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James Bond " by Lois H. Gresh and Robert Weinberg.
While many people dream about Bond's sartorial,
gambling, and sexual skills, they also dream about his gadgets:
the Walther PPK gun, golden guns, ray guns, and rocket-firing
cigarettes; spy shaving kit, poisonous shoes, homing device
buttons; Geiger counter wrist watch, television wrist watch,
buzz saw wrist watch; decoders, voice synthesizers, cameras,
decapitating tea trays, killer hookahs, moonbuggies, underwater
propulsion devices, mini-jets, and cars cars cars. And that's
just a small glimpse at the vast array of super-science
gadgets issued by Q Division to Agent 007.
This book is about the gadgets, the science,
the cars, and the technology. How realistic are James Bond's
adventures and all the equipment that goes with them? How
believable is Jaws, who chews through metal? Just how easy
is it to crack into all those top-secret facilities to save
the world? Is James Bond rooted in science, or are his adventures
and the technology that fills them science fiction?