Eric Frank Russell:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Eric Frank Russell (1905-1978) was an English science fiction author. He served with the RAF in WWII and worked for a while as an engineer before starting on his writing career. His short story Allamagoosa won a Hugo award in 1955. Also, see his work under the pseudonym Maurice A. Hugi.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Diabological Armory
A set of verbal tools based on a higher form of reasoning.

Diabologic (1955)

Hypnosis Ray
Eases the words of dictators into the minds of the credulous.

Beyond All Weapons (1941)

Identification Ring
An apparently ordinary ring, which minutely describes and identifies its wearer.

Sinister Barrier (1939)

Magnetic Anchor
A means of affixing an anchor point on a spacecraft hull.

The Saga of Pelican West (1937)

Mercy Gas
Breathe it and die.

The Saga of Pelican West (1937)

Poldek
Ability to sense life.

The Saga of Pelican West (1937)

Psycho-History
The application of psychology to historical data.

Beyond All Weapons (1941)

Schrieber Analyzer
Superior automatic air testing - for the discriminating space traveler.

Diabologic (1955)

Scout-Base
Artificial sphere functions as a frontier outpost.

Diabologic (1955)

Short-Wave Surgical Knife
A means of performing an internal cut without breaking the skin.

Boomerang (1953)

Space Craft Rope Ladder
Equipment used for debarking from a space craft.

Diabologic (1955)

Space Tugs - used to tow space barges
Early use of familiar ocean vehicle in space.

Describe a Circle (1942)

Stereoscopic Vernier and Cube
A means of photographing in depth.

Sinister Barrier (1939)

Transparent Car Roof
You can see through the roof of the car.

Sinister Barrier (1939)

Treatment of Extramundane Aborigines
Laws for aliens on their own planet.

Symbiotica (1943)


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