[LMB] OT: When science fiction is science fact

Heather Harper harpingheather at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 14:10:35 BST 2013


One of the characters in Janet Kagan's "Hellspark" suffers from an alien
disease that makes her get progressively more drunk, even if she doesn't
drink, unless she takes certain medication.  I guess now I know what the
inspiration was!

Also, the story of the "sticky canes" in "Mirabile" and how they almost
died out without the mega-fauna that used to be able to digest their seeds
sounds a lot like what I was reading recently about avocados.

It's fun to find the real-world connections to a beloved story, though
sometimes it feels more like finding the man behind the curtain.

Take care,

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