Whipping Star by Frank Herbert:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Totally original story, you'll find sentient stars, utterly corrupt rich and famous people who will stop at nothing to destroy the universe. Who can stop them? Jorj X. McKie, who belongs to a government group that sabotages government bureaucracy to keep government from crushing the life out of all of us. Select an invention:

Caliban Beachball - home to the stars
Dwelling place for unusual lifeform who make jumpdoors possible.

Float-home - living houseboat
Living entity genetically designed for use as a houseboat.

Gravity Web - keep gravity to a minimum
Device for limiting the extent to which a person is subject to gravitational attraction.

Jumpdoor - entrance to the rabbit hole
The entrance to an energy passage providing instantaneous transportation between points across the galaxy.

Pseudoflesh - key to boneless meat
Meat (protein) that is produced apart from an animal; great steaks without rumination.

Sniggertrance - caught between the stars
The state of a person receiving a call mediated by a Taprisiot; interiorized consciousness accompanied by spastic, jerking body movements.

Voicecorder
A device that records verbal output and determines truth or falsehood.

Vortal Tube
An energy passage providing instantaneous transportation between points across the galaxy

 

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