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  1956  Man Who Japed, The by Philip K. Dick (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1966  Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1973  Beware the Microbots by Kurt Mahr (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1974  Ice Dragon by Jeffrey Lord (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Micro-Techs, The by Clark Darlton (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1976  Specimens by Fred Saberhagen (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1984  ORA:CLE by Kevin O'Donnell, Jr. (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1985  Blood Music by Greg Bear (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1986  Lords of the Middle Dark by Jack L. Chalker (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1987  Engines of Creation by Eric Drexler (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1988  Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1989  From a Changeling Star by Jeffrey A. Carver (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Midnight by Dean R. Koontz (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Tides of Light by Gregory Benford (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1990  Queen of Angels by Greg Bear (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1991  Down the Bright Way by Robert Reed (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Nanotech Chronicles, The by Michael F. Flynn (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Trojan by James Follett (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1992  Aristoi by Walter Jon Williams (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Cybernetic Jungle by S. N. Lewitt (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Dead Girls by Richard Calder (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Million Open Doors, A by John Barnes (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Turing Option, The by Harry Harrison, Marvin Minsky (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1993  Assemblers of Infinity by Doug Beason, Kevin J. Anderson (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Interface by Stephen Bury, J. Frederick George (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Opoponax Invasion, The by John Brosnan (Amazon - Alibris)  
  1994  Beggars & Choosers by Nancy Kress (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Dead Boys by Richard Calder (Amazon - Alibris)  
           My Soul to Take by Steven Spruill (Amazon - Alibris)  
           Necroville by Ian McDonald (Amazon - Alibris)  

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   About this theme  
  The concept of nanotechnology used to belong to the world of science fiction, but if you review the links below you will see that nanotechnology has joined the world of real science. Never fear though, because the imaginations of science fiction writers can always outrun reality.

In case your vision is too macroscopic, nanotechnology is the science of building very small machines. The ultimate goal of nanotechnology is for these small machines to be self replicating. The reason why science fiction is so fascinated with nanotechnology is all the speculation about what these microscopic machines could do.

Imagine being injected with nanomachines that cruise around in your blood to repair you body. Greg Bear used that idea for his story and novel, Blood Music. A trendy new idea is to build nanomachines that would aid in terraforming Mars. Of course, there is also the downside. Imagine nanomachines getting out of control and consuming the earth to replicate.

By Jim Harris, 2000
   Internet links  
  • Article: Computing with Molecules (6/20 Scientific American)
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache)
  • Brad Hein's Nanotechnology Site - Lots of news items
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache)
  • Foresight Institute
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache)
  • NanoComputer Dream Team
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache)
  • NanoDot
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache)

  • Nanotechnology
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache)
  • Nanotechnology Database
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache)
  • Nanotechnology in Science Fiction
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache)
  • NanoTechnology Magazine
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache)
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache)

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