Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Jack In - first use of term Tower of Glass Silverberg  1970
Jackleg - dodge the data cops Islands in the Net Sterling  1988
JAL Shuttle Neuromancer Gibson  1984
Jaunte Stage - a little space to teleport The Stars My Destination Bester  1956
Jet-Down - explore planets Prelude to Foundation Asimov  1988
Jet-Powered Aquaplane The Star King Vance  1964
Jiffi-scuttler Prominent Author Dick  1954
Jodie Grid The Diamond Age Stephenson  1995
Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Adams  1979
Jovium Venus Mines, Incorporated Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Joy-boat Junior - a private space yacht Methuselah's Children Heinlein  1941
Joymaker - the ultimate PDA The Age of The Pussyfoot Pohl  1966
Joystick Controls w/Remote Display The Land Ironclads Wells  1903
Jubba Cloak Dune Herbert  1965
Jumble-Box Changeling Zelazny  1980
Jump Drive Ethical Engineer Harrison  1963
Jump Harness - rocket pack Stranger in a Strange Land Heinlein  1961
Jump Through Hyperspace - is travel through hyperspace possible? Foundation Asimov  1951
Jumpdoor - entrance to the rabbit hole Whipping Star Herbert  1969
Jumper - float free Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Junkbot - spamachine Distraction Sterling  1998
Juvenile - sneaks around The Man Who Japed Dick  1956

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