Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Kamikaze Andy - not Threepio Tekwar Shatner  1989
Karatand Stand on Zanzibar Brunner  1968
Kemplerer (Klemperer) Rosette - planets without a sun Ringworld Niven  1970
Key Club - by booth id only Flash Crowd Niven  1972
Killalc Pills The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge Harrison  1970
Killer Robot - very early reference Rust Kelleam  1939
Kinagram - moving letters Anathem Stephenson  2008
Kinetiscope Appliance - like a PDA When the Sleeper Wakes Wells  1899
Kingdom in a Box The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age Lem  1965
King's Free Park - a long narrow park Cloak of Anarchy Niven  1972
Kink-Spring - reusable energy source The Calorie Man Bacigalupi  2005
Kinotrope The Difference Engine Gibson (w/B. Sterling)  1990
Kipple - non-recycled paper. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick  1968
Kitchen Korner - smarty fridge Idoru Gibson  1996
Kite-Copter Car The Kokod Warriors Vance  1952
KloraDerm Old Man's War Scalzi  2005
Knockdown Cabin - portable shelter Coventry Heinlein  1940
Knowledge Engine - machine-made expertise Gulliver's Travels Swift  1726
Korsakov's - mind control Mona Lisa Overdrive Gibson  1988
KR-3 Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said Dick  1974
Krimskell Fiber - better than zip strips Dune Herbert  1965
Kuang Grade Mark Eleven Penetration Program Neuromancer Gibson  1984

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