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Hotello
A portable room within a room.
(From New York 2140 [2017] by Kim Stanley Robinson)
Black square
A device for secret communication.
(From God Emperor of Dune [1981] by Frank Herbert)
Ridulian Crystal Sheets
Exceptionally strong, surpassingly thin material.
(From God Emperor of Dune [1981] by Frank Herbert)
Face-Plate
The transparent front of a space suit helmet.
(From Skylark Three [1930] by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
Helix Gun
A device for capturing ferrous meteors.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Meteor Miner
Someone who roams the solar system, hunting for metal in meteors.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Osprey Space Armor
Space suit you can live in.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Life-Tubes
Escape pods for space ships.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Dictatel
A thought-based dictating machine.
(From God Emperor of Dune [1981] by Frank Herbert)
Sandtrout Glove
A living glove, formed of live creatures.
(From Children of Dune [1976] by Frank Herbert)
Spectro-Flash Analysis
Device for determining the content of meteorites.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Asteroid Rocket
An engine attached to an asteroid to drive it through space.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
Law of Contact
Non-interference in the development of other worlds.
(From Orphans of the Void [1952] by Orville Shaara)
Tree-Grown Wood
The natural product, obtained by cutting down a living tree.
(From Gravy Planet [1952] by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
Light Absorbing/Emitting Ink
Ink that can absorb light and then emit it in a burst for advertising purposes.
(From Gravy Planet [1952] by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
Depilatory Soap
A labor-saving combination of soap and a agent that removes hair.
(From Gravy Planet [1952] by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
Vision Strip
A circular vision strip for robots.
(From Orphans of the Void [1952] by Orville Shaara)
Magnetic Boots
Special footgear holds spacemen to the metal deck in spite of the lack of gravity.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack Williamson)
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