Category Archives: Physics

Invisible Death, by Anthony Pelcher

Back into some posts about invisibility in fiction, based on those stories that I didn’t talk about in my (hopefully) upcoming book about the history and physics of invisibility! If you’ve been reading this blog recently, you might think that … Continue reading

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The Elixir of Invisibility, by Henry Kuttner

Yet another post about a story of invisibility. I keep finding more for my book bibliography, so I might as well blog about them here! Invisibility has been a key feature of stories in pretty much every genre of writing. … Continue reading

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Some photos of the Beaver Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2021

Did you know that there was a near-total lunar eclipse this morning that could be viewed through most of Canada and the United States? This “Beaver Moon lunar eclipse” was near its peak around 4:00 am EST, and once I … Continue reading

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Raiders Invisible, by D.W. Hall

I am losing my mind. So: in the process of tracking down Rousseau’s The Invisible Death a few days ago, I learned that there is another story about invisibility, with almost the exact same name, Invisible Death, that appeared in … Continue reading

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The Invisible Death, by Victor Rousseau

Will I ever run out of vintage science fiction stories about invisibility to write about? I hope so, because otherwise my book draft will never be polished off. Some authors of weird fiction seem to be addicted to invisibility. One … Continue reading

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Slan, by A.E. van Vogt

Yet another story that features the physics of invisibility, continuing my series of posts inspired by the research into my upcoming book on the history of invisibility physics! A secret race of mutant humans, gifted with superpowers, hides out from … Continue reading

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The Shadow of the Beast, by Robert E. Howard

Another post about an invisibility story, from my researching into my book on invisibility physics. Sometimes a little bit of bad luck can turn into some good luck. To fill out my bibliography on invisibility fiction, I wanted to include … Continue reading

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The Sea Demons, by Victor Rousseau

Continuing a discussion of odd stories of invisibility in fiction that I came across in writing my book on the history of invisibility physics. Pulp stories are sometimes quite a ride. They can be filled with bizarre ideas and twists … Continue reading

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The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz, by Jules Verne

My book on the history and physics of invisibility is off to the publisher for final approval, though there’s still some little stuff I want to add, including a comprehensive bibliography of stories about invisibility. Along the way, I’ve read … Continue reading

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Halloween Treats 2021: Invisibility edition

Every year since starting this blog, I’ve done a post near Halloween linking to a bunch of public domain horror stories to read to get into the season. It so happens this year that I also just finished the draft … Continue reading

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