Science Fiction Dictionary: Ideas, Terms and Technology
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| Device Name
| Kamikaze Andy
An android that is designed as an assassination weapon.
A special glove made of impact-sensitive plastic.
| Stand on Zanzibar
| Kemplerer (Klemperer) Rosette
Planets without a sun; they orbit a central point.
| Key Club
A social club made exclusive by teleportation booth; may be in a chain with other physically identical locations.
| Flash Crowd
| Keyboard With Changing Keys
A computer keyboard with keys faced with little displays, so the label could change based on the application or language.
| Imperial Earth
| Killalc Pills
Counteracts the effects of alcohol consumption.
| The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge
| Killer Robot
An autonomous robot made for the express purpose of killing living creatures.
Small print-size icons that presented a moving image.
| Kinetiscope Appliance
A small object that could show a variety of artificially created or extrapolated images.
| When the Sleeper Wakes
| Kingdom in a Box
An entire civilization in miniature - in an interactive box.
| The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age
| King's Free Park
A park in which anarchy reigned; a very long, narrow park.
| Cloak of Anarchy
A device that stores energy with near-perfect efficiency.
| The Calorie Man
Small bits of painted wood in a grid that spin around to form different pixelated images.
| The Difference Engine
|| Gibson (w/B. Sterling)
The collection of useless bits of trash we wallow in; all the paper and junk that is not recycled.
| Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
| Kitchen Korner
Just exactly what futurists say you're going to get, like or not, in a refrigerator.
| Kite-Copter Car
An observation car suspended below a device that supplies lift.
| The Kokod Warriors
Human skin variant that contains chlorophyll to provide energy.
| Old Man's War
| Knife Missile
A sharp-edged weapon that can maneuver in space.
| Use of Weapons
| Knockdown Cabin
A portable shelter; had solid walls and could be assembled quickly.
| Knowledge Engine
The first reference to a machine that could create sentences or write books.
| Gulliver's Travels
A type of mind control imposed on prisoners to make them more manageable during their prison time.
| Mona Lisa Overdrive
A drug that breaks down the ability of the brain to perceive space and physical objects properly, or in sequence; a new universe opens.
| Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
| Krimskell Fiber
A "claw" fiber which will rubs against itself in such a way that, the tighter the rope is pulled, the stronger the knot becomes.
| Kuang Grade Mark Eleven Penetration Program
Chinese virus software for breaking the ICE.
Revives even a dead man's heart.
| The Hands of Aten
| Kzinti Lesson - Propulsion As Weapon
The power of a craft's means of propulsion repurposed as an offensive weapon.
| The Warriors
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