Fritz Leiber:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Fritz Leiber (1910-1992) was a noted American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction. Two of his novels were awarded Hugos and two of his short stories were given Hugos as well.

(Fritz Leiber)

His Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series, written over a period of fifty years, created and defined the "sword and sorcery" genre. He acted in several films, and was an expert fencer and chess player.

Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Slidewalk - conveyor for people
A moving sidewalk; a conveyor belt for people.

Sanity (1941)

Long distance projection of three-dimensional images.

Gather, Darkness! (1943)

A colorful fabric with a silvered backing used to shield the interior of a living-globe from excessive sunlight.

The Beat Cluster (1961)

Projects three-dimensional images at great distances.

Gather, Darkness! (1943)

Venus Cities Float In Atmosphere
Cloud cities on Venus.

Bread Overhead! (1958)

Visigraphic Crowd Emotional Record
A graphic record of the emotions of a crowd.

Gather, Darkness! (1943)

Walking Mill
The ultimate combine - giant metal centipede walks through fields, harvesting wheat, threshing, grinding and finally baking bread right in the field.

Bread Overhead! (1958)

Zeroentropy Spray - as close to 0 degrees
A method of reducing the disorder of an object as much as possible, reducing the temperature close to absolute zero.

Gather, Darkness! (1943)

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