wrote this just to see if it was actually possible. How would the
web site work, how many would read it. I had thought the Falklands
War had a decent plot, but it was far easier to write if I
imagined space ships instead of Navy ships.
wondered where a planetary railway system would have it's main hub
and thought of Jerusalem at the junction of 3 continents. That's
why I put the world capital there. I set much of the story in the
Rift Valley because I used to live there and there aren't many
science fiction stories set in Africa.
was really rather proud to have invented a communications system
using quantum entanglement. Till I realised Philip Pullman had it
5 years before me.
on 12 June 2008 Markus G. Kuhn
of Cambridge University sent an e-mail to New
first quantum key agreement protocol using polarised photons,
commonly known as BB84, was proposed by Charles Bennett and Gilles
Brassard back in 1984. A protocol based on entangled photons was
proposed by Arthur Eckert in 1991.
I had been really rather proud for a short while.