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Cholinesterase-Destroying Gas
Horrific anti-personnel poison.
(From Lies, Inc. [1964] by Philip K. Dick)
Bug Chasers
Anti-surveillance devices.
(From Lies, Inc. [1964] by Philip K. Dick)
Weary Deep-Sleep
Phildickian old-sleep.
(From Lies, Inc. [1964] by Philip K. Dick)
Robot Control Board
Control panel with small screens showing the point of view of different robots.
(From The Robot Master [1929] by O.L. Beckwith)
Trans-Space Transmission
A curious method of communication between worlds.
(From The Moon Moth [1976] by Jack Vance)
Living Book
A small creature that is used to contain and play back information.
(From The World Below [Collins So] by Sydney Fowler Wright)
Pocket Gravity Nullifier
Personal device stops gravity's effect.
(From The Sky Maniac [1929] by Henri Dahl Juve)
Air Tunnel
A means of sending trains through the air.
(From Through the Air Tunnel [1929] by Harl Vincent)
Beeper
A handheld radar set, used to find items that have drifted off.
(From Islands in the Sky [1952] by Arthur C. Clarke)
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)
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)
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