Great to see so many physics and sci-fi fanatics :) These are two of my biggest obsessions, rivalling F1 in the amount of work hours wasted on them :P
I’m doing a lot of studying on the Open Uni, hopefully will get a degree in a few years in physics after missing out on uni when I was younger.
I’ve been reading sci fi for almost as long as I could read, and now I enjoy writing it too. I’m a board member of an online collaborate writing project (an incorporated not-for profit organisation over in the US): http://www.orionsarm.com – the aim is to imagine what has become of humanity 8,000 years into the future, all based around “hard” science (ie realistic science, technology, etc). I’ve contributed lots of articles to the project, my next big one I’m planning is a very futuristic racing series :D I’ve also had a novella published in the first anthology released by the project.
We’re currently running a short story contest for any interested sci-fi writers, and an art contest too – all with cash prizes.
My other major obsession is politics – I love debating the issues of the moment and keep up on all the lastest news from Westminster (and whatever I can from elsewhere around the world too). I won’t say which party I’m affiliated too but I’m a keen local activist and I’d love to get involved at a higher level – one day!
Nice to have some stuff to do in the off season :)