Harl Vincent:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Harl Vincent (b. 1893 d. 1968) was the pen name of Harold Vincent Schoepflin, an American mechanical engineer and science fiction writer. Most of his stories were short works; The Doomsday Planet was the only work published as a novel.


(Harl Vincent)

Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Air Tunnel
A means of sending trains through the air.

Through the Air Tunnel (1929)

Atomic Percolator
Make coffee with radiation.

The Golden Girl of Munan (1928)

Flame Pistol
A hand-held weapon that incinerates opponents.

Invisible Ships (1931)

Flame Projector
Handheld device shoots flame.

Water-Bound World (1932)

Gateway
A device that opens a portal to another dimension.

Wanderer of Infinity (1933)

Harvest Power From Stray Energy
A means of collecting enough energy from stray electronic impulses to power a device.

The Golden Girl of Munan (1928)

Neutralizing Wall
A barrier that stops electrical and mechanical vibrations, rendering the protected area effectively invisible.

The Golden Girl of Munan (1928)

Optophone (Opto)
A video call system.

Too Many Boards! (1931)

Polyceltron Iconoscope Televisor
A portable camera and microphone setup that could broadcast on-the-spot news.

Newscast (1939)

Ray-Pistol
An early version of the raygun.

The War of the Planets (1929)

Rocket Float
A sea-going floating platform for rocket launches.

Too Many Boards! (1931)

Sol-Ido
The universal language of interplanetary travelers.

Water-Bound World (1932)

Time-Space Television
A device for seeing into the past.

Water-Bound World (1932)

Ultra-Telescope Ray
A transporter Ray that works over interplanetary distances.

The Moon Weed (1931)

Videophone
A person-to-person communication device offering sight as well as sound.

The Golden Girl of Munan (1928)


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