Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Eadhamite When the Sleeper Wakes Wells  1899
Eager Beaver - your friendly robot helper The Door Into Summer Heinlein  1956
Earmite Freezone Shirley  1985
Earthport The Ballad of Lost C'Mell Smith  1950
Eavesdropper - check if it's safe Cities in Flight Blish  1957
Eavesdropping Ray - hears through walls Brigands of the Moon Cummings  1930
Ebony Teeth Now Wait For Last Year Dick  1966
Ecstasy Plug Death by Ecstasy Niven  1969
Edgar Electric Dreams Lemorande  1984
Edge Controls The Feeling of Power Asimov  1958
E-Document Distribution - step up to the kiosk Earth Brin  1990
EEG-Gram Projection Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said Dick  1974
Eetee (E.T - extraterrestrial) Double Star Heinlein  1956
Effective Human Implant Technology (EHIT) Snake-Eyes Maddox  1986
Ego-Likeness - a true portrait Dune Herbert  1965
Electric Car Recharging Station A Journey In Other Worlds Astor IV  1894
Electric Diaper The Psychophonic Nurse Keller  1928
Electric Gun (Mass Driver) A Trip to Venus Munro  1897
Electric Machine Gun (Railgun) - electromagnetic acceleration The Battery of Hate Campbell  1933
Electric Monk - belief on demand Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Adams  1987
Electric Phaetons (Electric Cars) A Journey In Other Worlds Astor IV  1894
Electric Protection-Wires (Electrified Fence) A Journey In Other Worlds Astor IV  1894
Electric Rifle - Tom Swift's weapon of choice Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle Appleton  1911
Electric Sheep - livestock as consumer electronics Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick  1968
Electric Wall The World With A Thousand Moons Hamilton  1942
Electrical Grandmother (Robot Grandma) - more than a machine I Sing The Body Electric! Bradbury  1969
Electrical 'Tether' Edison's Conquest of Mars Serviss  1898
Electric-Space-Strain Projector - wireless power transmission The Mightiest Machine Campbell  1934
Electrified Fence A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Twain  1889
Electrify the Rail - repel boarders! 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Verne  1875
Electro-Automatic Pistol The Worlds of Tomorrow Wellman  1940
Electro-Education The Knowledge Machine Hamilton  1948
Electromagnetic Cannon Ringworld Niven  1970
Electromechanical Educator The Fourth R Smith  1959
Electronic Bard The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age Lem  1965
Electronic Body Analyzer The Andromeda Strain Crichton  1969
Electronic Book - more massively useful than a towel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Adams  1979
Electronic Book Store Return from the Stars Lem  1961
Electronic Locator World of Null-A van Vogt  1945
Electronic Spy Ring Around the Sun Simak  1952
Electronic Voting The Shockwave Rider Brunner  1975
Electronic-Eyed Snake Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury  1953
Electronized Gravity Plate - artificial gravity Blood of the Moon Cummings  1936
Electrosecretary - automatic transcription machine A Fall of Moondust Clarke  1961
Electro-Telescope Blood of the Moon Cummings  1936
Eloi - long lifers Queen of Angels Bear  1990
Emblok - MP3 player for memories Earth Made of Glass Barnes  1998
Embryo Visualization Daughter of Elysium Slonczewski  1994
Embryonic Robots - early sci-fi nanobots? Counter Clock World Dick  1967
Emergency Corrective Rockets The Emperor of the Stars Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Emergency Lifeboat - very early space rescue vehicle Triplanetary Smith  1934
Emergency Repulsion (Repulsive Ray) Blood of the Moon Cummings  1936
Emergency Treatment Tank (Chamber) Agent of Vega Schmitz  1949
EmilyPost - checks for flames Earth Brin  1990
Emissarial Projection - almost an a.i. The Algebraist Banks  2004
Emotional Register (ER) The Primal Urge Aldiss  1961
Empath - first use Empath McIntosh  1956
Empathy Box - TV for your emotional brain The Little Black Box Dick  1964
Empty Man - a body ready for a mind A World Out of Time Niven  1976
Energy Curtain Key Venus Mines, Incorporated Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Energy Weapon Seesaw van Vogt  1941
Energy-Cannon The Last Castle Vance  1967
Environmental Happening The Phantom of Kansas Varley  1976
E-paper Hologram Darwin's Children Bear  2003
E-paper Newspaper Minority Report (Movie) Spielberg  2002
EPR Phone Mariposa Bear  2009
Erased Memory - forget about it We Can Remember It For You Wholesale Dick  1966
Ersatz Window - fake view of outside Galactic Pot-Healer Dick  1969
Escalladder - a ladder you can ride Crashlander Niven  1994
Escape Pod - check the pod, Darth Star Wars Lucas  1976
E-Sheet - disposable LCD displays Darwin's Children Bear  2003
Esper Photo Analysis - zoom way in Blade Runner Scott  1982
Espionage Machine - reading minds scientifically No, No, Not Rogov! Smith  1958
E-Suit (Environmental Suit) Chindi McDevitt  2002
Eternity Drug Far Centaurus van Vogt  1944
Etherometer - check the ether for gravity waves Spawn of the Red Giants Long, Jr.  1937
Ether-Wall - an invisibility field. Triplanetary Smith  1934
Ethical Calculus Alpha Centauri Meier  1999
Ethical Suicide Parlor - don't be a drupelet Welcome to the Monkey House Vonnegut, Jr.  1958
EverRest Cryotorium - cryonics in orbit Flare Zelazny  1992
Evolution Machine The Man Who Evolved Hamilton  1931
Exoskeleton - a military exoskeleton A Good Old-Fashioned Future Sterling  1999
External Eyelenses - make a spectacle of yourself Altered Carbon Morgan  2003
Extra-Factual Memory - an implanted memory We Can Remember It For You Wholesale Dick  1966
Eyecaps Starfish Watts  1999
Eyephone(s) - big screen in a small package Idoru Gibson  1996
EyePod - you'll need one for your implant WWW: Wake Sawyer  2009
Eyes - semi-autonomous surveillance drones This Moment of the Storm Zelazny  1966

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