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"We are all repositories for genetically-encoded information that we're all spreading back and forth amongst each other, all the time. We're just lousy with information."
- Neal Stephenson

Protective Shield  
  An energy shield for one person.  

Door and wall vanished in the Lewiston's terrific beam, but the pirate stood unharmed. Neither ravening ray nor explosive shell could harm him - he had snapped on the protective shield whose generator was always upon his person.
From Triplanetary, by E.E. 'Doc' Smith.
Published by Not known in 1934
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