BOOK REVIEW: The Invincible by Stanisław Lem

The Invincible by Stanisław LemMy rating: 4 of 5 stars The interstellar cruiser Invincible lands on Regis III, which seems bleakly uninhabited, to investigate the loss of sister ship, Condor. The crew discovers a form of quasi-life born through evolution of autonomous, self-replicating machines. Individually or in small groups they are harmless and capable of only…

BOOK REVIEW: Binary by Eric Brown

Binary by Eric BrownMy rating: 4 of 5 starsOn what should have been a routine mission to the star system of 61 Cygni A, Delia Kemp finds herself shunted thousands of light years into uncharted space. The only survivor of a catastrophic starship blow-out, Delia manages to land her life-raft on the inhospitable, ice-bound world…

New Earth-Like Exoplanet Could Be Discovery of the Century

From Gizmodo In what’s being hailed as one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the century, scientists with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) today confirmed the discovery of an Earth-like exoplanet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri—our nearest neighboring star. Details of the team’s discovery were just published in Nature. Rumors of a possible Earth-like exoplanet first surfaced on August 12 in the…