Houston, We Have A Problem. And Matt Damon — The Martian — Can Fix It.

The Martian Ridley Scott
Picture taken from Our Solar System by Seymour Simon
“For a moment of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in its stream of stars…voyaging between horizons across the eternal seas of space and time.” –Henry Beston (1888-1968)

It seems that Fall has become the season for sci-fi action, space exploration thrillers. Last year (November 2014), we joined Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as they plunged through a wormhole in search of a new home for mankind in Interstellar, and a year before that (October 2013), we embarked on a riveting, turbulent ride with Sandra Bullock in Gravity, which became the month’s highest-grossing live action film of all time.

This year, Ridley Scott’s The Martian, starring actor extraordinaire Matt Damon, is supposedly on course to surpass the latter, blasting off with $55 million on opening weekend. Read more

Blasting Into A Future Realm With Elon Musk

Elon Musk Biography BookYou might know him as the face of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, but when you read Ashlee Vance’s biography on Elon Musk you soon learn there is a whole lot more to discover about the man determined to “invent a future that is as rich and far-reaching as a science fiction fantasy.”

Elon Musk: Telsa, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future is, truly, a fantastic read, bringing you into the life and mind of a fascinatingly unique, intriguing and intelligent human being with a work ethic most aptly described as “intense.” He is confrontational when impatient, audacious in his relentless drive and he never, never, never gives up. Read more