Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Remarkable novel about the life of Valentine Michael Smith, born during the first mission to explore Mars. Educated by Martians, he is helpless when returned to Earth. Or is he? Tutored by Jubal Harshaw (a classic Heinlein character) he develops into an extraordinary person. Winner of the 1962 Hugo Award; this story is not for children. Select an invention:

Grok - a Martian sees and knows

Jump Harness - rocket pack

Living Grass Carpet - not AstroTurf

Lyle Drive

Reading Machine - read while reclining

Screensaver (Inventor of) - the original idea

Stereo Tank - 3D TV receiver

Stereovision Tank - 3D TV tank (and first screen saver)

Waterbed (Hydraulic Bed) - a waterbed

 

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