Misc in Science Fiction
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Author (Publication Date)

Robert Heinlein (1940)
Ray Bradbury (1953)
Frank Herbert (1964)
Peter Watts (1999)
Jules Verne (1875)
Peter Watts (1999)
Peter Watts (1999)
Edmond Hamilton (1928)
Bruce Sterling (1988)
Richard Morgan (2003)
Philip K. Dick (1968)
Frank Herbert (1984)
Jack Vance (1962)
Neal Stephenson (1995)
Frank Herbert (1984)
Frank Herbert (1965)
Fritz Leiber (1943)
Isaac Asimov (1951)
Philip K. Dick (1956)
Frank Herbert (1984)
Peter Watts (1999)
George Lucas (1976)
Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes) (1981)
Neal Stephenson (1992)
Neal Stephenson (1995)
John Varley (1983)
Harry Harrison (1951)

Related Science Fiction in the News

Is There A Subterranean Ocean?
'A vast, limitless expanse of water, the end of a lake if not of an ocean, spread before us, until it was lost in the distance.'- Jules Verne, 1864.
(re: Jules Verne, 3/16/2014 )
The Robotic Shopping Cart Of The Future
'...the machine would carry his bag in its soft plastic jaws and follow him as faithfully as a well-trained hound.'- John Brunner, 1975.
(re: John Brunner, 9/29/2012 )
Arctic Resource Jackpot An Old Wish
By inducing climate change, new resources are revealed.
(re: Jules Verne, 9/23/2012 )
Marie Curie's Papers Still Radioactive
And the half-life of radium's most common isotope is 1,601 years.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 11/5/2011 )
'Bubble Galaxy' NGC 3521
This doesn't have to do with prediction, but I love what sf writers do with this idea.
(re: Edmond Hamilton, 9/18/2011 )
Italian Scientists Who Failed To Predict Quake Indicted For Manslaughter
Is quake prediction still in the realm of science fiction? Italian prosecutors don't think so, apparently.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 6/27/2010 )
Do Elementary Particles Have Free Will?
Princeton mathematicians take their case to the public - if you have free will, so do elementary particles.
(re: A.E. van Vogt, 3/23/2009 )
Planilum Light-Emitting Material
Interesting invention is close to a material that is light-emitting in and of itself.
(re: Richard Morgan, 5/22/2008 )
Arthur C. Clarke v1.0 Dead At 90
Arthur C. Clarke will be missed; I've put together his 90th birthday video along with about thirty of his ideas and inventions.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 3/18/2008 )
Light-Emitting Wallpaper From Jonas Samson
This idea provides a uniquely artistic way of providing indoor lighting.
(re: Richard Morgan, 11/8/2007 )
Sigma: SF Writers Advise Homeland Security
Science fiction writers dream for the government as well as for us.
(re: Niven and Pournelle, 6/4/2007 )
So It Goes
Author Kurt Vonnegut, who wrote so many books that we've all enjoyed, died yesterday at 84.
(re: Kurt Vonnegut, 4/12/2007 )
NASA And Water Security Working On A Stillsuit
Rather than spend $7K per pound on water, recycling would make more sense - now they have a way to do it.
(re: Frank Herbert, 8/15/2005 )
Anemone Clock, Hug Shirt, Robot Dentist, Eternal Fridge Light? (They Must Be Fiction)
I sometimes read about devices and things that are so futuristic that they must be fiction. Four such items are described in this article.
(re: Various (and none), 4/25/2005 )
Did Giant Space Clouds Cause Mass Extinctions?
It's possible, according to a computer model prepared by researcher Alex Pavlov at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The model shows that "dramatic climate change" may occur when interstellar dust accumulates in the Earth's atmosphere due to the p
(re: Martin Caidin, 3/14/2005 )
Solar Tadpoles Explained By Boffins
Solar "tadpoles" - dark shadows that seem to wiggle down toward the surface of the sun during flares - may have been explained by University of Warwick astrophysicists.
(re: Various, 2/25/2005 )
Augmented Reality Cemetery Tour - The Dead Speak
An Augmented Reality tour of Atlanta's Oakland cemetery will let the dead speak to visitors. In a recent trial run, users carried laptops in backpacks and used game controllers to navigate the cemetary.
(re: Samuel R; Delany, 2/18/2005 )
Astrophysicist Estimates Diameter Of The Universe
The diameter of the universe has been estimated by researchers; we're at least 156 billion light-years wide.
(re: Larry Niven, 5/25/2004 )
Functional Replica Captain Nemo Diving Suit
Pat Regan has created a fully functional replica of Captain Nemo's diving suit from the Disney movie version of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - the Nemosuit.
(re: Jules Verne, 5/20/2004 )
Sapphire (Novec 1230): Liquid That's Not Wet
Sapphire, a revolutionary liquid fire retardant chemical, has one big advantage over water for putting out fires - nothing gets wet!
(re: Kurt Vonnegut, 4/15/2004 )
Google AdCense Improves Olfactory Relevancy
Google AdCense computers look at the ad content on your site, and deliver a relevant and vaguely agreeable odor.
(re: Frank Herbert, 4/1/2004 )






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