Thaddeus Howze

Thaddeus Howze

author, journalist, essayist

Thaddeus Howze is a writer of speculative fiction, scientific, technological and cultural commentary from his home office in Hayward, California.

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Looking Backward | Hub City Blues

A young explorer finds herself entangled in the birth of a new Universe.

#scifi #multiverse #stringtheory

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Psychopomp | Hub City Blues

The discovery of the Psychopomp made it possible to discover sociopaths when they are young.

#scifi #psychology #5minfiction

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Thaddeus Howze

Magazines The Enemy (Literature Journal) – Late Radicalization – Genre: nonfiction, essay, commentary; September 2014 Sci-Fi Ideas – Nervous Stomach – Genre: science fiction…...

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Technology Alone Won’t Take Us to the Stars

I am a writer of speculative fiction. I am not ashamed. I consider it the highest calling to imagine worlds as yet unseen. To imagine futures not yet realized. My very existence is the speculative …...

Announcing Top Writers 2016

Hi Thaddeus, Congratulations! You’ve been named as a Quora Top Writer for 2016. You should see a red Top Writer icon on your profile page that indicates you are part of the most recent class …...


Thaddeus Howze Science fiction and fantasy writer, technology consultant, polymath, autistic, creator of worlds, iconoclast, humanist and occasional bastard (nobody’s perfect). I am an iconoclast. …...


The voidship Venture had been lost for almost four hundred years. In the dark between the stars, the Venture finally passed back into the light of an Imperial sun. As the ice vaporizes off the hull…...

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The Big Crash of ‘42

Our addiction to more data, faster, better, stronger eventually overwhelmed our ability to build a bigger Internet… We killed the Internet in the year 2042. We didn’t know we were going to. Our add…...

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Aethermancer: Saga of the Clockwork King

Rhackomanon: The Sixth Demon Prince An Untimely Meeting a tale of Mythic Qin She was a vision in black, her hair braided in tiny rows, held close to her scalp and then plaited together ran down her…...

How Smart is Superman?

As generally written? As smart as a loaf of bread. His intellectual capacity varies widely depending on who’s writing him. But that’s not his fault. He’s afflicted with Plot Induc…...

Motus Vita (7)

A hair divides what is false and true. –Omar Khayyam “Since you are late, you can stop and bring me what’s left of my broken servant.” The telepathic message was imperious, …...

Motus Vita (9)

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. –Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, R…...

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Small Fish, Big City (1)

Matthew hated the laundromat. Loud, crowded and filled with people who had strange smells. It was bad enough to have to deal with his own laundry but the smell of other people’s laundry was s…...

Heisenberg’s Cats

The uncertainty principle says that we cannot measure the position (x) and the momentum (p) of a particle with absolute precision. The more accurately we know one of these values, the less accurate…...

Rebirth: John Stewart of Earth (3)

The green aircraft flew relatively low in the sky, the roar of its engines, the only mechanized sound heard. The craft tore through the thick atmosphere of the now dead planet. No ordinary vehicle,…...