Ringworld by Larry Niven:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Spectacular novel; some of the best written and best imagined sf you can read. Those who love science will enjoy the technology and space science; everyone will like the great characters and daring scope. Some of the best drawn alien characters in sf are to be found in this book; who says you can't imagine an alien viewpoint? This novel won both the Hugo and Nebula for 1971. Select an invention:

Airmaker - breathe it

Autodoc - automated medical device

Crash Balloons

Electromagnetic Cannon

Flashlight Laser

Floating Castle

Flycycle - if a Harley could fly

Food Brick - tasty cubes

Holo

Kemplerer (Klemperer) Rosette - planets without a sun

Light-Sword - not an epee

Osmosis Generator (Cziltang Brone) - the air lock

Ringworld - sun-girdling artifact

Scrith - tensile strength

Shadow Square - provider of darkness

Shadow Square Wire - hold shadow squares in position

Slaver Disintegrator - ultimate plasma arc tool

Slaver Stasis Field - where time does not pass

Sleep Set (Sleep Headset)

Sonic Fold

Sound Deadener

Stepping Discs - open teleportation pads

Tasp - right where you live

Translator Discs

Variable Sword - better than Ginsu

 

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