Science Fiction in the News Articles
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Jack Williamson

Jack Williamson's (b. 1908 - d. 2006) first published story appeared in 1928. He has received a Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement. He was the second science fiction author (after Robert A. Heinlein) to be named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Williamson has taught since the 1950s at Eastern New Mexico University.


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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:

NASA Debates Terraforming Mars
   NASA will hold a formal debate on terraforming Mars tomorrow night at its third Astrobiology Science Conference.
SMART-1's Ion Drive Not Science Fiction
   SMART-1 has made it all the way to the Moon using an ion drive.
Green Comet Machholz - Hopefully, Without Cometeers
   In his 1936 classic The Cometeers, science fiction Grandmaster Jack Williamson writes of a sinister green comet; now you can look up and see one.
Ion Drive Spacecraft Also Takes Good Pictures
   SMART-1, the European Space Agency ship equipped with ion drive propulsion, is now sending back great pictures from the lunar surface. SMART-1 is the first craft to return to the moon in over 5 years.
American Space Colony Art
   Ah, the space colonies of my youth. They never built any, but the pictures are very nice.
Fab@Home 'Fabber' Freeform Fabricator
   Lipson and Malone bring the printing of three-dimensional objects into the home with this project.
Green Comet Lovejoy - Cometeers Coming From Below?
   Where's Giles Habibula when you need him? A green comet approaches the solar system.
GPS Shoes Track Alzheimer's Patients
   Keeping track of people with Alzheimer's will get easier once GTX and Aetrex have embedded GPS locators in their shoes.
Location History Dashboard By Google
   Make a map of your steps and check the statistics.
Menlo Device By Microsoft Tracks You Precisely
   This little gizmo can track you everywhere, indoors and out.
Enormous Ship Refuels From The Sun Video Update
   That darned Death Star has to get its planet-busting energy from someplace. Now updated by NASA!
What Price Warp Drive?
   'Every atom of ship... was driven around space... by a direct reaction against the space warp itself.' - Jack Williamson, 1936.
Google's Cartographer Backpack For Indoor Mapping
   'He reached to unsnap the cartograph from his belt.'- Jack Williamson, 1931.
Microbes To Terraform Mars?
   'Terraform the little rock...'- Jack Williamson, 1941.
3D Printed Replacement Tissue
   'The object is built up of an infinite series of plane layers, at the focus of the ray,' - Jack Williamson, 1930.
Satellite Surveillance Reveals Guerrilla Drug Trade
   'A photograph, taken from space, of part of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. And see!' - Jack Williamson, 1931.
Airnest Drone Flight Logging Tool
   'He reached to unsnap the cartograph from his belt.'- Jack Williamson, 1931.
The Space Suit As Personal Spaceship
   'Darn clever, these suits...' - Jack Williamson, 1933.

 

 

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