[LMB] SF Inventions I want

Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
Mon Sep 7 02:25:24 BST 2020

> On Sep 6, 2020, at 5:30 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:11:43 +0000 (UTC), "Karen A. Wyle"
> <kawyle at att.net> wrote:
>> Many years ago, my husband wrote part of a screenplay for Star Trek: Next Generation, about a crewman with religious objections to the transporter on just that ground. Through mischance, he was the only one in position to do an emergency transport off a ship that was about to explode. He refused, since the crew would be dead either way and he didn't want to be the one to kill them. A court martial ensued . . . .
>> Karen A. Wyle
>>   On Monday, August 31, 2020, 09:38:14 AM EDT, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm in two minds about teleporters - on the one hand, they're
>> convenient. OTOH, you die every time you use one.
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> I'm recalling a story where that consideration lead to a form of Sufism
> becoming the dominant religion…

Would it be one of the “Reformed Sufi” stories (written by Ray Brown) that appeared in Analog in 1982 and 1983? Titles were "A Change of Employment”, "Looking for the Celestial Master”, “Credos”, and "Identity Crisis”.

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com

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