Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Last Castle
by Jack Vance

The novel is about a group of expatriates who have created a set of castles on an otherwise uninhabited world; they pursue an effete aristocratic lifestyle supported by their servants, the Meks which are manlike creatures native to a planet of Etamin.


('The Last Castle' by Jack Vance)

Their servants inexplicably revolt; what will gentlemen do? This novel shows Vance's verbal style like no other; it won both the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award.

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

DARPA Seeks Metabolic Dominance
   DARPA has initiated a new program called "Metabolic Dominance" to assure that soldiers have superior physiological qualities. Frank Herbert had the answer sooner, though.

Musclebot: Microrobot with a Heart
   A microrobot designed by microengineer Carlos Montemagno walks with the aid of living heart muscle at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Energy Cannon Now On Order
   These lightweight laser-based energy weapons should be able to shoot down tactical targets like surface-to-air missiles and rockets.

The KEN Diet - Eat Nothing And Love It!
   So, are you thinking of Jem'Hadar or Meks?

Biohybrid Robotics USArmy Adds Muscle Tissue To Robots
   'Great rectangular slabs of muscle, slung into a rectangular frame.' - Jack Vance, 1967.

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in the News

Snakebot Burrows Underground, Thanks To Biomimicry Of Multiple Species
re: Harry Harrison
(6/5/2021)

Stretchable OLED Heart Monitor Band-Aid
re: Alastair Reynolds
(6/3/2021)

Can We Grow Crops On Mars?
re: Gregory Benford
(6/1/2021)

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