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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Handle, New Wheeled Hopping Robot
re: Isaac Asimov
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(2/15/2017)

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re: Frank Herbert
(2/14/2017)

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re: Raymond Z. Gallun
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Roboy 3DPrinted Humanoid Robot
re: Henry Slesar
(2/12/2017)

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re: Greg Bear
(2/11/2017)

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re: Niven and Barnes
(2/10/2017)

Robotic Lawn Mower Powered By Sun, Arduino
re: Clifford SImak
(2/9/2017)

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(2/8/2017)

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re: Miles J. Breuer
(2/6/2017)

Tiny Drones With Sticky Feet Pollinate Flowers Now
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(2/5/2017)

ThreeForm 3D Scans And Digitally Simulates Customer Fashion
re: Harry Harrison
(2/4/2017)

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re: Frank Herbert
(2/3/2017)

Piaggio Gita Personal Robot Porter
re: John Brunner
(2/2/2017)

Ardu McDuino, Bagpipe Robot
re: Herbert Goldstone
(2/1/2017)

Not Quite Self-Replicating Robots, Franka Emika
re: Maurice Hugi
(1/30/2017)

H-MEX Helpful Exoskeleton From Hyundai
re: John W. Campbell
(1/29/2017)

New Paper - Write With Light Erase With Heat
re: Greg Bear
(1/28/2017)

Sewbo Robot Perfect For Heinlein's Bespoke Kilts!
re: Robert Heinlein
(1/27/2017)

Safilo Brain-Sensing Eyewear
re: Philip K Dick
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The In Situ Fabricator Construction Robot
re: Michael Crichton
(1/25/2017)

 

 

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