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?

Death-Beam

De-atomizing Ray - a disintegration beam

Gravity-Screen

Hall of the Council

Heat Transmitter - warmth to outer planets

Meteorometer - meteors ahead!

Meteor-Sweeps

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?

Vibration-Propelled Cruiser - waves in spacetime

 

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