Dying of the Light by George RR Martin:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Excellent novel set on Worlorn, a rogue planet that is terraformed by a dozen cultures, each building a distinctive city for a festival that will last as long as the planet is warmed by the suns of the system. A love story plays out in clashing cultures. Select an invention:

Chameleon Cloth - great camouflage
Clothing that changes color and pattern to match its surroundings.

Darkdawn City - the venue is musical
An entire city that is tuned to be played by the winds.

Glowstone - great at parties
A mineral that absorbs light by day and emits it by night.

High Kavalaan Aircar - superbad SUV of the air
Flying SUV equipped with laser weapons.

Rogue World
A celestial nomad, a planetary body that is not tied to a particular sun.

Sky-Scoot - flying foils
A patch of antigravity foil used for flying.

 

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