Given the premise, I didn’t actually expect that this book would get as *dark* as it did. But it did. And then some. I thought that Milkwood (Tregllis’ previous series) was bleak. This is so, so, so much more so. And it involves brass robots. » 4/24/15 3:24pm Friday 3:24pm

The Prudential Center, Boston Convention Center, John Hancock Tower, Fenway Stadium, Gillette Stadium, the UMass stadiums and university campuses which would be hosting many of the events, Government Center Plaza (home of the ugliest government building in the history of Brutalism), MIT, Harvard University, Harvard… » 3/18/15 10:43am 3/18/15 10:43am

There are ways to desalinate water without using large quantities of electricity. Solar powered condensers for one. If you want to get high tech, you can pour seawater through a seive made of graphene. Granted these techniques are time consuming in one case and the graphene method doesn't scale yet - which is why we… » 3/17/15 11:47pm 3/17/15 11:47pm

How fucked are we? What are the chances, in the next 100 years, that the whole civilizational cycle of constantly improving technology and living conditions goes off the rails and either swallows us up into some Humanity 2.0 blob or kills us off entirely? » 3/10/15 2:30pm 3/10/15 2:30pm