The Shocking Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans

In the wake of dramatic environmental changes and the NASA reports of a new Asteroid interception mission, shocking future maps of the world created by doomsday theorists are looking more realistic every day.
In the early 1980s spiritual visionaries and futurists provided clues to our changing planet. Often dismissed as crazy prophets, their thoughts for a new world were quickly ignored and laughed at.

How Will Our Religions Handle the Discovery of Alien Life?

For the religious, knowing that life on Earth is not unique may demand radical new ways of thinking about ourselves: How special and sacred are we? Is Earth a privileged place? Do we have an obligation to care for beings on other planets? Should we convert ET to “my” religion? These questions point to a deeper issue about whether our religions can adapt to the idea that humans are not the only sentient beings in the universe capable of worshiping God.

55 Essential Space Operas from the Last 70 Years

What makes a science fiction story a space opera? Well, it needs to take place in space obviously, though not necessarily all of the time. Hanging out solely in an arcology on a climate-blasted Earth, or even in a domed city on Mars, doesn’t cut it. Actually, the more space the better; though there are certainly exceptions, a good space opera should span a galaxy or two, or at least a solar system. And an opera has to be grand and dramatic –battling empires, invading aliens, mysterious ancient technology, and grand, sweeping story arcs.

How to read more books

Source: How to read more books — Quartz
by Elle Kaplan

I’ve said it many times: reading books is a major key to success. The mega-rich and successful like Bill Gates and Elon Musk devote extraordinary amounts of their time to reading. Musk even attributes his knowledge of how to build rockets to his reading repertoire, and studies have proven that reading can reduce stress, increase focus, and improve long and short-term memory.

This Indie Author’s Debut Sci-Fi Novel Is The Innovation The Genre Needs – And He’s Only 28

I recently reviewed The Alliance which is the debut novel from promising new sci-fi author Chris G Wright. I was very impressed with his work, and I’m pleased to see that both he and his book, which is the first of an epic six-part space opera series, are getting wider exposure.
To illustrate, the following is a link to an article by a user on the popular news and entertainment site BuzzFeed (and yours truly might get a mention as well…):

Introverts – we’re not weirdos

Like many other book lovers I’m firmly at the introvert end of the sociability scale. Reading takes me to a place where I can find solace and allows me to recharge energy stores which have been depleted during social interaction.

Here is a decent pictorial presentation of how the introvert functions. I can certainly relate and I wish that more people knew this.