A Gift From Earth by Larry Niven:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This novel is set on Plateau, a world like Venus, poisonous and uninhabitable - except for the top of Mt. Lookitthat, which extends high enough to reach breathable air and a reasonable temperature. This is one of Niven's earlier Known Space novels. Select an invention:

Architectural Coral - build to any shape
A structure grown to a specific shape using small coral-like organisms.

Artificially Grown Organs
Human organs suitable for transplantation, grown outside the body.

Mining Worm (Organic) - living miners
Genetically altered earthworm created just for mining.

Ramrobot - automated space exploration
An autonomous interstellar exploration craft using gathered hydrogen for fuel.

Sinclair Molecule Chain - one molecule thick
A monofilament fiber, used for strength.

 

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