Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth):
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Read about Frederic Pohl.

Cyril Kornbluth (b. 1923 - d. 1958) was an American writer (the "M" for a non-existent middle name represents his wife Mary, in the thought that she would be collaborating with him). A member of the Futurians fan group, he published prolifically during the years 1940-1942 in magazines edited by fellow Futurians Donald A Wollheim and Frederik Pohl. His first sf publication was "Stepsons of Mars" for Astonishing Stories in April 1940.

Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Airplane Window Ads - ads on clouds
An airplane window that allows you to - see advertisements!

The Space Merchants (1952)

Automatic Pilot - a brief history
A device to control the movement of aircraft using computer components.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Chicken Little - vat-grown protein
Very early reference to meat grown in a vat for food.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Chlorella Plantation
A skyscraper designed for food production.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Coffiest - coffee plus
It's coffee that you can't live without.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Compulsive Subsonics - ads dodge your cortex
An advertising agency works with every part of the audience's brain.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Depilatory Soap
A labor-saving combination of soap and a agent that removes hair.

Gravy Planet (1952)

Hilsch Vortex Tube - Maxwell's demon lives!
A T-shaped device that admits air under pressure and outputs hot air from side and cold from the other.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Hypnoteleset
A device that guarantees quick, surrogate sleep.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Light Absorbing/Emitting Ink
Ink that can absorb light and then emit it in a burst for advertising purposes.

Gravy Planet (1952)

Plasticocoon
Holds a prisoner motionless.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Prism Window - better plane window
A device for getting a better view of the ground from inside an airplane.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Retinal Projection - put the ad right on the eyeball
A method for projecting advertisements directly on the retina.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Soot-Extractor Nostril Plugs (Antisoot Plugs) - breathe easier
A small device worn to filter industrial pollutants out of breathing air.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Tourist Rocket
A cheap, unpleasant way to do space travel.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Tree-Grown Wood
The natural product, obtained by cutting down a living tree.

Gravy Planet (1952)

Water Bulb
A zero-gee dispenser of liquids.

The Space Merchants (1952)

Water Bulb
A zero-g way to enjoy water.

The Space Merchants (1952)


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