A Specter is Haunting Texas by Fritz Leiber:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Fascinating and satirical novel by Leiber in a future USA, in which Texas stretches from Mexico to Canada. The Texans are larger, the Mexicans are smaller - the satire is outsized also. A Thin, a human being raised in microgravity, is invited to Earth; his survival depends on an elaborate metal exoskeleton.


(From 'A Specter Haunting Texas' by Fritz Lieber)

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Cheekplate Container - exoskeleton accessory
Special compartment of an exoskeleton; provides easy access to medical supplies related to survive heavy gravity environments.

Cyborg Collar - controlled work gangs
A device worn around the neck that controls the person for the duration of a working day.

Electro-Binox
Binoculars with electronic focusing.

Exoskeleton (Medical) - first look
Specially designed for Thins, eight-foot tall microgravity humans.

 

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