Shape-shifting Soldiers From Another Dimension????

Not really. Just wanta talk about the music in my novel Twist. In 2075, how will we get our groove on? There are only a few mentions of music in the novel: soothing background music in the exotic office of the Great Man, Montrose; a string quartet playing beautiful music in that whack-job Sal’s account of murder at a garden party; and in a crappy juke-joint outside the protecting Wall of Wichita, the “classic” music of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Mick Jagger.
But what about the movie soundtrack? Unlike electronic Vangelis in the high-tech future of Blade Runner the film adaptation of dystopian Twist will feature a retro jazz and R&B soundtrack. Check out Ray Charle’s rendition of THE DANGER ZONE (“…the world is in an uproar, the danger zone is everywhere…”) You might be able to give it a listen at

Pascal’s Wager

Be reminded of Pascal’s wager. The 17th century mathematician, philosopher and hard-core gambler who founded the theory of probabilities, postulated that (quoting Wikipedia) “humans all bet with their lives either that God exists or does not exist. Given the possibility that God actually does exist and assuming the infinite gain or loss associated with belief in God or with unbelief, a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. If God does not actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.).”
Apply this same gambler’s logic to the possibility of human activity causing global warming: if it is real and we do nothing to prevent it, the loss will be much greater than if we do all we can and it turns out to be false.