One Against The Legion by Jack Williamson:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Terrific yarn tells the story of The Basilisk, a mysterious figure that seems to manifest at will around the galaxy. Visit the amazing New Moon Casino satellite, with its many wonders. Will Chan Derron take the blame for the Basilisk's crimes? Will he fall to the charms of the deadly android woman? And what of Giles Habibula? has he really retired? Select an invention:

Asteroid Prison
A jail is the sole occupant of an asteroid.

Atomic Torch
An atomic-powered cutting and welding tool.

Chart Cabinet
Used in astrogation, this device can see the positions of stars and planets over a thousand year period.

Communicator
A small, pendant-shaped device that works to communicate over large distances.

Floating Spherical Pool
Control of gravity permits mid-air pools of water.

Geofractor
Device provides instantaneous teleportation of selected objects over vast distances.

Geofractor Shield
Protects the bearer against unwanted geofractor use.

Geopeller
An atomic powered, miniaturized means of propulsion.

Hall of Euthanasia - a death trap
A place for (mostly) voluntary suicide.

Manmade Black Hole
Using the power of a hole in the continuum.

New Moon Casino Satellite
An enormous artificial moon, it was far easier to get to than the Old Moon.

Orbiting Casino Advertising Sign
The mightiest billboard in the Solar System!

Outbound Interplanetary Traffic
The rules of the spacelanes.

Spacecraft Invisibility Electronics
A means of rendering a spacecraft invisible to detection by electromagnetic means.

Visiwave
Even faster than ultrawave! a means of instantaneous communication over lightyear distances.

Vortex Gun
A device that projects whirling fields of atomic instability.

 

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