The Last Castle by Jack Vance:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Unfortunately, this excellent work by Vance is not currently in print. The novel is about a group of expatriates who have created a set of castles on an otherwise uninhabited world; they pursue an effete aristocratic lifestyle. Their servants inexplicably revolt; what will gentlemen do? This novel shows Vance's verbal style like no other. Select an invention:

Energy-Cannon

Lift Chair

Power-Wagon - legless beast of burden

Syrup Sac - kind of like those gravity flow beer hats

 

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