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Junction to be Published!!

“Debut novelist Daniel M. Bensen’s JUNCTION, in which a Japanese nature show host finds himself on an exploratory trip to an alien world, but when members of the party start to die, he wonders if one of the others might … Continue reading

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Ropes Course

Happy birthday to Simon Roy! He makes scifi comics and has a Patreon. Yup. Go give him money and read his stuff. And if you want something more to read, here’s a new Fellow Tetrapod story. “Shambling ape!” Cawed the … Continue reading

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A Distinct Extinction

If extinctions are random in their effect, then replaying them will yield very different results. In this case, the dice (actually it was a random number generator) spelled oblivion for the crocodiles and pterosaurs, and obscurity for turtles and lizards, … Continue reading

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Far Future Evolution

Predicting the future is a mug’s game, but I’ma do it anyway! It’s not like I’ll be around in a billion years to be corrected. There are trends to evolution (even if only statistical artifacts ala Steven Jay Gould) and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Проект Спек

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Humans are to zebras as giant floating brain-jellyfish are to humans

https://danbensen.tumblr.com/post/162663268025/viergacht-danbensen-showerthoughtsofficial Ooh! Ooh! Okay. Creature idea! A giant floating brain-jellyfish that can move very slowly but across any terrain. In the past, they crafted darts which they threw with great distance and accuracy, but in the past 10,000 years they … Continue reading

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The Neocene

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The Speculative Dinosaur Project

  Those of you with long memories might remember that I was involved in the Speculative Dinosaur Project back when I was in high school. The project is moribund now, but it’s still getting attention. Nikolay Kilyachkov is one such … Continue reading

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Awful Symmetry 4: Case Study and Homework

This is the first chapter of a short introduction to speculative biology. It was seen first by subscribers, so, you know…subscribe. Beginning Previous My first real book (non self published, printed paper more than 10 pages) was Petrolea, a novella … Continue reading

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Awful Symmetry 3: Ecology and Animal Behavior

Welcome to Awful Symmetry, my primer on speculative biology for beginners. If you were a member of my mailing list, you could have read this last month! Sign up to get more stuff ahead of the disgusting peasants. Beginning Previous Living things … Continue reading

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