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Face-Plate
The transparent front of a space suit helmet.
(From Skylark Three [1930] by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
Life-Tubes
Escape pods for space ships.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Osprey Space Armor
Space suit you can live in.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Dictatel
A thought-based dictating machine.
(From God Emperor of Dune [1981] by Frank Herbert)
Meteor Miner
Someone who roams the solar system, hunting for metal in meteors.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Sandtrout Glove
A living glove, formed of live creatures.
(From Children of Dune [1976] by Frank Herbert)
Asteroid Rocket
An engine attached to an asteroid to drive it through space.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Spectro-Flash Analysis
Device for determining the content of meteorites.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Law of Contact
Non-interference in the development of other worlds.
(From Orphans of the Void [1952] by Orville Shaara)
Tree-Grown Wood
The natural product, obtained by cutting down a living tree.
(From Gravy Planet [1952] by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
Light Absorbing/Emitting Ink
Ink that can absorb light and then emit it in a burst for advertising purposes.
(From Gravy Planet [1952] by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
Depilatory Soap
A labor-saving combination of soap and a agent that removes hair.
(From Gravy Planet [1952] by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
Vision Strip
A circular vision strip for robots.
(From Orphans of the Void [1952] by Orville Shaara)
Magnetic Boots
Special footgear holds spacemen to the metal deck in spite of the lack of gravity.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Keyboard With Changing Keys
A computer keyboard with keys faced with little displays, so the label could change based on the application or language.
(From Imperial Earth [1976] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Plasta-Skin
Artificial Skin
(From Star Rangers (The Last Planet) [1953] by Andre Norton)
Off-World
Not of Earth.
(From Judgement Night [1943] by C.L. Moore)
Mechanical Men
Remote controlled robots used to perform dangerous work.
(From The Ancient Brain [1929] by A.G. Stangland)
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