An objective opinion of democracy by author Robert Heinlein

March 26, 2013 ivisbodavis Books

“Democracy is a poor system of government at best; the only thing that can honestly be said in its favor is that it is eight times as good as any other method the human race has ever tried.” ― Robert A. Heinlein,

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A 50 year-old social prophecy from Hugo winner Robert Heinlein

March 26, 2013 ivisbodavis Books

“The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on […]

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A quote by Sci-Fi author ― Robert A. Heinlein

March 25, 2013 ivisbodavis Books

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook […]

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The danger posed by the U.S. Supreme Court

March 5, 2013 ivisbodavis Books

At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that […]

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A few wise words by Winston Churchill

March 4, 2013 ivisbodavis Books

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” ― Winston Churchill “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” ― Winston Churchill “My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with […]

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Consider the words of the founding fathers of the U.S.

March 3, 2013 ivisbodavis Books

Considering the sorry moral and financial state of the U.S. I have recently been inclined to research the imortal words of the early presidents.  Here are some of my favorites – by George Washington “Nothing is more dangerous to liberty, than the unbridled use of power by the government.” “But a Constitution of government once […]

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Asteroid Worth $195B, If Only We Could Catch It!

February 13, 2013 ivisbodavis Books

Courtesy of Inquisitor.com http://bit.ly/12eBPks NASA scientists said the asteroid, called 2012 DA14, is about half the size of a football field and will fly perilously close to earth on Wednesday. In fact, Wired noted that the asteroid will travel so close to earth that it will skim by TV and communication satellites. Though researchers are just […]

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XTERRA Conspiracy – price reduction to $0.99

January 27, 2013 ivisbodavis Books

Welcome fans and new readers.  As development of the newest novel in the XTERRA Series XTERRA Dark Matter progresses toward publication, we are pleased to announce the Kindle price reduction of the first book in the XTERRA Series – XTERRA Conspiracy on Amazon.com. Come get your copy today!  http://ow.ly/h2Ji8

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NEW BEGINNINGS

January 25, 2013 ivisbodavis Books

Everything starts with a revelation, whether it be the marvel of dance, music or the grandeur of the universe. My personal journey to becoming a science fiction author began when my father allowed my brother and me to sleep under the Idaho night sky in the safety of the back of an old Ford work […]

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Why Colonize Outer Space? It’s all about money!

January 9, 2013 ivisbodavis Books

Colonizing outer space is the stuff of science fiction and advanced scientific research. The idea of establishing a Moon or Mars colony is fascinating, filling the creative mind with the excitement of dangers and conquest. It also used to fill the typical investor with a case of the shuddering horrors. Investing in research to produce […]

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