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Vestan Parasite
Semi-intelligent creatures that take control of the nervous system of other animals.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Weight-Shoes
Devices intended to make it easier to walk on celestial bodies with weaker gravity.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Telaudiogram
An interplanetary communication method.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Meteorscope
A device that probes ahead in space detecting swarms of deadly meteors.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Gravitation Paralysis
Dread illness of space travelers striking when changing from very weak to very strong gravities.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Lunar Web
The moon ensnared by cobwebs.
(From Hothouse [1962] by Brian Aldiss)
Dumbler
Half-sentient spores of the whistle thistle.
(From Hothouse [1962] by Brian Aldiss)
Plastic Constructor (3D Printer)
A 3D printer - for spaceships.
(From Things Pass By [1945] by Murray Leinster)
Dermal-Mist Spray
Very refreshing for suburbanites.
(From Prominent Author [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Jiffi-scuttler
A device providing near instantaneous travel between two points.
(From Prominent Author [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Gourmet Space Cuisine
The finest in French cuisine, in outer space.
(From From the Earth to the Moon [1867] by Jules Verne)
Two-Wheeled Car
A small passenger vehicle with two centerline wheels.
(From The Roads Must Roll [1940] by Robert Heinlein)
Metallic Display Scroll
A rollable video screen.
(From Freedom [2010] by Daniel Suarez)
Angel Teeth
Essentially a spear dropped from a great height (or from orbit) with a guidance system.
(From Freedom [2010] by Daniel Suarez)
Emotional Register (ER)
A small disk worn in the forehead that discloses the emotional state of the wearer.
(From The Primal Urge [1961] by Brian Aldiss)
Jodie Grid
A 'tattoo' that provides points for mapping your face into a grid.
(From The Diamond Age [1995] by Neal Stephenson)
Sterile Seeds
Seeds that are bioengineered to grow, but not to produce fertile seeds.
(From The Calorie Man [2005] by Paolo Bacigalupi)
Hyper-Developed Mulies
Bioengineered animals that optimally transform vegetable matter into usable mechanical energy.
(From The Calorie Man [2005] by Paolo Bacigalupi)
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