Who Wants a Lie-Detector App?

In A. E. Van Vogt’s The World of Null-A (1945), every room featured a wall-mounted device that would, when queried, say whether someone was lying. That sounds rather like a nifty add-on for Alexa, doesn’t it? But… Wall-mounted? Or table-sitting? When we have smart-phones loaded with apps to do all sorts of things? Why not […]

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Want Fries with Those Celebrity Nuggets?

My latest book– Destinies: Issues to Shape Our Future—came out in July from B Cubed Press. In it, I discussed (among other things) the prospects for lab-grown meat.  The idea goes back to 1912, when Alexis Carrel started “tissue cultures” using heart cells from a chick. The cultures lasted until 1946 ( It was not […]

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Doxxing Trump

They tried hard to hush the story up at the time, but we were all using our phones to record directly to the Cloud, where our front desks got it instantly. President Trump was holding a press conference in the Oval Office. The White House had promised it was BIG news that would guarantee the […]

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Tom’s Solo Work

Tom’s Fiction Work GMO FUTURE–multiple novels and shorts.  LOVE SONGS AND UFOS–multiple novels and shorts. Tom’s Recent Non-Fiction Work Destinies: Issues to Shape Our Future Taking Sides (Environmental Issues) Taking Sides (Science, Techology, & Society)

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Paper Djinn

There’s a new magazine out there–Paper Djinn Magazine ( Free to subscribe, and it will show up monthly in your inbox. And they’ve just taken a story of mine. I finished it the morning of July 4, sent it in, and had the acceptance after lunch. Woo! The story is “Djinn Zoo,” one in a […]

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What I’m Doing to Cope

I’m writing a lot, not surprisingly. Various people who know I have PTSD have asked how I’m holding up? The answer is fine. Partially because of something I’ve done for years. When the “real world” gets to be too much, I dive into a fictional one as much as I can manage. The first time […]

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Tom Easton One of the significant trends in recent history has been the increase in the shift of society’s wealth into fewer and fewer hands, those of the “one percent,” who currently own 45 percent of the world’s wealth. This is, in a way, just an extension of the past. People have always sought to […]


The Hutchamadungles

When I was a kid, back in the 1950s, my father would tell Hutchamadungle stories to try to keep three small boys in the backseat quiet on long car rides. Many of those rides were to visit relatives in that part of Pennsylvania where Pennsylvania Dutch names were on every other mailbox, business, and street […]

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