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Self-Igniter
A self-lighting cigarette.
(From The Howling Bounders [1949] by Jack Vance)
Orbiting Casino Advertising Sign
The mightiest billboard in the Solar System!
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
New Moon Casino Satellite
An enormous artificial moon, it was far easier to get to than the Old Moon.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Chart Cabinet
Used in astrogation, this device can see the positions of stars and planets over a thousand year period.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Hall of Euthanasia
A place for (mostly) voluntary suicide.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Spacecraft Invisibility Electronics
A means of rendering a spacecraft invisible to detection by electromagnetic means.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Atomic Torch
An atomic-powered cutting and welding tool.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Outbound Interplanetary Traffic
The rules of the spacelanes.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Geopeller
An atomic powered, miniaturized means of propulsion.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Visiwave
Even faster than ultrawave! a means of instantaneous communication over lightyear distances.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Aeroflyer
A flying car.
(From Ralph 124c 41 + [1911] by Hugo Gernsback)
Ground-to-Orbit Ferry
A kind of space shuttle craft.
(From The Moon is a Harsh Mistress [1966] by Robert Heinlein)
Submarine Tube
A means of transport between Europe and North America via underwater tubes.
(From An Express of the Future [1895] by Jules Verne)
Auto-Clerk
An automated accounting system.
(From Beyond This Horizon [1942] by Robert Heinlein)
Asteroid Prison
A jail is the sole occupant of an asteroid.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Alien Self-Government
Rules to assure intelligent aliens the right to govern themselves in freedom.
(From Co-Operate or Else [1942] by A.E. van Vogt)
Interstellar Laser Propulsion System
A means of traveling to the stars, using a Sol-based laser system and light sail-equipped ship.
(From Rocheworld [1985] by Robert Forward)
Flitterboat
A one-man cargo space craft.
(From A Ship Named McGuire [1961] by Gordon Randall Garrett)
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