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Dune by Frank Herbert:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

An exceptional novel, but not for everyone. This is one of those books that people either worship or can't finish. Remarkable attention to every detail of life on Arrakis, the desert planet, should appeal to the scientist; social and religious philosophy appeal to the humanist. The villains are more vile, the heroes are more heroic; great action make this a memorable book. Select an invention:

Battle Language

Carryall - giant ornithopter

Catchpocket

Chromoplastic Dew Collector - when every drop counts

Crysknife - knife from a sandworm's tooth

Cutteray - mining laser

Dew Gatherers

Dispensing Tooth - remember the tooth!

Distrans - talk to the animals

Doorseal - retain moisture

Ego-Likeness - a true portrait

Factory Crawler (or Harvester Crawler) - sift the sands of Arrakis

Fanmetal - build temporary shelters

Fencing Mirror - fencing instructor

Filament Paper Book - small for space travel

Filmbook

Filt-Plug - lose no moisture

Glowglobe - the original track lighting

Golden Lights - track lighting without the track

Heighliner

Hunter-seeker - floats like a butterfly…

Imperial Handicraft Globe

Jubba Cloak

Krimskell Fiber - better than zip strips

Lasgun - laser weapon

Maula Pistol

Mentat

Message Cylinder - locked capsule

Minimic Film one micron thick recording medium

Mnemonic Pulse

Oil Lens - infinitely adjustable lens

Ornithopter - flies like a bird

Pain Box - testing for humans

Palm Lock - uses more than a fingerprint

Paracompass - detects local magnetic anomalies

Plasteel - tough metal for tough times

Poison Snooper - be careful, my Duke

Rachag

Remote-Cast Snooper

Residual Poison

Sandsnork - breathe under sand

Sapho Juice - juice of Mentats

Semuta - eerie music

Servok

Shigawire - high tensile strength wire

Sietch

Slow Pellet Stunner

Solido Projector - envy of presenters

Stillsuit - when you want water retention

Stilltent - a tent that distills water

Suspensor - suspend gravity

Suspensor Chair - ultimate office chair

Suspensor Lamp - descendant of the lava lamp

'Thopter - wing-beat plane

Thumper - rhythmic vibration

Voice

Wakeshot

Water Repellent Surface - non-wetting surface

Watertube

Windtrap - pure water source

 

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