Author Archives: Andy McGee

The McKinnon Institute

Prologue The constant drip, drip, drip was the worst.  Even the cold, the dark and the musty cave smell weren’t so bad once you got used to them.  Just no more drip, drip, drip … Chapter 1 “We would plough … Read More

Nuclear Batteries

I have written previously about nuclear power stations still relying on steam power to generate electricity.  While we have been able to provide the direct conversion of heat to electricity for sometime it has been highly inefficient running at about … Read More

The older the Better

I just enjoyed reading the Alchemy of US by Ainissa Ramirez, a good choice if you are interested in science communication.  In my view this is a great mix of science, history and an understanding of culture and how it … Read More

Australian Energy Needs

It was a bit sad to read that many South Aussies still want to push the Nuclear power option for South Australia when all evidence points to it being be a very expensive and unnecessary proposal. We do not have … Read More

Science vs Marketing – a Dilemma #andyfromscience

Science seeks the truth; marketing doesn’t care.  Experiments, mathematics and logic show whether something can be assumed as fact, and are the hallmark of science.  If a well-designed experiment is done, repeated numerous times and shows a certain result, then … Read More

Signs, Signs everywhere some Science

Lots of people have good ideas about how the world works, health tips and well being so why not listen to them?  I keep being asked why should you listen to what scientists have to say rather than charismatic figures.  … Read More

Two Be or not Two Be

There are two types of people – … Those who accomplish things and those who claim to accomplish things – (Mark Twain) … Those who finish what they start. … Those who believe there are two kinds of people and … Read More

Sublime Murder

Magnetic Reversal – Science or Science Fiction

The earth’s magnetic field is created by an internal dynamo of swirling magnetic material in its outer core.  Heat convection through this liquid mass of mostly iron is thought to create an electric current and an associated magnetic field which … Read More


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Quantum Apple – Chapter 1

Third Novel in Ferg Series – unpublished My name is Simon Truscott, though most people just call me Ferg.  No, not that one, he was my great grandfather, the forensic geophysicist, or that’s what he liked to call himself.  He … Read More

Signs of a River – Chapter 1

Second Novel in Ferg Series – Now published as an ebook on Kindle “My turn, my turn,” screamed the excited children.  Little Pophi had not yet had a turn and so, with a little subtlety Mathema edged her to … Read More

Short Stories / Novels

I have been busy writing Novels and Short Stories of late with little time for blogging. The first Novel is published digitally on Kobo and Kindle as described under Novels, Sublime Murder Chapter 1 or under Get the Book. I … Read More