Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Brigands of the Moon
by Ray Cummings

Entertaining space adventure novel; not a grand space opera, the events of this novel take place close to home. This novel has a very early scientifically accurate description of a lunar habitat; however, the novel also refers improbably to an asteroid with an atmosphere and a small sea. (Did I say "improbable"? See the story on the possibility of an ancient ocean on Ceres!)


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:

Russian Moon Base Mining Camp
   The Russians steal a page from Ray Cummings' Brigands of the Moon and look for rare materials on the moon.

Invisibility Possible With Superlenses
   Ah, the invisibility cloak once again... well, it doesn't appear because... you know.

Invisibility Cloaks Seen As Possible With Metamaterials
   Invisibility stories continue to appear; when do I get my cloaking device?

2 Lunar Base Concepts 75 Years Apart
   NASA has released some of their thinking about lunar exploration; read what others thought seventy-five years earlier.

Invisibility Cloak Works In Visible Spectrum
   Is this the world's first true invisibility cloak?

Invisible Tank Makes The Rounds (I Think)
   I'm not really sure about this story, but I couldn't resist it.

Broadband Invisibility Cloak - Now You See It
   This breakthrough demonstrates that it is possible to build a single material that reroutes light over a broad swath of light wavelengths.

Domed Cities - For Earth?
   Is it really time to start thinking about whether or not we need to start covering Earth cities to protect them (and us) from the rest of our own planet?

Assault Intervention Device - A Pain Ray Gun
   Should this device be used in the United States?

Invisibility Cloaks Get Bigger
   Now you see it; full-size invisibility cloaks are almost within our grasp.

Full-Size Invisibility Cloak Now Possible
   'I donned it and drew its hood, and threw on its current.'- Ray Cummings, 1930.

Artificial Gravity? Why Not?
   'The artificial gravity-controls in the base of the ship... were being tampered with!' - Ray Cummings

Army Wants Invisibility Cloaks
   No, you can't see me. Nope, not here.

Interstellar Asteroid Visits Our Solar System
   'This asteroid had whirled in from the cold of the interplanetary space...' - Ray Cummings, 1930.

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China Melts Tibetan Permafrost To Plant Forest
re: Niven, Pournelle, Flynn
(11/16/2017)

iFlytek Doctor Robot First To Pass Medical Exams
re: Larry Niven
(11/15/2017)

Slaughterbot AI KIller Quadcopter Drones
re: Neal Stephenson
(11/14/2017)

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