Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Hyperion
by Dan Simmons

Hyperion is an extraordinary story, told in the manner of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: a series of stories by individuals who have had experiences with the Shrike or with the Time Tombs. The Time Tombs are strange structures on the planet Hyperion that do not seem to be moving in the same time stream as the rest of us. The Shrike is a mysterious figure who strikes at the human beings who settle Hyperion.

Dan Simmons' novel Hyperion won the Hugo award for Best Science Fiction Novel. He has also won the World Fantasy award for his first novel Song of Kali. He lives in Colorado, along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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:

Chameleon Card: Simmons' Universal Credit Card?
   The new Chameleon Card (and associated Pocket Vault) provides a single card that gives access to all of your bank and credit card accounts.

Lexar 8Gb Compact Flash Memory Doubles The Record
   Lexar's new 8Gb Professional Series CompactFlash card doubles the old record of 4Gb (gigabytes) for the largest compact flash memory size.

2 Terabyte Memory Sticks Coming
   This is just an announcement of the finalization of the spec - you can't quite buy one yet.

E-Disk Altima 416GB Flash Drive World's Highest Capacity
   Seems like you could fit a lot of movies into this - why can't I get this in an iPod?

Terabyte Thumb Drives Using Programmable Metallization Cell (PMC) Tech
   This advance comes just as manufacturers are reaching the limits of flash memory technology. Whew!

Graphene Memory Arrays Are Stackable, Awesome
   Amazing advance could bring storage devices of sfnal capacity even closer.

Tooth Enamel Secret To Stronger Aircraft
   Looking for a new composite to build stronger planes? Smile, aerospace engineers, new materials are on the way.

Computational Wood: Grow Circuits In Living Trees
   Is computational wood possible? The harvesting of circuits? Or even Avatar-style living memory?

Terabyte Flash Drive In 2012
   Postage-stamp drive also has a fast transfer speed.

Internet Addiction Growing?
   You can log off anytime you want to - right?

DataTraveler Ultimate Generation 2 Terabyte Flashdrive
   'A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary data spheres...' - Dan Simmons, 1989.

Princeton's Magic Carpet
   I never thought I'd be writing a story about this one.

One Terabyte Thumbdrive - DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0
   'The Schrön loop was tiny, no larger than my thumbnail, and very expensive.'- Dan Simmons, 1989.

Samsung 840 Evo 1TB Solid-State Drive
   'A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres in a Schrön loop.'- Dan Simmons, 1989.

Revault Wearable Private Cloud Is Too Vaporous
   'A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres...'- Dan Simmons, 1989.

Six Terabyte Solid State Drive Just 2.5 Inches
   'A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres...'

100 Terabyte Exadrive SSD Also Has Biggest Price
   'A man could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres in a Schrön loop.' - Dan Simmons, 1989.

Omni Hoverboard Envy Of Green Goblin
   'I brought it back to the ship, charged it up, reprogrammed the inertia chips and voila!' - Dan Simmons, 1989. 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.
new authors and technologies - Shop for yourself, your library and your lab.





Science Fiction
in the News

JWST Finds New World Of Turbulent Silicate Clouds
re: Gene Roddenberry

3D Printed Cheesecake Not Quite Food Replicator Quality
re: Various

Spectroscopic Analysis Of DART Impact Debris Cloud (SF Prediction)
re: EC Tubb

More SF in the News

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise | - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.