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"At its best, SF is the medium in which our miserable certainty that tomorrow will be different from today in ways we can't predict, can be transmuted to a sense of excitement and anticipation, occasionally evolving into awe."
- John Brunner

Disabler  
  A device that drains power quickly from an electric vehicle.  

Pretending not to hear, he ignored the commands to stop.

They put a disabler on him. As it drained the battery pack that powered the scoot he felt his transport slowing. Well, he had made his best effort at flight... Letting the depowered scoot coast to a halt on the roadway, he prepared his response.

From The Human Blend, by Alan Dean Foster.
Published by Del Rey in 2010
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