The Dragon Masters by Jack Vance:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

A spectacular Hugo-awardwinning book from master literary stylist Jack Vance. What a story - set in a universe where just a few humans scrabble out a life on a tiny little world, subject to invasion by a strange alien race. The dragons are captured aliens, bred as mounts in battle.


('The Dragon Masters' by Jack Vance)

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Celestial Armamentarium - the mechanism of star movements
A small crystal planetarium, in which the stars and planets surrounding Aerlith are seen.

Luminescent Vial
A glass tube full of luminescent algae; used to provide some measure of light underground.

Tand - an abstract venerated sculpture
A metal sculpture, made in contemplation, which has great meaning for the initiates.

 

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