Louis Sacchetti is a poet and pacifist imprisoned for refusing to enlist in the war against Third World guerillas. After he and the other inmates are used in perverse scientific experiments, Sacchetti is infected with a germ that raises intelligence to incredible heights while causing decay and death.
First came the spoors, falling from the heavens and planting giant green vines that slowly take over, smothering all life they come into contact with. For a small band of farmers in Northern Minnesota, it seems like a biblical plague -- a curse from the heavens sent to destroy mankind. But when the robotic destroyers follow, it is clearly ... [more]
This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have b ... [more]