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)

Sargasso Asteroid - scavenger planetoid
A planetoid built from natural rock and the salvaged wreckage of space craft.

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Skull Bug - implanted RFID monitor
A small electronic device implanted in the cranium at birth; used for monitoring and control.

The Computer Connection (1974)

Sympathetic Block - psychological privacy
A way to keep certain mental contents from being spoken or revealed.

The Stars My Destination (1956)

Time Dingbat - time machine welfare
Nickname for a time machine; used for a kind of WPA-like program for the past.

The Computer Connection (1974)

Whisper Line
A means of communication between prisoners held in wide separation.

The Stars My Destination (1956)

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