Alfred Bester:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Alfred Bester was born in Manhattan in 1913. He published his first short story in Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1939. He also wrote for comics, including Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern, and for radio, including The Shadow. His best known sf novels are The Demolished Man (winner of the first Hugo award in 1953) and The Stars My Destination. He died in 1987.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Analogue - devolution through chemistry

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Dental Switchboard - tongue switching

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Hydropathic bed - better than a waterbed

The Demolished Man (1996)

Internal Body Power Pack - AAAAAAAA size

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Jaunte Stage - a little space to teleport

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Living Advertising Character - meet Mr. Presto

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Molemen

The Computer Connection (1974)

Projection - be in two places at once

The Computer Connection (1974)

Projection Commercials - 3D advertisements

The Computer Connection (1974)

PyrE - thought explosive

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Refurbished Nervous System - rewired for speed

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Robot Bartender - early mention

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Sargasso Asteroid - scavenger planetoid

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Skull Bug - implanted RFID monitor

The Computer Connection (1974)

Sympathetic Block - psychological privacy

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Time Dingbat - time machine welfare

The Computer Connection (1974)

Whisper Line

The Stars My Destination (1956)


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