"I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled 'Science Fiction' and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal."
How can you handle First Contact between human beings and aliens out in space? You'd certainly want to talk about it with other people.
Take a look at the sleeve watch from the 1981 novel Dream Park and the email sleeve from Oryx and Crake (2003) by Margaret Atwood.
Compare to the
comlink from Star Wars (1976) by George Lucas, the
communications disk from Exiles of the Moon (1931) by Schachner & Zagat, the
Ullran enunciator from Uller Uprising (1952) by H. Beam Piper.
Compare to the comlink from Star Wars (1976) by George Lucas, the communications disk from Exiles of the Moon (1931) by Schachner & Zagat, the Ullran enunciator from Uller Uprising (1952) by H. Beam Piper.
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