The Power Planet by Murray Leinster:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"For months readers have asked us for a story by Murray Leinster. Here is one of unusual merit, even for this well-known author. The Peace Conference, The League of Nations and every other body delegated to secure world peace might do well to give this tale a careful reading. Although we have no means of adopting the authors solution as yet, the fundamental idea is excellent and might well be used. “The Power Planet” is a plausible tale of scientific fiction, beautifully written.


('Power Planet' by Murray Leinster)

Surprisingly good description of a method for gathering solar power in orbit, and then transferring it to Earth. (*Spoiler) Fans of the movie Independence Day may recognize this method of destroying a ship...

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Air Tank Flying
Using little blasts of compressed air to fly around inside a space station.

Foot Loops
Hold yourself down in zero gravity situations with this low-tech device.

Observation Room Recreation Center
A vast internal space in a space station, often used for exercise and amusement.

Power Planet - power for Earth
A satellite that supplies the Earth with power.

Scanning-Disk Telescope
A telescope which uses a television-like monitor instead of an eyepiece.

Thigh Grips
Special chair feature for space ships undergoing accelerations.

 

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