Terry Pratchett:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Terry Pratchett (1948-2015) UK writer who began publishing with "The Hades Business" in Science Fantasy in 1963. Though suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's disease afflicting the posterior lobe, and therefore primarily visual and motor skills, forcing him to dictate rather than type his final works he continued to write, publish and appear regularly on UK bestseller lists until 2014.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Luggage - sentient container
A trunk made from sapient pearwood.

The Color of Magic (1983)

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