Science Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of

Edmond Hamilton

Edmond Hamilton (1904-1977) began writing science fiction in 1924. Along with E.E. "Doc" Smith, he created the space opera genre. He started writing for DC Comics, in their Superman series, in the 1940's. He continued in this activity through the 1960's.

"Entered Westminster College at the ripe age of 14. Three years later the dean summoned me and gently informed me that regular attendance was necessary to an education and that mine had become so irregular he had decided to suspend it altogether. Education over, I did some newspaper work, for a while getting out a most unhumorous humor column. Then because I hated, and still hate, indoor work, graduated to railroading and an assistant-yardmaster’s job.

I sold my first story to a weird magazine in 1925. Thus I started on the downward path. Right now I am tackling fiction as a whole-time proposition.

Height, five feet ten, weight, one hundred and fifty, white and unmarried. Swimming is my favorite amusement, though I like hiking, too. I consider golf and bridge games for dimwits, but like poker."


(Edmond Hamilton)

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:

Moving Suns To Different Galactic Neighborhoods
   '...to swerve their star from its course, the globemen made use of a simple physical principle.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1928.
Proposal To Move An Asteroid
   The B612 Foundation recently testified before a senate subcommittee regarding a "new" proposal to move an asteroid. What science fiction author proposed moving an asteroid over sixty years ago?
Invisible Galaxy Of Dark Matter Discovered
   In 2001, a group of astronomers led by Neil Trentham of the University of Cambridge predicted the existence of dark galaxies - vast collections of dark matter. Dark galaxies are thought to form when the density of matter in a galaxy is too low to cre
True 3D Plasma Display
   Researchers demonstrate a 3D display that does not depend on binocular eye tricks - and real plasma in mid-air!
Cheoptics 360 3D Display Technology
   This new display would be perfect for tradeshows and conventions, not to mention the control room of your rocket ship.
Autostereoscopic 360 Degree Light Field Display
   The frame rate of this interactive display is remarkably high.
AirStrike Interactive Display: The Summoning
   This display technology video has gotten a lot of attention; I'm not convinced. Especially about the 'holographic' part.
Robots May Get Compound Insect Eye Vison
   Interesting biomimetic research from the Naval Warfare Center, done in collaboration with the common housefly, Musca domestica.
Looking For Earth-Like Worlds With Nulling Interferometry
   No need to go into orbit to look for Earth-like worlds, not when you have nulling interferometry on your side.
Universe Kits Now Available From Jonathon Keats
   With this do-it-yourself kit, attractively packaged in a small tin, you can create new universes on a whim.
Live Via 'Hologram' On CNN
   Interesting technique used to project the 3D image of a correspondent back to the studio for use in a live broadcast. Not a true hologram, but it looks like telestereo to me.
Arches Of Chaos: Jovian Space Manifolds Create A Celestial Autobahn
   'Commute ships roared on all sides, as Ed Morris made his way wearliy home to Earth at the end of a long hard day at the office.' Philip K. Dick,
Gravitational Corridors Like Space-Lanes
   Ah, to ply the space-lanes! This old sfnal dream might come true yet.
Teen's Solar System Travel Software Wins Intel Prize
   This Albuquerque teen won the highest award for software to help NASA navigate the solar system.
Apple Live Streaming Fail
   In which Apple makes a promise and then fails to deliver.
Holographic Videoconferencing
   Amazing display could be large enough to display a full-size live image of a person or even a car.
Evolution Machine Compresses Eons Into Days
   This device, which uses a technology called MAGE, dramatically increases the probability of finding useful variations on natural organisms.
'Bubble Galaxy' NGC 3521
   This doesn't have to do with prediction, but I love what sf writers do with this idea.
Vermeer 3D Volumetric Touchable Display
   Fun display from Microsoft Research, it produces free-floating three-dimensional holograms in mid-air.
Jumping Spiders And Machine Vision
   I'd never heard of this method for determining depth of field.
TeleHuman Life-Size 3D Telepresence
   '... a lifesize and moving and stereoscopically perfect image, flashed across the void of space to my apparatus by means of etheric vibrations...'
NASA's X1 Robotic Exoskeleton For Astronauts
   'Earth's scientists solved the problem to some extent by devising rigid metallic clothing...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1932.
Europe's Cheops To Look For Habitable Planets
   'I was near enough it now to set my automatic astronomical instruments to searching it for a habitable planet.'- Edmond Hamilton, 1936.
Arafat Poisoned With Polonium?
   '"This man was poisoned with a super-powerful radium salt," Rab Crane declared...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1938.
Supercut Helmet Oddity Space Helmet Mashup
   'He took the glass-fronted space helmet...'- Manly Wade Wellman, 1931.
'Neuristor' Acts Like Your Brain's Neurons
   'He had constructed an organ, a brain, of metal, entirely inorganic and lifeless, yet whose atomic structure he claimed was analogous to the atomic structure of a living brain.'- Edmond Hamilton, 1926.
HP 3D Display Images Hover Above Device
   'Instantly there appeared standing upon the disk... a lifesize and moving and stereoscopically perfect image...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1928.
Nanowire Memristor Networks Form 'Brains'
   'He had constructed ... a brain, of metal... whose atomic structure he claimed was analogous to the atomic structure of a living brain.'- Edmond Hamilton, 1926.
DARPA's Warrior Web
   'Earth's scientists solved the problem to some extent by devising rigid metallic clothing not unlike armor...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1932.
tDCS Jumpstarts Your Future
   'We invented a scanner that can change the labyrinthine neural connections of the brain by tiny electronic impulses…'- Edmond Hamilton, 1948.
First Commercial Artificial Brain?
   'He had constructed an organ, a brain, of metal, entirely inorganic and lifeless...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1926.
Automated Planet Finder Telescope Starts The Hunt
   'I was near enough it now to set my automatic astronomical instruments to searching it for a habitable planet.'- Edmond Hamilton, 1936.
Ostendo Quantum Photonic Imager Hologram Projector
   'Instantly there appeared standing upon the disk, the image of a man...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1928.
Robotic Exoskeleton For Shipyard Workers
   'Earth's scientists solved the problem... devising rigid metallic clothing not unlike armor...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1932.
Smartphone Holographic Displays In 2015
   If Sith Lords can have one... So can you!
Squad X Core Technologies For Infantry
   'You can flip through your several types of radar displays quicker than you can change channels to avoid a commercial...'- Robert Heinlein, 1959.
Audi's Chairless Chair Lower Body Exoskeleton
   'Solved the problem to some extent by devising rigid metallic clothing...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1929.
Ekso Works Industrial Exoskeleton
   'Earth's scientists [devised] rigid metallic clothing not unlike armor...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1932.
The 'Marching Mountains' Of Pluto
   Calling Captain Future! Your time has come.
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Looks Nearby
   'I... set my automatic astronomical instruments to searching it for a habitable planet.'- Edmond Hamilton, 1936.
Confirm 100 Exoplanets At Once! (With Video)
   'My automatic astronomical instruments searching for a habitable planet.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1936.
Aequoreas Floating Village 3D Printed From Ocean Junk
   '... the Floating Island chain of independent international corporate entities.' - Larry Niven, 2000.
Caltech's ET Laboratory Looks For New Earths
   '...set my automatic astronomical instruments to searching for a habitable planet.'- Edmond Hamilton, 1936.
Are Observed Radio Bursts An Alien Propulsion Technology?
   'These cones were driven through space by light pressure, the possibilities of which force they had long utilized.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1929.
Rapid Automated Search For Habitable Planets Needed
   'I was near enough it now to set my automatic astronomical instruments to searching it for a habitable planet.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1936.
Espresso Telescope Searches For Exoplanets
   'These instruments were the wonderful ones our astronomers had perfected.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1936.
TMS Decreases Belief In God, Increases Belief In Immigrants
   '... Setting up the same currents, the same basic ideas, in them all.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1938.
BrainEx Restores Some Activity To Severed Pig Head
   '... they placed the brain in a special solution, having all the properties of Nursing the brain cells.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1929.
Starshade Will Help Space Telescope To Search For Exoplanets
   'When it found planetary systems in its field, automatically shifted upon them a higher powered telespectroscope ...' - Edmond Hamilton, 1936.
Neuromorphic Computing Hardare
   'He had constructed an organ, a brain, of metal, entirely inorganic and lifeless...' - Edmond Hamilton, 1926.
I Want My 1928 Telestereo Hologram Now
   'Instantly there appeared standing upon the disk, the image of a man...' - Edmond Hamilton, 1928.
NDB Nuclear Waste Battery Lasts A Lifetime
   'Trillions of units of power could be compressed thus into an inch-square cube of what looked like blue-white ice.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1940.
iSphere Plastique Fantastique Face Mask Alternative
   'Among these were some clad in the insulated space-suits, with their transparent glassite helmets.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1931.
Beat Covid-19 With AIR By MicroClimate - At Last I Get My PAPR
   More than just a bubble.
BioVYZR Is Ready, Anti-Covid19 PAPR Lovers
   'Some clad in the insulated space-suits, with their transparent glassite helmets.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1931.
Nuclear Batteries May Pack Inner Punch
   '... the most super-valuable substance in the solar system.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1940.
Soft Polymer 'Synaptic Transistors' Mimic Brain Plasticity
   'He had then applied countless different electrical vibrations to this metallic brain-stuff...' - Edmond Hamilton, 1926.
Seriously, Was Our Universe Created In A Lab?
   'It is an instrument with which I am going to create a microcosm.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1935.
NASA's Exoplanet Superheroes
   'I... set my automatic astronomical instruments to searching... These instruments were the wonderful ones our astronomers had perfected.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1936.
Your Inner Sleeping Landscape Is An Advertiser's Dream
   'The principle of the dream-machine was old.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1940.

 

 

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