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By Leslie Alan Horvitz

The typical language of genius: Eureka!
While the roads that bring about step forward clinical discovery should be as diverse and intricate because the human brain, the instant of perception for all scientists is remarkably comparable. The note "eureka!", attributed to the traditional Greek mathematician Archimedes, has come to specific that common second of pleasure, wonder-and even shock-at researching anything completely new. during this choice of twelve clinical tales, Leslie Alan Horvitz describes the drama of surprising perception as skilled through a dozen precise personalities, detailing discoveries either renowned and vague. From Darwin, Einstein, and the crew of Watson and Crick to such lesser identified luminaries as fractal writer Mandelbrot and periodic desk mastermind Dmitri Medellev, Eureka! completely illustrates Louis Pasteur's quip that opportunity favors the ready brain. The publication additionally describes how novice scientist Joseph Priestley stumbled onto the life of oxygen within the eighteenth century and the way tv pioneer Philo Farnsworth constructed his notion for a television monitor whereas plowing his family's Idaho farm.

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I quoted Bear earlier in his eulogy to Campbell, and at last he was an Analog writer. He had sold his very first story when only 15 to Robert Lowndes for Famous Science Fiction, but he regarded that as a ‘fluke’ and it was eight years before his next story, ‘The Venging’, appeared in the June 1975 Galaxy and then ‘A Martian Ricorso’ in Analog. This tale of a dying Mars that might just have been shows some signs of the extreme-sf Bear would soon be writing, and there was even more indication in ‘The Wind from a Burning Woman’ (October 1978), a tense story of the Earth threatened by an asteroid, but it was not until the early eighties that Bear’s name really came to the fore.

A more obvious passing was the death of P. Schuyler Miller in October 1974 at the age of just 62. Miller had provided ‘The Reference Library’ review column since October 1951. He never regarded himself as a critic but his knowledge of the field was significant so that his opinions were frequently regarded as authoritative. Many readers commented that his column was the first feature in Analog they would turn to. His place was taken for the rest of the seventies by Lester del Rey with occasional interjections by Algis Budrys, Spider Robinson and others, but the spark that had been Miller’s passion for science fiction had gone.

Indd 25 3/14/07 12:03:50 PM 26 GATEWAYS TO FOREVER some of the cosmic sf of the thirties, but the changes in sf are evident in this story being character-driven, with the emphasis on people, rather than science-driven, with the emphasis on catastrophe. The February 1976 issue welcomed Greg Bear to Analog. I quoted Bear earlier in his eulogy to Campbell, and at last he was an Analog writer. He had sold his very first story when only 15 to Robert Lowndes for Famous Science Fiction, but he regarded that as a ‘fluke’ and it was eight years before his next story, ‘The Venging’, appeared in the June 1975 Galaxy and then ‘A Martian Ricorso’ in Analog.

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