Wil McCarthy

Wil McCarthy

Wil McCarthy (born 1966) is a science fiction novelist, Chief Technology Officer for Galileo Shipyards (an aerospace research corporation), and the science columnist for Syfy. He currently resides in Colorado.

Wil McCarthy invented the Wellstone, or Programmable matter concept: Programmable Matter smart material is any bulk substance whose physical properties can be adjusted in real time through the application of light, voltage, electric or magnetic fields, etc. Primitive forms may allow only limited adjustment of one or two traits (e.g., the "photodarkening" or "photochromic" materials found in light-sensitive sunglasses), but there are theoretical forms which, using known principles of electronics, should be capable of emulating a broad range of naturally occurring materials, or of exhibiting unnatural properties which cannot be produced by other means.

Links

Official website.
Wil McCarthy. Wikipedia.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (10)
2019  Antediluvian
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Release date - October 1, 2019
2005  To Crush the Moon (The Queendom of Sol, #4)
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2004  Lost in Transmission (The Queendom of Sol, #3)
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2003  The Wellstone (The Queendom of Sol, #2)
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2000  The Collapsium (The Queendom of Sol, #1)
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1998  Bloom
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1996  Murder in the Solid State
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1996  The Fall of Sirius (Aggressor Six, #2)
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1995  Flies from the Amber
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1994  Aggressor Six (Aggressor Six, #1)
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