"Science fiction is what scientists would do if they could - if they had enough grant money, enough time, and enough brains to do the wonderful things they would like to do."
Great name; the concept was used in Edmund Hamilton's 1928 novel Crashing Sun (see de-atomizer) and the disintegrator from Garrett P. Serviss' 1898 novel Edison's Conquest of Mars.
Compare to the Disruptor Tube (Disruptor Ray) from The Emperor of the Stars (1931) by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat), the
Bethé blasters from Cities in Flight (1957) by James Blish, the
Vortex Gun from One Against the Legion (1939) by Jack Williamson.
Compare to the Disruptor Tube (Disruptor Ray) from The Emperor of the Stars (1931) by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat), the Bethé blasters from Cities in Flight (1957) by James Blish, the Vortex Gun from One Against the Legion (1939) by Jack Williamson.
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