Hosted by Stephen Tremp, (celebrating his upcoming release, Escalation) Alex J. Cavanaugh, and L.Diane Wolfe, Wormfest is here!
Rules are simple:
Name one thing where science advances mankind, and one where technology will go too far and set us back. They can be the same thing or different.
First idea: Hover-technology. You know, like they show in Back to the Future. I want one of those boards - except I probably would want one with training handlebars, or I might want one that I could lay on top of and "fly" like superman - a hover-boogie-board, surfing the air currents. I would probably look pretty ridiculous but it would be fun.
I'm not sure it advances mankind any, so . . .
I'm going to go with what I had last year. I know . . . I should have been more imaginative, but I'm still super excited about new prosthetics and robotic technologies working together. I think the combination definitely is advancing mankind - for the disabled and the abled. Think about it - any exoskeleton device that can be used for prosthetic purposes could also be used as an exoskeleton suit for anyone - Robocop mixed with Real Steel with people inside. . . .and then of course, there's just robotics in general. and we all know the potential downfall there, right? Terminator, Matrix?
Maybe I just get excited about robotics because one of my daughters is interested in the field, and I get excited about prosthetic advances because I know at least three people with prosthetic aids - my dad, my brother-in-law, a friend, and another friend's daughter.
How do you imagine science advancing mankind? or setting us back?
And let's help Stephen Tremp celebrate his latest book Escalation!
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” - Albert Einstein
In Escalation, the final installment to Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Trilogy, a seemingly innocent discovery in Einstein-Rosen Bridges, or wormholes, becomes a Pandora’s Box—opening doors to other unexpected and unpredictable realities such as parallel universes, time/space travel, and an evil hitchhiker from another dimension.
Chase Manhattan has survived attempts on his life from numerous sources in his effort to destroy the technology. But he is far from safe. Now Chase and his comrades must not only break world renowned physicist Professor Nicholas Fischer out of prison a second time, but also smuggle him across hostile borders in Europe and the Middle East to prevent events threatening to spiral into World War III.
At stake: an end to Western civilization as we know it. The result: an epic clash where science and the supernatural take center stage, vying for mankind’s destiny. The setting is global as the world divides into an East vs. West climactic battle. The action is swift, adrenaline-charged, and non-stop. Unending twists and turns will keep the reader turning pages and wanting more.
Together, Breakthrough, Opening, and Escalation follow the lives of the unlikely participants from innocence to a coming of age through sacrifice, betrayal, passion, lust, unconditional love, and hope. Escalation is an international thriller and will appeal to fans of modern-day science fiction, action, horror, and a bit of romance.