Manly Wade Wellman:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Manly Wade Wellman (b. 1903 - d. 1986) was an American writer. He wrote in a number of different genres, including fantasy, historical fiction, detective fiction, western fiction and science fiction. He is also known for non-fiction books on history.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Artificial Eye Drone
A remote flying device that transmits its view to the operator.

Glimpse (1938)

Atom-Shifter
A device that 'softens' matter, making it possible for a person to pass through.

The Worlds of Tomorrow (1940)

Electro-Automatic Pistol
Circular, pocket-sized weapon.

The Worlds of Tomorrow (1940)

Gogglelike Televisors
A screen technology placed very close to the eyes.

The Robot and the Lady (1938)

Magnetized Boots - made for walking
Special shoes to allow walking in and around a metal ship with no artificial gravity.

Lost Rocket (1941)

Metal Solvent Ray Thrower - also a reaction pistol
Acts like a flame thrower in space.

Lost Rocket (1941)

Oxygen Freshener - breath of fresh air
A device that removed carbon dioxide from air and replaced it with fresh oxygen.

Lost Rocket (1941)

Pocket-Caller
Private communication device that fits in your pocket.

The Worlds of Tomorrow (1940)

Radium-Action Lighter
A personal device used to ignite tobacco products.

The Worlds of Tomorrow (1940)

Rocket Cruiser
A privately owned space ship.

The Worlds of Tomorrow (1940)

Rocket-Belt
A single-user propulsion pack.

The Worlds of Tomorrow (1940)

Roving Bomb - RC weaponry
Special zero-gee guided bomb.

Lost Rocket (1941)

Silk-Metal
A very tough fabric.

The Worlds of Tomorrow (1940)

Space Helmet
Headgear for space explorers.

The Disc-Men of Jupiter (1931)

Space Overalls - easier than space suits
Light-duty space suit.

Lost Rocket (1941)

Space Socks
Protective garments for the lower extremities.

Lost Rocket (1941)

Teleoperated Robot Surrogate - love via robot
A robot that is entirely controlled remotely by a person who sees with the point of view of the robot.

The Robot and the Lady (1938)


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