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Cylinder Space Suit
A mostly rigid, cylindrical space suit.
(From Islands in the Sky [1952] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Tannin-Secretion Pills
Artificially darkens skin, for skin protection.
(From Crashlander [1994] by Larry Niven)
Robobug
A cyborg insect.
(From The Golden City [2009] by John Twelve Hawks)
Crowdcutter
A device worn to part crowds.
(From Infomocracy [2016] by Malka Older)
Gravity Nullifier
Shields a large object from the effect of gravity.
(From The Sky Maniac [1929] by Henri Dahl Juve)
New Blood For Old
Replacing the blood plasma of older people with material from younger people.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert Heinlein)
Flip to Brake
Maneuver to put the tail end (with rocket output) in the forward direction of travel to use for lowering velocity.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert Heinlein)
Interplanetary Clearance
Bureaucratic red tape associated with busy space ports.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert Heinlein)
Protective Field (Safety Field)
An static energy field used to protect a city.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Panoramic Viewer
Permits observation at a distance, as well as the projection of a holographic image.
(From Childhood's End [1953] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Flying Robot Drone Probe
A remote-controlled flying drone used for remote investigation and surveillance.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Zero 'g'
In a ship in orbit, in free fall.
(From Islands in the Sky [1952] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Leady
A radiation-resistant robot.
(From The Defenders [1953] by Philip K. Dick)
Zero-Gravity
A state in which gravity is effectively absent or cancelled out.
(From If Science Reached the Earth's Core [1938] by John R. Binder)
Robot Strike
When robots refuse to work.
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Mari Wolf)
Flesh Men
Thinking beings that are not mechanical robots - human beings.
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Mari Wolf)
Lead-Bodied Android
A robot designed for use in the nuclear industry.
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Mari Wolf)
Droid (First Use)
Contraction of "android".
(From Robots of the World! Arise! [1952] by Mari Wolf)
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