About P.E. Ireland

I am a middle-aged Canadian woman who enjoys good books, good wine, good food, good scenery, good music, and good people (although not necessarily in that order). When I’m not hanging out with my friends or my sweetheart, you can usually find me either at the library, a museum, or a local park.

I write thrillers with a sci-fi twist, but I’ll read anything. (And yes, that includes the dictionary.) My debut novel is still a work in progress as of this writing (March 2015).

Full disclosure: I am NOT an “expert” in science, merely an interested and reasonably well-informed amateur. I do have a B.Sc. in physics, and I try to keep up with the latest news from the scientific community in general and the world of physics in particular. But I don’t make my living as a scientist, nor do I have an advanced degree in any of its disciplines.

However, this blog is about the relationship between science fiction and science fact, rather than a narrow focus on scientific theories and discoveries per se. My interest in real science was sparked by an interest in science fiction, when an appreciation for Star Trek triggered a love for astronomy, which subsequently evolved into a fascination with physics.

I doubt I’m the only one who followed that route. And this blog is dedicated to my fellow travellers along this path.