Harry Harrison:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Harry Harrison was born in 1925 in Stamford, Ct. He worked in sf as an illustrator before becoming an editor. He wrote short fiction under various pseudonyms; he also wrote for syndicated comic strips. He is probably best known for the Stainless Steel Rat series; his novel Make Room! Make Room! formed the basis of the sf film Soylent Green.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Blue Collar Bot

The Velvet Glove (1956)

Flying Eye - I see you

The Repairman (1959)

Helmet-Mounted Display Screen - display where you need it

Rock Diver (1951)

Human Object Recognition - people making robotic life easier

The Velvet Glove (1956)

Hyperspace Beacon - find your way between the stars

The Repairman (1959)

Hypo Arm - tentacle with a needle

Simulated Trainer (1958)

Intelligent Trash Sorting

The Velvet Glove (1956)

Jump Drive

Ethical Engineer (1963)

Metallic Marx

The Robots Strike (1959)

Nose Gun

Arm of the Law (1958)

Personality Death - you're dead to yourself

Robot Justice (1959)

Personalized Fashion Display

Bill the Galactic Hero (1965)

Police Robot - a rookie cop bot

Arm of the Law (1958)

Power Holster

Deathworld (1960)


The Velvet Glove (1956)


Bill the Galactic Hero (1965)

Robot Bar - ancestor of R2D2

Bill the Galactic Hero (1965)

Robot Earthworm - spaghettibot

War With The Robots (1962)

Robot Judge - before Dred

Robot Justice (1959)

Robot Librarian Filer

The Robot Who Wanted to Know (1962)

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