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

 

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