Slaves of Mercury by Nat Schachner:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

“Hilary Grendon piloted his battered, time-worn space flier, the Vagabond, to the smiling Earth that rose rapidly to greet it. Only the instinctive ease of long practise prevented a smash-up, his hands trembled so at the controls...”

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Diskoid
A huge flying saucer.

Polarization Apparatus
A device that caused a space ship to repel the Earth and send a space ship on its way.

Search Beams
Penetrating rays that disclose the contents of rooms, ships, etc.

Space-Tanned
The characteristic darkening of the men of the spaceways.

Speed Belt (Ribbon Conveyor)
A great moving belt carrying people between cities.

Sun-Tube
A slicing ray of death!

Weather Machine
A device for controlling the weather.

 

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