Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Killing Machine
by Jack Vance

Malagate the Woe brought to justice, Gersen now sets his sights on Kokor Hekkus, another of the Demon Princes. The name Kokor Hekkus, which means "killing machine" in the language of the planet Thamber, does not refer to Hekkus's own predilection for homicide, but to his fondness for horrific and murderous devices, including the giant robotic executioner that first gained him his nickname.


(From 'The Killing Machine' by Jack Vance)

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:

Wing-Morphing Micro Air Vehicles
   Bird-like MAVs use wings based on sea gulls to navigate urban canyons.

FlowerBot Robotic Flower Follows And Grabs
   Neat little robot looks just like a flower; take a look at the video to see it work.

Walking House Ambles Away From Disaster
   Fascinating project puts a robotic base under an ancient lifestyle.

China's Crab Walker Robot Tank In Firing Mode
   'The mechanism was to consist of eighteen segments, each equiped with a pair of legs...'- Jack Vance, 1964.

Ancient Russian Walking Excavator Would Be Perfect RV
   I don't need it to go fast, it just needs to amble along.

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'Courier Commons' By Tomorrow Lab, From Karl Schroeder (and Bruce Sterling?)
re: Bruce Sterling
(1/25/2023)

Terrifying Robotic Apple Harvester
re: Otfrid von Hanstein
(1/23/2023)

Jetson-Style Clockwork Robot Nail Salon Coming To Target Near You
re: Jetsons
(1/21/2023)

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