Frank Herbert:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Frank Herbert (1920-1986) was born in Tacoma, Washington. He worked in many fields before becoming a writer; TV cameraman, radio news commentator, oyster diver, judo instructor and newspaperman. His towering novel Dune won the Hugo and Nebula awards.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Slow Pellet Stunner

Dune (1965)

Slug

Dragon in the Sea (1956)

Sniggertrance - caught between the stars

Whipping Star (1969)

Solido Projector - envy of presenters

Dune (1965)

Sonabarrier - keep the vultures out

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)

Stillsuit - when you want water retention

Dune (1965)

Stillsuit Desert Boots

Dune Messiah (1969)

Stilltent - a tent that distills water

Dune (1965)

Stunwand

Hellstrom's Hive (1972)

Suspensor - suspend gravity

Dune (1965)

Suspensor Chair - ultimate office chair

Dune (1965)

Suspensor Lamp - descendant of the lava lamp

Dune (1965)

Swimming Tubes - water-filled for frog people

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)

Taprisiot - galactic long distance calling

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)

Taprisiot Monitor Bead - last chance to surveil

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)

'Thopter - wing-beat plane

Dune (1965)

Thumper - rhythmic vibration

Dune (1965)

Tleilaxu Eyes (Metal Eyes) - insectile mechanical eyes

Dune Messiah (1969)

Tracked Vehicle - better than Hummer

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)

Transmit-Paper - first use of this idea

The Godmakers (1972)

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