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"...science fiction is sort of like a sociological genome. It's a huge range of possible futures, most of them useless; some vital. You never really know in advance."
- Peter Watts

Tangler  
  Strong webbing in a tiny capsule, it expands to a net, capturing a suspect.  

Tanglers are fired from the multifunction gun carried by the Sandmen.

Logan flipped the chamber to tangler and fired the charge. Doyle flung the girl forward into it. The blast of silver threads enveloped her, clouding over her upper body in a tight webbing. Already Doyle was running again.
From Logan's Run, by William Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson).
Published by Unknown in 1967
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Compare to the tanglefoot field from Robert Heinlein's novel The Star Beast, IntruGrab from The Hunch (1961) by Christopher Anvil and the plasticocoon from The Space Merchants (1952) by Pohl and Kornbluth.

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