Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Black Star Passes
by John W. Campbell

A sky pirate armed with superior weapons of his own invention....

First contact with an alien race dangerous enough to threaten the safety of two planets....

The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System....

These were the three challenges that tested the skill and minds of the brilliant team of scientist-astronauts Arcot, Wade, and Morey.

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:

Wooden Helicopter Personal Transportation
   The do-it-yourself spirit is alive and well in China; this farmer used materials at hand to construct a personal flying vehicle.

Solar-Powered Aircraft In Fact and Fiction
   Solar aircraft have certain advantages; that's why they're attractive in fact and in fiction.

Solar Impulse HB-SIA Solar-Powered Plane Tested
   Who will be the first person to fly a solar-powered plane around the world?

Electric Jet Planes With Superconducting Generators
   A recent study blames 15-20% of arctic melting on high altitude emissions from jet planes. Could electric jet planes work?

Bose Ride System Smooths Your Ride
   Yes, you'll ride the spaceways - uh, roads - in much greater comfort with a highly technological seat.

Solar Impulse Solar-Powered PlaneFlies!
   First flight test for this plane.

Solar Impulse Completes Night Flight
   Recharge by day, fly by night. Solar Impulse completes a 26-hour journey.

'Super Photons' Blob State Matter
   Amazing new material reveals once again the quantum nature of light.

VoltAir Electric Aircraft Concept
   An electric powered aircraft might be quieter and more comfortable.

Transcontinental Flight By Solar-Powered Plane
   '...Placed in the wings of a plane to generate power from the light falling on that surface...'

Crystalized Light Created At Princeton
   'It will be matter, matter made of light...'- John W. Campbell, 1930.

Airbus E-Fan All-Electric Plane Now Ready
   I couldn't believe it, either. An amazing technical feat.

Light Molecules (And Maybe Light Sabers, Someday)
   'It will be matter, matter made of light...'- John W. Campbell, 1930.

Caihong Solar-Powered Drone 'Atmospheric Satellite'
   '... placed in the wings of a plane to generate power from the light falling on that surface.' - John W. Campbell, 1930.

easyJet Short-Haul Electric Jets
   Have a little faith, will you? They're working on it.

Physicists Try To Turn Light Into Matter
   If E=mc squared, then... m=E/c squared!

HVSD, Kitty Hawk's Electric Plane
   Very quiet commuter plane offers VTOL service. 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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Wearable Energy Harvester
re: Frank Herbert

Drones Participate In Buddhist Rites
re: Roger Zelazny

Anna Indiana AI Singer-Songwriter
re: William Gibson

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