Science Fiction Weapons
I find that writing a story about firearms created 600 years in the future to be a lot of fun. I try not to use a lot of Handwavium in the concept but there is a dash of it.
Research on topics associated with this story has been very interesting. Real people have spent a ton of time and money trying to develop a man bearable energy weapon. So far its the batteries that are the problem. Some would be wicked if they work out.
On another note, some of these weapons are already in prototype for vehicle based energy weapons.
--Cooking out eyeballs for fun and profit!