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.


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Wil McCarthy. Wikipedia.

Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee September 16, 2011
Book Covers
Aggressor Six (Aggressor Six #1)
Flies from the Amber
Murder in the Solid State
The Fall of Sirius (Aggressor Six #2)
The Collapsium (The Queendom of Sol #1)
The Wellstone (The Queendom of Sol #2)
Lost in Transmission (The Queendom of Sol #3)
To Crush the Moon (The Queendom of Sol #4)
Rich Man's Sky7.26

Speculative Fiction Novels (11)

2021 | science fiction

2019 | science fiction
(The Queendom of Sol #4)
2005 | science fiction
(The Queendom of Sol #3)
2004 | science fiction
(The Queendom of Sol #2)
2003 | science fiction
(The Queendom of Sol #1)
2000 | science fiction

1998 | science fiction
(Aggressor Six #2)
1996 | science fiction

1996 | science fiction

1995 | science fiction
(Aggressor Six #1)
1994 | science fiction