"Science Fiction is speculative fiction in which the author takes as his first postulate the real world as we know it, including all established facts and natural laws."
I found the quote on Winchell Chung's excellent Gear page.
Compare to the
toaster from Accidental Flight (1952) by WF Wallace, the
Slaver disintegrator from Ringworld (1970) by Larry Niven, the
Lasgun from Dune (1965) by Frank Herbert, and the
atomic torch from One Against the Legion (1939) by Jack Williamson.
Compare to the toaster from Accidental Flight (1952) by WF Wallace, the Slaver disintegrator from Ringworld (1970) by Larry Niven, the Lasgun from Dune (1965) by Frank Herbert, and the atomic torch from One Against the Legion (1939) by Jack Williamson.
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Wearable Energy Harvester
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'The program raced up the screen one scan line at a time'
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Why have legs if they don't walk around?
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'...it was so easy for me to remain motionless in midair.'
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'It's an old model,' Rawlins said. 'I'm not sure what to do.'
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'the robot-boss was busy at the lip of the new lode instructing and egging the men on to greater speed...'
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'He rode the bike with an intense lack of physical grace...'
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