The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Wonderful Heinlein juvenile novel (written for the teen market in the 1950's). Lummox is the pet of John Thomas Stuart, great-great-grandson of the space explorer who brought him back from an early interstellar trip. Except for a taste for steel (he had once eaten a Buick), he was just your average eight-legged hippo-sized family pet. But one day, Lummox goes for a walk (read: rampage), the Office of Interspatial Affairs gets involved - well, you'll have to read it yourself. A Heinlein favorite; great characters and a great story. Select an invention:

Copter Harness

Reading Plate - 50's style flat panel

Tanglefoot Field - non-lethal crowd control

Truth Meter - a 50's lie detector

Universal Dictionary - grandfather of the electronic dictionary

 

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

Powdered Regolith Propulsion
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(7/1/2020)

Ford's SafeCap, Opposite Of Niven and Barnes' Napcap
re: Niven and Barnes
(6/29/2020)

Would You Get 'Chipped'? Michigan May Ban Employers
re: William Gibson
(6/27/2020)

Tesla Autopilot: What Does An Autonomous Car See When It Looks At The Road?
re: Isaac Asimov
(6/25/2020)

DNA Controls Swarms Of Molecular Robots
re: Stanislaw Lem
(6/23/2020)

Tether Asteroids To Save Us All
re: Richard Wilson
(6/21/2020)

Blaux Your Personal Commuter Cooling Unit
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/19/2020)

3D Printed Damascus Steel Now Possible
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/17/2020)

R9X Hellfire Missile With Long Blades Kills Queda Leader
re: Iain M. Banks
(6/15/2020)

Would You Swallow An Origami Robot?
re: EE 'Doc' Smith
(6/13/2020)

Perhaps You Might Be Interested In Habitable Exoplanet Moon Real Estate
re: George Lucas
(6/11/2020)

Blurry Face Photos Made 60 Times Sharper
re: Ridley Scott
(6/9/2020)

SpaceX Will Build Floating Spaceports!
re: Otfrid von Hansten
(6/7/2020)

Fast Radio Bursts And Space Beacons For Interstellar Navigation
re: Harry Harrison
(6/5/2020)

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.