Post by courageforever on Jul 3, 2010 6:40:58 GMT -5
Shortly after I finished writing A Star Curiously Singing, I found out (thanks to dizzyjam) about the sound waves being created at the core of stars, and how this "song" had even been translated by researchers into music we could hear. I posted a few of these songs on my website, if you want to check them out: www.nietz.com/ASCS.htm
This latest news, though, talks about the translation of a star's coronal storms into songs. Interestingly, the coronal and core songs are quite different.
How great is it that stars aren't producing just a solitary voice in the darkness, but a whole symphony, and from every part of their being? It is like a physical illustration of Romans 6:13...
"...and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness..."
I agree. I checked out your samples after you told me about them. Very cool. I even overlayed them together with Audacity. It wasn't Beethoven, but then it was only three of billions of voices. I wonder what we'd hear if we could overlay the songs of all the stars? The computer required to handle that much data probably doesn't exist yet, but wouldn't it be cool to hear? The thought boggles the mind.
Btw, Kerry, I finished ASCS yesterday. Absolutely loved it! Well done. Can't wait to get my hands and eyes on The Superlative Stream (the book too!).
Post by newburydave on Jul 16, 2010 16:23:15 GMT -5
Kerry, thanks for the links. My wife just finished a graduate course on solar astronomy (credits toward maintaining her Physics teaching cert.) Some more interesting stuff I can point her to that she didn't get in the course. (Ah, yeah we do have a little bit of an intellectual one-ups-manship going on. I did a lot of research into solar astronomy et-al when I was designing my guardianship universe.)
And Kudos on ASCS and TSP. I read them both and can't wait for the follow on novel. I couldn't put ASCS down once I started reading it. It was the same for TSP until I got to the dream/flashback seqences, some of them got a bit tedious for my taste but that may have been because I was tired (I write Space Opera and like bang up action all the time) [some of my critters say I go overboard on that] but you pulled it all together very well by the end of the novel and I am definintely set up for your next installment in this saga.
I especially liked your take on the plantet and it's inhabitants. Their system of thinking is so like of the unbelievers I know, and too many professing believers as well. It was a powerful and timely warning for we who do belong to Christ and live by his power.
Write on Bro.
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Post by courageforever on Jul 16, 2010 22:31:32 GMT -5
Good stuff, newbury. Sorry about putting you to sleep with the dream sequences. The HardCandy story was one that wouldn't leave me alone until I'd written it. And the beetles...well...you're on to me. If you look close, they all have a specific world view.
And very cool, Divides. That's where the idea comes from!