Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of
Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth)
Read about Frederic Pohl.
Cyril Kornbluth (b. 1923 - d. 1958) was an American writer (the "M" for a non-existent middle name represents his wife Mary, in the thought that she would be collaborating with him). A member of the Futurians fan group, he published prolifically during the years 1940-1942 in magazines edited by fellow Futurians Donald A Wollheim and Frederik Pohl. His first sf publication was "Stepsons of Mars" for Astonishing Stories in April 1940.
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:
Meth Coffee Now The Coffiest
It's an edgy beverage with a special alkaloid dusted right in.
Vortex Engine - Tame Tornadoes May Generate Power
Not only could this technique produce electricity, it could also serve as a form of planetary air conditioning to counter global warming.
Retinal Scanning Display Projects Images On Retina
This display uses your own retina as a screen upon which to show an image; the idea is at least fifty years old.
Beaker Burgers From In Vitro Meat
All around the world, scientists are racing to be the first to produce meat in a vat. No waste materials to be cut away. Just the burger - in a beaker.
Brother AirScouter Retinal Imaging Display Video
Remarkable technology presaged sixty years earlier in The Space Merchants, by Frederik Pohl and Cyril Kornbluth.
Tasty In Vitro Meat Eaten On Stage!
Fried in a pan, no less.
Neuroprosthetic Projects Words Directly Onto Retina
'...soon we'll be testing a system that projects directly on the retina of the eye...' - Pohl/Kornbluth, 1952.
Plantscraper From Plantagon
'A towering eighty-story structure like the office "In-and-Out" baskets stacked up to the sky.'- Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952.
Pasona Office Building Is An Urban Farm
To what extremes of temperature and humidity would you accede in order to be more green?
Avegant Glyph Virtual Retinal Display
'...soon we'll be testing a system that projects directly on the retina of the eye…'- Kornbluth and Pohl, 1952
Ooho Water Bulb (Or Blob) Replaces Horrific Plastic Bottles
'I held up my bulb of water ... visibly there was water missing.'- Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952.
Napping Station Now At UofM Library
'Then he strolled across the dayroom to the hypnoteleset...'- Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952.
Vertical Farms Have Advantages
'Like the office In-and-Out baskets stacked up to the sky...'- Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952.
'3D Light Sculpture' Projected Directly Onto Retina
'...projects directly on the retina of the eye…'- Kornbluth and Pohl, 1952
Vertical Farms? Still Waiting, But Concepts Abound
'Stacked up to the sky...' - Pohl and Kornbluth, 1951.
SuperMeat - Crowdfunding Pohl/Kornbluth's Chicken Little
'Chicken Little, who would be sliced and packed to feed people from Baffinland to Little America.' - Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952.
Protective Field (Safety Field)
Flying Robot Drone Probe
Droid (First Use)