Space Viking by H. Beam Piper:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Ten thousand refugees from the losing side fled the Terran Federation and colonized the planet Excalibur. By the beginning of the novel, they had expanded over a handful of worlds organized in a feudal system, keeping their technology. When they encounter the Old Federation again, it had collapsed.

The Space Vikings raid these worlds at will for centuries. Select an invention:

Alcodote
A compound that maintains sobriety while drinking.

Carniculture Vat - cultured meat
Technology to grow meat sans animal.

Serving Robot - a smooth ovoid
A non-humanoid robot designed to serve.

 

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