Way Station by Clifford Simak:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

A gentle classic by Simak; the writing of this book has a strong echo of the last century. Aliens and interstellar culture are used to help us understand the unfamiliar in our own lives here on Earth. Originally published as Here Gather the Stars in two parts in Galaxy Magazine in June and August 1963, this great book won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for 1964. Select an invention:

Rifle Range (Virtual Shooting Range) - virtual skeet shooting designed by aliens
Virtual skeet shooting gallery with clay pigeon traps created by aliens.

Shadow People
Alien knowledge leads to alien results - for humans.

Talisman - focus on your hopes
Device that causes beings nearby to experience truth and peace; works only in the hands of rare adepts.

Transparent, Frictionless Coating - no stick before teflon
An absolutely frictionless, impenetrable coating.

Way Station - galactic station master
A device used to transport individuals across the galaxy.

Way Station Materializer
By sending impulses that describe a creature from star to star, transport across the galaxy is accomplished.

 

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