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Propulsion Gun
What can you push against in space?
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Artificial Atmosphere Machine
Not just oxygen, this gives you what you need in space.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Gravity Belt
Adds 'weight' for walking on asteroids.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Disintegrator Plate Ray
Ray cuts through metal like butter.
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Jovium
Rocket fuel catalyst that makes space travel commercially practical.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Argento-Platinoid Dispatch Box
Impenetrable message carriers.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Robot Biomimicry
Endowing robots with an organic-appearing fluidity, rather than mechanical motion.
(From The War of the Worlds [1898] by H.G. Wells)
Quasi-Muscles (Sham Musculature)
A means of giving motive power to robots or machines that is similar to animal musculature.
(From The War of the Worlds [1898] by H.G. Wells)
Space Buoy
A marker in space.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond Hamilton)
Hand Computer
A small pocket sized computing device.
(From The Mote in God's Eye [1974] by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
Gravity-Polarized Explosive (TDX)
A chemical explosive that acts at an angle to the local gravitational field.
(From Cities in Flight [1957] by James Blish)
Death-Beam
Ravening pale beams of light used in space battles.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond Hamilton)
Meteor-Sweeps
Maneuver to chase down and destroy meteor showers that threaten celestial navigation.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond Hamilton)
Hall of the Council
An enormous council chamber, fit for a galaxy.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond Hamilton)
Holopad
A small display like an iPad that shows 3D images.
(From The Fountains of Paradise [1978] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Privacy Screen
A device that shields occupants from all possible forms of electronic intrusion and surveillance.
(From Neuromancer [1984] by William Gibson)
Tapeworm Tranquilizer
Robotic suppository dispenses tranquilizer.
(From Revolution from Rosinante [1981] by Alexis Arnaldus Gilliland)
Electric Wall
A wall of electric force.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
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