Anne McCaffrey:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Anne McCaffrey (b. 1926) is an American writer who graduated cum laude from Radcliffe, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures. She studied voice for nine years. She is a winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards; most recently, she was named Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2005. She currently resides in Dragonhold-Underhill, Wicklow County, Ireland.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Decibel Alarms - shhh! we're protesting
Alarms that would go off if the noise in public gathering places was rising to riotous levels.

A Bridle for Pegasus (1973)

Purza the Pukha
A toy with sensors used to monitor children in hospitals.

The Rowan (1990)

Robotic Abattoir - robots with knives
Robots with knives in a meat-packing plant.

Freedom's Landing (1996)

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