James Schmitz:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
James Henry Schmitz (1911-1981) was born in Hamburg, Germany of American parents. He lived in Germany until 1938, but left before WWII started. He served as an aerial photographer in the Pacific. He published his first story in 1943 and kept writing through the seventies.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Bubble Armor Space Suit
Steel bubble-shaped space suit.

Agent of Vega (1949)

Dirt-Farming
An archaic method of food production.

The End of the Line (1951)

Dominator
Device implants a psychological block.

The End of the Line (1951)

Emergency Treatment Tank (Chamber)
A fully enclosed regeneration device.

Agent of Vega (1949)

Hive-Mind
A group mind.

Second Night of Summer (1950)

Mind-Lock
A device that confines a mind within its own shielded area.

Agent of Vega (1949)

Mind-Parasite
Takes over the cognition of a host organism.

Agent of Vega (1949)

Ontogenetic Adaptation
Immediate genetic-level ability to eat alien plants.

The End of the Line (1951)

Quizzer
An autonomous mind-probe.

Agent of Vega (1949)

Self-Assembling Robots - robot, configure thyself
Robots with the capacity to assemble themselves from components, and then switch themselves on.

The Witches of Karres (1966)

Sheem Spider Robot
A robotic spider.

The Witches of Karres (1966)

Synthetigrav
General term for any of the fields produced by synthetic gravity devices.

Agent of Vega (1949)

Telepath Transmitter
A device for long distance communication that makes use of telepathy.

Agent of Vega (1949)

Vat Meat (Albert) - live shawarma
Meat grown in a vat.

The End of the Line (1951)

Visiglobe
A display that provided a spherical, 3D visualization of a scene.

Agent of Vega (1949)

Vivo-Gel
Semi-living material.

Agent of Vega (1949)


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