Bad Chemistry II – Poisons

Techtropes returns with the second part of the “Bad Chemistry” series – individual poisons, the narrative roles they can play, and how they can be treated.

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A quick update

In which I offer another update, and the tantalising hope of more actual content.

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Bad chemistry I – Poisoning

Today we start a new series of articles talking about chemical hazards with an article about poisoning. What poisons are, how they relate to toxins and venoms, and whether antidotes are quite so miraculously helpful in the real world.

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Useful resources for science fiction writers

Today on techtropes – External resources for science fiction writers and screenwriters. Some of the most useful links that I have come across, while producing this blog.

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Normal service may be assumed at some point – A public service announcement

An update on what’s happening with the site, and a request for any feedback that people would be kind enough to offer.

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The Wizard

Today, a very short story – The Wizard – Ever wonder why the wise old man, who guides the hero of legend, is always so grumpy?

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A writer’s guide to genetics

Today – a new actual resource article. Presenting a writers guide to genetics. Warning – may also contain trace amounts of proteomics.

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Horatio’s Dragon

In which I present some of my own fiction. Possibly as a deliberate blasphemy against the gods of literature, possibly an innovative way for you to learn about good writing by process of elimination. – Gather round then, if you dare, for this simple tale of one man, some dragons, and a smidgeon of basic multidimensional probability theory.

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One chapter reviews – John dies at the end – chapter 14

Experimenting a bit with different ways to approach book reviews. Starting off with the excellent “John dies at the end”. Let me know what you think.

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Stats 5 – Power to the people, why large groups are just better

In today’s stats article we take a look at sample size, variance, confidence, and normality. More fun than it sounds… Granted that’s not a high bar to get over.

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