Welcome friends to the new and soon-to-be-improved Science Behind the Sci-Fi Newsletter. We had a small break there, but don’t you worry, we’re working hard to bring you the most interesting topics from the brightest minds around. We’re working hard to breathe new life into the Science Behind the Sci-Fi panel, and we’ve been busy with some other stuff as well!
If you’re unaware, we’ve halted production on the Escaping Titan game for a multitude of reasons. We still plan to bring the game to release, but we want to make sure it’s the best possible game we can make. In the meantime, we’ve been working on the ebooks from our recent Kickstarter that flesh out the Broken Crown universe with respect to the narrative surrounding Escaping Titan. If you missed the Kickstarter, don’t fret, you can purchase them here as they become available.
Our sister company, Broken Crayon, has been busy with new games, and we were just at PAX East 2014 to promote both companies, so stay tuned for a postmortem of the show as well. You’re here for Science Behind the Sci-Fi though, so let’s tell you what’s going on with that:
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We’re working to bring back the regular Science Behind the Sci-Fi installments this June! We’re looking to find exceptional scientists to talk about a range of topic, as well as hosts to moderate the discussion. Why do we need hosts? We’re moving to a new video format!
This will hopefully make the entire endeavor not only more accessible for our fans, but also easier for us to make, meaning there shouldn’t be any further gaps like this one. Stay tuned for more info on the resumption of Science Behind the Sci-Fi next month, and if there’s any particular topic or personality you’d like us to cover, please feel free to let us know!
III: Fun Science News!
As we love both science and sci-fi, we’re also going to be on the lookout for fun, engaging science stories that could totally fit into the sci-fi realm, from Mars rovers to new forms of propulsion and everything in between. Here’s what’s been happening recently!
- Drilling at ‘Windjana’ may reveal secrets of cement-like fluids on Mars – Curiosity will be using lasers to test a possible drilling site!
- NASA’s Curiosity Rover Clicks a Selfie on Mars – The oddly adorable rover took a selfie of…itself on the it-doesn’t-look-so-red planet, at least not while you’re on it.
- ALHAT Ensures Safe Landing for Morpheus – Using light detecting and ranging sensors, the next generation of rovers might have even more successful and safe landings than ever before.
- NASA Suspends Contact with Russia over Ukraine Crisis – Politics are an important part of science fiction, and this story could be something right out of a novel!
That’s it for now folks. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know. Thanks for reason, and we’ll be back soon with more info on the Science Behind the Sci-Fi panels.