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Matthew S. Williams

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I'm a science communicator and journalist who writes for Universe Today and a handful of other publications. I've written thousands of articles on the subjects of astronomy, space exploration, Earth science, and cosmology. I am also a lover of sci-fi and the classics - always have been, always will be!

My first published novel, The Cronian Incident, (Formist Series #1) was released in 2017 and cracked the top #50 Hot New Releases on Amazon. The follow-up The Jovian Manifesto was released in 2018, and the finale in the trilogy - The Frost Line Fracture - was released in December 2020.

When I'm not writing, I'm practicing Taekwon-Do, or just enjoying life in BC with my wife and cat.

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Episode Twenty-Six of Stories from Space, “The Copernican Revolution,” is Now Live

This week’s episode focuses on the life and times of Nicolaus Copernicus, the famed Rennaissance Polish astronomer who proposed the heliocentric model of the Universe. The details of this model were presented in his magnum opus, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, which Copernicus had published in 1543 when he was on his deathbed. While Copernicus is a household name and the basics of his

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“There are no injuries that run so deep that one can't add insult to them and make them feel even worse.”
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“It was unhealthy to get too attached. Such things were best reserved for people who had a life expectancy”
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“When the universe presents unexpected gifts to those who feel undeserving, how else are they to react, except with sheer paranoia?”
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“When I began to write fiction that I knew would be published as science fiction, [and] part of what I brought to it was the critical knowledge that science fiction was always about the period in which it was written.”
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"Just kill the one with the sword first."

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message 3: by Jess

Jess Vescio I don't want to argue with that Bill guy anymore about definitions because all I can do is point to a dictionary and if that isn't proof enough, he wins I guess because there will never be better proof. So I give up on that, I have no way to win when logic is ignored.

But I would like to point out how interesting it is that a user commenting in a thread about 1984 seems to be practicing doublethink. Refusing to acknowledge that his definition is incorrect even when confronted with so much evidence. Big Brother has just raised your chocolate ration from 30 grammes to 20 ;)


Matthew Williams Judyta wrote: "Thank you for accepting my invitation :-)"
Hey, no problem, always interesting in swapping ideas! Especially with a fellow historian.


Judyta Szacillo Thank you for accepting my invitation :-)


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