Saga of the Skolian Empire
Lost Continent series (aka Aronsdale)
"A Luminous Future" in Year Million
Catherine's essay, "A Luminous Future," appears in the book Year Million: Science at the
Far Edge of Knowledge by Atlas & Co.
This volume of fourteen new, specially commissioned essays by science journalists and scholars presents a series of speculations on the most radical but well-grounded ideas they can conceive, projecting the universe as it might be in the year 1,000,000 A.D. Their collective effort—first attempted by H. G. Wells in his 1893 essay “The Man of the Year Million”—is an exploration into a barely conceivable distant future, where the authors confront far-flung possibilities, at times bordering on philosophy of science. How would the galaxy look if it were redesigned for optimal energy use and maximized intelligence? What is a universe bereft of stars?
Besides Catherine, contributors include Amara D. Angelica, Gregory Benford, Robert Bradbury, Sean M. Carroll, Anne Corwin, Dougal Dixon, Robin Hanson, Steven B. Harris, Jim Holt, Lisa Kaltenegger, Wil McCarthy, Rudy Rucker, Pamela Sargent, and George Zebrowski.
"What will humans look like in another million years (if we’re still around)? Where will we live and what will we be doing? In this collection, . . . a dozen-plus contributors let their imaginations run wild. . . .
[I]t’s all great fun."