Science Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of

Thomas A. Easton

Thomas A. Easton (b. 1944) is an American science fiction author and critic, and a professor at Thomas College of Maine. Easton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Colby College and a doctorate in theoretical biology from the University of Chicago.

He wrote the book review column in SF magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact from 1979 - 2009. He appears frequently at Boston-area science fiction conventions.

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:

HI-MEMS: Cyborg Beetle Microsystem
   Those DARPA scientists had the help of a futuristic blueprint provided by sf writer Thomas Easton.
HI-MEMS: Control Circuits Embedded In Pupal Stage Successfully
   Researchers have succeeded in implanting electronic control structures in the early stages of metamorphosis, ensuring a viable controllable insect.
Solar Leaves - Electrochemical and Biological
   There are TWO uses for artificial solar leaves - do you know what they are? Also, not all artificial solar leaves are electrochemical.
Spy Moth Cyborg On/Off Switch Perfected
   Another piece of the fully-controllable insect cyborg spy is now in place.
Radio-Controlled Beetle By UC Berkeley
   The researchers picked rhinoceros beetles because they look cool - enslaved.
Remote-Controlled Cyborg Beetle Video
   Video of radio-controlled cyborg beetle shows that this technology is starting to work. Also, nice quote from new John Twelve Hawks book shows how these cyborgs will be used in the near future.
Harvesting Power From Flying Insects
   DARPA has been looking for a way to power the devices that will be carried by tiny HI-MEMS cyborg insects.
Roboroach Slalom Steering Video
   'A cable, here, from the controller to the interface plug... wires from that to the brain.'- Thomas A. Easton, 1990.
Roboroach Control? There's An App For That
   'A cable, here, from the controller to the interface plug... wires from that to the brain.'- Thomas Easton, 1990.
Roboroach Now Shipping!
   'A cable, here, from the controller to the interface plug... wires from that to the brain.'- Thomas Easton, 1990.
Steerable Locusts Detect Explosives
   Science fiction writers again provide a blueprint for the future.

 

 

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