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"The immediate problem with our meat brains is that they have no back-up. We can lose the most precious information we have from one bump on the head or stroke. You want a mind system with back-up that can access other databases."
- Bart Kosko

Self-Guided Rocket Bullets  
  A rifle made for airless environments shoots rocket bullets.  

[Ramos] held a rifle casually, but at alert, across his knees. Its needle-like bullets were not intended to kill. They were tiny rockets that could flame during the last second of a long flight, homing in on a target by means of a self-contained and marvelously miniaturized radar guidance system. Their tips were anesthetic.
From The Planet Strappers, by Raymond Z. Gallun.
Published by Pyramid Books in 1961
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Compare to the smart bullet from Runaway (1985), by Michael Crichton and the roving bombs from Manly Wade Wellman's 1941 story The Lost Rocket Some of them are fancy:

The one who had spoken, also a Venusian, was an enormous fat man whose large belly shimmied like gelatin when he shifted his footing. He wore a silver coin-studded black leather belt almost a foot wide. Two ivory handled atomic automatics snuggled in holsters attached to the belt.

Compare to the electro-bullets from Pirates of the Gorm (1932) by Nat Schachner.

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