The new bookish subscription Box for Europe!

Hi guys! I’ve got some awesome news for those of you who, just like me, live way too far from all those fantastic book boxes. I know it will sound like a commercial, but I don’t care because I’m happy that finally someone realized that Europeans also need a piece of mysterious bookish goodness :P.

Here’s a presentation of the Magic Chest by the owner herself!

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Magic Chest is a new subscription box, created by Klara, who has blogger about books and ordered countless boxes. She realized that there weren’t many boxes that shipped to Europe and if they did, the shipping costs were sometimes higher than the prices for the boxes. So she decided to create a box which would be for Europeans so they might have the same opportunities to get boxes as those from America.

Magic Chest wants to bring more adventures in our daily lives. That’s why every box contains a fantasy book and 3-5 bookish magical items which make the reading experience that much more exciting. It’s about the journey through unknown parts of the magical world, taking a break and discovering something new every month. 

logoThey’re already taking orders for the first box until February 15th. So check out their shop and start your adventure today!

You can also Follow them on Twitter and Instagram for more info and the latest updates!

www.magicchest.net

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Guest post: Hyperspace Travel by Cindy Koepp

Hi guys! Today I’ve got for you something special – a guest post from Cindy Koepp. She had published her new Sci-Fi book not so long ago and it sounds quite interesting! And after reading this article I’m even more curious to read her books.

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Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology: Hyperspace Travel

Faster-than-light (FTL) travel has been a staple of science fiction for decades. It comes in many forms. There’s Star Trek’s warp drive. Star Wars has a hyperdrive. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy brought us the Infinite Improbability Drive. Even Doctor Who’s TARDIS is used to travel fantastically great distances pretty quickly.

Popular Mechanics has rated the plausibility of 10 different sci-fi FTL systems here:

(http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/tv/g843/10-sci-fi-faster-than-light-systems/?slide=1)

My favorite shows up in The Childe Cycle, a collection of novels and short stories by Gordon R. Dickson. He used the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. He didn’t call it that, but that’s what it amounts to. It’s complicated, but in general terms, you cannot know both the location and the vector of an object at the same time. If you know for sure where you are, you can travel as fast as you want. If you know your exact speed and direction, you can be anywhere you want. This sort of sounds like teleporting with your ship. Unfortunately, in The Childe Cycle, this ship-wide teleportation thing messes with human brains. That fact becomes important in one of the novels: Dorsai! Continue reading “Guest post: Hyperspace Travel by Cindy Koepp”