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"I did more research, and realized I almost would rather be a biologist than a writer, because there was incredible stuff going on!"
- Greg Bear

Necap  
  A device that burns out neural connections.  

Jiminy had just enough time to experience a moment of gratitude when the Meld shot a necap. Landing squarely on the prisoner's head the highly charged diaphanous material adhered securely and flared once, instantly short-circuiting every cerebral connection. Jiminy's head slumped forward as his brain went out.
From The Human Blend, by Alan Dean Foster.
Published by Del Rey in 2010
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