Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Exciting set of novellas in which the intrepid Space Patrol of Earth 100,000 years into the future faces terrible dangers. A giant red sun is unaccountably careening straight toward our sun! Who will save us? These stories were published between 1928 and 1930. Select an invention:

Attractive Ray - first use of idea?


De-atomizing Ray - a disintegration beam


Hall of the Council

Heat Transmitter - warmth to outer planets

Meteorometer - meteors ahead!


Pain Ray - pain by nerve induction.

Private Space Cruiser

Space Buoy

Space-Lanes - like the space-ways

Steering a Star - driving a sun

Telechart - the one indispensable aid

Telestereo - earliest reference to holograms?

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re: John W. Campbell

Telepresence In The Office
re: Niven and Pournelle

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re: Isaac Asimov

WEpod Driverless Vehicle On The Netherlands Roads
re: Larry Niven

Computer Predicts Psychosis Better Than Psychiatrists
re: Philip K. Dick

Robot Evolution Needs Mass Extinction Events
re: Philip K. Dick

Lab-Grown Kidneys Implanted Successfully - In Animals
re: Larry Niven

Korean Lab Ready To Clone Your Dog
re: Various

DARPA NeuroTech Hand With Natural Sensation
re: George Lucas

Nuke Mars To Terraform It, Says Elon Musk
re: Olaf Stapledon

Texas-Sized Ice Slab Found On Mars
re: Robert Heinlein

Invisible Drones Will (Not) Appear Over Your Town
re: EE 'Doc Smith

Transwheel Drone Robotic Delivery Vehicle
re: George Lucas

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