This site is part informational resource, part weblog, part entertainment, and part online meeting place for anyone who is interested in the future of our planet and the fate of the human race. — David L. Brown
Inspired by the story of my novel series Promise of the Phoenix, which I wrote in 1995, this is your portal to the near future. The mission of Star Phoenix Base is to bring you real-world news, research, commentary and analysis about the many dangers and challenges facing humanity and our world. I seek out, analyze and comment on news and events and report progress wherever it is being made. The story of the Star Phoenix has been long coming, and this weblog began several years ago to explore many of the subjects that are reflected in the novels. It contains a rich file of essays, news and commentary dating from April, 2006.
As of May, 2018 this blog had been in hibernation for several years except for a handful of posts. I am rededicating myself to producing new content for the blog and hope to make my tiny voice heard once again in a world run amok.
On this site I present excerpts and links to articles from news media, scientific literature, and the internet with my own commentary and speculation. I also post original essays written from my own points of view, some serious, others whimsical, and yet others delivered with a dose of satire and, yes, even well-deserved sarcasm when appropriate.
You are invited to browse my archive of information on the broad range of subjects that bear on the future of the world, including climate change, over-population, industrial agriculture, environmental degradation, international conflict, economics, biotechnology, astronomy and space science, energy, over-population … the list is almost endless.