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Trivia quiz: What science fiction writer may have foreseen TASERS?

Sunday, May 10th, 2009:

Here’s a little trivia quiz for those of you who read and/or write science fiction: What now-famous science fiction writer portrayed something similar to today’s TASER guns in a 1949 novel? (The same writer, in the 1930s, more or less invented and described the concept of what became modern “water beds.”) Did you get it? I’m speaking of one of my lifetime favorite writers — Robert A. Heinlein. And if you tell my you haven’t read Heinlein, I’ll politely invite you to … well, no, I couldn’t force myself to part company with you. I’ll simply invite you to go […] Read More >