Ray Cummings:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Ray Cummings (1877-1957) was a prolific author, writing hundreds of sf stories and novels. He learned about inventing worlds and technology in the best way possible; he did technical writing and editing while working with inventor Thomas Edison.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Artificial Gravity - first mention

Brigands of the Moon (1930)

Audiphone

Blood of the Moon (1936)

Eavesdropping Ray - hears through walls

Brigands of the Moon (1930)

Electronized Gravity Plate - artificial gravity

Blood of the Moon (1936)

Electro-Telescope

Blood of the Moon (1936)

Emergency Repulsion (Repulsive Ray)

Blood of the Moon (1936)

Glassite

Brigands of the Moon (1930)

Grantline Comptometer - long before Mathematica

Beyond the Stars (1928)

Gravity Assist - very early use

Brigands of the Moon (1930)

Indoor Weighted Belt

Blood of the Moon (1936)

Invisible Cloak -long before Harry Potter

Brigands of the Moon (1930)

Low-scale Detectors

Brigands of the Moon (1930)

Lunar Mining - moon mining camp

Brigands of the Moon (1930)

Moon Dome - first reference

Brigands of the Moon (1930)

Moon Walk - presages Apollo

Brigands of the Moon (1930)

Needle Pipe - needle gun

Beyond the Stars (1928)

Paralyzing Ray - early use

Brigands of the Moon (1930)

Paralyzing Ray (Bolar Current)

Blood of the Moon (1936)

Pencil Heat Ray - narrow beam

Brigands of the Moon (1930)

Raytron Apparatus - aerial surveillance

Beyond the Stars (1928)

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