A new robot locomotion prototype from the eponymous iRobot, using a selective densification/expansion of granular media to enable shape changing, and thereby the ability to move and squeeze through irregular spaces. I find the prototype kind of slimy and disturbing looking, rather like something from a scifi-horror movie. I sense licensing opportunities.
John was very interested in the form the future might take. He wrote a book that was his attempt to limn the future by means of a program he wrote in BASIC and the ideas of Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee. Like myself, John felt that the idea of cycles
This is why I do this. Coming back to this barely remembered book review after many, many years is much like reuiniting with an old friend. I can see in these paragraphs things I have said, and things I have thought, forgetting their true source. This post is a rich
His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C. M. Kornbluth NESFA Press 1997 $27.00; 670 pages ISBN 0-915368-60-9 I picked up this volume because I had read the [almost] titular short story "That Share of Glory" in Jerry Pournelle's Imperial Stars: The