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Tim Poston

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Travelled the world doing maths-related work in academia and industry, taking deep pleasure in the variations of people and place. My publication co-authors range from archaeologist to brain surgeon, and my patents from magnetic resonance to document search, so I'm more fox than hedgehog. I enjoy finding that standard textbook facts are wrong, and I like it even more when a student proves me wrong.


Since April 2013, working for which combines optics, image understanding, mechanical and IT engineering, etc., to fight blindness and the many diseases which afflict the eyes or just become visible there, in ways that can reach people who have never seen an eye doctor.


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The Living Labyrinth is science fiction: what is known as 'hard' science fiction, meaning that although the "startling and original premise" (Stephen Baxter) has no basis in current physics, its consequences -- ecological, strategic, sexual, etc. -- are worked out with as much scientific rigour as we can muster, and the reader is also invited to think them through, and even contribute. That is... Read more of this blog post »
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This hits all the cliché buttons for military SF (well enough to keep reading, when sick). Beautiful heroine, pipe-smoking hero, idolatry of the military, weapons porn, and an unambiguously Evil foe to be destroyed without conscience. Oh, and a mass ...more
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I read this book about 60 years ago, and still remember a lot of detail. Marvellous.
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“General fiction is pretty much about ways that people get into problems and screw their lives up. Science fiction is about everything else.”
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