Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Schismatrix
by Bruce Sterling

This is Sterling's only novel-length treatment of the Shaper/Mechanist universe; Schismatrix was nominated for the Nebula in its year. The novel explores the different points of view of the Shapers, who alter the body through genetic modification and mental training, and the Mechanists, who modify the body with software and external hardware.

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:

Gene Expression of Microbes Changes in Low Gravity Bioreactor
   The tiniest astronaut? Easy - the trillions of bacteria that accompany every manned space flight. With talk of moon bases and extended space travel back in the news, NASA again focuses on the question of how microorganisms behave in space.

Logitech QuickCam Orbit MP Has Maximum Headroom
   Science meets science fiction today as you can finally have the online look you wanted; face manicuring (like Bruce Sterling) or full-on avatar (like Max).

Unwanted Life Forms Abound In Sick Spacecraft
   You don't want unauthorized life forms growing in the walls of your spacecraft - but there they are!

Beautification Engine Digital Facial
   This goes way beyond photoshopping away a few wrinkles; and yet, sf authors have led the way on this idea.

MovieReshape Like Bruce Sterling's Video-Manicuring
   Impressive video shows what can be accomplished with image manipulation.

'Facetime Facelift' Beautifies Video Chats
   Always look your best - on Facetime.

OMOTE Face Hackers At Work Video
   '...a video-manicuring program came on line.'- Bruce Sterling, 1985.

Bacteria Behave Differently In Space
   'The Republic struggled to control its Sours...' - Bruce Sterling, 1985.

'Snapchat Dysmorphia' Now A Thing, Say Plastic Surgeons
   'The program raced up the screen one scan line at a time, subtly smoothing, deleting and coloring.' - Bruce Sterling, 1985.

Google Commits To Fighting Deepfakes
   'The program raced up the screen one scan line at a time, subtly smoothing, deleting and coloring.' - Bruce Sterling, 1995. 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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Giving Snakes Their Legs Back
re: Vernor Vinge

'Ring Nation' Show Predicted By William Gibson In 1999
re: William Gibson

SolarXOne Solar-Powered Drone Flies (almost) Forever
re: Various

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