Inventors get their inspiration from any number of sources. You can find many books and articles that tell the stories of how various inventions came to be created. But one possible source of inspiration is hardly ever encountered in these stories.

Have you ever heard anyone claim that a particular invention was inspired by a work of science fiction? Or have you ever thought so yourself?

Is such a thing possible? Yes, but you must be careful. Not all such claims are true.

I carefully consider a number of such claims in my latest book:

Out of This World Ideas: And the Inventions They Inspired.

Did a novel by Frank Herbert inspire a British engineer to come up with an invention to solve a problem created by the Suez Crisis in 1956? 

Did a story by a Russian scientist who was also a science fiction author inspire a Russian engineer to invent a new type of holography? 

To find the answers to these and other questions, you must read Out of This World Ideas!!!

Now available from Amazon both as a paperback and for the Kindle!! Just click on the link below.

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