Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Kamikaze Andy - not Threepio Tekwar Shatner  1989
Karatand Stand on Zanzibar Brunner  1968
Kemplerer (Klemperer) Rosette - planets without a sun Ringworld Niven  1970
Key Club - by booth id only Flash Crowd Niven  1972
Keyboard With Changing Keys Imperial Earth Clarke  1976
Killalc Pills The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge Harrison  1970
Killer Robot - very early reference Rust Kelleam  1939
Kinagram - moving letters Anathem Stephenson  2008
Kinetiscope Appliance - like a PDA When the Sleeper Wakes Wells  1899
Kingdom in a Box The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age Lem  1965
King's Free Park - a long narrow park Cloak of Anarchy Niven  1972
Kink-Spring - reusable energy source The Calorie Man Bacigalupi  2005
Kinotrope The Difference Engine Gibson (w/B. Sterling)  1990
Kipple - non-recycled paper. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick  1968
Kitchen Korner - smarty fridge Idoru Gibson  1996
Kite-Copter Car The Kokod Warriors Vance  1952
KloraDerm Old Man's War Scalzi  2005
Knockdown Cabin - portable shelter Coventry Heinlein  1940
Knowledge Engine - machine-made expertise Gulliver's Travels Swift  1726
Korsakov's - mind control Mona Lisa Overdrive Gibson  1988
KR-3 Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said Dick  1974
Krimskell Fiber - better than zip strips Dune Herbert  1965
Kuang Grade Mark Eleven Penetration Program Neuromancer Gibson  1984
Kundrenaline The Hands of Aten Winter  1931

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Hail SmartCan! Your Trash Bin Takes Itself Out
re: Harry Harrison
(10/13/2019)

Finally! Microsoft Surface Neo And Surface Duo Implement Excellent Courier Idea
re: Neal Stephenson
(10/11/2019)

Tap Strap 2 Now With Air Mouse
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/9/2019)

Legal Profession Now Fairly Bristling With AI
re: David Brin
(10/7/2019)

Entire Planet Modeled In New MS Flight Sim
re: Neal Stephenson
(10/5/2019)

FlyZoo Robot Hotel By Alibaba
re: Harry Harrison
(10/3/2019)

Implanted Memories Provide Songs To Birds
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/1/2019)

Robot Tuna Swims As Fast As Nature's Tuna
re: Michael Swanwick
(9/29/2019)

Shapeshifter Robot Is Comprised Of Cobots
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/27/2019)

Google Commits To Fighting Deepfakes
re: Bruce Sterling
(9/25/2019)

China Accused Of Harvesting Organs From Unwanted Groups
re: Larry Niven
(9/23/2019)

Osmiridium Sounds Like Science Fiction (But It's Not!)
re: Jack Vance
(9/21/2019)

When Will We See The First Space Hotel?
re: Jack Williamson
(9/19/2019)

SpaceX Starhopper Has Flash Gordon Style
re: Various
(9/17/2019)

Mindar The Robot Buddhist Priest Offers A Blessing
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/15/2019)

Does Your Company Need A 'Chief Dreamer'?
re: Niven and Pournelle
(9/13/2019)

Helios Modular Touch Screen Wall Lights
re: Richard Morgan
(9/11/2019)

Zephyr Solar-Electric Stratospheric Drone
re: E.B. White
(9/9/2019)

Robot Hummingbird Hovers Biomimetically
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(9/7/2019)

Harvest Water From Air With Sunlight
re: George Lucas
(9/5/2019)

Capitalist Big Brother Co-Opts Regular Big Brother
re: George Orwell
(9/3/2019)

A Floating Cosmodrome
re: Otfrid von Hansten
(9/1/2019)

First Artificial Memory Formed In Animals
re: Philip K. Dick
(8/29/2019)

Maintain Your Megastructure
re: Various
(8/27/2019)

 

 

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