Sunday, January 20, 2008

Science fiction writers steal the bomb!

From Making Light

In Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, Robert Silverberg writes about the CIA getting its collective panties in a twist over a story written by Cleve Cartmill in 1944. He accurately described the mechanics of how the atomic bomb would work which resulted in a surreal investigation to discover his source. The CIA theorized about a chain of conspirators that included some of the greatest writers of the day like Isaac Asimov and my personal hero, Robert Anson Heinlein. I don't want to spoil the ending but it turns out, Cartmill had just made it up.

Part 1, Part 2

1 comment:

Pooja said...

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