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"This category [science fiction] excludes rocket ships that make U-turns, serpent men of Neptune that lust after human maidens, and stories by authors who flunked their Boy Scout merit badge tests in descriptive astronomy."
- Robert Heinlein

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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