Charles Stross on colonising space

The SF author (you can read his novel Accelerando online) has posted an article on his blog about everything involved in going to live on distant worlds. In short, it’s a long way to go, requires a lot of energy, and would be pretty bleak – we haven’t even colonised the Gobi desert yet, why would Mars be a better idea?

The Gobi desert thing is Bruce Sterling’s observation , but Stross gives a wonderful description of just how far and how fast we’d have to go in order to live on another planet. Worth a read with your Sunday afternoon tea. Link here .