Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Ugly T-Shirt Zero History Gibson  2010
UHF Shower Eye of Cat Zelazny  1982
Ullran Enunciator Uller Uprising Piper  1952
Ultimate Football League (UFL) The Sun Also Explodes Nakashima-Brown  2008
Ultra-Communicator Galactic Patrol Smith  1937
Ultraflash The Andromeda Strain Crichton  1969
Ultra-Light Vision System Space Hounds of IPC Smith  1931
Ultramicrominiature Waldo Time Enough For Love Heinlein  1973
Ultra-microrobot - small as an insect A Menace in Miniature Gallun  1937
Ultraminiature Spy-Circuit The Unknown Anvil  1972
Ultraphone Ear-Disc - no need for Bluetooth Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Ultraset (Ultrawave Set) - fast comm Habit del Rey  1939
Ultra-Telescope Ray The Moon Weed Vincent  1931
Ultra-Vibrator Into Another Dimension Duclos  1939
Ultrawave - FTL communication Triplanetary Smith  1934
Ultrawave Relay (or Hyperwave Relay) - first use of FTL communication Foundation Asimov  1951
Ultron Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Ultron Wire Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Ultrophone - FTL communication Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Undercover Detective Robot - who am I? The Velvet Glove Harrison  1956
Underground MagLev Train Dream Park Niven (w/S. Barnes)  1981
Underpeople The Ballad of Lost C'Mell Smith  1950
Undersea City The Crystal City Under the Sea Laurie  1895
Undersea Mining 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Verne  1875
Undersea Restaurant The Star King Vance  1964
Unicephalon 40-D - yes, mr. president Stand-By Dick  1963
Unichapel (Robotic Confession Booth) - automated religion THX 1138 Lucas  1970
Uniflesh - skin for every occasion The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977
Unit Analyst Robot The Chromium Fence Dick  1955
Universal Card - every planet you want to be Hyperion Simmons  1989
Universal Checkbook - radioactive checking The Door Into Summer Heinlein  1956
Universal Dictionary - grandfather of the electronic dictionary The Star Beast Heinlein  1954
Universal Technical Consultative Service The Star King Vance  1964
UPUD First to Fight Sherman (w/Cragg)  1997
U-Stor-It - go store yourself Snow Crash Stephenson  1992
Usuform Robot - not a mechanical man Q.U.R. Boucher  1943
Usuform Robot Bartender - with tentacles Q.U.R. Boucher  1943
Uterine Replicator Shards of Honor Bujold  1986

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re: Frank Herbert
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re: Philip K. Dick
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re: Robert Heinlein
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re: Robert Heinlein
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A.I. Jesus Proclaims Machine Gospel
re: Philip K. Dick
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re: Robert Heinlein
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re: Iain M. Banks
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re: Philip K. Dick
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re: Roger Zelazny
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An Ocean On Ceres
re: Ray Cummings
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Microscopic Robots On The March!
re: Philip K. Dick
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5G Will Be Crucial Backup For Self-Driving Cars
re: Charles Stross
(8/3/2020)

MOFLIN AI Robot - Yes You Can Have A Tribble
re: Gene Roddenberry
(8/1/2020)

Habitability Of Galactic Bulge - Good News For Foundation Fans
re: Isaac Asimov
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re: Robert Heinlein
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