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Offline elmayerle

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Interesting Concept from an Unsurprising Source
« on: April 07, 2013, 08:45:36 AM »
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Robert Heinlein to Ted Sturgeon,  11 Feb, 1955:
"Story about two countries fighting not with men, not with robots, but with mutated-animal soldiers. Fighter-pilot cats (all the gadgetry automatic, but the piloting done by the supercat), Rhino tanks, ape paratroopers, sea lion "frogmen" etc."

Full text is at http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/10/help-from-heinlein.html  As best I can recall, Mr. Heinlein's Door Into Summer was the first sf novel to ever consider CAD.

Offline jschmus

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Re: Interesting Concept from an Unsurprising Source
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 02:11:33 AM »
I wonder if this is what the creators of "SwatKats" were thinking of.
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