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Manufactured Planet
Is that a moon - or a space station?
(From The Heritage of the Earth [1932] by Harley S. Aldinger)
Spaceship Garden
A fully-enclosed garden on a spaceship producing edible foodstuffs.
(From The Heritage of the Earth [1932] by Harley S. Aldinger)
Living Space Ship
A space ship made of a living substance, in this case cellulose.
(From Proxima Centauri [1935] by Murray Leinster)
First Contact
The initial encounter with a non-human race.
(From Proxima Centauri [1935] by Murray Leinster)
Time Stream
The total sequence of events considered as a kind of flow.
(From Time Stream [1931] by John Taine)
Mutation
An organism that has come into being through genetic mutation.
(From The Man Who Evolved [1931] by Edmond Hamilton)
Space Laboratory
A specialized space station, for scientific research.
(From Crystalized Thought [1937] by Nat Schachner)
Venus Cities Float In Atmosphere
Cloud cities on Venus.
(From Bread Overhead! [1958] by Fritz Leiber)
Pressurized Penthouse
A stratospheric perch - if buildings are tall enough, you'll need this.
(From Bread Overhead! [1958] by Fritz Leiber)
Walking Mill
The ultimate combine - giant metal centipede walks through fields, harvesting wheat, threshing, grinding and finally baking bread right in the field.
(From Bread Overhead! [1958] by Fritz Leiber)
Farside
The portion of the Moon's surface that faces away from Earth.
(From A Fall of Moondust [1961] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Automatic Truck
A cargo-carrying vehicle that autonomously drives to the selected destination.
(From Mechanocracy [1932] by Miles J. Breuer)
Government Machine
The automata that constitute the entire government, all in one building.
(From Mechanocracy [1932] by Miles J. Breuer)
Bloodhound Machine
Could positively identify a person using their scent alone.
(From Crimes of the Year 2000 [1935] by Ray Cummings)
Dirtside
The surface of a planet.
(From Starman Jones [1953] by Robert Heinlein)
Mole Probe
Automated devices that seek underground routes, burrowing as they go.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Automated Drone Probes
Human-sized robot probes for exploration.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
Device Replication
Manufacturing devices from a template to save space on space craft.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert Silverberg)
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