Master of Blastr

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July 20 2010 11:00 AM

Master of Blastr

blastr_logoI am pleased to announce that I will be writing a periodic column for Blastr, the new incarnation of SciFIWire, the SyFy Channel's web news portal*!

I've had an informal relationship with SyFy for a while. The panel I moderate at Comic Con every year has Jaime Paglia from the SyFy show "Eureka" on it, and they've been nice enough to let me sneak in attend the SyFy/Entertainment Weekly party every year so I can ogle celebrities and pretend I'm cool for an evening.

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But it's now official: I'll be writing a monthly column on the science of science fiction for Blastr, and the inaugural column is now up: Predators, and being abducted by one. I pontificate about the likelihood of being snatched from your bed and plopped down on a gaming preserve planet. You probably already know the answer (50/50, of course, since it will either happen or it won't), but getting to that answer is the real fun.

I enjoyed writing the article, and I hope you like reading it. In the future I'll write about the science of TV shows, comic books, or whatever else the folks at Blastr and I come up with. So set your bookmarks, update your feedreader, and put a little reality into your make-believe. It makes it even more fun.



* Apparently, some people don't like the misspelled name and have been leaving complaints on the Blastr intro page. I guess these same folks won't use Flickr or Google, either.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!