Beyond the Stars by Ray Cummings:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Intriguing early science fiction novel that combines some elements of very early 19th century (even 17th century stories!) with cool electronics-based technology. This story has a really awe-inspiring basic story line that stretches your imagination.


('Beyond the Stars' by Ray Cummings)

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Grantline Comptometer - long before Mathematica
Key-driven computer/calculator that easily solves even calculus problems.

Needle Pipe - needle gun
A device that could project slivers of metal at near light speed.

Raytron Apparatus - aerial surveillance
A device for aerial surveillance; the image was transmitted back to the user.

 

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