Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Games Machine World of Null-A van Vogt  1945
Garbage Mine - there's gold in them heaps Earth Brin  1990
Garbage Screen - chaff in space Space Tug Leinster  1953
Garbage-can Banger The Zap Gun Dick  1965
Gas Giant - coined a phrase Solar Plexus Blish  1952
Gate Through Purple Cloud Williamson  1931
Gateway Wanderer of Infinity Vincent  1933
Gauzy - a tent whose fabric is one molecule thick. This Immortal Zelazny  1966
Gee Sacred Martian Pig Saint Clair  1949
Gee Bath - waterbeds for space craft The Mote in God's Eye Niven (w/J. Pournelle)  1974
Genejack Alpha Centauri Meier  1999
General Bodies Tortoise - terrapin fast Sparrowhawk Easton  1990
General Products Hull - impervious key to space travel Neutron Star Niven  1966
Genetic Ark - conserve the genome Earth Brin  1990
Genetically Modified Food - by little people Methuselah's Children Heinlein  1941
Genoprinter The Ophiuchi Hotline Varley  1977
Geodynes - pushing against the fabric of space The Cometeers Williamson  1936
Geometric Modeling - eighteenth century NURBS Gulliver's Travels Swift  1726
Geosynchronous Satellite - invention of idea V2 for Ionospheric Research Clarke  1945
Geriatric Rooming-House - swept aside Galactic Pot-Healer Dick  1969
Gesture-Controlled Device The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Adams  1979
Gesturing Robot Robbie Asimov  1940
Ghola - night of the living Duncan Dune Messiah Herbert  1969
Ghost Trap Ghostbusters Ramis  1984
Ghostsmoke The Ophiuchi Hotline Varley  1977
Giant Flat Panel Display Things To Come Wells  1936
Gigagnostotron The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age Lem  1965
Gillfluid - liquid breathing The Algebraist Banks  2004
Glass Bees - tiny automatons The Glass Bees Junger  1957
Glassite Brigands of the Moon Cummings  1930
Global Climate Control A Journey In Other Worlds Astor IV  1894
Glowglobe - the original track lighting Dune Herbert  1965
Glowstone - great at parties Dying of the Light Martin  1977
Gnome - built into life support Millenium Varley  1983
Gnostotron The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age Lem  1965
Gobathian - full body healing Time is the Simplest Thing Simak  1961
Go-Buggy The Godmakers Herbert  1972
Gogglelike Televisors The Robot and the Lady Wellman  1938
Golden Lights - track lighting without the track Dune Herbert  1965
Golden Shuttles (Mechanical Mice) - tiny robots The Mechanical Mice Hugi  1941
Gold-Fish-Bowl World Star Maker Stapledon  1937
Gourmet Space Cuisine From the Earth to the Moon Verne  1867
Government Data Transparency The Shockwave Rider Brunner  1975
Government Lethal Chamber The Repairer of Reputations Chambers  1895
GPP Genuine People Personalities The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Adams  1979
GPS Sunglasses - you are here All Tomorrow's Parties Gibson  1999
Graffiti-Eating Finish - never wash those walls again All Tomorrow's Parties Gibson  1999
Graluz - breeding pond for frog people The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977
Grantline Comptometer - long before Mathematica Beyond the Stars Cummings  1928
Granton Motor Into the Meteorite Orbit Kelly  1933
Grapple Tracks - auto parking The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977
Grass Carpet The Sirens of Titan Vonnegut, Jr.  1959
Gravanol - good at high accelerations QRM - Interplanetary Smith  1942
Gravitation Paralysis The World With A Thousand Moons Hamilton  1942
Gravitation Screen On The Martian Way Bishop  1907
Gravitational Wave Viewer - catch the wave Two Planets Lasswitz  1897
Gravitic Generator Meddler's Moon Smith  1947
Gravitic Lift Prelude to Foundation Asimov  1988
Gravitic Repulsion Elevator - going up Foundation Asimov  1951
Gravito-Statoscope The Emperor of the Stars Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Gravity Assist - very early use Brigands of the Moon Cummings  1930
Gravity Belt Venus Mines, Incorporated Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Gravity Detector The Cometeers Williamson  1936
Gravity Lens - see the stars Protector Niven  1973
Gravity Neutralizing Disks Fessenden's Worlds Hamilton  1937
Gravity Port Shadow Over Venus Long, Jr.  1946
Gravity Train The Ophiuchi Hotline Varley  1977
Gravity Tube - e-z store Chindi McDevitt  2002
Gravity Web - keep gravity to a minimum Whipping Star Herbert  1969
Gravity Whip - zero g on a budget Dream Park Niven (w/S. Barnes)  1981
Gravity-assisted Subway - the shortest possible distance A World Out of Time Niven  1976
Gravity-Polarized Explosive (TDX) Cities in Flight Blish  1957
Gravity-Screen Crashing Suns Hamilton  1928
Gravity-Simulator Harness - maintain muscle and bone in space Space Tug Leinster  1953
Gravograph The Sargasso of Space Hamilton  1931
Great Ear Our Friends From Frolix 8 Dick  1970
Green Bullet - carry your mentor with you Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury  1953
Grill-Screen Adaptor Foster, You're Dead Dick  1955
Grip Shoes - velcro space gear 2001: A Space Odyssey Clarke  1968
Grok - a Martian sees and knows Stranger in a Strange Land Heinlein  1961
Groundcar (or Ground Car) - the old-fashioned present Galactic Patrol Smith  1937
Groundhog Waldo Heinlein  1942
Group Ego - a kind of group mind Methuselah's Children Heinlein  1941
Guard Robot The Hood Maker ('Immunity') Dick  1955
Guide-Beam Dr. Futurity Dick  1960
Guided Missile Control Station Between Planets Heinlein  1951
Gundarium Mobile Suit Gundam Tomino  1979
Gyro Two-Wheeled Truck - a Segway truck The Sign of the Tiger Nourse (w/Meyer)  1958
Gyrocab - first use You Are Forbidden! Shelton  1947
Gyrocar (Gyro) The Ring Anthony (w/R. Margroff)  1969
Gyroscope Seats The Black Star Passes Campbell  1930

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