Science Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of

Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey (b. 1926) is an American writer who graduated cum laude from Radcliffe, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures. She studied voice for nine years. She is a winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards; most recently, she was named Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2005. She currently resides in Dragonhold-Underhill, Wicklow County, Ireland.

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:

Huggable Robotic Bear Companion From MIT
   The lovable robot bear from Spielberg's A.I. is getting much closer, thanks to efforts of researchers at MIT.
Detect Aggressive Voices With Sigard By Sound Intelligence
   If you've been waiting for HAL to tell you to take a stress pill, your wait is over.
Huggable Robotic Bear Video
   This is an informative video; however, the pictures of Huggable without his outer skin may be shocking.
Paro Robot Seal Helps Grandma
   Robotic baby harp seals are slowly wiggling their way into American nursing homes. A good idea? Or a phildickian idea?
Auti Interactive Toy For Autistic Children
   This little toy may be of special interest to Anne McCaffrey fans.
MEDi Robot Calms The Nervous Patient
   'Specially programmed stabilizing surrogate devices.' - Anne McCaffrey, 1990.
Qoobo Headless Robotic Therapy Cat Was Anne McCaffrey's Idea
   '...used as surrogates in intense dependency cases.' - Anne McCaffrey, 1990.
'Agression Detectors' Don't Work When Spying On Students
   'The professional agitators had also learned how to modulate their voices below the danger level...' - Anne McCaffrey, 1973.
Cute Teddy Bear Robot Favorite Of Hospitalized Children
   '...thought had been given to its programming.' - Anne McCaffrey, 1990.
SliceIt! Why Not Teach Robots To Use Knives?
   'One building now gushed forth smoke and another stench that was unmistakable.' - Anne McCaffrey, 1996. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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