Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Entertaining space adventure novel; not a grand space opera, the events of this novel take place close to home. This novel has a very early scientifically accurate description of a lunar habitat; however, the novel also refers improbably to an asteroid with an atmosphere and a small sea. (Did I say "improbable"? See the story on the possibility of an ancient ocean on Ceres!)


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Artificial Gravity - first mention

Asteroid From Outside Solar System

Eavesdropping Ray - hears through walls

Glassite

Gravity Assist - very early use

Invisible Cloak -long before Harry Potter

Low-scale Detectors

Lunar Mining - moon mining camp

Moon Dome - first reference

Moon Walk - presages Apollo

Oxygen Space Flare

Paralyzing Ray - early use

Pencil Heat Ray - narrow beam

 

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