Peter Watts Needs Support

Science-fiction writer Dr. Peter Watts, whose writings were one of the inspirations for Eclipse Phase, recently had an unfortunate and alarming incident at the US border (he’s Canadian) where he was beaten and arrested without provocation. You can read his account of it here, and more about the situation and the support he needs with …

Peter Watts on EP

Sci-fi writer Peter Watts commented on Eclipse Phase on his blog today. Thanks Peter! In addition to writing some great books and being one of the influences for Eclipse Phase, Peter is noteworthy as also adopting the Creative Commons model with his books. His novels are available online–check them out! (Blindsight here, and Starfish, first …

Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha launched this past weekend. Though it has its quirks, it is notable as a new type of “computational knowledge” search engine. For RPG players who like to crunch numbers and science, especially with a game like Eclipse Phase, it has some interesting potential. For example, let’s say you’ve set your personal Eclipse Phase …