Story summary.Early in the beginning of WWII, a great German scientist is working on a cool gadget: you "focus" it anywhere in the universe, &, through an "orifice" that is part of the gadget, you can directly reach that location.
- Want crude? Focus it inside an oil well anywhere, & help yourself!
- Want to attack London? Focus it on someplace in the city you want your tanks in, & just drive through the "orifice"!
- Want to put an enemy ship out of action at sea? Just drain its fuel tank!
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, July 1942.
Download full text as part of the scans of the magazine it originally appeared in.
Among the stories from Analog/Astounding issues edited by John Campbell.
Related: Stories of A E van Vogt.