Tag: Science Fiction

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Karel Čapek

Interesting trivia about one of science-fiction’s greatest voices 1. Čapek’s most famous work introduced the concept of the ‘robot’. Čapek’s 1920 play R. U. R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) was the first text to use the word ‘robot’ to denote man-made creatures – the word comes from the Czech roboti meaning ‘slave’ or ‘drudge’. […]

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about John Brunner

Interesting facts about John Brunner (1934-1995), British science-fiction author 1. John Brunner coined the term ‘worm’ for a program that infiltrates another computer. In his 1975 novel The Shockwave Rider, Brunner came up with the idea of the ‘computer worm’, a program that sabotages another computer (or a whole network). In […]