Doctor Tipster is running a story about a Dutch researcher who created a super-flu virus, right out of a horror movie. They followed up with an article debating not only whether the research should take place, but whether the research should be published. The reasons...
Contagion may be the best outbreak movie ever made, except for the ending. For 75% of the movie, the story builds in a quietly insidious way. The dialogue is clipped and revealing. Take for instance when one of the main characters is told early on that his wife...
MIT researchers have uncovered a viral signature that all viruses share which just might let us kill any virus. Past approaches to attacking diseases have focused on fighting each disease individually. This is an expensive and ultimately unscalable approach, as any...
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You've reached the blog of author Dan Jeffries. Here you'll find snippets of upcoming stories, background info on all my current work, as well as artwork, short stories, novel excerpts, sketches and anything else I can stuff into this format. You'll also find stories on all the books, movies, art, games, science and events that influence my mind.
In 2458, on a continent sized starship with its own atmosphere and an entire civilization churning inside, the poor live in rotting organic cities and the rich live in massive orbital mansions drifting in the clouds. When a hooker plunges from the sixty-sixth floor of an opulent nightclub and a senator is found dead in his room, the police call on Lieutenant Durante Hoskin to solve what swiftly becomes a string of murders of the rich and powerful. Now Hoskin must stop a vicious and brilliant sociopath, who’s executing the elite, erasing their memories and exposing their lives to an angry public, before his society explodes in open class war.
Four cutting edge science fiction short stories from the Age of Transcendence Saga
Fury of the Sun Gods - A military family is ripped apart by their choices and allegiances as China explodes in civil war.
When Once We Dreamed - When the Sol Sys economy collapses, surgery that eliminates the need for sleep seems to offer the unemployed new hope.
The Illustrated Scriptures - When a visionary prophet records his whole life on his internal nanonets, his memories becomes the VR bible for a new religion that threatens to sweep away the ancient religions of ink and wood pulp.
In the Cracks of the Machine - The robot revolution is here, but it’s not what we expected.