Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe describes itself this way: “A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing, and jargon-free way.”
In this episode, they discuss the real possibilities of the planet of Pax and its life forms. Then I have a delightful talk with Daniel about the science and the dramatic considerations that went into the book Semiosis.
In other news, Semiosis has a Wikipedia page!
At my author webpage, sueburke.site, I’ve republished a nerdy article, “Let me talk to the aliens.” In it, I consider how linguistics shape our thoughts and what a chance to speak to aliens would mean for the world.
Finally, here’s a flash fiction story, 900 words, “Normalized Death,” which I wrote in 2008. If you could choose between happiness and sorrow, which would you take?
5 thoughts on “A podcast interview, the Semiosis Wikipedia page, and a couple of things I wrote”
Sounds like you’ve been busy! I’ll have to check out these links, thank you for sharing.
You mentioning talking to aliens is ironic given I just finished Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor which was a really good first contact book. What do the people of Lagos, Nigeria do when confronted by an alien ambassador? You might enjoy it.
🙂 Keep up the good work. Hopefully I’ll get around to reading Interference this month!
Oh wowsie, I’ve found another read in the form of Lagoon here!
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem is also a different kind of alien contact book! It deals with the question of whether we’d even be able to “speak” to an alien life-form if we were to recognise it. Would we even be able to recognise in the first place that it’s a life-form and if so, sentient?
Ma’am Sue, you have put in words, an altogether different concept in sci-fi with the Semiosis series, never-before seen by me in any genre; and being the huge sucker for all sorts of arcane ideas I am, I thank thee loads for having brought to your readers such joy! 😀
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Thank you! The books were a joy to write.
Nnedi Okorafor is a fantastic writer. I’ve enjoyed her Binti series, and Lagoon sounds fascinating. Thanks for the recommendatioin.
Loved rreading this thank you
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