The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle):
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Highly original book and an excellent read. Some of the best and most readable alien characters; we can understand them and yet they are alien to us. Tells the story of the Motie home world, one which is isolated from the Alderson points (wormhole entrances) that tie the far flung human civilization together. They conceal a terrible secret. Select an invention:

Acceleration Chair

Acceleration Couch

Alderson Point - a wormhole to the stars

Armor Cloth

Atmosphere Control

Frictionless Cups

Gee Bath - waterbeds for space craft

Hand Computer

Langston Field - energy shield

Metal Paste

Numbitol

Pressure Curtain

Superconductor of Heat

Tramline

 

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