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Eel Operator
A surgically modified human being able to operate a robotic eel
(From Re:Set [2012] by Susan Beetlestone)
Robotic Eel
A five-foot long artificial eel, controlled by an operator.
(From Re:Set [2012] by Susan Beetlestone)
Three Generation Work (Century Piece)
An artwork created by three consecutive generations of artists, in exactly one century.
(From The Sub-Standard Sardines [1949] by Jack Vance)
Emergency Space-Boat
An escape ship.
(From Revolt of the Star Men [1932] by Raymond Z. Gallun)
Resilian
A natural fiber that is as strong as steel.
(From The Howling Bounders [1949] by Jack Vance)
Escapecraft
A small spacecraft used when abandoning the main ship.
(From The Ethical Equations [1945] by Murray Leinster)
Vortex Gun
A device that projects whirling fields of atomic instability.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Geofractor
Device provides instantaneous teleportation of selected objects over vast distances.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Communicator
A small, pendant-shaped device that works to communicate over large distances.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Geofractor Shield
Protects the bearer against unwanted geofractor use.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Herculoy
A very strong alloy like steel.
(From The Howling Bounders [1949] by Jack Vance)
Ship Hull Thermobatteries
Solar activated and charged batteries built into the hull of a spacecraft.
(From The Ethical Equations [1945] by Murray Leinster)
Manmade Black Hole
Using the power of a hole in the continuum.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Floating Spherical Pool
Control of gravity permits mid-air pools of water.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
Self-Igniter
A self-lighting cigarette.
(From The Howling Bounders [1949] by Jack Vance)
Space-Post
A trading post in space.
(From Episode On Dhee Minor [1939] by Harry Walton)
Robot Observatory
A fully automated astronomical observatory, placed on a planet (typically, one that does not support human life).
(From Space Rating [1939] by John Berryman)
Orbiting Casino Advertising Sign
The mightiest billboard in the Solar System!
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack Williamson)
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