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
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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re: JG Ballard
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re: Allan Dean Foster
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re: Robert Sheckley
(8/11/2016)

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re: Anne McCaffrey
(8/10/2016)

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re: George O. Smith
(8/9/2016)

Superior Morals For Autonomous Cars
re: Keith Laumer
(8/8/2016)

Housekeeping Robots Easy To Imagine, Tough To Make
re: Robert Heinlein
(8/7/2016)

Augmented Reality On Construction Sites
re: Niven and Barnes
(8/6/2016)

Moorebot Personal Assistant Robot
re: Frederik Pohl
(8/5/2016)

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re: Various
(8/4/2016)

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re: Various
(8/3/2016)

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re: Vernor Vinge
(8/2/2016)

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re: Peter Watts
(8/1/2016)

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re: Various
(7/30/2016)

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re: John Varley
(7/29/2016)

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re: David H. Keller
(7/28/2016)

Industrial Robot Tattoo Artist Is World's First
re: Various
(7/27/2016)

Festo's AquaJellies 2.0
re: Rucker/Sterling
(7/26/2016)

SPIDER Repair Robots From Lockheed Martin Blimps
re: Stanislaw Lem
(7/25/2016)

Io's Sulphur Dioxide
re: Fritz Lieber
(7/24/2016)

Would You Converse With Your Autonomous Car?
re: George Lucas
(7/23/2016)

Would Movable Houses Make Cities Better?
re: Jane Webb Loudon
(7/22/2016)

Drone 100, Coordinated Drone Performance Team
re: Neal Stephenson
(7/21/2016)

Tethers Unlimited Satellite Mini-Thrusters
re: Murray Leinster
(7/20/2016)

 

 

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