Asteroid of Fear by Raymond Z. Gallun:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Enjoyable yarn describes the travails of an ordinary guy and his little family homesteading on the asteroid Vesta. Although the story contains some improbable elements (like the notion that Vesta is a surface fragment of an exploded planet, but with all of its surface details intact, including alien farm buildings), it has some good science and gives a fitting impression of what it would be like to start a little farm on an asteroid. Someone has to feed those asteroid miners. Select an invention:

Airtight Tent

Asteroid Garden

Asteroid Homesteaders' School

Atom-Driven Drill

Self-Sealing Plastic

 

Technovelgy.com 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.
Find
new authors and technologies - Shop for yourself, your library and your lab.

 

 

 

 

Science Fiction
in the News

Listen Up, Coppertop - Wearable Device Turns You Into A Battery
re: Wachowskis
(2/9/2021)

Solar Powered Robot Cleans Up Solar Panels For Free
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(2/7/2021)

Spot Arm From Boston Dynamics Picks Up Like Heinlein's Hired Girl Robot
re: Robert Heinlein
(2/5/2021)

Electric Vehicle Prices Will Drop To $2,890
re: Niven and Pournelle
(2/3/2021)

TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle From Hyundai
re: Anthony Boucher
(2/1/2021)

Drones Communicate With Each Other Using Quantum Encryption
re: Frederik Pohl
(1/29/2021)

Space Construction Tools For Large Structures By OAC
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(1/27/2021)

SpinCare Electrospins And Shoots Wound Dressing
re: Philip K. Dick
(1/25/2021)

Tesla Model S And X Moves Toward KITT Knight Rider Styling
re: Various
(1/23/2021)

Sophia Robots By The Thousands
re: Fritz Lieber
(1/21/2021)

Scaly-Foot Snail Works With Iron
re: Unknown
(1/19/2021)

Updated Piaggio Gita Personal Robot Porter
re: John Brunner
(1/17/2021)

Las Vegas Tunnels To Have Autonomous Teslas
re: Isaac Asimov
(1/15/2021)

TCL CSOT 17-Inch Printed OLED Scrolling Display
re: EC Tubb
(1/13/2021)

More SF in the News

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.