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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Hilarious and well-written, this novel will surprise and delight you on every page. Arthur Dent barely escapes from Earth when it is destroyed to make room for an interstellar freeway. Sarcastic aliens, remarkable devices, highly improbable situations; terrific book. Select an invention:

Babel Fish - improbable translator

Deep Thought - second largest computer

Electronic Book - more massively useful than a towel

Gesture-Controlled Device

GPP Genuine People Personalities

Infinite Improbability Drive - what are the odds it exists?

Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses

Marvin the Robot - brain the size of a planet

Nutri-Matic - not quite tea

Self-Satisfied Door - aaaahh!

Sub-Etha Sens-O-Matic - better range than your thumb

Towel - massively useful

 

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