Iain M Banks:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Iain M Banks (b. 1954 - d. 2013) was a Scottish writer who published fiction for the general market as Iain Banks, and that aimed more directly at sf readers as Iain M Banks.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Arteria Portal
A wormhole entrance.

The Algebraist (2004)

Emissarial Projection - almost an a.i.
An expert system able to converse and act in the capacity of ambassador.

The Algebraist (2004)

Gillfluid - liquid breathing
Breathable fluid that provides oxygen to the lungs, allowing greater pressure on the body.

The Algebraist (2004)

Knife Missile
A sharp-edged weapon that can maneuver in space.

Use of Weapons (1990)

Loiter-Drone - indefinite watch
A autonomous flying device that hovers protectively over a defined area.

The Algebraist (2004)

Muscle Sensor Interface
Interface senses muscle movements to control display.

The Algebraist (2004)

Neural Lace
An interface between the brain and computer facilities.

Surface Detail (2010)

Signal Skin
Natural communication form for this species; skin that can spell out text.

The Algebraist (2004)

An augmented representation of space battles.

The Algebraist (2004)

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