Frank K. Kelly:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Frank King Kelly (b. 1914 - d. 2010) was an American journalist and writer of considerable nonfiction. He began to publish science fiction with "The Light Bender" for Wonder Stories in June 1931, and rapidly became known for Space-Opera tales.


(Frank K. Kelly)

Kelly cofounded the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in 1959, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in 1982, remaining actively involved in these and other roles well into the new century.

Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Granton Motor
Spacecraft propulsion system based on gravital radiation.

Into the Meteorite Orbit (1933)

Landing-Cradle
A supporting structure for a space craft landing on a planetary surface.

The Radium World (1932)

Light Beam Propulsion (Light-Ship)
Use of brilliant light as motive power for a space ship.

The Radium World (1932)

Luminous Stake-Markers
Illuminated pole designating a staked claim on the surface of a planet, moon or asteroid.

The Radium World (1932)

Ostler Insulation Beam
A beam of energy stretching from one planet to another that protects space craft from radiation.

The Radium World (1932)

Space-Suit Rockets
Attached rockets allow movement in zero-gee space.

Into the Meteorite Orbit (1933)

Vibra-Transmitter (Teleportation)
An early use of the notion of matter transmission.

Into the Meteorite Orbit (1933)


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