Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
"HERE once more, is a real scientifiction story plus. It is a story which will make the heart of many readers leap with joy.
We have rarely printed a story in this magazine that for scientific interest, as well as suspense, could hold its own with this particular story. We prophecy that this story will become more valuable as the years go by. It certainly holds a number of interesting prophecies, of which no doubt, many will come true. For wealth of science, it will be hard to beat for some time to come. It is one of those rare stories that will bear reading and re-reading many times.
This story has impressed us so favorably, that we hope the author may be induced to write a sequel to i! soon."
(Viewplate of 'Rocket Gun' from Armageddon: 2419 AD)
Fascinating story is the basis for the Buck Rogers serials of the 1930's and all of the subsequent movies and the TV show. Americans in the 25th century have been conquered by the Hans, invaders from Asia with advanced technology. Americans rebuild their civilization in secret with amazing advances of their own. Awakening in 2419, 20th century man Anthony Rogers helps to overcome the invaders. Select
A device which, when worn, reduces exposure to the effects of gravitation.
Concentrated synthetic food rations.
A device that allows the user to literally float in the air
Very handy material is invisible and non-reflective.
Invisible metal makes the thinnest, strongest wire.
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