Mobile Suit Gundam by Yoshiyuki Tomino:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Japanese military sf that focuses on the struggles of young boy Amuro Ray and his friends, who get caught up in a space war. Popular in Japan, it was compared to Star Trek and Star Wars in influence. Gundam is also notable for trying to use hard science, setting it in a future were humanity have built O'Neill cylinders and living in space. Select an invention:

Gundarium
A very sturdy, high-tensile composite.

Minovsky Particles
A custom-generated subatomic particle with many technological applications.

Mobile Armor
Heavilly armed spacecraft with limbs.

Mobile Suit
A giant (typically 18 meters tall) humanoid-shaped armored combat vehicle.

Solar Flare System
Space-based parabolic reflector that focuses light for destructive purposes.

Wire-Gun
Device that aids movement in microgravity.

 

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