Spacehounds of IPC by E.E. 'Doc' Smith:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"ONE of the most fascinating mysteries of the heavens is the comet. It goes through space, gets near enough to the earth to be seen, and then goes off and disappears in celestial distance. Often it has a hyperbolic orbit, which would make it impossible to come back. Yet it may return—apparently contradicting the geometry of conic sections. This only goes to prove once more that it is risky to say anything is impossible—even that our hero of this story manages beautifully, with the aid of Cantrell’s Comet, to avoid complete annihilation while stranded in interstellar space. "


(From Lifeboats from 'Spacehounds of IPC')

Select an invention:

Lifeboat
A small space-worthy craft that can be jettisoned from a larger ship, to save its crew.

Pentavalent Nitrogen - most powerful chemical explosive.
A high explosive formed from nitrogen.

Pressor (Pressor Beam) - push not pull
A force-field beam that pushes, rather than pulls.

Tractor Beam - pulling force at a distance
A force field used to pull objects.

Ultra-Light Vision System
A viewing technology able to see through and even within most objects.

 

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