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Scientific breakthrough echoes Time Warriors story

July 25th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Our very own contributer and novelist Owen Quinn has had a rather prophetic incident…

Scientists have revealed they have created a new jellyfish life form called a Medusoid (pictured below).
In a surprising twist of reality paralleling fiction, Owen Quinn’s story Experiment Four in his first novel The Time Warriors: First Footsteps, genetically engineered jellyfish monsters storm an island off the west coast of Ireland. A raging battle ensues against these escaped experiments and all life is threatened with extinction.

And now in reality the Medusoid has been created by American tissue engineers using artificial elastic silicone.
It resembles a jellyfish and propels itself through the water when stimulated with electricity but it has no brain- yet.
However, they are working on newer, evolved versions that can think for themselves. Using rat heart cells they were able to reverse engineer the anatomy of a jellyfish and were surprised by the results.
Author Owen Quinn said: “Those guys had better be careful. Experiment Four is more than a story; it’s a reality waiting to happen. And the Time Warriors may not be there to save us this time.”

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….