Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Mortal Engines
by Philip Reeve

Traction Cities lumber across the landscape on caterpillar tracks and huge wheels. Big cities hunt smaller cities, which in turn hunt towns which in turn hunt villages - tearing them apart for resources and fuel. Municipal Darwinism rules.

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Smart Homes And Municipal Darwinism
   Recycling and self-sufficient, self-fueling homes are one thing, but let's not let this thing get out of hand.

Garbage-Eating Factories Now, Voracious Cities Later
   Isn't it odd how sometimes machines shrink down, and others grow to giant size?

CV08 Suburb-Eating Robot Concept
   This is an interesting concept, but America will need something much bigger. Thankfully, Philip Reeve has already given us a full description.

EATR - DARPA's Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot
   Is a voracious autonomous robot able to feed itself and sustain free movement throughout all of eternity a really neat idea? DARPA thinks so - and so do I.

Very Large Structure - A Megamachine
   'Soon the city was lumbering in hot pursuit, a moving mountain of metal which rose in seven tiers like layers of a wedding cake...'- Philip Reeves, 2003 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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Prophetic Offers Lucid Dreaming Halo With Morpheus-1 AI
re: Peter Watts

More Like A Tumblebug Than A Motorcycle
re: Robert Heinlein

Tesla Camera-Only Vision Predicted In 1930's SF
re: Miles J. Breuer

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