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"It was [H.G. Wells'] adolescent fiction, his imaginative stories, that live forever - and yet are not acknowledged in literature classes as being great literature. So to hell with the academics!"
- Greg Bear

Rocket Pistol  
  Using pistol rounds to maneuver in space.  

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Let's try it, shall we, Wilma?


(Buck Rogers: Loading the 'Rocket' Pistol)


(Buck Rogers: The 'Rocket' Pistol Works!)


(Buck Rogers: Fine Tuning The Rocket' Pistol)

From Buck Rogers, 2430 AD, by Philip Nowlan (w/D. Calkins).
Published by Not Known in 1929
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Compare to the metal solvent ray thrower from Lost Rocket (1941) by Manly Wade Wellman, the reaction pistol from Diamond Planetoid (1937) by Gordon A. Giles.

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