The Connectome and the Quest for Self

In my fourth novel, “The Law,” which takes place in the same galaxy order emerged after the events narrated in the Daimones Trilogy, a main crucial scientific element of the story revolves around the ‘connectome.’ If you search on google, the first entry for the word is from Wikipedia, which says: “A connectome (/kəˈnɛktoʊm/) is […]

The Arrival of Man on Earth – “Daimones Trilogy”

The original home planet lost for ever: “The loss of Tiamat, and the lives which were also lost, constitute what we call the First Loss. This event took place around 65 million years in the past of your time. Your race caused that loss and all subsequent events.” Daimones (The Daimones Trilogy Book 1) Nautilus […]

The Earth in Daimones – An Apocalyptic Travel

            “Even with the best of intentions, cruelty is just around the corner.“ The Daimones Trilogy deals with many themes, from survival and the rebirth of the race of man after an alien apocalypse, to love and romance in a dying world, and the rise of new ethics and morals.  Why […]

Elements of Style

Narrative is a different kind of prose. It’s not journalism, and it has to render rather than report. O Tempora, o Mores,  what is accepted today as good narrative prose is different from books and novels of the past. Flowery prose, pedantic descriptions, passive voices that were part of the accepted narrative styles of even half a […]

Star Trek: Beyond

On the 8th of September 1966, the first episode of Star Trek showed US watchers high adventure set in space. No one could have predicted its success in the decades that followed.   Yesterday, I watched “Star Trek: Beyond.” Star Trek pictures a pluralistic, moral future society that has rejected greed and hate.   The […]

5 On: Massimo Marino @

First appeared on Jane Friedman’s Blog – Interview by Chris Jane. In this 5 On interview, author Massimo Marino discusses what it’s like to read science fiction as a scientist, his experience with the Booktrope publishing collective, the mission of BookGarage, and more. Booktrope Publishing LCC publishes Massimo Marino‘s works. He’s a member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy […]

Daimones and the End of the Mesozoic

How the story of the dinosaurs’ demise was uncovered. Part of the research conducted for Daimones and its alternative-history dating back 65 million years telling the end of the Mesozoic and the arrival of mammals and humans. “Understanding how we decipher a great historical event written in the book of rocks may be as interesting as the […]

SF Predates Science

When research is done properly, it often happens that SF predates science. By the way, it’s called URIBI, not Planet X ! EVIDENCE FOR A DISTANT GIANT PLANET IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM Recent analyses have shown that distant orbits within the scattered disk population of the Kuiper Belt exhibit an unexpected clustering in their respective […]

Don’t Show. Period.

When to show and when to hide A few days ago I ended up caught into a bitter quarrel with a reader who happens to be a former journalist. And it showed. In writing novels, you should never report, but render. You should never get into explanations, but show situations. And you should never show everything […]

Merry Christmas

“To” To those who love to sleep in, but get up early always in a good mood. To those who still greet with a kiss. To those who work hard, but still end the day with a smile. To those who drive in a hurry, but never honk at traffic lights. To those who arrive […]

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