Between Planets by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

In this novel, a young man is called from the Earth to an alien world. He finds a revolution, one that is based on a matter of that is dear to American's hearts, the disregard of government for the rights of the individual. Great Heinlein juvenile novel. (This story was published that same year in a more condensed version in three parts in Blue Book Magazine under the title Planets in Combat.) Select an invention:

Autocab

Cold-Sleep - hibernation between the stars

Guided Missile Control Station

Half-Sphere Force Field - not an ordinary spherical force field

Martian Perambulator

Microwire

Molecule Matrix

Movable Slideway - it comes to you

Powered artificial exoskeleton

Security Restraint Field

Shuttle Ship - early Space Shuttle

Space Transfer Station

Spinning Pressurized Drum

Winged Rocket Shuttle

 

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