Tucson Festival of Books Flash Giveaway 6

The rules are simple:
Giveaway starts Saturday morning and closes Sunday night. The winner will be announced that Monday.
All books are in print there will be no substitutions for an electronic version or a different book.
Since the books are autographed if something goes wrong during transient I am UNABLE to replace the prize.
Each giveaway will have some advice provided during one of the panels and a topic that must be answered in order to enter.

This week’s prize is a copy of Hexed by Kevin Hearne.

Where the Paranormal Hits the Pavement:
– Still a lot of room in the genre to do something new – Kevin Hearne

World Building:

– Don’t have to have the scientific, historical background. There are sources to help. – Robin Hobb

To enter leave a comment talking about your favorite not currently existing technology and who created it.

10 thoughts on “Tucson Festival of Books Flash Giveaway 6”

  1. I love the memory erasing gizmo from the MEN IN BLACK movies. I know it’s not a literary reference, but this one I want. I tend to have ‘foot in mouth’ disease.

  2. I’ve always wanted the transporter from Star Trek. Just think how nice it would be to get anywhere you wanted to on Earth in about 5 seconds.

  3. I’m waiting for flexible LCD (liquid crystal display) film that we can roll up and squish without worrying about shattering the screen. Since everybody only knows hard touchscreens (like our current tablets and smartphones), it would probably take a while for people to acclimate to a flexible surface. Maybe it would never catch on.

    I don’t think this technology is actually in any of the books I’ve read, but the idea was inspired by reading Ally Condie’s Matched trilogy (YA dystopian romance). I assumed that the scribe devices in Matched are hard touchscreen tablets.

  4. A lightsaber, blue preferably. It looks small and like a kitchen gadget (or something dirtier…depends on where your mind is hehehe) but then..zawow! Blue lightsaber! I could open any box or difficult can in no time, and impress all my friends =) Thank you Star Wars! Now, when do you think we can figure this out and get it made?

  5. I’m another fan of the ‘transporter’ — think of no longer sitting in traffic… wonderful!

  6. I find Lois McMaster Bujold’s uterine replicators fascinating. An artificial uterus in a laboratory where the baby is kept safe and healthy and its development monitored would be really great to have!

  7. The transporter would be awesome! Also – I’m not sure where I saw/read this – but a device that can instantly produce any food that you’d like.

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