Before Kurt Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions, he worked in Schenectady, N.Y., chronicling the happenings at GE Global Research. His brother, Bernard, who was a scientist working for GE, got Kurt the job. It was Bernard’s colleague, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Irving Langmuir who gave Vonnegut the idea for Ice-Nine. The fictional form of ice that stays solid at room temperature appears in Kurt’s fourth novel, Cat’s Cradle.
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