Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Haberman Scanners Live in Vain Smith  1950
Habitable Exoplanet Moon Star Wars Lucas  1976
HAL 9000 - prototypical AI 2001: A Space Odyssey Clarke  1968
Half-Sphere Force Field - not an ordinary spherical force field Between Planets Heinlein  1951
Hall of Euthanasia - a death trap One Against The Legion Williamson  1939
Hall of the Council Crashing Suns Hamilton  1928
Halo - get that man a hat! Minority Report (Movie) Spielberg  2002
Hammer - weapon of AIs Vulcan's Hammer Dick  1960
Hand Computer The Mote in God's Eye Niven (w/J. Pournelle)  1974
Hand Wave Control Solar Lottery Dick  1955
Handbag Computer The Futurological Congress Lem  1983
Handicloset - self-organizing The Zap Gun Dick  1965
Handipad Wyrmhole Caselberg  2003
Hand-Rocket Murder in the Void Hamilton  1938
Hands Free Helmet - chin up Starship Troopers Heinlein  1959
Handwriter - tattoo as output device Steel Beach Varley  1992
Hangman - robot telefactor My Name is Legion Zelazny  1976
Hanky Bush - use the white leaves Sparrowhawk Easton  1990
Happicuppa Coffee Bush - the race to the bottom Oryx and Crake Atwood  2003
Happylife Home - visit to The Veldt The Illustrated Man Bradbury  1951
Harbenite Tarzan at the Eath's Core Burroughs  1929
Harvesting Saturn's Rings The Computer Connection Bester  1974
Hawking Mat - okay, it's a flying carpet Hyperion Simmons  1989
Head Cheese - cultured neurons in a dish Starfish Watts  1999
Head-Molding Skincaps - Prelude to Foundation Asimov  1988
Headset - wireless ear-clips Idoru Gibson  1996
Headspace Flood Baxter  2008
Hearing Aid - someone to listen The Shockwave Rider Brunner  1975
Heartshirt - wear your pulse on your sleeve Wetware Rucker  1988
Heat Generating Magnetic Disks - red giants at work Spawn of the Red Giants Long, Jr.  1937
Heat Ray - concept of the laser The War of the Worlds Wells  1898
Heat Transmitter - warmth to outer planets Crashing Suns Hamilton  1928
Heat-Removing Staff The Dead Lady of Clown Town Smith  1965
Hedgerly Effect Meddler's Moon Smith  1947
Heighliner Dune Herbert  1965
Helen O'Loy - or Helen of Alloys Helen O'Loy del Rey  1938
Helicab - first use Heli-Cab Hack Weston  1950
Helicops The Black Star Passes Campbell  1930
Helicoptomic Ra For The Rajah Peterson  1938
Helio-Beryllium Out Around Rigel Wilson  1931
Heliocar The Prince of Space Williamson  1931
Helix Gun Salvage in Space Williamson  1933
Helmet Visor Display - heads-up The Tank Lords Drake  1997
Helmet-Mounted Display Screen - display where you need it Rock Diver Harrison  1951
Herculoy The Howling Bounders Vance  1949
Heritable Memories Bloodline The Time of the Dark Hambly  1982
Hibernaculum - nap time 2001: A Space Odyssey Clarke  1968
High Kavalaan Aircar - superbad SUV of the air Dying of the Light Martin  1977
High Orbit Archipelago Mona Lisa Overdrive Gibson  1988
High Tech Trash Can - every beach should have one Islands in the Net Sterling  1988
High-Frequency Oven - essence of the microwave Space Cadet Heinlein  1948
High-Voltage Cuffs - Captain Nemo likes Snow Crash Stephenson  1992
Hilsch Vortex Tube - Maxwell's demon lives! The Space Merchants Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth)  1952
Hired Girl Robot - robotic floor maintenance The Door Into Summer Heinlein  1956
Histo-Research - best possible evidence The Meddler Dick  1954
Hive-Mind Second Night of Summer Schmitz  1950
Holo Ringworld Niven  1970
Holo (License) - 3D driver's license Rim Besher  1994
Holo-Cube A Scanner Darkly Dick  1977
Holodeck Encounter at Farpoint Gerrold  1987
Holomist The Ophiuchi Hotline Varley  1977
Holopad The Fountains of Paradise Clarke  1978
Holo-Printing A Scanner Darkly Dick  1977
Holo-Scanner A Scanner Darkly Dick  1977
Home Ad Blocker The Computer Connection Bester  1974
Home Manager - AI + Franklin Planner Queen of Angels Bear  1990
Home News Printer - news hot off the press The Senator's Daughter Mitchell  1879
Home Planet Last and First Men Stapledon  1930
Home Termite Habitat Natulife Brin  1994
Home Therapy Appliances, Inc. Bad Medicine Sheckley  1956
Homeopape - news just you can use Ubik Dick  1969
Homeostatic Newspaper - a homeopape If There Were No Benny Cemoli Dick  1963
Homer Logan's Run Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson)  1967
Home-World A Honeymoon In Space Griffith  1901
Homing Butterflies Moxyland Beukes  2008
Homo Superior Alpha Centauri Meier  1999
Homorium The Last Men Long, Jr.  1934
Homotropic News Vending Machine The Game Players of Titan Dick  1963
Hood Hologram Virtual Light Gibson  1993
Hopper Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus Asimov  1954
Hostage Gas The Uplift War Brin  1987
Hotdesk - the cubicle is the computer Idoru Gibson  1996
Hotello New York 2140 Robinson  2017
House Records -10K years of information management Heretics of Dune Herbert  1984
House Records Archivist - forget holographic memories Heretics of Dune Herbert  1984
House Trees - ultimate tree houses The Houses of Iszm Vance  1954
House Voice - Thurber's nightmare Mona Lisa Overdrive Gibson  1988
Housefly Monitor - flies with sensors Lies, Inc. Dick  1964
House-of-Cards Construction Rainbows End Vinge  2006
Hovercraft - rides on a cushion of air Mona Lisa Overdrive Gibson  1988
Hoverlimo - hovercraft for hire Steel Beach Varley  1992
Howard Families Methuselah's Children Heinlein  1941
Hubrizine We Can Build You Dick  1972
Human Blood Chlorophyll The Murgatroyd Experiment Meek  1929
Human Habit Pattern Machines The Tunnel Under The World Pohl  1955
Human Object Recognition - people making robotic life easier The Velvet Glove Harrison  1956
Human Quarter James P. Crow Dick  1954
Human Serial Number Unto Us A Child Is Born Keller  1933
Humeld - more than human The Human Blend Foster  2010
Hunter Program Mindkiller Robinson  1982
Hunter-seeker - floats like a butterfly… Dune Herbert  1965
Hunting Robe - a very thin hunting dog Time is the Simplest Thing Simak  1961
Hush Corner - noise reduction Double Star Heinlein  1956
Hush Hood - privacy when you need it The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Heinlein  1966
Hush-a-Phone - noise suppression for telephones The Roads Must Roll Heinlein  1940
Hushicopter Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain Asimov  1987
Hybrid Mass Driver - moon bound The Man Who Sold The Moon Heinlein  1950
Hydropathic bed - better than a waterbed The Demolished Man Bester  1996
Hydroponics in Space The Planet Strappers Gallun  1961
Hyperbolic Solenoid - mag lock picker The Exalted de Camp  1940
Hypercard - it sure carries a lot of weight Snow Crash Stephenson  1992
Hyper-Developed Mulies The Calorie Man Bacigalupi  2005
Hyperfilament The Fountains of Paradise Clarke  1978
Hyperpig Redemption Ark Reynolds  2002
Hyper-space The Invisible Bubble Meadowcroft  1928
Hyperspace Beacon - find your way between the stars The Repairman Harrison  1959
Hypertracer Second Foundation Asimov  1953
Hypnobioscope - learn while you sleep Ralph 124c 41 + Gernsback  1911
Hypno-Ligation Dune Herbert  1965
Hypno-Motor Control Sales Pitch Dick  1954
Hypnopædia (Sleep-Teaching) - learn while asleep Brave New World Huxley  1932
Hypnosis Ray Beyond All Weapons Russell  1941
Hypnoteleset The Space Merchants Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth)  1952
Hypnotelevisor Buck Rogers, 2430 AD Nowlan (w/D. Calkins)  1929
Hypnotic injunction Methuselah's Children Heinlein  1941
Hypo Arm - tentacle with a needle Simulated Trainer Harrison  1958
Hypomatrin The Confession of Dr. DeKalb Coblentz  1939

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Ford's SafeCap, Opposite Of Niven and Barnes' Napcap
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