Peter Ten Eyck

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The best science fiction novels – review roundup

Eric Brown on Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan, Ancestral Machines by Michael Cobley, All The Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders, The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman and AfroSFv2, edited by Ivor W Hartmann<p>A new novel by Tricia Sullivan is an event to be celebrated, and in <b>Occupy Me</b> (Gollancz, …

The Case for Buying the Scariest Stocks Now

As Warren Buffett likes to say, you have to be greedy when others are fearful.<p>Conventional wisdom and common sense would tell you to steer clear of …

A Profound Contradiction of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”<p>“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in <i>The Discourses</i>, …

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …