The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Fascinating early Varley book; an alien race has taken over the Earth to care for its other intelligent life, paying no attention to the humans who are scattered around the solar system. Technology made available on a "hotline" beam of information apparently from the constellation Ophiuchi has allowed human beings to survive. Select an invention:

Antiholo Generator

Centrifuge Room

Genoprinter

Ghostsmoke

Gravity Train

Holomist

Life Bank

Memory Recording

Nullfield

Null-Suit

Pork Tree - long and lean

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