Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Saddle The Big Front Yard Simak  1959
Saga - very early virtual reality reference The City and the Stars Clarke  1956
SAL 9000 2010 Clarke  1982
Salamander - it was a pleasure to burn Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury  1953
Sales Robot (Robot Salesman) - a robot makes the sales pitch Sales Pitch Dick  1954
Sand Ship The Martian Chronicles Bradbury  1950
Sandbenders - a gem of a computer Idoru Gibson  1996
Sandcrawler - Jawa condo Star Wars Lucas  1976
Sandsnork - breathe under sand Dune Herbert  1965
Sandtrout Glove Children of Dune Herbert  1976
Sand-Yacht (Land Schooner) Cry Hope, Cry Fury! Ballard  1966
Sapho Juice - juice of Mentats Dune Herbert  1965
Sargasso Asteroid - scavenger planetoid The Stars My Destination Bester  1956
Sargasso of Space The Sargasso of Space Hamilton  1931
Satellite Ion Cannon Command and Conquer Games  1995
Satellite Photography for Surveillance The Prince of Space Williamson  1931
Scanner Palm KOP Hammond  2007
Scarab Robot Flying Insect - tiny robotic insect The Scarab Gallun  1936
Sceneshifter Last of the Masters Dick  1954
Scent-Organ Brave New World Huxley  1932
SchoolBook Little Brother Doctorow  2008
Schrieber Analyzer Diabologic Russell  1955
Schrön Loop - ultimate portable data storage Hyperion Simmons  1989
Scientific Reincarnation Lord of Light Zelazny  1967
Scooter - zipping around the moon Against Infinity Benford  1983
Scop - the future of food? Islands in the Net Sterling  1988
Scout-Base Diabologic Russell  1955
Scramble Suit - instant anonymity A Scanner Darkly Dick  1977
Screamer The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge Harrison  1970
Screening Software The Moat Egan  1991
Screensaver (Inventor of) - the original idea Stranger in a Strange Land Heinlein  1961
Scrith - tensile strength Ringworld Niven  1970
Sculpted Teeth Mona Lisa Overdrive Gibson  1988
Scuttle-bot Hella Gerrold  2020
Search Beams Slaves of Mercury Schachner  1932
Search-Bug Autofac Dick  1955
Seashell Radio (Thimble Radios) - original walkman (or ear buds) Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury  1953
Security Guard Robot (Sentry Robot) Runaway Crichton  1985
Security Restraint Field Between Planets Heinlein  1951
Seed Bomb Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said Dick  1974
Seeder Ramship Rammer Niven  1991
Seetee Blinker Collision Orbit Williamson  1941
Selectacol - automating interior design The Godmakers Herbert  1972
Selected Melanin Boosting - designer tan Neuromancer Gibson  1984
Selective Electric Eye Exiles of the Moon Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Selective Television - wrap TV around the world The Challenge of Atlantis Burks  1938
Selector Card The Puppet Masters Heinlein  1951
Selektrogel And All The Stars A Stage Blish  1971
Seleno-Cosmo-Tel A Race Through Time Wandrei  1933
Self-Adjusting Furniture First He Died (Time and Again) Simak  1951
Self-Assembling Robots - robot, configure thyself The Witches of Karres Schmitz  1966
Self-Charging Robot Callahan and the Wheelies Barr  1960
Self-Cleaning Autonomous Car Sally Asimov  1953
Self-Cleaning Gym Suit Oryx and Crake Atwood  2003
Self-Guided Rocket Bullets The Planet Strappers Gallun  1961
Self-Guided Tractors At the Bottom of a Hole Niven  1966
Self-Healing Building - building materials The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista Ballard  1962
Self-Igniter The Howling Bounders Vance  1949
Self-Lighting Cigarette Methuselah's Children Heinlein  1941
Self-Powered Broom Ubik Dick  1969
Self-Propelled Road Mine Runaway Crichton  1985
Self-Repairing Robot Accidental Flight Wallace  1952
Self-Satisfied Door - aaaahh! The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Adams  1979
Self-Sealing Plastic Asteroid of Fear Gallun  1951
Self-Selling Robot Sales Pitch Dick  1954
Self-Service Cafeteria The Mechanical Monarch Tubb  1958
Self-Sufficient House Childhood's End Clarke  1953
Self-Sustaining Space Craft The Prince of Space Williamson  1931
Semi-Conducting Graphite-Gel Callahan and the Wheelies Barr  1960
Semisentient Plastic Ring Baxter  1994
Semuta - eerie music Dune Herbert  1965
Sensitive Robot Fingers The Exile of Time Cummings  1931
Senso-Cells - read the quirks The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista Ballard  1962
Sensor Arm Star Wars Lucas  1976
Sensory Skinsuit Dream Park Niven (w/S. Barnes)  1981
Sentient Econometrics Alpha Centauri Meier  1999
Sentient Room - not the Radisson Schismatrix Sterling  1985
Sentry Trees The Houses of Iszm Vance  1954
Separated At Birth Database Virtual Light Gibson  1993
Serving Robot - a smooth ovoid Space Viking Piper  1962
Servok Dune Herbert  1965
Shadow Square - provider of darkness Ringworld Niven  1970
Shadow Square Wire - hold shadow squares in position Ringworld Niven  1970
Shatter-Gun The Houses of Iszm Vance  1954
Sheem Spider Robot The Witches of Karres Schmitz  1966
Sheep Dip Isolator The Zap Gun Dick  1965
Shere - beat the brain scan Heretics of Dune Herbert  1984
Sherman Millenium Varley  1983
Shield Skylark Three Smith  1930
Shiftsuit Matadora Perry  1986
Shigawire - high tensile strength wire Dune Herbert  1965
Ship Hull Thermobatteries The Ethical Equations Leinster  1945
Ship Pushes Moon Buck Rogers, 2430 AD Nowlan (w/D. Calkins)  1929
Ship's Artificial Gravity Buck Rogers, 2430 AD Nowlan (w/D. Calkins)  1929
Ship's Magnetic Plates (Magnetic Mooring) Asteroid of Gold Simak  1932
Ships Propelled By Light Pressure The Comet Doom Hamilton  1929
Ships With Legs Buck Rogers, 2430 AD Nowlan (w/D. Calkins)  1929
Shipstone - lots of power Friday Heinlein  1982
Shock Hammock Habit del Rey  1939
Shoggoths At the Mountains of Madness Lovecraft  1936
Short-Wave Surgical Knife Boomerang Russell  1953
Shuttle Stars are Styx Sturgeon  1950
Shuttle Ship - early Space Shuttle Between Planets Heinlein  1951
Shuttlecraft Star Trek Unknown  1967
Sick Stick - instant nausea Minority Report (Movie) Spielberg  2002
Sideglance Robe The Trouble With Bubbles Dick  1953
Sietch Dune Herbert  1965
Sigfrid von Shrink - computer shrink Gateway Pohl  1970
Sights - skull gun crosshairs The Diamond Age Stephenson  1995
Signal Skin The Algebraist Banks  2004
Silencer-Padding - soles for robots Robot Unwanted Keyes  1952
Silk-Metal The Worlds of Tomorrow Wellman  1940
Silksteel Alpha Centauri Meier  1999
Simicolor This Immortal Zelazny  1966
SimStim - playback your internal experience Neuromancer Gibson  1984
Simulacrum Window Tunnel in the Sky Heinlein  1955
SIN (Single Identification Number) - national ID Mona Lisa Overdrive Gibson  1988
Sinclair Molecule Chain - one molecule thick A Gift From Earth Niven  1968
Single Seat Scooter The Star King Vance  1964
Single Vehicle Tunnel Foundation Asimov  1951
Singleship Death by Ecstasy Niven  1969
Sintered Armorgel Snow Crash Stephenson  1992
Skimmer Lost Ulysses Bade  1949
Skin Suit - a second skin Dinosaur Beach Laumer  1971
Skin Toning The Star King Vance  1964
Skinsuit Millenium Varley  1983
Skintight War Dogs Bear  2014
Skitter - electric carts on Dosadi The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977
Skrode A Fire Upon The Deep Vinge  1992
Skull Alarm Millenium Varley  1983
Skull Bug - implanted RFID monitor The Computer Connection Bester  1974
Skullgun - cock cranium and fire The Diamond Age Stephenson  1995
Sky Ceiling - long before Hogwarts Return from the Stars Lem  1961
Skyball A Day For Damnation Gerrold  1985
Sky-Bike The Last Theorem Clarke (w/Pohl)  2008
Skycar Methuselah's Children Heinlein  1941
Skycycle Handicap Niven  1967
Sky-Eye The Diamond Age Stephenson  1995
Skyhook - unique lifter West of Honor Pournelle  1976
Sky-Scoot - flying foils Dying of the Light Martin  1977
Slamhound Count Zero Gibson  1986
Slaver Disintegrator - ultimate plasma arc tool Ringworld Niven  1970
Slaver Stasis Field - where time does not pass Ringworld Niven  1970
Sleep Destroying Field Biddiver Sturgeon  1941
Sleep Set (Sleep Headset) Ringworld Niven  1970
Sleep Surrogate - substitute for sleep Methuselah's Children Heinlein  1941
Sleep Tube Solstice Kelly  1985
Sleep-Inducer Sunjammer Clarke  1963
Sleeping Plates - null gravity as a sleep aid Neutron Star Niven  1966
Sleepshop Logan's Run Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson)  1967
Sleeve Communicator - before ST:TNG First Contact Leinster  1945
Sleeve Watch - multipurpose clothing Dream Park Niven (w/S. Barnes)  1981
Slide Rule w/Radio Attachment Mission to the Stars van Vogt  1955
Slidewalk - conveyor for people Sanity Leiber  1941
Slideway - moving sidewalk Beyond This Horizon Heinlein  1942
Sliver Gun The Unreliable Perfumist Saint Clair  1953
Sloth Pill The Breach Hill  2020
Slow Glass (Scenedow) - a scendow for your apartment Light of Other Days Shaw  1968
Slow Glass Rod - light stopped The Exalted de Camp  1940
Slow Gun - past defenses Singularity Sky Stross  2003
Slow Pellet Stunner Dune Herbert  1965
Slowboat Protector Niven  1973
Slug Dragon in the Sea Herbert  1956
Smart Bike Distraction Sterling  1998
Smart Bullet - self-guided microshell Runaway Crichton  1985
Smart Contact Lenses - data from wearables Fast Times At Fairmont High Vinge  2001
Smart Dust - intelligent sand The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age Lem  1965
Smart Gel - brain in a dish Starfish Watts  1999
Smart Lanes - my way IS the highway Nanotime Kosko  1987
Smart Paper - thin-film transistor display The Diamond Age Stephenson  1995
Smart Piston Spokes Heavy Weather Sterling  1994
Smart Pizza Box - your pizza knows if it's late Snow Crash Stephenson  1992
Smart Rope Heavy Weather Sterling  1994
Smart Tag - sneaky graffiti All Tomorrow's Parties Gibson  1999
Smart Wallpaper - see who you are Oryx and Crake Atwood  2003
Smartcab Cyberpunk! Bethke  1983
Smartcoral Reef - water purifying reef The Diamond Age Stephenson  1995
Smarter People Having Fewer Children The Marching Morons Kornbluth  1951
Smartwheels - variable length spokes Snow Crash Stephenson  1992
Smoke Filter Misfit Heinlein  1939
Smoke Jets (Air Leak Detection) The Great Dome of Mercury Zagat  1932
Smother-Charge My Name is Legion Zelazny  1976
Snake Contact Lens - get that reptilian look All Tomorrow's Parties Gibson  1999
Sniffer Robot Runaway Crichton  1985
Sniggertrance - caught between the stars Whipping Star Herbert  1969
Sobriety Ray - instantly sober The Twonky Padgett  1942
Sodaluminum Exiles of the Moon Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Soft Speaker - focus sound like a spotlight The Exalted de Camp  1940
Soft Weapon The Soft Weapon Niven  1967
Softener Key Protector Niven  1973
Softlight Softlight Sins Hamilton  1997
Sol Out of Void Stone  1929
Solar Electric Paint - Black Power - solar power in a spray can The Woman in Del Rey Crater Niven  1995
Solar Energy Beam - ultimate in solar power production Masquerade Simak  1941
Solar Engine A Matter of Size Bates  1934
Solar Flare System Mobile Suit Gundam Tomino  1979
Solar Reception Screen - photovoltaics in action The Roads Must Roll Heinlein  1940
Solar Sail (Light Sail) - propulsion for spacecraft Sail 25 Vance  1962
Solar Station Reason Asimov  1941
Solar Updraft Tower Shortstack Richmond  1964
Solar Yacht Sunjammer Clarke  1963
Solar Yacht Periscope Sunjammer Clarke  1963
Solar-Powered Aircraft The Black Star Passes Campbell  1930
Solar-powered Prefab House Ring Around the Sun Simak  1952
Solar-Powered Robot Rust Kelleam  1939
Solar-Powered UAV Changeling Zelazny  1980
Soletta Green Mars Robinson  1995
Solid Power - it's super-valuable! Revolt on the Tenth World Hamilton  1940
Solido Chance of a Lifetime Lesser  1956
Solido Projector - envy of presenters Dune Herbert  1965
Solidograph - tiny 3D projection The Bureaucrat Jameson  1944
Solidograph-Projector - gives you that 3D image Police Operation Piper  1948
Sonabarrier - keep the vultures out The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977
Sonar Pistol Starfish Watts  1999
Sonic Curtain (Sound Lock) - undersea door My Name is Legion Zelazny  1976
Sonic Fold Ringworld Niven  1970
Sono-Induction Coils - buried speaker technology The Shining One Schachner  1937
Sonomagnetic Fabric - listen with your shirt Earth Brin  1990
Soot-Extractor Nostril Plugs (Antisoot Plugs) - breathe easier The Space Merchants Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth)  1952
Sound Analysis Assignment in Eternity Heinlein  1953
Sound Deadener Ringworld Niven  1970
Sound-Transposing Machine The Lost Language Keller  1934
Sours Schismatrix Sterling  1985
Space Ark - moving to another world Decision Illogical Wilkinson  1948
Space Armor Cities in Flight Blish  1957
Space Beacon - variable star will guide you Troubled Star Smith  1952
Space Boots (Cat Feet) Space Cadet Heinlein  1948
Space Bubble (Bubb) The Planet Strappers Gallun  1961
Space Buoy Crashing Suns Hamilton  1928
Space Cadet Space Cadet Heinlein  1948
Space Capsule Space Capsule James  1954
Space Craft Rope Ladder Diabologic Russell  1955
Space Elevator (Orbital Tower) - best novel reference The Fountains of Paradise Clarke  1978
Space Flight Simulator Space Tug Leinster  1953
Space Force Hindsight Williamson  1940
Space Freighter - for hauling big loads The Space Rover Sloat  1932
Space Helmet The Disc-Men of Jupiter Wellman  1931
Space Laboratory Crystalized Thought Schachner  1937
Space Lawyer (Sky-Lawyer) - space laws Jurisdiction Schachner  1941
Space Legs Methuselah's Children Heinlein  1941
Space Liner - first use of phrase Electronic Siege Campbell  1932
Space Lock The Black Star Passes Campbell  1930
Space Marines Misfit Heinlein  1939
Space Men - first use of this term Revolt of the Star Men Gallun  1932
Space Overalls - easier than space suits Lost Rocket Wellman  1941
Space Phobia Let 'em Breathe Space! del Rey  1953
Space Pirate The Space Rover Sloat  1932
Space Pirate Impossible Pirates Smith  1946
Space Placers - Roughing It in space The Day We Celebrate Bond  1941
Space Platform The Morning of the Day They Did It White  1950
Space Rush Jurisdiction Schachner  1941
Space Shuttle Hell Ship of Space Kummer, Jr.  1940
Space Socks Lost Rocket Wellman  1941
Space Station One The Sands of Mars Clarke  1951
Space Suit - early reference The Emperor of the Stars Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Space Tanned Methuselah's Children Heinlein  1941
Space Tramp The Invisible World Repp  1940
Space Transfer Station Between Planets Heinlein  1951
Space Travel A Baby on Neptune Harris (w/MJ Breuer)  1929
Space Tug Collision Orbit Williamson  1941
Space Tugs - used to tow space barges Describe a Circle Russell  1942
Space Wagon Space Tug Leinster  1953
Space Walk Edison's Conquest of Mars Serviss  1898
Space Warp - first use of this phrase and idea Redmask of the Outlands Schachner  1934
Space Weakness Space Tug Leinster  1953
Space Weather Map The Storm van Vogt  1943
Space-Armor - armored protection Revolt of the Star Men Gallun  1932
Space-Beacon Exploration Team Leinster  1956
Space-Boat Revolt of the Star Men Gallun  1932
Space-Boat (Rocket Boat) Exploration Team Leinster  1956
Space-Burned Collision Orbit Williamson  1941
Space-Court Murder in the Void Hamilton  1938
Spacecraft Ejection Seat Space Tug Leinster  1953
Spacecraft Invisibility Electronics One Against The Legion Williamson  1939
Space-Drive Invaders From The Infinite Campbell  1932
Spacefaring Citizen of the Galaxy Heinlein  1957
Spacegram - solar system telegram Jurisdiction Schachner  1941
Space-Helmet The Sargasso of Space Hamilton  1931
Spacehound Beast of Space Hardart  1941
Space-Lanes - like the space-ways Crashing Suns Hamilton  1928
Spacelanes Traffic Jam Sales Pitch Dick  1954
Space-Liner - first use of phrase Twelve Hours To Live Williamson  1931
Spaceport The Birth of a New Republic Breuer (w/J. Williamson)  1930
Space-Post Episode On Dhee Minor Walton  1939
Spaceship - not 'space-ship' A Journey In Other Worlds Astor IV  1894
Spaceship Garden The Heritage of the Earth Aldinger  1932
Space-Sick Ralph 124c 41 + Gernsback  1911
Spacesuit Testing The Shot Into Infinity Gail  1929
Space-Tanned Murder in the Void Hamilton  1938
Spacewarp Drive What Mad Universe Brown  1949
Spaceways Shambleau Moore  1933
Spark Plug (Systematician) Dream Thief Lawhead  1983
Sparkers - tasty watts for aliens Niven's Laws Niven  1984
Spatial-Postal Card Bill the Galactic Hero Harrison  1965
Speaker Chips - talking books Darwin's Children Bear  2003
Speakwrite - transcription of tyranny 1984 Orwell  1948
Specialized Prosthetic Arm The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Heinlein  1966
Specimen Track Darwin's Children Bear  2003
Spectro-Flash Analysis Salvage in Space Williamson  1933
Spectroscopic Robot Converter - see the composition of planetoids Diamond Planetoid Giles  1937
Speedcap - late? Go ballistic! Millenium Varley  1983
Speedtalk Assignment in Eternity Heinlein  1953
Spetsdöd The Man Who Never Missed Perry  1985
Spice (Melange) Dune Herbert  1965
Spider The Web Between the Worlds Sheffield  1979
Spider Robot - swarming spider bots Minority Report (Movie) Spielberg  2002
Spider Robot Runaway Crichton  1985
Spider Space Elevator Test Vehicle - test the cables The Fountains of Paradise Clarke  1978
Spider Tripod Robot - three-legged cleaning bot Rendezvous With Rama Clarke  1972
Spindizzy - pick up your town and go Cities in Flight Blish  1957
Spine-Clamp - restraint bolt for humans Anathem Stephenson  2008
Spinnerettes - handling nanofibers The Fountains of Paradise Clarke  1978
Spinning Mill for Veins (Artificial Organs) R.U.R. Capek  1920
Spinning Pressurized Drum Between Planets Heinlein  1951
Splashdown - the original idea From the Earth to the Moon Verne  1867
Spook - programmable soda SOLACE Noon  1998
SPOOKS - go on a LARP for a lark Halting State Stross  2007
Spotlight of Heat (Orbital Microwaves) - magical heat from above Fallen Angels Niven w/Pournelle, Flynn  1991
Spot-Wavex Scrambler - personalized mass media Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury  1953
Spray-Foam Blouse - spray and wear Galactic Pot-Healer Dick  1969
Spray-On Clothing - dresses in a can Return from the Stars Lem  1961
Spray-On Clothing Web Abercrombie Station Vance  1952
Spray-On Gloves Abercrombie Station Vance  1952
Spray-on Surgical Gloves Altered Carbon Morgan  2003
Sprayrock - tough when it hardens Pushing Ice Reynolds  2005
Spring-Rifle - just a sliver Dorsai! Dickson  1960
Sprung-Samser Treatment This Immortal Zelazny  1966
Spy Beam Foundation Asimov  1951
Spy Ray Goggles - see through walls Triplanetary Smith  1934
Squeaker Beast of Space Hardart  1941
Squib Our Friends From Frolix 8 Dick  1970
SSA Machine Galactic Pot-Healer Dick  1969
Stage Balloon The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century Loudon  1828
Standish - a mean beam of energy Triplanetary Smith  1934
Star Base Star Base X Williams  1944
Star Drive Genius Anderson  1948
Star Machine - explore the stars Time is the Simplest Thing Simak  1961
Star Stone (Speicus) - this is a recording Doorways in the Sand Zelazny  1976
Star Travel Forgotten World Hamilton  1946
Stardrive - not faster than light Childhood's End Clarke  1953
Starlight Sail (Light Sail) - very early reference The Lady Who Sailed The Soul Smith  1960
Starship War in Space Quiex  1926
Starways Blood of the Moon Cummings  1936
Starwisp - tiny interstellar probe Accelerando Stross  2005
Stasis (Cold Sleep, Hibernation) The Door Into Summer Heinlein  1956
Stasis Box - infinite storage There is a Tide Niven  1968
Stasis Field Beyond This Horizon Heinlein  1942
Static Field Foundation Asimov  1951
Static House - frozen personality The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista Ballard  1962
Stationary Automatic Blaster Red Planet Heinlein  1949
Stationary Sidewalk Exiles of the Moon Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Stealth House - toxic dwellings Virtual Light Gibson  1993
Steam Rifle - a cup of water Omnivore Anthony  1968
Steam-Propelled Moving Houses The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century Loudon  1828
Steel Drugs - in a tank Islands in the Net Sterling  1988
Steel Teeth - all stainless The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Dick  1965
Steel Tentacle The War of the Worlds Wells  1898
Steel Tortoise - the original ATV Coventry Heinlein  1940
Steel-Lined Space Boots Roamer of the Stars Wilson  1938
Steelonium - very early reference Ralph 124c 41 + Gernsback  1911
Steering a Star - driving a sun Crashing Suns Hamilton  1928
Stellar Analog Computers The Lady Was A Tramp Sharon  1957
Stellarimeter Babel-17 Delany  1966
Stellene The Planet Strappers Gallun  1961
Stepping Discs - open teleportation pads Ringworld Niven  1970
Stereo Tank - 3D TV receiver Stranger in a Strange Land Heinlein  1961
Stereovision Tank - 3D TV tank (and first screen saver) Stranger in a Strange Land Heinlein  1961
Sterile Seeds The Calorie Man Bacigalupi  2005
Stick-Tight The Star King Vance  1964
Stiletto Beam - mysterious beam in vacuum Earthlight Clarke  1955
Stillsuit - when you want water retention Dune Herbert  1965
Stillsuit Desert Boots Dune Messiah Herbert  1969
Stilltent - a tent that distills water Dune Herbert  1965
Stim-Crib Natulife Brin  1994
Stimic - instrument for cool disapproval The Moon Moth Vance  1976
Stimsuit Heavy Time Cherryh  1991
Stimtab - stay alert The Forever War Haldeman  1974
Stone Burner Dune Messiah Herbert  1969
Stopper Bubble - twisted superstrings Red Lightning Varley  2006
Storer-Gulls Wings - recreation for lunar colonists The Menace From Earth Heinlein  1957
Straightening the Earth's Poles The Purchase of the North Pole (Topsy Turvy) Verne  1889
Strakh - prestige in payment The Moon Moth Vance  1976
Stratovideo (Television Plane) - line-of-sight communication The Morning of the Day They Did It White  1950
Structural Scanning Assassin Hogan  1978
Stun Pistol Foundation and Empire Asimov  1952
Stunner - freeze! Fire-Power Gottesman  1941
Stunwand Hellstrom's Hive Herbert  1972
Sub-Atlantic Tube - undersea tunnel Ralph 124c 41 + Gernsback  1911
Subdermal Microchannels - dayglo body mod Stone Lives Di Filippo  1985
Sub-Etha Sens-O-Matic - better range than your thumb The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Adams  1979
Sub-Etheric Legion of Time Williamson  1938
Subjunctivisor The Worlds of If Weinbaum  1935
Subliminal Billboards The Subliminal Man Ballard  1963
Submarine Tube An Express of the Future Verne  1895
Sub-microscopic Medical Robots These Savage Futurians High  1967
Subphoton Search Ray - see through walls The Shining One Schachner  1937
Sub-Space Crystallized Thought Schachner  1937
Substance D A Scanner Darkly Dick  1977
Subtle Knife - cut a hole to different worlds The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book 2 Pullman  1997
Subvocal Input Device - under your breath Earth Brin  1990
Suction Mail Tube The Illustrated Man Bradbury  1951
Suicide Tooth Lies, Inc. Dick  1964
Suit Designer Mona Lisa Overdrive Gibson  1988
Suit-Phone The Sargasso of Space Hamilton  1931
Suit-Radio - space suit comm Long Way Smith  1944
Suit-Shield Fabric - protective mesh The Golden Man Dick  1954
Sun Dome The Illustrated Man Bradbury  1951
Sun Goggles Grendel Niven  1968
Sunlight Blocker Childhood's End Clarke  1953
Sunpower Screen - photovoltaic cells power vehicle Coventry Heinlein  1940
Sun-Powered Ionic Drive Motor The Planet Strappers Gallun  1961
Sunray Tank Warlord of Mars Burroughs  1914
Sunshade-Photocell Collector Earth Brin  1990
Sunshades - a transition This Immortal Zelazny  1966
Sunship The Prince of Space Williamson  1931
Sun-Tube Slaves of Mercury Schachner  1932
Sunward The Space Rover Sloat  1932
Superacid - smart acid Nanotime Kosko  1987
Superconductor of Heat The Mote in God's Eye Niven (w/J. Pournelle)  1974
Super-Photon Invaders From The Infinite Campbell  1932
Superscraper New York 2140 Robinson  2017
Supertank Hammer's Slammers Drake  1979
Super-Weapon - first use of term Robot Nemesis Smith  1939
Supralight Drive Star Wars Lucas  1976
Surface Car Satellite Five Barnes  1938
Surface Slider The Star King Vance  1964
Surgical Hand Clans of the Alphane Moon Dick  1964
Surgical Homeostatic Unit Now Wait For Last Year Dick  1966
Surrogate Skin The Puppet Masters Heinlein  1951
Surta The Great Dome of Mercury Zagat  1932
Survival Bubble (Beach Ball) - personal rescue enclosure Footfall Niven (w/J. Pournelle)  1985
Suspended Animation (Frigorific Process) The Senator's Daughter Mitchell  1879
Suspensine Duel on Syrtis Anderson  1951
Suspensor - suspend gravity Dune Herbert  1965
Suspensor Chair - ultimate office chair Dune Herbert  1965
Suspensor Lamp - descendant of the lava lamp Dune Herbert  1965
Sustained Atomic Reaction The World Set Free Wells  1914
Sven - AI investigator The Turing Option Harrison  1992
Swibble - mind control machine Service Call Dick  1955
Swimming Tubes - water-filled for frog people The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977
Swiss City of Pearl Traviss  2004
Symb The Ophiuchi Hotline Varley  1977
Sympathetic Block - psychological privacy The Stars My Destination Bester  1956
Synapsis-Coils Last of the Masters Dick  1954
Synchrophased Power Beams Propagandist Leinster  1947
Syn-Cof Cantata 140 Dick  1964
Synthesist - the Dilettante Dept Stand on Zanzibar Brunner  1968
Synthespian - a computer-generated actor Idoru Gibson  1996
Synthetic Babies A Biological Experiment Keller  1928
Synthetic Flesh Super-Toys Last All Summer Long Aldiss  1969
Synthetic Food Unto Us A Child Is Born Keller  1933
Synthetic Food Dispenser - before the Jetsons Twilight Campbell  1934
Synthetic Food Factories The Revolt of the Machines Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Synthetic Milk Autofac Dick  1955
Synthetic Personality If This Goes On... Heinlein  1940
Synthetic Sleeve - artificial body Altered Carbon Morgan  2003
Synthetic Spider Silk Misfit Heinlein  1939
Synthetigrav Agent of Vega Schmitz  1949
Synthite Food - Artificially Flavored Solids Planet of Eternal Night Campbell  1939
Syntho-Steak Farmer in the Sky Heinlein  1950
Syrup Sac - kind of like those gravity flow beer hats The Last Castle Vance  1967

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re: Arthur C. Clarke

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re: Charles Sheffield

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re: Larry Niven

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re: JG Ballard

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re: Arthur C. Clarke

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re: Philip K. Dick

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