Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sci-Fi baby names: Iris

Name: Iris

Origin: 20th-century Earth

Source: The Angry Red Planet (1960)

Biography: Amnesiac exobiologist Iris Ryan is one of only two survivors of an ill-fated mission to Mars in the 1960’s The Angry Red Planet. Her hypnosis-induced recollections of the expedition include encounters with several surreal Martian creatures -- such as an intelligent amoeba -- and much panicked screaming.

Quote: “I know this is funny for a scientist, but maybe there are some things better left unknown.”

[Taken directly from Sci-Fi Baby Names: 500 Out-of-This-World Baby Names from Anakin to Zardoz, by Robert Schnakenberg (2007)]


Sharon E. Dreyer said...

Maybe some things are best left alone; killer bees, wasps, pit vipers, and Martians! This is a book that will have to added to my to be read list. Thanks for the information. Check out my first and recently released novel, Long Journey to Rneadal. This exciting tale is a romantic action adventure in space and is more about the characters than the technology.

Paul said...

Sharon, thanks. Your novel looks interesting.