Kurt Vonnegut and the Rainmakers

June 20, 2017
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Kurt Vonnegut and the Rainmakers

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June 20, 2017

In Kurt Vonnegut’s fourth novel, Cat’s Cradle, a runaway reaction of ice destroys the world. Kurt, who worked as a press writer at General Electric in the 1940s, was inspired by the audacious research program that his brother and a team of General Electric scientists conducted with the military just after the Second World War: controlling the weather.

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