Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Cosmic Interference III

"Cosmic interference seethed across his radio voice..." (p. 746) (For full reference, see here.)

"The star noise in his receivers was like surf and fire." (ibid.)

Both surf and fire!


Cosmic Interference
Cosmic Interference II
Dry Cosmic Hiss

This cosmic background is common to works of hard sf, whichever fictional future they are set in.

Space explorers move through this inhospitable and uninhabitable vacuum full of lethal radiation yet remain comfortable, e.g., in the saloon of Daven Laure's ship with draperies, music, perfumes, animations and form-fitting furniture. (p. 738) Having evolved in a particular planetary environment, human beings must take that environment with them when they travel through space. Almost anywhere else, we would die instantly. Although - many extrasolar planets are being discovered so maybe some are terrestroid and as yet uninhabited.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

It's my hope and longing that human ingenuity and technology will enable mankind to indeed safely traverse the dangers of space to explore and settle other worlds!