Moving Desks Not SciFi After All

One of my favorite examples of science fiction technovelgy are the metal desk cars from Golden Age author Don Wilcox's manic 1939 masterpiece Ben Gleed, King of Speed:

The research workers rode up and down among the walls of books and filing cabinets in little metal desk cars, like marbles chasing through an upright maze.

The eager King of Speed donned a brain stimulator, glanced at his assignments, mounted a car, sailed up the wall, and delved into the cases.

Charged with hope, he zipped from stack to stack... (Read more about metal desk cars)

And now this, from the morning Twitters:

People often ask me to make definitive statements about who invented what idea, but it's really difficult to do. I had no idea these really existed.

Don Wilcox also wrote one of the very first stories about a Multi-Generation Space Voyage leaving from Earth.

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