George Griffith:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
George Griffith (1857-1906) was a British science fiction writer whose stories were unpopular in the United States due to his utopian socialist political views. He was also a noted explorer.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Aerial Navies
Use of vast numbers of air-ships (planes) to overwhelm land defenses.

The World Masters (1903)

Air-Ship (VTOL Airship)
A flying machine capable of vertical take-off and landing.

The Angel of the Revolution (1893)

Air-to-Surface Missile - first use of concept
Very early description of a projectile fired from an airship into a surface target.

The Angel of the Revolution (1893)

Breathing Dresses
A special suit and apparatus for survival on the surface of the Moon.

A Honeymoon In Space (1901)

A thin ray of electric light that melts flesh away from the bone.

The World Masters (1903)

Demagnitizing Ray
A beam of radiation that makes even the strongest steel as brittle as chalk.

The Lord of Labour (1911)

Homeworld (Home-World)
One's planet of origin.

A Honeymoon In Space (1901)

Vandelite Gun
An artillery device that freezes the explosive material for firing so it doesn't explode in the gun when it fires.

The World Masters (1903)

War-Balloon (Navigable Aerostat)
Enormous dirigible airships used for war.

The Angel of the Revolution (1893)

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