"When you're making a revolution in cyberspace, things look rather different from the way the 1980s cyberpunks wrote it."
Compare to the disrupter ray from The Silent Destroyer (1929) by Henri Dahl Juve, the de-atomizing ray from Crashing Suns (1928) by Edmond Hamilton, the disrupter tube from The Emperor of the Stars (1931) by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat), the Bethé blasters from Cities in Flight (1957) by James Blish, the annihilator beam from Conquest of Gola (1931) by L.F. Stone, the Vortex Gun from One Against the Legion (1939) by Jack Williamson.
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