[LMB] Was Lois the first?

Mark Allums mark at allums.email
Tue Oct 11 21:27:42 BST 2016

On 10/11/2016 03:23 PM, WILLIAM A WENRICH wrote:
> After the Apple and Dell laptop fires ten years ago (pause for joke:
> How is a Dell fire different from and Apple fire? There is no
> difference but the apple has better graphics.), the Galaxy 7
> batteries exploding, and the possibility that more phones and laptops
> will be affected, was Lois the first to write about power packs being
> turned into grenades?
> The first mention I recall is Aral lighting a fire and blowing up aa
> river bank in SoH. It makes sense as manufacturers strive for greater
> energy density. But who was the first to write about it?

Larry Niven wrote about it in Ringworld.  Or possibly Ringworld Engineers.


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