a device that takes holographic images
Strung about with Japanind Holocams with…LazeeLaser monochrome lamps.
Stand on Zanzibar (1971) 33
On a yacht in paradise with no more to do than adorn herself and play with toys and attend revels and greet her friends—her, P. Burke, having friends!—and turn the right way for the holocams?
Girl who was Plugged In in Warm Worlds & Otherwise (1975) 98
She had one green, normal eye, and the other one was red, without a pupil. My eyes were the same except the normal one was brown. The red-eyed holocams of the press never sleep.
Steel Beach (1993) 10
The holocam is a partly mechanical, partly biologic device about the size of a fingernail clipping that is implanted inside the eye, way over to one side, out of the way of your peripheral vision.
Steel Beach (1993) 148
As far as Luke could tell, there were no holocams or viewers in the stairwell: only a close-crowding monotony of permacrete walls, grimy with the brown tracks of drochs.
Star Wars: Planet of Twilight (1998) 289
Realtime holocams reproduced the crystal sphere in which the girls were dancing, a sphere rising through a clear green sea shot through with bright bacterial streamers.
To Hold Infinity ii. 27
M. Despres shrugged, hoping his holocam picked up the gesture.
Likely Lad in Asimov’s Science Fiction Sept. 67
I'd have preferred to keep him incarcerated here, and eventually parade him out before the holocams either as a totally defeated prisoner or as drugged ‘convert’.
Incarceration of Captain Nebula in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct.–Nov. 63
John Brunner, "Stand on Zanzibar"
Research HistoryMatthew Hoyt submitted a cite for the form "holocam" from a 1989 reprint of James Tiptree's "The Girl Who Was Plugged In"; Mike Christie verified the cite in a 1975 reprint.
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite for the form "holocam" from a 1971 reprint of John Brunner's "Stand On Zanzibar"; Dave Langford verified the cite in the 1968 first edition.
Katrina Campbell submitted a 1980 cite from Malcolm Edwards and Robert Holdstock's "Tour of the Universe".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1998 reprint of Barbara Hambly's 1997 "Planet of Twilight".
Mike Christie submitted a 2002 cite from Kage Baker's "The Likely Lad".
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1983 reprint of Harry Harrison's 1981 "Planet of No Return".
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