Say Goodby to the Wind by J.G. Ballard:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"Come to Vermilion Sands, where J. G. Ballard weaves a strange tale of social and scientific extrapolation with the haunting moodiness of an underwater dream... a tale of bio-fabrics, clothes that have a life of their own, and the way they use their owners; and of a teeny-bopper sex-goddess, who dances late at night, alone, in an abandoned nightclub to the tune of an old phonograph record..."

('Say Good-By to the Wind' by J.G. Ballard)

Interesting short story set in Vermillion Sands. Mr. Sampson, shop-owner, meets his neighbor Raine Channing and her twisted past. They're doomed. Select an invention:

Bio-Fabric - living cloth
Living cloth that constantly adapts itself to the personality and needs of its wearer.

Inert-Wear - unfashionably static
Clothing made of dead fibers; clothing that is unmoving, static. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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