Science Fiction in the News Articles
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H. Beam Piper

Henry Beam Piper (b. 1904 - d. 1964) was an American writer and gun collector, employed as a detective on the Pennsylvania Railroad until made redundant in the mid-1950s. Though he wrote for other genres, he is best remembered for his science fiction, much of which appeared in Astounding from 1947, when he began with "Time and Time Again" (April 1947 Astounding).

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:

The First 'Drone Cafe' Started By Dutch Students
   'It was a smooth ovoid floating a few inches from the floor...'- H. Beam Piper, 1962.
Blob Analysis Key To Next Generation Computerized Lie Detectors
   Blob analyzing computers can tell if you're lying - maybe.
Dutch Growing Pork In Lab
   Researchers at it again, in search of pulled pork not pulled from porkers.
InVitroMeat Foundation
   Nothing like meat fresh from the vat - this foundation is organizing to make it a reality.
Degu Rodents Now Use Tools Like Little Fuzzy
   Diligent scientists continue in their efforts to bring civilization to the lower orders; I've added two great examples.
In Vitro Meat Symposium - Try The Veal!
   European scientists are determined to get that enormous meat vat up and running; they're giving a great price per ton for vat-grown meat.
Cheaters May No Longer Prosper
   Interesting experiment shows a very specific difference between liars and truth-tellers.
Will In-Vitro Meat Change Our Lives?
   IVM is one of those sfnal futures that seems to be getting closer and closer.
Petri Dish Pork Lookin' Purty Good
   Ah, just cast your eyes upon this tasty photomicrograph of pork-in-a-dish.
Grow Cultured Meat In A 'Carnery'
   It takes from 3 to 8 pounds of nutrient to create just one pound of meat; we can do better.
Lab-Grown Burger $345K
   Soon, you'll be able to have it your way.
Flying Robot Waiters From Infinium Robotics
   'It was a smooth ovoid floating a few inches from the floor...'- H. Beam Piper, 1962.
Argentine Orangutan Receives Basic Human Rights
   'They wouldn't dare let the Fuzzies be proven sapient...'- Little Fuzzy, 1962.
7-Eleven Drone Delivers Chix Sandwich And Slurpee
   'It was a smooth ovoid floating a few inches from the floor...'- H. Beam Piper, 1962.

 

 

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