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Weather Machine
A device for controlling the weather.
(From Slaves of Mercury [1932] by Nat Schachner)
Diskoid
A huge flying saucer.
(From Slaves of Mercury [1932] by Nat Schachner)
Polarization Apparatus
A device that caused a space ship to repel the Earth and send a space ship on its way.
(From Slaves of Mercury [1932] by Nat Schachner)
Search Beams
Penetrating rays that disclose the contents of rooms, ships, etc.
(From Slaves of Mercury [1932] by Nat Schachner)
Sun-Tube
A slicing ray of death!
(From Slaves of Mercury [1932] by Nat Schachner)
Conveyor
A great moving belt carrying people between cities.
(From Slaves of Mercury [1932] by Nat Schachner)
Attraction Ray
In effect, a tractor beam.
(From Pirates of the Gorm [1932] by Nat Schachner)
Electro-Bullet
Fired by an electro-gun.
(From Pirates of the Gorm [1932] by Nat Schachner)
Electro-Gun
It shoots electro-bullets.
(From Pirates of the Gorm [1932] by Nat Schachner)
Flesh Gun
A weapon that burns the skin and meat off the victim.
(From The Computer Connection [1974] by Alfred Bester)
Paralyzing Eye
False eye contains mechanism for causing brief paralysis.
(From The Best-Laid Scheme [1941] by L. Sprague de Camp)
Vanwinkling
Another name for time-traveling into the future.
(From The Best-Laid Scheme [1941] by L. Sprague de Camp)
Momentum Screen
Allows a spacemen to avoid the problem of "high gee" forces on take-off.
(From Completely Automatic [1941] by Theodore Sturgeon)
Trace Web
A small, handheld device that contacts (and even instantiates) the larger network.
(From Souvenir [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Web
An information network.
(From Souvenir [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Relay
A central information system used to coordinate all of human culture and technology.
(From Souvenir [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
The Dip
A device that randomly dredges up things from the past... or the future.
(From The Meddler [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Human Quarter
A ghetto for human beings; in this case, in a world of robots.
(From James P. Crow [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
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