Show Notes

Read the book

Our attempt to convince folks to read the book. Do it!

The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason. It was waxing, only one day short of full. The time was 05:03:12 UTC. Later it would be designated A+0.0.0, or simply Zero.

  • The opening paragraph of Seveneves

Neal Stephenson

Big old nerd. Chris expresses appreciation for his deep-dives.

Meteor Strikes

Tunguska. Chelyabinsk. Measuring in five dollar footlongs and blue whales. Who knows how many fathoms?


Humans and computers are both susceptible to radiation.

Choosing Our Evolution

Deaf parents choosing to have deaf babies. Culture.

Technology in Space

Difficulty in producing microchips. Dan’s experience in chemicals and computing. Lost knowledge.


Thermals and ridge lifts and whatnot. Terrifying!


  • science fiction, 
  • science, 
  • moon, 
  • space settlement, 
  • space station, 
  • apocalypse, 
  • evolution