Frank Belknap Long, Jr.:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Frank Belknap Long, Jr. (b. 1901, d. 1994) was an American author whose works ranged from horror fiction, fantasy and science fiction to gothic romance and comic books. He grew up in Harlem in NYC. When a ruptured appendix nearly killed him during college, he quit to pursue a writing career. In spite of writing 25 novels, 150 short stories and many articles and scripts, he died a pauper at 92.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Blast Rifle

Exiles of the Stratosphere (1937)

Etherometer - check the ether for gravity waves

Spawn of the Red Giants (1937)

Force-Screen - protective energy

The Dweller in Outer Darkness (1939)

Gravity Port

Shadow Over Venus (1946)

Heat Generating Magnetic Disks - red giants at work

Spawn of the Red Giants (1937)


The Last Men (1934)

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