An Appeal for Action, Now!
A Science Fiction Novel
A Powerpoint for Groups
A Book for Kids 9-13
A Book for Technophiles
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Aneutronics: to Slow the Rising Tide is a serious appeal to American voters to take action to save our planet. Here on Earth, anthropogenic human-caused global warming (AGW) is already forcing marine species to migrate toward the Polar Regions.  It is destroying whole biomes such as the Great Barrier Reef. It is melting glaciers and the Arctic sea ice, and influencing the climate to more violent extremes.  If AGW is not arrested, there is a small -yet very real- possibility that it will ultimately destroy our civilization.  Yet, our alleged attempts to arrest global warming or otherwise deal with it have mostly seemed to be either inept, counterproductive, and profligate; or outrageously extravagant. 

To arrest AGW we must curtail production of greenhouse gases - mostly carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) - and we must stop putting these gases into the atmosphere.  Since CO2 comes from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas, we must end our use of these carbon-based fossil fuels as soon as possible.  Eighty-seven percent (87%) of our planet's energy comes from these fuels.  We most replace them with new energy sources that do not release CO2 when they are used.   These sources must be safe, reliable, and cheap.  It may be that the safest, most reliable, lowest cost, carbon-free energy source is aneutronic fusion.

Time is short.  We must work aggressively to assure that our nation is properly funding the smartest, fastest, and best aneutronic fusion research program on the planet.  So far, the government’s aneutronic energy efforts have been inadequate, yet AGW is upon us already.  We must act now! Click HERE to download.

Vectors of Obsession, Politics of Greed is a SciFi/Political Action Novel: The book has been improved and expanded as of Dec 9, 2013. Click HERE to download.Here is the new description:

In October of 2013, Jane Wright is the director of a top secret Navy fusion project in China Lake, California.  Her team has successfully developed a safe cheap fusion reactor which now supplies all of the electrical needs of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.  This reactor leaves no carbon footprint, releases no radiation, uses processed borax and water for fuel, and releases only helium and electricity as products.  Such reactors will solve nearly all of the world’s energy problems a far lower cost than any other energy source. 
Coal producers, other energy companies, the Department of Energy, and ignorant but powerful environmental groups are threatened by this new development.  They successfully lobby Congress to force the Navy to shut down the new reactor and bury all details of its construction.  Covertly, these same groups threaten Jane by attacking her friend Nadia Samoilova who experiences a talk-show radio attack on her reputation, as well as a deadly physical attack on her life.  Such attacks are not new to Jane: she experienced similar violent attempts at coercion as a University freshman.  Thus, Nadia and Jane decide to fight back.  With the help of two high school students and the help of Sergei, a Russian flight engineer on a giant Antonov-124 cargo plane, they attempt to rescue the reactor from certain bureaucratic death.  During the rescue attempt, their aircraft is attacked by a US F-16 interceptor, they are detained by the Russian FSB, they are financially sabotaged by the Bank of America; they are attacked by the Chinese Peoples’ Army, and their aircraft experiences total electrical failure above an extended solid overcast without clearance to descend… 

Much earlier, at age fourteen, a “post-hypnotic” trigger wakes up a previously hidden part of Jane’s memory, and she recalls that she is a clone.  She also becomes obsessed with a desire to use her future math and engineering skills to do great things in service to humanity.  Coming to terms with this sudden change leads Jane into a long series of traumatic, often life-threatening events that end when she finally rejects her clone donor father in February 1989 of her freshman year at University.  In October 1993, after graduating from University, she starts working for Dr. Robert Bussard who acquaints her with his ideas for a new type of fusion reactor.  On that same day in 1993 she meets Nadia Samoilova who will become a life-long friend, and Nadia begins her career as a high school physics teacher.  But Nadia is obsessed with flying the Antonov-124 cargo plane; and she discovers that she and Jane share another interesting obsession which in Jane’s case, goes back to her “post-hypnotic” trigger...

Curtailing the Carbon Catastrophe: the Problem and Some Proposed Solutions is a Powerpoint addressing essentially the same issues as this website. It can be presented in a minimum of 25 minutes; but 50 minutes would be much more realistic. There is some exponential notation and unit cancelation. Click HERE to download. I would be pleased and honored to present the Powerpoint to your class or group. Please contact me to consider the possibilities: 360-739-4511 or

Earth’s Big Energy Problem and How to Fix it (age 9–13) begins with many pictures demonstrating the extent of our dependence on carbon-based fuels.  Molecular models show how the burning of each different carbon-based fuel produces carbon dioxide.  The greenhouse effect, evidence for global warming, and other problems with carbon-based fuels are summarized.  There is some discussion of the number of wind turbines, extent of solar installations, and money required to replace fossil fuel energy.  The fallacies of bio-fuel are explained.  Uranium fission, D-T fusion and p-B fusion are outlined; then fission reactors, D-T fusion reactors, and the Bussard Fusion Reactor are described. Several people have already pointed-out that the title needs work.  Suggestions for a better title will be much appreciated.   And -as always- any other comments, suggestions, criticisms, etc are more than welcome as well!  Click HERE to download. And plese let me know what you think: email:

Safe, Clean, Green - the p-B Polywell: a Different Kind of Nuclear Energy (for adults) explains why the Bussard polywell fusion reactor is the best hope for survival of our civilization at this time.  It reviews the need for us to get ourselves off fossil fuels ASAP; and suggests that the conventionally proposed alternatives to fossil fuels (wind, solar, etc) are not sufficient.  It explains how the polywell reactor works, and why it is the best (but certainly not perfect) answer at this time. The PDF has blank pages scattered here and there because I am anticipating that some people will want to use both sides of their paper when they print the book out. (It's 299 pages, if you only print on one side.)  And -if you print it properly, and put the two-sided pages in a 3 ring binder - each new chapter, appendix, section, etc. will begin on an odd numbered page; that is, if you have the binder open, each new chapter, appendix, section, etc. will always begin on the right side - the same as a real book!   Also - as you may have noticed with other PDF documents - my page numbering is not the same as the PDF page numbering; so if you are using the book's table of contents or the index, you will have to use MY page numbers at the bottom of each page and NOT the PDF page numbers. Yes, the official title stinks: I REALLY need some help with finding a better title. And yes, the book is 18 months out of date, but it is still a great source of in-depth info on the polywell.  As always- all comments, suggestions, criticisms, etc are more than welcome as well! Click HERE to download. And please let me know what you think: email:

The author William W. Flint is a retired physics teacher, and nuclear weapons certified veteran combat crew member, seeking to save Earth from human excess.  In addition to his two recent books about the Polywell, he has written a high school physics textbook, and a computer self-help book.  He has reconstructed a 1895 house from the studs out, retrofitted it for solar; and completed a similar project with a second house.  He is a certified flight instructor and recipient of the 1990 WWU Woodring College Award for Professional Excellence, and the Sigma Xi Research Society Certificate of Recognition for Dedication to the Teaching of Science.  He holds a masters in science education from Western Washington University and is a graduate of Physics, Nuclear and Chemical Instrumentation Institutes at Wisconsin State University and Montana State University.

He has no personal memory of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, or the Japanese surrender; but he does remember at about age 6 asking his mom how atomic bombs worked.  (She told him, “They split atoms - the smallest particles of matter.” Immediately, he was at work with a knife, trying to reduce a particle of a sawdust to atomic dimensions...)  He remembers listening to the first Eniwetok tests on the radio, and studying diagrams of Rickover’s nuclear subs in Life magazine in 1951- trying to figure out how nuclear energy could make a sub go.  He still remembers the “aha” moment when he finally got it.

He was (and still is) an avid reader (and sometime writer) of science fiction.  He remembers his first encounter with Polywell inventor Robert Bussard's ramscoop interstellar drive, probably in a Larry Niven Known Space novel in the early 1970s - he knew, even then, that the Bussard ramscoop had been patented by a real physicist.

He was very much interested in early tokamak fusion efforts, remembers reprinting tokamak readings for his high school physics students; and still remembers his profound disappointment when it became evident in the early ‘80s that tokamak was probably not the answer.  But he kept checking up on the state of fusion research from time to time.

And then -maybe in the spring of 2007- he was doing another fusion search on the internet, and stumbled onto Dr Bussard’s Google Tech Talk.  Stressed already about global warming, and fully cognizant of the limitations of solar and wind, he immediately saw the promise of the Polywell. In an early effort to inform people about it, he wrote, Safe, Clean, Green - the pB Polywell and Earth's Big Energy Problem. then for a year of two, he tried presenting Curtailing the Carbon Catastrophe to school and civic groups.

More recently, after several attempts to alert his Congressman (Derek Kilmer) to the Polywell's potential, he realized again, that the public would need a lot of education about the Polywell and related issues, before Congress would take a serious interest in it. So lately, he has been working on a novel, Vectors of Obsession, Politics of Greed, and a non-fiction book Aneutronics: to Slow the Rising Tide.