The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Engaging novel about a genius electronics engineer who creates general purpose robots for everyone to use. A greedy business partner and faithless fiancee trick him into cold sleep - not realizing that the future holds a way to help him get back at them. A careful reading of this novel provides insight into the character of the Heinlein Individual; a self-reliant American with a very particular set of values. Select an invention:

Drafting Dan - born before CAD

Eager Beaver - your friendly robot helper

Flexible Frank - the all-purpose household robot

Hired Girl Robot - robotic floor maintenance

Radioactive Coding for Checks

Robotic Hand

Stasis (Cold Sleep, Hibernation)

Thorsen Memory Tube

Universal Checkbook - radioactive checking

Window-Willie - robot help for dirty windows

 

Technovelgy.com is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
Find
new authors and technologies - Shop for yourself, your library and your lab.

 

 

 

 

Science Fiction
in the News

Jet-Powered Flying Suits Tested By Navy
re: Philip Frances Nowlan
(10/17/2020)

Pub Installs Electrified Fence Around Bar
re: Mark Twain
(10/15/2020)

What Does A Tesla Full Self-Driving Car See?
re: Paramahansa Yogananda
(10/13/2020)

BioVYZR Is Ready, Anti-Covid19 PAPR Lovers
re: Edmond Hamilton
(10/11/2020)

Tesla Will Have Metal Gear Snake Autocoupler, Musk Confirms
re: Stephen Barr
(10/9/2020)

Starlink Satellites Leading Edge On-Orbit Debris Mitigation
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(10/7/2020)

Healight Ultraviolet Endotracheal Device Has Covid-19 Treatment Potential
re: Cogswell
(10/5/2020)

Parents Use AI To See One Last Message From Their Deceased Son
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/4/2020)

Satoshi Tomizu Creates Pocket Universes And Worldcraft Bubbles In Glass
re: Philip K Dick
(10/3/2020)

Space Hero Inc. Offers Trip To ISS As Reality Show Prize
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(10/2/2020)

I Love Ceiling-Mounted Robots
re: EM Forster
(10/1/2020)

Armano Remote Control Excavator
re: Niven and Pournelle
(9/29/2020)

OK, NASA 3D Printer Of Food Not Yet Star Trek Food Synthesizer
re: Gene Roddenberry
(9/27/2020)

Kelly Clarkson Show Like Black Mirror '15 Million Merits'
re: Neal Stephenson
(9/25/2020)

More SF in the News

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.