It’s been almost a year since we last posted. We SHOULD have been all over the true science of COVID and vaccines. We SHOULD have been all over the Perseverance Mars landing and the Integrity drone flights. (https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/) We SHOULD have commented on the Suez Canal ship blockage since Young is a steersman on barges. (https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/31/africa/suez-canal-expansion-spc-intl/index.html)
We SHOULD have made a blog post about how tricky it is to land on other planets and focus on the physics that TV and movies so often get wrong. but we didn’t. (https://www.sciencenews.org/article/nasa-venus-europa-landing-terrain-future-spacecraft)
“We have a very poor understanding of what the surface is like,” Gilmore said in a talk recorded for the meeting. “What’s the boulder size? What’s the rock size distribution? Is it fluffy?”Geologist Martha Gilmore of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
But we didn’t. We shared articles and comics on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HawkandYoung/).
We SHOULD have finished typing our space opera. (FIRESIDE) But we didn’t.
We SHOULD have gotten a new cover for Robots Love Techno, but we are slow to respond to the illustrator.
The list goes on. Time goes on. Hindsight is 20/20. Like the frozen ice caps we cannot get back, so too, can we not get back the time spent on life’s other pursuits.
Instead of lingering on what should have, could have, or would have been, let’s move forward now to a new dawn with renewed spirit and hope for a better and more interactive future.
One thing we all SHOULD have learned is how to spend our time with ourselves and with others. What we value is made our priority. If it wasn’t writing, then was it right or wrong? Was it a blip in the timeline, or an emerging trend? IF we want this brand to flourish, then we have to make it more of a priority.
In the meantime, here’s a video recap of Discoveries in 2020 that we should have reported on.
If you don’t hear from us in a while, here’s a list of the 29 Best Alien Invasion Books: https://best-sci-fi-books.com/29-best-alien-invasion-science-fiction-books/ Perusing those covers and critiquing those stories ought to hold you until our next post.