Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of
Stephen Baxter (b. 1957) is a British author with degrees in mathematics and engineering. As you might guess, hard sf is his specialty. He won the John W. Campbell award for The Time Ships, an authorized sequel to The Time Machine. See also his collaborations: Alastair Reynolds (w/S Baxter).
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:
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.
Rare 'Solar Trilobite' Seen By NASA
Another striking example of a nonorganic phenomenon that amazingly resembles life.
The Time-Traveling Quantum Computer
'His closed-timeline-curve time-travel computing machine.' Stephen Baxter, 2004.
Someday, You Might Like VR Enough To Move In
'That barrier was going to melt away someday soon. The transhumanists had promised...' - Stephen Baxter, 2008.
Does Earth's Middle Mantle Hold Oceans Of Water?
Al Gore, you have no idea.
Giant Dolphin Spotted On Jupiter!
'Now at last he could appreciate its real size and complexity...'
Via Virtual Reality, Mother Encounters Deceased Daughter
'But that barrier was going to melt away someday soon. The transhumanists had promised...' - Stephen Baxter, 2008.
Wearable Synthetic Skin for Virtual Reality
'... feel her when her avatar hugged her.' - Stephen Baxter, 2008.
Sorry, Futurists! Tamagotchi Kids, Virtual Children Already Predicted By SF Writer in 2008
'Little Linda, a Headspace baby, was four years old now... ' - Stephen Baxter, 2008.
Electric Cat (Robot Cat)