These Were The First Female Astronauts In Science Fiction

While the first real-life woman to fly into space didn't do so until 1963, fictional women had already been zooming around the universe for more than a century. » 5/17/14 3:00pm 5/17/14 3:00pm

The Lawyer and the Scientist Who Predicted the Atomic Bomb in 1915

H.G. Wells has long been given credit for inventing the idea of the atomic bomb. He not only described it in his 1914 novel, The World Set Free, but also coined the name. But there was a far more obscure novel, published that same year, which should really be credited with the most realistic prediction of what the… » 1/21/14 8:00am 1/21/14 8:00am

What happened when a fictional character penned an autobiography

When Yankee Lawyer: The Autobiography of Ephraim Tutt came out in 1943, a lot of readers were confused. After all, Tutt was a fictional person, the hero of a series of legal novels. Or was he? Many fans became convinced that Tutt was a flesh-and-blood human being. » 8/25/13 7:00am 8/25/13 7:00am