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Weird Science

  • Andrew May
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Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)

Abstract

In which that most archetypal of all sci-fi themes, the arrival of visitors from another planet, spills over into the real world—as the start of the Cold War coincides with a sudden upsurge in sightings of unidentified flying objects. Were they extraterrestrial spacecraft, top-secret spyplanes, an exercise in disinformation or just another symptom of Cold War paranoia? Whatever the case, UFOs weren’t the only “weird science” development that looked like it had been plucked straight from the pages of SF. The Cold War also saw serious attempts being made to exploit extra-sensory perception and other superhuman powers to military ends.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew May
    • 1
  1. 1.CrewkerneUK

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