopses.
BOTTLE SEVENTEEN: EARTH BEFORE CONTACT AND DIASPORA.
Earth.
Plants.
Creatures.
Nature Maps.
People.
Robots.
BOTTLE EIGHTEEN: THE SKY IS A BRIDGE.
Sky Bridge.
Dialogues Among Us.
Time Table.
INTERMISSION.

PART TWO: WE.

BOTTLE NINETEEN: I CHANGES TO WE.
Waiting.
Dialogues.
Timeline.
Warning For Historians.
Diaspora.
BOTTLE TWENTY: RELIGION.
The Religious Crisis.
Guides.
37 Pebbles of Wisdom.
Ten Pebbles of Despair.
BOTTLE TWENTY ONE: SPORTS, THE ACTIVE HALF.
Virtual World Sports.
Real World Sports.
BOTTLE TWENTY TWO: FIVE SCIENCE SCHOOLS.
Dichotomy School.
Symbiosis School.
Outer Land School.
Bell Curve School.
Cloud Land School.
BOTTLE 23: ARTS, THE REFLECTIVE HALF.
The World of Arts.
The Film.
Durer’s Magic Box.
Gallery of Space Art.
Musead.
Psychology of Keys.
15 Poems and 7 Sayings on the Arts.
Paintings to be Constructed in Your Head.
BOTTLE TWENTY FOUR: SKY ATLAS.
The Sky Atlas Compendium.
Parroove.
Square Bacteria.
Library Planet.
BOTTLE TWENTY FIVE: THE INTERLUDE.
The Light Ages.
Universe in a Bottle.
Chiron.
BOTTLE TWENTY SIX: IF A THEN B.
Elder Report.
Grio Report.
High and Low Horizons.
XiXi Messages.
I Reports.
BOTTLE TWENTY SEVEN: PET JOURNAL.

Thermal Regulation Decreases Mutations?

January 12, 2016

Here is an idea to consider concerning mutations:

Maintaining temperature may play a role in decreasing mutations.

This was sparked by a quote from the book title “Introducing Genetics,” by Jones and Van Loon, …even a slight increase in temperature doubled the rate (of lethal mutations in fruit flies).”

Days later it dawned on me that the reverse was probably true. Thermal regulation in birds and mammals may decrease mutations. Perhaps that is even one reason for the thermal regulation. It would seem to me that if temperature regulation would reduce mutations; that would be a very important way to keep the genome as is. That would be a very big plus for any species.

The reverse may be true as well. Changing temperature may play a role in increasing mutations during times of environmental stress.


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