James Blish:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
James Blish was born in New Jersey in 1921; he died in 1975. He had a BA in microbiology and served as a medical technician in WWII. He won a Hugo in 1959 for A Case of Conscience.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Accelerated Schooling

Cities in Flight (1957)

Accelerated Schooling Helmet

Cities in Flight (1957)

Anti-agathic drugs

Cities in Flight (1957)

Battle Tank Display

Cities in Flight (1957)

Bethé blasters

Cities in Flight (1957)

Brood Assembly - first self reproducing automata

Cities in Flight (1957)

City Fathers - AI with centuries of experience

Cities in Flight (1957)

Crop Algae

Cities in Flight (1957)

Dirac Transmitter (also Tranceiver or Communicator) - instant communication

Cities in Flight (1957)

Eavesdropper - check if it's safe

Cities in Flight (1957)

Gas Giant - coined a phrase

Solar Plexus (1952)

Gravity-Polarized Explosive (TDX)

Cities in Flight (1957)

Inter-Universal Messenger

Cities in Flight (1957)

Machine Psychologist - computer psychiatrist

Cities in Flight (1957)

Machine Surveillance - first mention of idea

Cities in Flight (1957)

Message Tree - communication standard for a world

A Case of Conscience (1958)

Panatrope - mutation for survival

Surface Tension (1952)

Proselytizing Robot

Cities in Flight (1957)


And All The Stars A Stage (1971)

Space Armor

Cities in Flight (1957)

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