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Flesh Gun
A weapon that burns the skin and meat off the victim.
(From The Computer Connection [1974] by Alfred Bester)
Paralyzing Eye
False eye contains mechanism for causing brief paralysis.
(From The Best-Laid Scheme [1941] by L. Sprague de Camp)
Vanwinkling
Another name for time-traveling into the future.
(From The Best-Laid Scheme [1941] by L. Sprague de Camp)
Momentum Screen
Allows a spacemen to avoid the problem of "high gee" forces on take-off.
(From Completely Automatic [1941] by Theodore Sturgeon)
Trace Web
A small, handheld device that contacts (and even instantiates) the larger network.
(From Souvenir [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Web
An information network.
(From Souvenir [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Relay
A central information system used to coordinate all of human culture and technology.
(From Souvenir [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Histo-Research
Historical research using a time machine.
(From The Meddler [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
The Dip
A device that randomly dredges up things from the past... or the future.
(From The Meddler [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Human Quarter
A ghetto for human beings; in this case, in a world of robots.
(From James P. Crow [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Mother-Scanner
A device that can see your future through your next birth.
(From The Turning Wheel [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Robot Farmer
A humanoid robot used for agriculture.
(From The Turning Wheel [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Robot Guard
Very early reference to a guard robot.
(From The Turning Wheel [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Metal Solvent Ray Thrower
Acts like a flame thrower in space.
(From Lost Rocket [1941] by Manly Wade Wellman)
Electrono-Mirror
Focuses the sun's rays on a planetary surface for terraforming purposes.
(From The Day We Celebrate [1941] by Nelson S. Bond)
Blastick
A scorching beam weapon
(From The Traitor [1941] by Karl von Rachen)
Spacesuit Testing
A device and method for testing spacesuits.
(From The Shot Into Infinity [1929] by Otto Willi Gail)
Pneumatic Suit
An airtight spacesuit.
(From The Shot Into Infinity [1929] by Otto Willi Gail)
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