Analog Science Fiction and Fact (October 2015)

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For over eighty years, Analog technological know-how Fiction and truth has supplied an unbeatable mix of stimulating fiction tales, provocative editorials, and engaging science-fact articles, all solidly rooted in technology truth. discover the bounds of the mind's eye starting on the frontiers of exact clinical learn

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Whatever you want. ” So she picked up a pen and sketched a butterf ly. She raised her eyebrows at him. He knew she expected him to squirm and complain about a girly tattoo. “Whatever you want,” he repeated. They stared at each other like it was one long game of chicken as she inked in that butterfly. Her hands were good, and her eye for detail and line. The butterfly came to life on his arm in delicate tracery even before she added color. “You’re going to get made fun of at school,” she said. BUTTERFLIES ON BARBED WIRE “No, I won’t.

2. org/). aero/). org/). 3. org/) 4. Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon, Gregory Benford and James Benford, editors. 30 5. Using Medicine in Science Fiction: The SF Writer’s Guide to Human Biology, Henry G. Stratmann, M. 31 About the author A physicist and computer scientist, Edward M. Lerner toiled for thirty years in the vineyards of aerospace and high tech. Then, suitably intoxicated, he began writing science fiction full time. When not prospecting beneath his sofa cushions for small change for his first spaceflight (or at rest upon those cushions, practicing hibernation for his first interstellar trek), he writes technothrillers like Energized (powersats), the InterstellarNet adventures of First and Second Contact and, with Larry Niven, the Fleet of Worlds series of space operas.

A dispersed-with-distance incoming signal beam, skimming the surface of the Sun, comes into focus more than forty billion miles away. 23 But once we can station a relay at that distance, directly behind the Sun along the line to the outbound starship, the comm link can achieve tremendous amplification. With our Sun as a lens—the more massive the star, the more powerful the lens—gains of a 100 dB or more are practical. In terms of signal-power gain, that’s a factor of ten billion. Once a starship reaches, say, Alpha Centauri, the explorers can (comparatively easily) deploy a relay station to that star’s anti-Sunward side.

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