The Killing Machine by Jack Vance:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Malagate the Woe brought to justice, Gersen now sets his sights on Kokor Hekkus, another of the Demon Princes. The name Kokor Hekkus, which means "killing machine" in the language of the planet Thamber, does not refer to Hekkus's own predilection for homicide, but to his fondness for horrific and murderous devices, including the giant robotic executioner that first gained him his nickname.


(From 'The Killing Machine' by Jack Vance)

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Color Generator
A variable spectrum light source

Fake-Meter - counterfeit detector
A pocket-sized counterfeit currency detector.

Flexible Stem
A long flexible tube that can expand and contract its length quickly.

Walking Fort - a fort with robotic legs
A biomimetic fort based on the model of a centipede.

 

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