Science Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of

Olaf Stapledon

William Olaf Stapledon (1886-1950), British philosopher and writer, was born near Liverpool; he served as a conscientious objector during WWII in France and Belgium. His works were a great influence on other sf writers, including Clarke, Aldiss and Lem.

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:

Space-Based Solar Power May Yet Happen
   'Immediately beneath it hung the photosynthesis stations and the machinery for generating power from solar radiation.'- Olaf Stapledon 1937.
'Comical Robot' An Aid To Conversations
   Ah... how do you fill those awkward silences? This little robot can help.
Transparent Aluminum Vs. .50-Cal Bullets
   Transparent armor can come in handy.
Navy's Orbiting Solar Panels To Beam Energy Down To Earth
   'Curt shuddered at the thought of a beam of terrific power smashing into... perhaps into a city.'- Clifford Simak, 1941.
Nuke Mars To Terraform It, Says Elon Musk
   '... Mars could not be made habitable without first being stocked with air and water...' - Olaf Stapledon, 1930.
New Glass Tough As Steel
   'Windows of an artificial transparent element...'' - Olaf Stapledon, 1930.

 

 

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