Earth’s magnetic field could collapse resulting in power outages worldwide

Source:  Dailymail

The Earth’s magnetic field does a lot more than just tell us North from South.  It also shields us from the damaging radiation from our sun.  Without the magnetic field the sun could just rip apart the Ozone Layer and the magnetic fluctuations from radiation from the sun would cause power outages all over the globe.

The only thing that might come good from it would be that the auroras, normally only seen at the poles would be visible nearly anywhere on the planet.

Scientest Richard Holme, a professor at Liverpool University has been following the issue.  There are signs of the strength of the magnetic field decreasing over the past 200 years.  This decrease could be the precurser to a polar flip in which the magnetic poles switch.

There are many dangers related to a collapse of the magnetic field such as increased cosmic radiation, loss of control of satellites, even mass extinctions as animal migrations failed to occur or went the wrong direction.

 

#Preview from WeFair

Thought I would drop a small sample out of WeFair, my current work in progress today.

Fair stepped into the evening air and took a deep breath.
“So you are going to go see him?”  The voice startled her.
Her father sat on a bench right nearby.  He had a glass of half-drunk tea in one hand, he had been waiting a little while for her to pass.
“Fair child, you need to cut it off with him.”  He said.  “You have another commitment.”
Fair ducked her head.  “You know Papa I am not happy with it.”
“Neither am I.”  He agreed with her.  “But we honor our promises.”
“I was no part of that promise!”  She protested.
“You are my daughter!”  He responded but then softened his tone.  “You are my daughter and I love you and only want the best for you.  And while I don’t want you to move a thousand miles away to the Georgia Collective, it is a lot safer there than out on the Gulf and he does have…”
His voice trailed off under his daughter’s glare.
“Has what?  Money?”  She turned away from him and let out a gasp of air.
After a moment of silence between them she turned back, carefully extracted a stray bit of hair the wind had blown across her face, and told him, “I do not see why everyone keeps going on about his money.  There is more to a person than money.”
“What more do you want out of Edward.”  He stood up and offered an arm out towards her.  “He is nice enough, doesn’t look bad.”
Fair took her father’s arm and he pulled her close into an embrace.  “I don’t know Papa.  He is just not…”
He did not rush her answer, she seemed deep in though.
“…enthusiastic.”  She finally completed her thought and pulled away from him slightly and looked up into his face.  “Nothing he does seems to excite him.”
“There is something to be said about stability.”  He smiled at his daughter.
She frowned.  “But I want to be happy.”
“SoGlog makes you happy?”  He asked her.
“Not today.”  Her nostrils flared.
“I don’t understand what he is doing either.”  Shaft admitted.
“He has a huge heart though.”  She said.
He could only nod to her.
Fair closed the distance between them and hugged her father tightly.
“I know you will do the right thing.”  Her father said.
Fair nodded to him as she broke the embrace.
Shaft wiped a small tear from his daughter’s face and gave her a tight lipped smile.  She returned it then pulled away to make her rendezvous.

#Fan letter to me about my books

  • I received this great email from a fan I met at Space City Con:

    Hi Eric,
    I just finished your book Aster that got at Space City Con, and I must say I enjoyed it a lot. It was easy to read but always entertaining, full of intrigue and interesting characters. It did leave me wanting more so hopefully I will be reading your other novels soon. Keep the awesome work, because is fantastic!!!!! 

    Sincerely,
    Jose

    Appreciation like that inspires me to get back to work writing.  Thank you Jose, you made my day!

     

Roe is #reviewed over at @LandofNerds

I met with blogger Mandy Oviatt (@MoonSedai) from Land of Nerds a couple of weeks ago at Space City Con at my booth.  We got to talking and I offered up one of my books for her to review.

She chose Roe and according to her review, she quite enjoyed it.  She compared it to Wheel of Time:

Roe_book_cover_Second_Edition-50On my scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being “Twilight why did I read this crap?” to 10 being “Wheel of Time I want to live in this book world!” I will place this book as a solid 9.

 Go give it a read over at http://landofnerds.com/2014/01/13/book-review-roe-after-world/

Review of @SpaceCityCon by @LandOfNerds #Swag

We had a great time at Space City Con this last weekend.  I sold a bunch of books, gave away beaucoup bookmarks, and met a lot of great people!  Want to know what it was like?  Check out the Mandy’s vBlog over at Land of Nerds.  She even shows one of my book marks in the very first minute of video:

Bookmark on review

See the video over at http://landofnerds.com/video/land-nerds-space-city-con-review-video/