Entries by Samuel Peralta

The Butterfly Effect

“Can anyone alter fate? All of us combined… or one great figure… or someone strategically placed, who happens to be in the right spot. Chance. Accident. And our lives, our world, hanging on it.” — Philip K. Dick   Ray Bradbury’s classic short story A Sound of Thunder is the most reprinted science fiction story of […]

Telepathy – From Science Fiction to Reality

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” — Arthur C. Clarke   During the Golden Age of science fiction, John W. Campbell, Jr.’s Astounding Science Fiction was a vanguard in popularizing stories that centered on humans with enhanced mental abilities, and how ordinary society might look at people with those abilities, notably with A.E. […]

Lift-Off

“It isn't all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning”  – Gene Rodenberry   I’d been waiting to fly the Antares all summer. The first rocket I’d ever launched, it stood over a foot tall, an inch in diameter, red fins swept back at its base like red fletching on […]