"[Science fiction is ] That branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings."
Compare to the Floater from Armageddon: 2419 A.D., by Philip Frances Nowlan, published by Amazing Stories in 1928, and the jump harness from Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein, published by Putnam in 1961.
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