Satellite Five by John Barnes:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Interesting space yarn about explorers who range the solar system to bring back the most interesting beasts for Earth zoos. No problems - until they encounter an enormous lizard-like creature that breathes flaming acid! Select an invention:

Air-o-Stat

Automatic Commercial Deletion - no more commercials

Paralysis Ray - very early use

Psychoprobe - head examined

Surface Car

Visi-Screen - future display

 

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