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Octocon 2017 – Dublin

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I’ll be on a couple of panels at this year’s Octocon in Dublin, 6th-8th Oct.

First up for me is ‘The Legalities and Ethics of Colonizing Mars’, Friday 9pm.

Then I’m doing a reading Saturday morning at 10am.

Finishing up with ‘How Far We’ll Go. Can humanity really spread itself across the stars?’, Saturday 4pm.

I’m really looking forward to it, it should be a lot of fun.

More here: Octocon 2017

 

The EmDrive is finally heading for space. But will it work?

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For those of you who have read any of my Colony Mars series, you may have spotted that the engine used by the Odyssey Mars transit craft is an EmDrive. This makes a journey time of 10 weeks possible, as opposed to the 6-8 months required by traditional chemical rockets.

But of course this is science fiction — or is it? Well, we’re soon going to find out. Read More