Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Power Planet
by Murray Leinster

"For months readers have asked us for a story by Murray Leinster. Here is one of unusual merit, even for this well-known author. The Peace Conference, The League of Nations and every other body delegated to secure world peace might do well to give this tale a careful reading. Although we have no means of adopting the authors solution as yet, the fundamental idea is excellent and might well be used. “The Power Planet” is a plausible tale of scientific fiction, beautifully written.


('Power Planet' by Murray Leinster)

Surprisingly good description of a method for gathering solar power in orbit, and then transferring it to Earth. (*Spoiler) Fans of the movie Independence Day may recognize this method of destroying a ship...

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:

Space Solar Power - A Truly Limitless Source
   SF writers popularized and elaborated on this idea a generation before the first patents were filed.

Space-Based Sustainable Energy Policy
   'The Power Planet, of course, is that vast man-made disk of metal set spinning about the sun to supply the Earth with power.' - Murray Leinster, 1931.

Space-Based Solar Power Roundup
   Who first thought about this concept?

Solar Power Beamed From Space Studied By Brit Boffins
   'Our beams feed these worlds energy drawn from... the Sun.' - Murray Leinster, 1931.

Space-Based Solar Power A Priority - European Space Agency
   '...vast man-made disk of metal set spinning about the sun to supply the Earth with power.'

Taikonaut Tai Chi Foot Loops
   'Jimmy Cardigan and Harlowe, staring through the darkside port, had their feet in the foot-loops...' - Murray Leinster, 1931.

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