The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

You can hardly believe that this novel was written in the 1950's. Bester created a society which is forced into a renaissance by the discovery of jaunting, the natural ability to teleport. All of our carefully built institutions have crumbled; hilariously, brand name identities remain. Fabulous book. Select an invention:

Analogue - devolution through chemistry

Dental Switchboard - tongue switching

Internal Body Power Pack - AAAAAAAA size

Jaunte Stage - a little space to teleport

Living Advertising Character - meet Mr. Presto

PyrE - thought explosive

Refurbished Nervous System - rewired for speed

Robot Bartender - early mention

Sargasso Asteroid - scavenger planetoid

Sympathetic Block - psychological privacy

Whisper Line

 

Technovelgy.com is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
Find
new authors and technologies - Shop for yourself, your library and your lab.

 

 

 

 

Science Fiction
in the News

Desktopography Makes Virtual Desktops Real
re: Orson Scott Card
(7/14/2017)

LaWS Laser Can Take Out Rogue Drones
re: Michael Crichton
(7/13/2017)

Moon Express Lunar Robot Mining: Shine On, Harvest Moon
re: Pournelle and Niven
(7/12/2017)

Liquid Body Armor For TALOS Exoskeleton
re: Larry Niven
(7/11/2017)

Hyperloop One Video Shows It Works!
re: Harl Vincent
(7/10/2017)

Chairless Chair Exoskeleton By Sapetti
re: Edmond Hamilton
(7/9/2017)

Publishing Technologies In Science Fiction
re: Various
(7/8/2017)

Russia Working On Military Exoskeletons
re: Robert Heinlein
(7/7/2017)

3D Printed Bionic Chinese Skin
re: Philip K. Dick
(7/6/2017)

Flexup Tire Design Good For Tumblebugs
re: Neal Stephenson
(7/5/2017)

3D Printed Graphene Aerogel - So Light!
re: Edgar Rice Burroughs
(7/4/2017)

Asteroid Deflection With DART
re: Gene Roddenberry
(7/3/2017)

Translate One2One From IBM's Watson Your Communication Solution
re: Douglas Adams
(7/2/2017)

News Now Philip K. Dick's Bailiwick
re: Philip K. Dick
(7/1/2017)

More SF in the News

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.