A Case of Conscience by James Blish:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This is a wonderful book; first published in 1959 and a winner of science fiction's Hugo award. It is both a fast-paced adventure story and a very thoughtful look at human values and ethics. Religious values are also explored, by looking at the creatures of the planet Lithia who appear to be moral creatures, though lacking belief in god. It is this very question that underlies our country's separation between church and state's; if you do not believe that it is possible to be moral without religion, how can you separate the state from religion? Select an invention:

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LA Subway Scanner, As Seen In 'Total Recall'
re: Philip K. Dick
(8/17/2018)

Sion Electric Car Covered With Solar Panels
re: Robert Heinlein
(8/15/2018)

PAL-V Liberty Flying Helicopter Car
re: Jack Williamson
(8/13/2018)

Space Drones - UK's Effective Space To Launch Rocket Tugs
re: Nat Schachner
(8/12/2018)

DIY Autonomous Robot Detects Trash
re: Philip K. Dick
(8/11/2018)

Ancient Russian Walking Excavator Would Be Perfect RV
re: Jack Vance
(8/10/2018)

ELROI Satellite 'License Plate'
re: Robert Heinlein
(8/9/2018)

When Robots Beg For Their Lives
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(8/7/2018)

Do You Still Want A Folding Screen Phone?
re: William Gibson
(8/5/2018)

'Snapchat Dysmorphia' Now A Thing, Say Plastic Surgeons
re: Bruce Sterling
(8/3/2018)

Quiet Electric Cars Law Finalized By US Transportation Department
re: Robert Heinlein
(8/1/2018)

Drone Assassin Fails To Kill Venezuelan President
re: Daniel Suarez
(7/29/2018)

Stick-On Tape Speakers, As Predicted By Bruce Sterling
re: Bruce Sterling
(7/27/2018)

Bezos Invites You To New Life In Off-World Colonies
re: Ridley Scott
(7/25/2018)

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